Linda Lou Renkas


After a long and courageous battle, Linda Lou Renkas of Buck Lake, Alberta, formerly of Edmonton, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Drayton Valley Hospital. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Mike; sons, Cameron (Melanie) and Dain (Erin), step-son Chris Rowles and his daughters, Kylie, Rachelle and Taylor, siblings, Jim (Joanne) Cathrea, Jack (Kathryn) Cathrea, Laurie (Barry) Oscar and Douglas (Brenda) Cathrea. Linda will also be fondly remembered by many extended family and wonderful friends. Linda was predeceased by her parents Kathlyne and Howard, sister Ann and brother Donnie. A memorial service in honour of Linda will be held at Grace United Church, 6215 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Linda’s family would appreciate memorial contributions be made directly to the Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation (CT4DV), 4550 Madsen Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1N8. The family of Linda would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Young and the staff of Drayton Valley Hospital for the special care and attention given to Linda during her illness – you are all very much appreciated!

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Glennda Dupuis

It was with great sadness we learned of Linda’s passing. She was my colleague at Clara Tyner School as well as my children’s grade 2 teacher. She was kind and caring and found ways to get children to “buy into” their own learning. She will be missed.

Glennda & Serge Dupuis….Brian & Kevin

Clair Asselstine

Renkas Family
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We first met Linda at Clara Tyner School where she first taught my children. When we first heard of her illness my youngst son said “she was his favorite teacher”. She shared her love of math that has stayed with him thru university. We are so great full that we met such a wonderful person who made such a great impression on our children.

Kent, Clair, Ryan, Matthew and Michael Asselstine


I am sorry for oyur loss of Linda. I was horored to call her and a friend over the years that we worked together with Edmonton Public School. Linda was the most gifted teacher that I worked with over my thirty years with the school system. I was astounded how she was able to encourage every child in her class to be a successful learner. Linda and her friends never forgot their friends. I was humbled by the glowing remarks from Linda and other friends at my retirement. I have often thought of her over the years after my retirement. Linda, one day we will meet in heaven.

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