Linda Vietnieks

April 22, 1931 – February 3, 2021
With a wave of her hand and a subsequent “bah!”, Linda Vietnieks let you know exactly where you stood. She was strong in every possible way, with a remarkable work ethic, sharp tongue (in four languages!), and unwavering loyalty to her friends and family. Her generosity for others was unmatched, yet she lived in the most practical, unadorned way when it came to herself. Friends and family made her feel rich.
Linda was a “doer”—a hard worker, born leader and assured decision-maker, and so it’s no surprise she had the final say on the appointment from which she will not be returning. Her new adventure takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing in the Cottonwood clubhouse, sewing, gardening, showing off pictures, and of course, baking her famous cakes for friends and family who’ve departed before her.
From helping raise her siblings in Germany to moving to Sweden for work to taking the leap into a new life in Canada, Linda was brave and adventurous. She was also fiercely independent and innately curious—she discovered long lost family in the USA, travelled at every opportunity, and relished in her solo drives to Alberta.
Linda was an avid volunteer and in later years, worked many hours for the Alzheimer’s Society and Sardis’ Heritage House.
Linda is predeceased by parents Johannes Albertsen and Katharina Albertsen (Matthiesen); siblings Wilhelm, George, Erik, baby Ellen, Edith, and Kathe; and husband Zanis Vietnieks. She is survived by sister Ellen, son Karl (Julia) and daughter Nancy (Neville). She took immense pride in her grandchildren: Ariana (Travis), Natalie (Brandon) and Ryan (Kaetlyn), Alaina and Caroline, and later, her great grandchildren Isla, Theo and Rosina.
Linda’s family is forever grateful to the caring and patient staff at the Bradley Centre.
Her impactful life will be honoured and remembered with small family memorials

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