1948 – 2008
Linda Joyce Jason was born on the 15th of December 1948 to Austin and Joyce Chant in Camrose Alberta. She passed away on the 29th of August, 2008 in Ponoka, Alberta. She leaves to mourn her loving husband George; her daughters Joy Jason(Michael Jensen) and Rosa and her son Tyrone. She will be remembered fondly by her mother Joyce, her sisters Judy Voshell (Jeff)and Deanna Bragg(Lorne),her brother Greg Chant(Diane)and her brother in law Ted Jason(Alice). She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her father Austin Chant, her mother in law Freda Jason and her father in law Ed Jason.
Linda grew up in a loving extended family on her parents farm south west of Camrose. Though she contracted polio at age three, she never saw herself as the victim of circumstance. Despite long periods of time as a patient at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, the Children’s Hospital Calgary and the Glenrose Hospital, Edmonton, Linda completed a B.A degree, a degree in Social Work and an Education degree at the University of Calgary. During her time in Calgary she was the manager for a wheelchair basket ball team that visited many schools in Calgary and also played games in Edmonton. She spend periods of time working with autistic children, developmentally delayed children and adults, taught school in Legoff, Alberta, worked as a social worker in Adult Psychiatry at Alberta Hospital Ponoka. She later also worked as a teacher in the Brain Injury Program at that same hospital. She finished her working career as a case manager at the Worker’s Compensation Board in Edmonton, where she retired due to the onset of Post Polio Syndrome in 1989. She was a devoted daughter, wife and mother, was faithful and loyal to her church community and never forgot her extended family or her friends. She was an avid reader, a competitive Scrabble player, loved the weekly farmer’s market, her Sears catalogue and her Avon lady. She loved visiting the mountains and was awed by the beauty of the natural world.
While living in Red Deer she was president of the Red Deer Association for the Disabled which advocated through the Municipality of Red Deer to develop the first bus service for disabled people in that city.
A Celebration of Linda’s life took place at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend David Schumacher officiating.
Please make memorial donations to Canadian Foster Parents Plan, Vision Canada or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements Entrusted to Ponoka Funeral Home
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