Maaten, Lynda - Passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Lynda June Maaten, nee MacMillan of London and formerly of Sarnia, age 68. Beloved wife of the late Richard Peter Maaten (2014). Loving mother of Jenna (Michael) Talosi of London and Ian (Melanie) Maaten of Kitchener. Devoted daughter of the late Donald and Helen MacMillan. Dear Grammie of Hazel and Levi Talosi and Jason and Coralyn Maaten. Dear sister of John (Carol) MacMillan, Lisa (Bill) Tichenoff, and the late Kenneth MacMillan. Fondly remembered by her mother-in-law Janna Maaten and her family, and by many nieces and nephews.
Lynda enjoyed a 30 year career as an elementary school teacher in Sarnia. She served as a Big Sister for many years. Most of all, she loved her family dearly and was especially proud of her grandchildren.
Private family service at Harris Funeral Home, London. Interment later at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation or Big Brothers and Big Sisters would be appreciated.
Mike & Kathy King
July 18, 2020, 2:08 pm
Jenna and Ian: So sorry to hear about your Mother - a lovely lady and gone way too soon.
We enjoyed your family being our Sarnia neighbours for 15 years or so as you two grew up, got married etc!
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
July 17, 2020, 4:35 pm
I met Lynda at a Mother & Baby playgroup when our oldest children were little. Our group still stays in touch with each other. Lynda was the most kindhearted, generous and loving person I had ever met. Iâ€™m so glad she was in my life. My heart goes out to you, Jenna and Ian and your families. My heart has been broken twice in a week. Great memories of her will be with us forever.
July 17, 2020, 6:43 pm
Jenna and Ian:
Your Mom was a great lady. Always upbeat and welcoming. Gone too soon.
Darren & Sons
July 17, 2020, 6:50 pm
I had the privilege of working with Lynda. She was always positive, full of smiles and very compassionate!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the familyâ£ï¸
July 17, 2020, 8:26 pm
Lisa, Bill and family - we are so sorry to hear of your sisterâ€™s passing. Although we only met a few times, she was a lovely lady. Lynda will be missed by all who knew her. God bless - Lisa & David Andrews
Albert & Tineke Verhagen-Maaten
July 22, 2020, 3:20 am
Jenna, Ian and families,
Our condolences with regards to the passing of your mother.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
July 18, 2020, 10:35 am
I was fortunate to have worked with Lynda while she was teaching at Bridgeview School. Lynda was as a warm, kind, thoughtful, and caring person. I loved hearing the sound of her infectious laugh and will remember it forever. I am so very glad to have met her. May your all your memories of your mom help you through this very difficult time.
July 18, 2020, 9:06 am
Jenna and Ian. I liked your mother so much. She was kind, smart, funny and unwaveringly positive. The world is a sadder place in her absence. Much love to you and your families.
Reid and Amy Van Brabant
July 19, 2020, 10:51 am
Dear Jenna, Ian and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. We have many fond memories of the caring and generous person she was and hope you find comfort in your many special memories. Love Reid and Amy Van Brabant
Gloria Van Brabant
July 19, 2020, 9:28 pm
Jenna, Mike, Ian, Mel and Your Sweet Children,
My heart breaks for all of you because you all meant the world to your Mom and you brought so much pleasure to her life.
She has been in my life for 54 years and was such a great friend to me. We were more than friends; more like sisters. I am going to miss her caring ways and kindness.
We have been there for each other during good times, hard times and all of the in-between times.
I take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and a day will not go by without me reflecting on the many memories that we shared. Rest in peace...no one could have had a better friend than your Mom was to me.
Love you lots! Gloria xo
Guy Van Brabant
July 20, 2020, 2:42 pm
Dear Jenna and Ian.
My heartfelt condolences with regards to the recent passing of your mother. Lovely lady who I knew from my high school years. Her memory will always be with me between our mutual family gatherings
Carlene and David Schneider
July 20, 2020, 5:52 pm
Jenna, Ian and family...we are so sorry for your loss. When I think of Lynda, I think of her laugh - every joke was better and every day brighter when you heard it. I feel lucky to have grown up sharing memories with your family, and just to be in her orbit. I always found her to be so kind, generous and wise. She was truly an example of how to live life with grace.
July 29, 2020, 11:54 am
Jenna and Ian,
I am so sorry to hear of Lyndaâ€™s passing. I met Lynda in high school through my sister Gloria. She was a special friend to many and I will remember Lyndaâ€™s smile and laugh. Treasure the special memories of your parents forever.
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