HOOMANA, Linda Mary Jane

1946 – 2022

Leaving many heavy hearts, Linda passed away at Carewest Sarcee in Calgary. She will be dearly missed by her beloved daughter, Tanya Hoomana. Linda was the fourth child born to Thomas and Margaret Beattie, she grew up and was educated in Cochrane, Alberta. Athletic in her youth, Linda loved being outdoors and was a lifeguard at the Cochrane pool during her high school years. After graduation she led an adventurous life, following completion of the Registered Nursing Aid designation her career spanned hospitals across Alberta, British Columbia and trips to Hawaii as a private patient caregiver/companion.

Throughout her life Linda was a devoted mother to Tanya exhibiting kindness and jolly collaboration entertaining family and friends. With a beverage in hand you could depend on Linda to sit down for a chat. Never afraid of hard work, Linda frequently assisted family and friends with gardening and many other projects. She was a member of the Cochrane Legion and volunteered both there and at the Olds Legion. She traveled to places near and far with Tanya – Aruba, Las Vegas, the Maritimes where they hiked the Cabot Trail. Later in life, Linda endured lung cancer treatment with tenacity and positivity. Linda will be kept close in many hearts. Mostly by her daughter, Tanya, and her siblings: Marion Fenton (Bill Bachynski); David Beattie (Ann), Bob Beattie (Carmen) and Timothy Beattie. Linda was the “fun” aunt to Karen Anhorn, Tom Fenton, Laurie O’Shaunghnessy, Teresa Hurshman (Rick; Tyler); Bill Johnson (Lisa Bouchard; Tyson and Jennifer); Malcolm Beattie (Benjamin) and Sean Beattie (Megan; Amelia and Fiona). Her extended family includes: Jim Scott; Shayelyn, Briley, Tayanah and Haydyn Scott. Linda made a host of good friends who supported her in Cochrane and Didsbury, as well as in many other communities.

Linda was predeceased by her parents, her dear sister, Gloria Johnson (March 2022), her niece, Deborah Scott, brother-in-law, Fred Johnson and niece, Kim Johnson. Tanya and family extend warm thanks to Carewest Sarcee’s management and staff for the care Linda received over the last few months.

A Celebration of Lie will be held at Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Thursday December 1, 2022 at 3:00pm.

Flowers are gratefully declined. On her passing, Linda chose to honour Margaret Beattie’s 38 years as a volunteer at the Nan Boothby Memorial Library. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Cochrane Public Library, 405 Railway Street West Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2 Tel: 403 932 4353. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-town-of-cochrane-library-board

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca

Arrangements entrusted to Emily Champ, Funeral Director

  1. On November 21, 2022 at 1:18 pm DAVE AND PAT BUCKLER Said:

    sincere condolences to Linda’s family are thoughts are with you all.May you find comfort in your cherish ed memories.

  2. On November 21, 2022 at 4:30 pm Bob Whitfield Said:

    Condolences to the Beattie Family, I went to school with Linda. My thoughts are with you. Bob Whitfield

  3. On November 22, 2022 at 10:16 am LEAH MCCARTHY Said:

    I’ve known Tanya and her mom since we were kids. Linda always had a light in her and was full of love. She was a mom to all of Tanya’s friends. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

  4. On November 23, 2022 at 2:51 pm Eric George and family Said:

    Sincere condolences to Linda’s family.. We met her at the legion in Cochrane. She always had time for a conversation. Also knew her sister Gloria, brother inlaw Fred. She will be greatly missed.

  5. On November 24, 2022 at 12:52 pm Bonnie Lamb Said:

    Sincere condolences to the Beattie family. Unfortunately i didn’t have the opportunity to meet Linda… sounds like she was a beautiful, loving lady respected by all.

  6. On November 24, 2022 at 2:07 pm Keoth and Pat Raby Said:

    Our condolences to all Linda’s family, and the Beattie families. Keith has many memories of Linda from childhood and we were always greeted with warm hugs and smiles when we saw her.

  7. On November 24, 2022 at 3:44 pm Larry & Gayle Want Said:

    Sincere condolences to the family.

  8. On November 25, 2022 at 10:06 am Gordon Davies Said:

    Condolences to Linda’s extended family. Growing up across the street from the Beattie family I have many fond memories of Linda.

  9. On December 3, 2022 at 4:35 pm Tanya Hoomana Said:

    Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the celebration of my Mom’s life. My mother was a beautiful, funny, quirky, unique, amazing woman who worked hard as a nursing aide for many years while being a single mom. She also took care of my Grandma’s housework and yardwork as well as her own (my Grandmas used to say she was, “born with a dust cloth in her hand!”) and we took my Grandma (her mother Margaret Beattie) on summer vacation pretty much every year, usually to BC to see my Auntie Marion.

    My mom always had time to do whatever I wanted to do, not matter how fleeting the idea might be so whether it be swimming, riding my bmx bike, tae kwon do, camping, teeball, ringette, going to the thrift store, watching scary B rated horror movies, taking my girlfriends and I to Calaway Park or a New Kids On The Block concert, and many more things I wanted to try, she was always the Mom who volunteered to chaperone field trips in school and our house was always where everyone wanted to hangout.

    She welcomed everyone and never said a bad word about anybody, to their face or behind their back. She was a genuinely kind, caring and compassionate person who enjoyed helping people and she did so in many ways from inviting the less fortunate over for a hot shower and a hot meal and an evening of card games while we laundered their clothes. After a good nights sleep, my Mom would take them wherever she took them back to, after I had given them hugs goodbye. I grew up with the understanding that people are just people and we could all use a helping hand at times and if we could help others, then we should help others, in whatever ways we could.

    My Mom loved me and many others with undconditional love. When I say unconditional, I mean it in the truest sense of the word. There were no strings attached. There were no ultimatums or rules. If she loved you, you knew it and you also knew you could talk to her about anything and not matter what it was, she would help you figure things out. She always said, “There are no stupid questions Tan. If I don’t know the answer, then we will find someone who does.” and I remember countless times when we did just that! She helped me through so many difficult and trying times. “Don’t sweat the small shit!” she would say and give me a hug and a kiss and we would put our heads back together to figure out the problem at hand.

    My Mom was ALWAYS there for me. ALWAYS. Even if we were far apart, like at opposite ends of our country, I knew I could count on her. Even though she didn’t always have her own home, SHE was HOME to me. No matter where we were, if we were together, I felt like I was at home.

    My Mother was my best friend. She was my idol. She was my mentor. She was everything to me.

    I am going to miss her dearly. There is a hole in my heart and my life that can never be whole again without her. I hope to honour her life and her light by trying to live as she lived and as she showed me to live; with love, humour, tenacity, determination and a fierce fire that fuelled her heart and made sure she NEVER gave up.

    Hoomana Chicks Rule Mama!!!

    And even though I am a lone chicken now, I will think of you and miss you every day for the rest of my life. I hope I can make you proud Mom. You were amazing and love you!

    Please follow this link to my Google Drive if you would like a copy of the service program, the photo slideshow or her obituary.


    If you need any help with the files please email me at thoomana@gmail.com

    Thank you again for all the love and support and kind words for my Mom. XOX

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