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Obituary of Linda Ann Dicaire
DICAIRE, LINDA ANN (nee Fraser)
Linda was 74, and although she had recently beaten breast cancer and was on the road to recovery she passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 5th in Fredericton, NB. Even though she is gone, she has left the legacy of her love. The ways she touched our lives will remain, and we ask you to keep those memories alive by sharing them with us and with one another.
Linda was born in Halifax, lived in Sudbury ON for 6 years but has called Fredericton home for the last 36 years. One of the most important things in Mom’s life was her family, and she took great pride in all of them. Mom was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband John, to whom she’d been married for 36 years, parents Donald and Helen Fraser, and her sisters Jean James and Shirley Riley. Mom is survived by her 3 children Alison McCoy (Jason) of Sheffield NB, Mark Dicaire (Kristine) of Boylston MA and Lindsay Dicaire of Fredericton and her 6 grandchildren Ben and Will McCoy, Hunter and Kenzie Dicaire, Ethan and Mia Price), as well as her brothers and sisters Donny Fraser (Sheila), Doris Doherty, Hazel Bowers (Graham) and Nancy Hudson (Tom) all from Halifax, sister in law Carole Shepherd (Dave) of St. Catherines ON and numerous nephews and nieces. This family, and her role as mother, grandmother, and sister were the most important things to Mom.
Mom is leaving a wonderful legacy. She worked at the Park Street Elementary School for 26 years as an Educational Assistant. Mom loved working there, and touched generations of children that went through Park Street and took pride in making a positive difference in their lives. She was involved with Kiwanis, Sorority girls, and had numerous friend groups. Mom had such a generous heart and took the time to know peoples unique interests and if she saw something that made her think of you, she would go out of her way to prepare you a little gift to make you smile. Mom knew so many people, she could walk anywhere and find someone she knew and loved to have a chat with them. Mom’s artistic talents made any idea come to life, and she loved helping wherever she could. Mom was always on the go, and her Friday nights were usually spent at Mama's Pub, playing a slot machine somewhere, countless days at Maquapit Lake or visiting her family in Nova Scotia.
We take comfort in knowing Mom is finally reunited with Dad, as she never got over the loss. Now they can dance happily ever after to their song.
I’ll always remember the song they were playing the first time we danced and I knew as we swayed to the music and held to each other I fell in love with you.
Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB, on Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Parish on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 12 pm with Father Maria Arokiam Chinnappan as celebrant. Donations may be made in Linda’s name to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com