Lynda Kingsland passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Thursday, September 7th, 2023.
Loving mother of James. Beloved daughter of the late Lawrence “Lawrie” and Anne Kingsland. Dear sister of Janet Fellner and her husband Terry; and Kelly Kingsland. Lynda will be greatly missed by her nephew Mike Fellner (Stephanie); niece Trisha Fellner (Greg); great nephews Ethan, Rhyse and Levi; and great nieces Mackayla and Sydney. Fondly remembered by her Uncle Peter and Aunt Marg, other family, many friends, and “The Boys”.
Lynda was a longtime resident of Tall Timbers in Seguin township. Spending summers and holidays at the family compound on the beautiful shores of Lake Joseph. Growing up in Toronto, she attended Western University for her BA, where she met and has kept in touch with many friends, then to Western Michigan for her master’s degree in Personnel & Counselling. She worked at Centennial College in the Centre for Students with Disabilities, using her education and natural compassion to guide students to achieve their goals and she was very respected among her colleagues. While working she continued her education earning a Bachelor in Post Secondary Education from Brock.
Lynda loved the cottage, especially her porch at Redwing, that was always full of music, good food, laughter and most importantly love! Nights of euchre, live music, laughs, fashion shows, the porch people were always up to something fun. With a view of her favourite tree, she would track the changes of time with yearly pictures. You could always find a smile, a cup of coffee and an open ear on Lynda’s porch. Her legacy will live on through James who shares his mother’s best qualities.
A woman of many passions, Lynda loved to entertain and delight with her culinary skills, her Christmas party was a coveted invite among her friends and family. Singer, songwriter, and musician, she blessed us with her talent and heartfelt melodies.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the ICU and palliative nurses at WPSGH, Dr. Kallie Stapleton and Dr. Heather Ambraska, whose compassion and care made her comfortable in her final days.
As was Lynda’s wish, cremation has taken place.
Family and friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James St., Parry Sound on Tuesday, September 12th between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Funeral Mass in Celebration of Lynda’s Life will take place at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 52 Church Street, on Wednesday, September 13th at 11:00 A.M.
Interment Hillcrest Cemetery.
Reception to follow in the Knights of Columbus Hall.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated.
Our sincerest condolences to James, Janet, Terry and Kelly. Sending love to all-Mary & Barry
My sincere condolences to all.-Paul Kennedy
I knew Lynda through our careers in the Ontario Colleges system of counseling & disabilities services. She was passionate about helping students was a super role model for her colleagues in the field. She care so much & walked the talk to make postsecondary education accessible. I loved her enthusiastic energy, her enjoyment of life, her humour, her musical abilities, her friendship & ability to have fun. To me she exuded love. I only was a her a few times a year and always looked forward to renewing friendship. I sincerely wish I had been able to enjoy her company more and see her have a long happy retirement. Her son and the extended family & her closest friends must always remember she made the world a much better place. Sending love & positive feelings to all her family & friends.
love Dawson Pratt
Let the warm memories of great meals, laughs on the porch and songs around the bonfire at the cottage, fill the void that her loss has created. Our deepest sympathies.-Debbie and Andy Stivrins
Condolences to Kelly, Janet, Terry and especially James. We hope soon that you will be able to work through your grief and celebrate Lynda's life. Our thoughts are with you all.
Frank & Marla
My friend, Lynda, you will be missed. Those conversations where we tried to figure out life never produced any answers, but I like to believe that you are getting them, now. I hope you are heartily amused and laughing, like only you can. Godspeed to your next destination, my friend.-Paula Anderton
Sorry to hear of Lynda's passing. Though it has been many years, I remember Lynda as being thoughtful and outgoing with a bubbly personality
My condolences to family and friends.
So sorry to read of the loss of your sister Janet.
Prayers for you and all of your family.
I remember Lynda as being very kind, thoughtful and funloving. I am sorry to know she has left the world in which we knew her, and wish her safe travels and everlasting peace wherever she now lives. To her family and close friends, I wish you strength in your days ahead.-Sue Jones
Our deepest sympathies to Lynda’s family. She will be sadly missed. Our hearts break for James, Al, Kelly, and Janet. Lynda’s warm heart, laugh, beautiful voice, and smile will always be remembered by Dave and I. Hugs to you all.
Nancy and Dave Gibbison and Family
My condolences to her entire family. I first met Lynda when she was just a little girl living down the street. She was a sweet and giggly little girl and one of my favorites to baby sit. When I ran into her again, she was all grown up and ready to tackle the world. She still loved to laugh and she laughed a lot. I am sure she will be sorely missed by all.-Pat Hurley
Lynda had the brightest smile and infectious laugh. My deepest condolences to Kelly, Janet and family and particularly Lynda's son James. Martha Price (Downey)-Martha Price
Such a great loss to all of her great friends and family. Thinking of you James Kelly Janet and Terry. My fondest memories are the great times we had at tall Timbers with the Kingsland family.-Alison williams
Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
Sending my condolences to Lynda's family and friends. May you soon find comfort in the memories that you have of Lynda.-Natasha Brestansky
I first met Lynda in residence at King’s College. She was lovely and warm. She shared her musical talents and encouraged us to sing with her. The best “concerts” were late at night.
Please accept my sincere condolences. This bright light may no longer shine on her, but look up as she is shining from above.
My condolences to Linda’s family. Linda was the sweetest person I’ve known. She was generous to a fault and shared her good fortune with anyone in need. A beautiful soul and a cherished friend.-Ted Leonard
We are deeply saddened to have recently learned of Lynda’s passing. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and share that Lynda was always such a kind and thoughtful soul to Andrew and I. We will remember all the good times we shared and miss her bright shining light.-Susan and Andrew Wolfe