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A wonderful “angel of the world” has passed from our presence to be in heaven … after a courageous 16 month battle with glioblastoma (brain cancer). Linda Uzeffa Walper of Gull Lake, Alberta passed away with loved ones by her side at the Red Deer Hospice on Monday, July 5, 2021. She was taken to be with the Lord, her God, far too early at the age of 68 years.

Linda was born to Egnacy ‘Fritz’ and Emily Budzich in Westlock, Alberta in July, 1953. She is survived by the love and partner in her life of 52 years, Allan; her children: Shane (Angela), Tina, Cherity, Trevor (Michelle), and Curtis (Shawna); as well as her cherished grandchildren: Jordan, Corey, Kayne, Chase, Kayden, Jordan, Emily, Isabelle, Jacob, Harlow, and Amaya; and her precious great grandchildren: Annika, Olivia, Tyson, and Bowie. Linda is also survived by her brother, Frank (Phyliss); her sister-in-law, Vivian (Don); in addition to several nieces and nephews. In countless ways she was also loved by her many friends, as they have been inspired and touched by her. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Fritz and Emily; her brother, Don; her sisters, Lila and Daley; sisters-in-law, Terry and Ann; brother-in-law, Willie; and her nephew, Michael.

Linda’s bubbly personality, her pure zest for life, her smile, her positivity, her caring … did we mention her smile, and the sunshine that was within her life continuously! She will be remembered for her passion and compassion for all who were in contact with her during her life. This brief biography does not speak of her many awards, accomplishments, accolades, and recognitions that she has received throughout her life. It is simply sharing a part of her humbleness, kindness, and caring personality. Linda’s wish is that her family will continue to honour her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.

“Linda, the world is a far better place just because you were here.

You will be forever missed by

all who know you!”




A Service in Celebration of Linda’s Life was held at the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene, 5214 – 51 Street, Rimbey on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with long-time friend, Pastor Terry Oke officiating. Interment took place in the Shoal Creek-Linaria Cemetery, Westlock at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Linda’s memory may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6 ( Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting:

Service and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Linda Uzeffa Walper entrusted to the care of


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