Linda Dodd, a longtime volunteer for the CCA, died Saturday, May 30, 2020, of non-COVID-related causes.
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From Charity Bartlett, CCA President:
Linda Dodd was CCA Treasurer for many years, retiring from the role in May 2017. She still continued to volunteer at events, regularly attended meetings. Loved to bake and took pride in the lovely garden that her husband, David, and son, Troy, created for her to enjoy. She always had a smile for anyone and was well known through out the neighbourhood.
From Melanie Zaheb:
I only met her a few times and immediately saw she was a such kind person and a delightful, dedicated, talented gardener and baker. Linda was a very special lady. She will be remembered fondly and sadly missed.
From Nelson Coyle:
News of the death of Linda Dodd is truly sad. Although Linda was hobbled by a bad leg, she was very active and independent and appeared to be in good health. I saw her just weeks ago headed to the bus on Sunday morning. Linda was a special person. Very, very thoughtful and kind. A dedicated volunteer. She was proud of her home and of their garden and the work that Troy, her son, did. Troy and Linda gave me a tour of the garden last year and it is remarkable how much has been put into their lot. Beautifully done.
Pam and I were honoured to know Linda and we will miss her.
From David Darwin:
She was a member of the CCA for decades and served as treasurer for many years.She was widely known for her baking skills and providing “treats” at CCA meetings and events. She was always present at community undertakings like the Family Fun Day, Winter Carnival, community clean-ups, movie nights, and so on; often at the registration/sign-in table, selling Carlington T-shirts, or simply promoting Carlington at every turn. She was a canvasser for the Cancer Society for more years than I can remember. She combined raising money with getting to know the people in the neighbourhood and promoting the CCA. It is why her canvassing always took so long. She loved it. And she did it all while managing her walking disability. She was also very active in her church community. She was always on the go, and always with her big smile.
From Robert Crout, Pa:st President of the CCA:
Sorry to hear such sad news. Linda was a strong beacon for the CCA and the community. To Linda, the CCA and the Community always came first. Linda was always willing to contribute her time, energy and baking wherever and whenever asked. Her disability was never an issue with her efforts. Linda’s passing will be a great loss. One acknowledgement to her contributions to the community came with her receiving the Sovereign’s Medal, an honour that was greatly deserved. During her time as treasurer, she made sure that we had a clear picture of where the funds were. She protected the “Special Fund” which became the staging point for the Memorial Bench Project, now known as ”The Vet’s Kids Bench” in Harrold Place Park. During my tenure as president, she was always a great help to this novice, and never asked for anything in return. It was just her way! Linda will be truly missed.