(1938 – 2019)
Linda Lambeth, staff worker of Madonna House, died peacefully on Tuesday evening, October 15, in Our Lady of the Visitation, St. Mary’s, Combermere, ON.
Linda, daughter of James Ernest Lambeth and Viola Harriet Moore, was born in Seattle, WA. She attended high school in Seattle and Marylhurst College in Oregon.
She made her first promises to the Community on 15 August 1960 and served in Madonna House, Carriacou, West Indies and Edmonton, Alberta, as well as in Combermere. Linda was introduced to the work and vision of handicraft and the mission shop by the foundress of the community, Catherine Doherty. While in the West Indies, she helped initiate the Handicraft Cooperative shop in Carriacou and after her return to Canada was sent to the mission in Edmonton to expand the mission there into the areas of handicraft and the mission shop.
She returned to Combermere to once again assume responsibility for the growing mission shop there, and gradually moved into the area of publications, spearheading the initiation of Madonna House Publications. She also served as Director of Training for nearly twenty years, helping to form new members in the spirit of the Apostolate.
Linda was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her brother, Dr. James Lambeth and his wife, Phoebe, of Hawaii; her sister, Janice Fallon and her husband, Dave; nieces Michelle and Kimberly and nephews Jim, Eric, and Philip.
Wake services for Linda will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 2-4pm and 7-9pm Madonna House St. Mary’s Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11am at St. Mary’s Chapel with interment at the Madonna House cemetery. A reception will follow.
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