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Linda Eleanor Younis


Linda Eleanor Younis
Linda Eleanor Younis , age 80, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2024.

Mom was born on October 11, 1943 in Maplewood, Lunenburg County to parents Susie and Harold Dauphinee. Her birthday generally fell on or near Thanksgiving. The story was told how the doctor
came to deliver her while Susie had a turkey cooking in the oven.

Mom grew up in Cornwall, Lunenburg County along with brothers Dale and Collins. She was a good student and even had her mother as a teacher in the days of the one room school house. She had beautiful penmanship, an important skill she was raised with.

She wrote many wonderful letters and sent cards to friends and family to celebrate special occasions. She was known for her birthday calendar beside the phone which she referred to daily to make calls filled with love and best wishes.

Mom had a gift of making everyone feel welcome and special. She loved to make your favorite dish or dessert and entertain guests with music either played by she and Allie or from their extensive collection.

Allie was the love of her life. They were sweethearts reunited and married on December 19, 1980. They were inseparable partners who could finish each other’s sentences. They had the kind of love songs are written about.

Linda was the ultimate nurturer. She helped out and cared for many elderly relatives including her parents. Her mother Susie lived with she and Allie for many years after her father Harold’s passing.

Devoted mother to Stephanie (Bob Chipman ) and Stephen (Anell). Beloved Nannie to Haley (Brent MacAdam) Emma and Charlotte. Treasured Nan-Nan to Stella and Lucia. Mom always glowed with a child in her lap.

She loved animals big and small. From her bird feeders to pet dogs and cats. There were great tales of she and cousin Janet sneaking off with her father’s or Uncle Ralph’s work horses and interrupting farm work for their adventures on horseback.

Mom was brave and beautiful. When I was a child she seemed larger than life at times. A blend of Marilyn Munroe meets Annie Oakley. Dressed like a princess one minute, the next shooting a barnyard pest without blinking an eye.

She had many creative talents including knitting, crocheting and quilting and sewing. She worked as a seamstress for Suttles & Seawinds for a time. Also as a telephone operator with MT&T. Her collection of beautiful quilts are a family treasure.

Mom was predeceased by parents Susie and Harold, brothers Dale and Collins and husband of 43 years Allie.

No visitation by request. A private family graveside service to be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Special thanks to Dr. Maggie Lovett, her geriatric specialist who helped us navigate the heartbreaking disease of Lewy Body Dementia.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family and obituary viewed by visiting:

“The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father”
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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