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Linda Jean Hayward

1948-2022

Linda Jean Hayward


Linda Jean Hayward, 73, of Salem, passed away peacefully on September 13th, 2022, at the Moncton Hospital.
 
Linda was born in Wood Point, NB, on December 29th, 1948, daughter of the late Earl and Dorothy (Wheaton) Snowdon.
 
No matter the circumstance, Linda worked hard as she could. Starting out as a waitress with Hub Confectionary, she later moved on to work for T. Eaton Company, Handleman's Record Company and finally retired from The Folder Factory. Despite the loud rumblings of the folder factory, the light Linda brought could be heard overtop through shared laughter and ongoing shenanigans. 
 
Eventually leaving the excitement of the workplace, Linda spent many days twiddling away in her greenhouse. She'd tend to her famous tomatoes, her beloved hummingbirds as her seasonal companions. Rain, muck, or shine, Linda was unbothered by it all, just loving to be out in nature. Her patience would often win her the biggest catch of the day while fishing or hunting. A trait that indeed came in handy watching her husband George precariously swing their young grandchildren in circles in the rain. Linda, George and family made this and many more memories like it at their beloved trailer at Sandy Beach. Linda's welcoming nature created a place of gathering where lasting friendships were made around the campfire. 
 
Linda was also a very active volunteer with the Hillsborough Kiwanis. Although not a member herself, Linda could be found alongside her husband George, working the kitchen or lending a hand at every event she could. She enjoyed BINGO and was comfortable letting the callers, usually Albert, know when their efforts to call her lucky numbers fell short. 
 
Above all things in her life, she was most proud of her family. She was very close to her girls and held a soft spot for her last dog Charlie. It warmed her heart to have each of her girls live so close by. She taught her girls the value of family and was so thankful she got to see their own families grow. When her grandchildren were little, they spent lots of time with Nanny and Puppy, which they will all cherish greatly. Even as they got older and started living their own lives, Nan was always supportive and would light up whenever they were around. She will be remembered for her great sense of humour and unselfish ways, as she was always putting the needs of others before her own.  
 
"My Mother is a woman like no other. She gave me life, nurtured me, taught me, dressed me, fought for me, held me, shouted at me, kissed me, but most importantly, loved me unconditionally. There are not enough words I can say to describe just how important my mother was to me and what a powerful influence she will continue to be...Love You Always."  
 
She will be deeply missed by her husband and best friend, George Hayward; daughters, Terri Dixon (Kenny) and Tammy Christopher (Tim), all of Salem; her treasured grandchildren, Brittney (Jeremy), Brandon, Grace, Aidan and Kayson (Faith);step great-grandaughter, Jerika; her brother, Ben Snowdon of British Settlement; sister-in-law, Wendy Snowdon of Wood Point. Special nephews, Gren Jonah (Kimmy) and Jeff Jonah (Joanne), of Hillsborough, who were both like brothers to her. She will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, and many good friends.
 
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sister, Phyllis Jonah (Ron) and brother, Marven Snowdon.
 
There will be a time of visitation at the Albert County Funeral Home on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, from 12:30 pm until the service at 2:00 pm with Rev. Peggy Reid officiating. There will be a time of further sharing of memories and for refreshments following the service in the funeral home reception area. Interment will be in the Shenstone Cemetery, Shenstone, NB.
 
For those who wish, donations to the Hillsborough Kiwanis or Shenstone Cemetery would be greatly appreciated by the family.
 
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2  734-2780

 

 

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Service Date
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Service Time
2:00pm
Service Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Visitation
Saturday, September 17th, 2022
Visitation Time
12:30 until service at 2:00pm
Visitation Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Burial Location
Shenstone Cemetery, Shenstone, NB

Requested Charity
Donations to the Hillsborough Kiwanis or Shenstone Cemetery would be greatly appreciated.