Linda Mildred Desmasdon passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. Age 75 years.

Loving wife of Joe for 54 years. Loving mother of Jim. Loving daughter of the late Jack and Mildred Thorkildsen. Dear sister of Donna and her husband Barry Bamber, and Glen and his wife Marian Thorkildsen. Dear sister-in-law of Stan and his wife Terry, Ron (Wendy), Ken, Terry, Judy Michaud, Elizabeth Desmasdon, and the late Peter, and Carl.

Linda was a positive person who loved life. She appreciated wildlife and nature, and loved her pets. Linda will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

The family wishes to thank “The Friends” for all of their support, as well as the nurses at the West Parry Sound Health Centre for their excellent care of Linda.

Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of Linda’s life will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Alzheimer Society Muskoka, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


We were so saddened by the news of Linda’s passing. We will never forget her laugh.

-Frank and Diane Penfold

I’m so sorry Joe. Linda was such a wonderful person. I loved spending time with her down at the marina when I was little. 💔


Condolences to the family

-Ron Nelson

My deepest condolences to Joe and Linda's family. She was a wonderful person and it was a privilege to have known her.

-Elsie M Gardner

Linda's family,
Sweetest lady ever. Kind thoughtful, always a cheery smile and happy attitude. Chatted at the hairdressers the last few years, always positive. we go waaay back to Pointe Au Barile days. Good times, Good fun. Always in our heart :)


Joe and family,
Condolences to you and family. May you gain strength through these times remembering the joyous memories of Linda. Many enjoyable times at your place renting water taxi when working at Bell. Always a genuine smile and positive greeting at your place and the years after in retirement.
Abe Kamerman, former Bell employee

-Abe Kamerman

We have many fond memories of the powerhouse that Linda was....strong of laughter....and love of life. Our deepest sympathies to Joe and family.

-Ken and Barb Leitch

Our deepest condolences for the loss of Linda , she always had a smile and was a great lover of the good old hockey game . Sending hugs to Joe .

-Tim and Sherri Hunt

Joe and family. Thinking about everyone and sending prayers

-Rick and Marilyn Capreol

Linda was the most positive person I've ever known. She was a beacon of light. She loved life and all of the best things life offered, especially nature and animals...all creatures great and Small. Her zest for life, her sense of humor, and her laugh will always remain with everyone she graced her presence with . RIP sweet lady.

-Jean Ward

I’m so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. She has touched so many lives. I still think of her and our girl trips to Huntsville. I will always remember working with her at Sobeys. Thinking of you Joe at this very difficult time.

-Jennifer Wand

To Joe and your family, I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was a wonderful, kind, loving woman who was always smiling. I used to love running into her at Walmart just so we could give each other a big hug and so I could tell her that I loved her. Linda will really be missed.

-Heather Dale McLaren

I am so sorry to hear about Linda. My condolences to the family.

-Gail Payne

So sorry to see this notice. We are so sad for you Joe and Jim for the loss of such a great Wife and Mother. So many memories over the years of her charm and instinctive love of nature and all the people who came her way. Condolences to all your family from Peter, myself and our children, Pete, Jim and Lini Campbell.

-Cathy Campbell

I am very sorry for your loss, Joe. Linda was a unique and wonderful person. Old memories are sweet and precious.
Mary Zimmer

-Mary L Zimmer

I’m saddened to hear of my cousin Linda’s passing. She was always happy, knew her way around the Marina & loved the outdoors. Joe & Linda were a great couple, were together since they were kids. Thank-you Joe for taking such good care of Linda.
Sharon Somerville Thomas

-Sharon Somerville Thomas

Our deepest thoughts go out to you Joe. Linda was always happy and laughing whenever we bumped into you guys. Reflecting on the years past was always the point of topic whenever we saw each other. May she rest peacefully.

-Paul and Karen Penfold

Sad news of Linda's passing. She will always remain in Joe's heart. Linda used to say she lives in the garden, only sleeps in the house. All the cherished memories of Linda will never be forgotten.

-Violeta & Hugo

Joe, I know your loss is great! Remember, Linda will always be with you. My time with Linda will always be memorable. I will forever turn back the clock & feel fortunate to know her. I could not have asked for a better friend & roommate. She gave me laughter everyday. I will never forget the fun & conversations we had. Rest in peace Linda, you will be missed!
Fondly remembered by Bunny Ellis

-Barbara Ellis

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family, very sad news.

Kirk & Kathy Evoy

-Kathy Evoy

Hi Joe.
I was sad to learn of Linda’s passing. May fond memories of dealing with her at The Marina.
Always a huge smile whenever she met people she knew.
She will be missed.
You take care.
Steve Crookshank

-Steve Crookshank

We were unaware of Linda's late life health difficulties so news of her passing was a surprise to us. Please accept our sympathies. We wish you well going forward in adjusting to your new realities.
Regards, Neil and Judy Cameron


So very sorry for your loss Joe. Sending condolences to you and your family.

-Lori Perry

Awe Joe, my heart goes out to you in such a time as this. You and Linda were so much fun to be with at the arenas wherever we would travel during the Shamrock games on the road. But, mainly at The Bobby Orr Community Center Rink. Both of you delighted Dave and I as we cheered our team on. When life collided with the death of your Linda, nothing will be the same for you and your family. Linda's contagious love for life will live well in your memories. Let her smile carry your heart to her often. My heart of compassion wraps prayers around you. May grace be evident in the faces of those who surround you as the journey continues on for you with the support of family and friends. Hugs from my heart to yours.

-DiAnne Ditchburn

Dear Joe,
We are so very sad to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed. Those years that I worked with both Linda and yourself at the marina are part of my very good memories. I’ll never forget some of the life lessons she taught me. Know that she is now at peace and maybe even reconnecting with Rudy and Irene and her parents Millie and Jack! May God Bless her and you at this time.
All our love,
Diana and Kieron Bayley

-Diana and Kieron Bayley

Joe we are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

-Andy and Tonia Blenkarn

Dear Joe and Desmasdon family,
All Fairlies are very sorry to hear this sad news. Linda was a truly joyful spirit and it was always such a pleasure to enjoy her sociable nature that reached out to everyone. She will me missed and remembered fondly by all of us.

-Tam Fairlie

Dear Joe and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. She was always the first person who would greet us at Desmasdons with her friendly smile and laugh. My thoughts are with you.

-Sandy Boeckh

Joe - Even though it’s been - what - a quarter century since you guys sold the marina, it’s still Linda’s welcoming, and enthusiastic! - smile and personality that I remember every time I arrive at Desmasdon’s after our journey from Detroit. She’ll always live in my memory. Best - Cleve

-Cleve Thurber

Dear Joe: We are so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. When we think of Linda, it’s always about seeing her smiling face, joyful, to anyone who dropped into the marina. Also, we loved getting a warm hug when she worked in the bakery department at Sobeys, and even a chance meeting with you and Linda at Orr’s Meats for breakfast was a happy memory. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Andre and Susan Dempsey

-Andre and Susan Dempsey