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Obituary - Linda Cress

Linda Cress

1958 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Cress(2019)

With sorrow, the family of Linda Cress announce her passing on October 6, 2019. Peacefully, Linda went home to be with her Lord Jesus on a beautiful Sunday afternoon while surrounded by her family. Linda was predeceased by her parents and grandparents. Her memory will be cherished in the hearts of her husband, Kim Cress; son, Stephen Cress (Sherese Tardif-Cress) and sister, Deborah Mackay-Mikal (Wayne Mikal). A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at Heights Baptist Church, 1250 Division Avenue South, Medicine Hat on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Patrick Schoenberger officiating. Interment will take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Linda’s memory may do so through a donation to Heights Baptist Church, 1250 Division Avenue South, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2K5.


  1. Johnny & Angie Wright:
    Oct 08, 2019 at 09:34 PM

    Our sincere condolences Kim, to you and your family. May your precious memories give you comfort at this time.

  2. Mary & Marcel Tardif:
    Oct 08, 2019 at 11:54 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss and pray you can find some comfort in the love of family & friends.

  3. Jane and Robbie Lefurgey:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 08:08 AM

    Dear Kim and Stephen, So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. We just heard about her illness this summer from Kenny when he was home. Although it has been years since you left Bear River, I remember Linda and how very friendly she always was. Please accept our sincere sympathies at this difficult time. Cherish your memories of a wonderful wife and mother.
    Sincerely Jane and Robbie Lefurgey

  4. Michelle Johnstone:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 08:48 AM

    Linda was such a wonderful person who loved to laugh and would do anything for you, she is going to be missed but her memory will remain in our hearts forever. Sincere sympathy is extended to Kim and Stephen and Sherese and her sister Deborah.

  5. Dean and Wilma Thibideau:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 08:53 AM

    So very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing may she Rest In Peace. Linda was a wonderful lady, condolences to Kim and Stephen and family.

  6. Tanya Mahar:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 09:18 AM

    So sorry for your loss. Linda was a great lady! Hold your memories close as they are what will help you through. Hugs to all.

  7. Rick & Vicki Smith:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Dear Kim, Stephen & family,
    We are very saddened to hear of Linda's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go forward with this difficult journey. Sending you our deepest sympathy.

  8. Bob and Sandra Cook:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    So very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a great lady who loved to laugh and was very kind. Please except our deepest condolences Kim, Steven and family.

  9. Ann Brown:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    So sorry to hear of Lindas passing. My condolences to all the family.

  10. Danny Cress:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers and hearts.

  11. Joan Young:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 01:11 PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss Kim and Steven. Linda was a wonderful person.
    Joan Young, Bear River, NS

  12. Cindy Bell:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 02:02 PM

    Kim,Stephen,Sherese, Debbie, and loved ones; So sorry for your loss. Linda was a kind, loving women. Praying for strength, and peace for all.
    Love Cindy

  13. Glen and Bev Milbury:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 02:25 PM

    We were so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Caye Harris Allum:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 02:32 PM

    Very saddened to hear of Linda ‘s passing, thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time .....

  15. Doug & Wendy Jamieson:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 03:27 PM

    Our sincere condolences, Kim and family. May God comfort you now and always.

  16. Tanya Wambolt:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 03:50 PM

    So very sorry to hear, I went to school with Linda. God be with you all

  17. Jerry& Wendy Read:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 03:57 PM

    We’ll truly miss our dear friend “Linda”. May God grant you strength to get through this difficult time. Our condolences to you and all the family.

  18. Carol Ann Sampson:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 04:16 PM

    Kim and Stephen, Our deepest condolences to you. Linda was such a beautiful person - she will be missed by everyone who knew her.

    Carol Ann & Mike Sampson
    Bear River

  19. Chuck and Lillian Daniels:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 04:48 PM

    Kim, Stephen and family...we are so sorry about your loss of Linda! It has been a long time since seeing you, but Linda was a sweet lady, and so kind and friendly! May the Lord give you strength during this difficult time! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! ♥️

  20. Jackie Titus-Smith:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 05:56 PM

    Dear Kim and family. I was saddened to read of Linda’s passing. I was not aware of her illness. Linda was such a kind and wonderful lady who always loved to chat when we ran into each other over the years. May your memories help you through these difficult times. God Bless Jackie and Freddie ❤️

  21. Judy Hill:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 05:57 PM

    Dear Kim and family...we are so sorry to lose our cheerful, kind and ever helpful neighbor. She will be greatly missed by all of us at Grandview Village

  22. Larry and Karla Kelly:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 06:06 PM

    Dear Kim and Stephen .. sending our sincere sympathy , love and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

  23. Karen Cleveland:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 06:47 PM

    To Kim and all the family — my deepest sympathies for your loss. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know Linda, but I’ll always remember her smile! Linda’s devotion to Kim and later, her children shone in her face when she talked about you. May your memories give you comfort in the time ahead ❤️❤️

  24. Leona Mosher:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 08:37 PM

    Sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  25. Marcia Buckler:
    Oct 09, 2019 at 08:47 PM

    Dear Kim and family, My deepest sympathy.

