Linda Violet Sellars
After a courageous
battle with cancer, Linda Violet (Malin) Sellars passed away at the
Saint John Regional Hospital on May 25, 2022 surrounded by loved
Born in Montreal on September 21, 1953, she is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Sellars of Pennfield; their children Dianne Craswell (Joey & special granddaughter Hayley) of L'Etang, Kevin Sellars and Laura Sellars (Erik & Molly) both of Pennfield; brothers Alfred Malin, Eric Malin (Linda) of British Columbia and Fred Malin (Claudette) of Quebec; as well as in-laws + many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Violet and Walter Malin and one brother Raymond Malin.
After graduation, Linda pursued a career as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal. While on a camping trip out west with some friends, she met the love of her life, John, who coincidentally was also on a similar trip with his friends. Shortly after, Linda left her life in Montreal to start her life in the country in southern New Brunswick. She dedicated her life to raising their three children and being the secretary for John’s carpentry business.
No day was complete without her tea, a tradition that began as a child when she used to have tea with her mother. She enjoyed the simpler things in life such as reading a good romance book, catching up on her doctor shows, camping in the woods, being patient in the boat while John fished, exploring the great outdoors and keeping company with her four-legged furry grandchild Autumn (affectionately referred to as "nanny's girl"). She could often be found gazing out into the yard at her numerous bird houses and trees to see which birds would visit each year, her very favourite being the bluebirds. She was always willing to dive into whatever craft idea her granddaughter Hayley came up with and she would listen intently to any stories she told. A hug/kiss from her would always bring a smile to her face.
She remained strong through her diagnosis, rarely complaining about what she had to endure. A special thank you goes out to Sherri Hoyt and Ashley Vance from Extramural for their assistance and advice during her time home and to the staff in Palliative Care at SJR for being there to make her as comfortable as possible during her final days. Thanks also to Charlotte County Cancer for their generosity.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. As per Linda’s wishes, no visitation or funeral service will be held. In Linda`s memory, donations to Charlotte County Cancer would be appreciated by the family.