It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Choinière (née Sarantos) in Kirkland, on October 9, 2022 at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Luc Choinière, she is survived by her loving daughter Laura (Emmanuel Urbanski), her adored granddaughter Kate and her brother Peter. She will be dearly missed by her family, colleagues and many friends.
Special thanks to Mandeep from CLSC Lac-St-Louis, Julie and Nancy from NOVA West Island and her caregiver Rosalind.
The family will receive condolences at Voluntas Funeral Services, 4695, boul. Saint-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux H9H 2A7, on Tuesday October 18th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday, October 19th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The funeral service will be celebrated at St-Joachim Church, 2 Ste-Anne, Pointe-Claire, on the same day at 1 p.m., followed by the burial at le Jardin du Souvenir, 400, boul. St-Jean, Pointe-Claire.
Donation in her memory to Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence would be greatly appreciated.
Sarah & IsaacOctober 11, 2022 at 5:36 pm
Our condolences to the family. Linda was a lovely lady, who we got to know briefly at dance class. May she rest in peace.
Lynne St JeanOctober 11, 2022 at 6:38 pm
Linda was always a bright light as part of out St Paul family. Sincere condolences
Yara Camel-TouegOctober 11, 2022 at 7:53 pm
Linda always brought love and light to our days at Thorndale School. She was such a special lady. May she rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Linda.
Morris and Cindy AvrashiOctober 11, 2022 at 8:44 pm
Our deepest condolences to Luc and her family. We shall miss her smile and her spirit.
Anne VranaOctober 12, 2022 at 9:59 am
I will always remember Linda for her dedication to her role as Spiritual and Community Life Animator with LBPSB. My condolences to her family.
Sue BelairOctober 12, 2022 at 11:33 am
She was such a bright light at St.Paul school. The students learned so much from her and her « rap songs »! I enjoyed crossing paths with her on walks and catching up with her. My condolences to her family and friends.
Alice BoomOctober 12, 2022 at 3:45 pm
All of my love to your family in this impossible time. We are all thinking of you and are here for you for anything you might need.
Kate EmmsOctober 12, 2022 at 7:07 pm
Although it was almost a decade ago, I still have very very fond memories of Mrs. Choinière at St. Paul elementary. Her memory will live in my heart forever. My condolences to her family and loved ones, she was a truly wonderful person.
ClearpointOctober 12, 2022 at 9:04 pm
Linda you will be truly missed by all of your friends at Clearpoint, your positive spirit brought sunshine to many lives. Our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.
Nancy DubucOctober 13, 2022 at 4:46 am
My condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with Linda for many years. She loved her job, and truly made a change for the better in all the children she taught. You will be remembered always by the students, your colleagues and the school board. Rest In Peace, dear Linda.
Penny LewisOctober 13, 2022 at 9:24 am
A charismatic, friendly and caring lady. Many hearts will be broken knowing you’ve gone. You will continue to be a bright light in my heart dear Linda. Many blessings my friend, you will be remembered and greatly missed.
Helly HarrelOctober 13, 2022 at 4:49 pm
Dear Laura, Luc and Family: I very much enjoyed knowing Linda as she accompanied you, Laura to your piano lessons. She was sweet and vivacious.
Very sorry to hear that she has passed. Wishing you strength. I will remember her. May she rest in peace. Helly Harrel
Albert and zalaya JosephOctober 13, 2022 at 5:10 pm
Please accept our deepest sincere sympathies 35 rue Bethune. Kirkland
Margaret HofmannOctober 13, 2022 at 5:57 pm
Dear Laura, Luc, and Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Linda’s passing, and have so many fond memories of our times together – usually centred around the piano as Linda studied the piano with me and as you, Laura, waited patiently as a very young, perfectly behaved little girl. Music making in your home was always a joy, too, and those Christmas trees! Linda always turned them into festive works of art. My heart goes out to you all. May you be comforted by your own wonderful memories of a very special lady.
Diane NemerOctober 13, 2022 at 6:02 pm
Dear Luc, I am so sad to hear this news. I would see you walking everyday and never had any idea that Linda was sick. My heart is broken! I loved seeing you both and looked forward to our conversations. My sincere condolences to your family. May dear Linda rest in peace and may her memory be eternal. She is in the arms of the angels.
Rebecca, Lily, Rafie & FouadOctober 14, 2022 at 5:41 pm
Dear Laura, Our deepest condolences to you & your family. Although we never met Linda, your beloved mother, we felt a closeness to her. She must have been a very special good-hearted lady, full of life & very friendly (just like you). She will definitely be missed by her family & friends. May she rest in peace.
Marc-André PelletierOctober 14, 2022 at 8:02 pm
Cher Luc, je désire vous offrir mes plus sincères condoléances, à toi et Laura. Mes pensées sont avec vous. Que la tristesse et le vide laissés par cette grande perte soient graduellement remplacés par les nombreux souvenirs que vous partagez.
Jan DarwishOctober 16, 2022 at 9:30 am
I always loved our talks about the newest book I found that would create a meaningful conversation in your class setting. Our time at St. Paul school was so special. Rest In Peace my friend. My deepest sympathies to all.
Sultana Natho-JinaOctober 18, 2022 at 1:58 pm
À Emmanuel, à Laura et aux membres de la famille, mes sincères condoléances. Que l’Âme du défunt repose en paix!
Sue SimatosOctober 18, 2022 at 7:19 pm
Linda, you were always such a wonderful part of our CASCA Team. Always the voice who so lovingly taught the students how to stand up for themselves and for others.. The virtues you taught, with such passion and dedication, will live a life time in the hearts of the children who were fortunate to have attended your classes. You will be both missed and never forgotten. Sincere condolences to your family at this time..
Nathalie DuhamelOctober 18, 2022 at 8:42 pm
Linda a été une personne très appréciée au cours des années, tant par les enseignants que par les enfants. Mes sincères sympathies à tous ses proches.
Santina & Jonathan DeschenesOctober 19, 2022 at 1:36 pm
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother <3. We only met her briefly a few times, but she was a lovely woman, and it is clear where you got your kind heart from Laura. We are thinking of you guys at this hard time and sending all of our love.