  26. Linda Lippert Sartori:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 12:42 AM

    To Linda’s family,
    Linda was a lovely person who will be missed by all who knew her! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  27. Betty Berreth:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 02:44 AM

    To Kim and family... it was with sadness I’ve learnt that Linda has gone home to be with the Lord... I’ll always remember her for her ready smile, cheerful greetings, and friendship from both of you.. was wonderful when you dropped in for short visit when you came out to the island. May the Lord comfort and uphold you through this hard time to walk through....🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💞💞💞

  28. Marlene Weaver:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 05:06 AM

    Kim and family, so very sorry for your loss. May cherished memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  29. Fraser & Diane MacLeod:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 06:29 AM

    Many good memories of you guys at Long Lake! We send our sincere condolences

  30. Fred & Darlene Raymond:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 07:10 AM

    Sorry to hear this. Our sincere condolences.

  31. Lorene Isles -Prescesky:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 07:23 AM

    Dear Kim and Steven,
    I was very sad to learn that Linda had passed. I know she will stay in your hearts forever. Linda was so good at keeping my mother informed of your busy lives out west and my mother enjoyed her letters. Linda was such a sweet person and always a smile for everyone. If you get back this way, please come for a visit. I would love to see you.

  32. Cathy Comeau Haight:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 07:33 AM

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Linda . I grew up living next door to her family in Culloden NS. We had a lot of good times over there. Our Blessings are with you at this time.

  33. Jim and Helen McLaren:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 08:31 AM

    Kim and family sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your dear wife Linda. May she rest in peace.

  34. Kimberly Fehr:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Linda always had an infectious laugh that filled the room. Her passion for life, love and laughter will be missed in every circle that she frequented. I will miss her greatly.

  35. Joyce Kettner:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Grandview Village lost a true role model of what kindness and being a Christian are all about. Linda always exuded happiness and great big smiles in spite of her failing health.
    We shall all greatly miss her.

    Oct 10, 2019 at 02:04 PM

    Kim, I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing,.Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  37. Scott & Suzette Marshall:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 05:52 PM

    Our deepest condolences to the family. We were neighbours in Bear River and remember Linda as a very kind person and a great neighbor. May memories bring you comfort and knowing many are sending their support give you peace.
    Take care
    Suzette & Scott

  38. Wayne Jackson:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 06:16 PM

    Kim and family, our deepest sympathies and prayers will follow you and we hope help ease your loss at this time take care my friend
    Wayne and Jackie

  39. Patsy Height-Lewis:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 07:08 PM

    Kim and family, I was very saddened to read of Linda's passing. I remember her so fondly from school - her laughter and beautiful smile always brightened any room. Her genuine concern for everyone she knew was so evident in the way she lived. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  40. Valerie Young Mount:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 07:11 PM

    I taught young Stephen piano before the family moved out west. So sorry to read of Linda's passing and my sincere sympathy to Kim and Stephen at this difficult time.

  41. George & Crystal Burrell:
    Oct 10, 2019 at 07:24 PM

    To Kim , Stephen & family,we are so sorry to read of Linda's passing.
    Linda & I spent many times together many years ago. I will always remember her huge smile and all the energy she had. She was always glowing.
    May cherish memories bring you moments of comfort. May lasting peace surround your grieving heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time .
    George & Crystal

  42. Paul & Pam Law:
    Oct 11, 2019 at 06:59 AM

    Kim and family, our hearts go out to you all. We just got to meet you folks on our first visit to Medicine Hat. She was a lovely person and very friendly. She made us feel at home. We will miss her year end update letters. You will have lots of memories to keep you all strong. She will always be in your hearts. Our prayers are with you....

  43. Don and Eunice Scheel:
    Oct 11, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Dear Kim and family;
    It was a surprise to Eunice and I to read that your wife and mom had passed away via cancer. What hope there is for the Christian that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Linda's faith in Christ has been transitioned into His very presence. We extend our sympathy to you and be assured of our prayers on your behalf.
    It has been many, many years since we attended the Long Lake Christian Family Camp followed by camping at Keji. Eunice and I have many pleasant memories of our fellowship with you and with many others of like precious faith. And more recently, though still more than a decade ago, was knowing your mom during pastoral ministry in Bear River and officiating at her funeral.
    During this transitional season of your lives may you know the sustaining grace of our Lord Jesus; may He bless you with the blessing of Himself.
    Don and Eunice

  44. James Fehr Jr.:
    Oct 11, 2019 at 01:31 PM

    It is with mixed emotions that I think of Linda, Kim and Steven. Linda's hope and faith in Jesus made her an extraordinary, kind and wonderful person. She is now enjoying the presence of the Lord himself. Back here on Earth, her loved ones have real cause to miss her. I am glad I had a moment to talk to her at Height Baptist in August, when my family was together in Medicine Hat, to tell her we loved her and were so thankful for her. Peace to Kim and family.

  45. Larry & Marilyn Schofield & Clayton:
    Oct 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Rest in peace Linda

  46. Jim & Lily Fehr:
    Oct 14, 2019 at 05:14 PM

    Our sincere condolences and we were sad to learn of Linda's passing so quickly. She was truly a special person who valued others and was always willing to lend help to anyone who needed it. She taught us how to celebrate the hanging of the green each year which was special. She was also a wonderful host whenever we visited your home. Her passing will leave a huge gap in your lives and lasting memories. May God Bless you and your family Kim.

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