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Linda M. Kot, late of Weyburn, SK passed away on December 26, 2023 at the age of 79 years.
She was predeceased by her husband John Kot; mother Mary Phillips; siblings: Ron Larone, Patty Viznei and Debbie Phillips.
Linda is survived by her daughter Joanne (Peter) Jensen and their children Colton (Ashley) and son Oliver Jensen; Kaylyn (Jordan) and sons Hunter and Lincoln Witzaney; Kelsey (Eric) Janzen; her son John (Trina) Kot and their children Brandon Kot, Jordan (Hali) and children Haven, Everly, and Kane Kot; Janessa (Connor) and daughter Isla McGowan, Logan Kot; her sister Marilyn Hubick (Rick); brother Jack Phillips; sisters-in-law, Jean (George) Lawson and Estelle Larone; brother-in-law Ron Viznei; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Linda was born on April 25th, 1944 in Brandon, Manitoba. She lived in Brandon and then Winnipeg for a couple years. Linda moved to Weyburn at the start of Grade 4 and attended Haig School. She returned to Brandon at the age of 16 and lived with her Grandma Annie whom she was exceptionally close with. At the age of 18, Linda returned to Weyburn and began working at Eaton’s. She met John Kot and got engaged the following Christmas and then married in June at the age of 20. Daughter Joanne was born 2 years later and son John 3 years after that.
Linda loved learning and was not afraid of taking on a challenge. She worked at The Bay, the Weyburn Nursing Home and then started working in Regina at the Regina Catholic School Division in August 1990. She continued to work there doing the teachers’ payroll until she retired in June 2013.
After she “retired” she started working at Perfect Inns in Weyburn, at the front desk and at the Peavy Mart Greenhouse. She liked to be around people and to be busy so working accomplished this.
Linda had a passion for flowers and her yard. She spent an incredible amount of time caring for her flowers in preparation for her annual garden party. She also enjoyed playing Bridge and cards with her friends at the Wheatland Centre. The Saskatchewan Roughriders were her favorite team and she enjoyed going to games when she lived in Regina or watching the games in her den with friends surrounded by her many Roughrider souvenirs and her own Riderville.
Linda’s greatest pleasure was spending time with her children, grand children and great grand children. She left them a legacy of courage, strength and love.
Prayers will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with celebrant Fr. Hyacinth Oakfor. A Private Family Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. Pallbearers are: Colton Jensen, Brandon Kot, Jordan Kot, Logan Kot, Jordan Witzaney, Connor McGowan, Eric Janzen and Jeff Lawson. Luncheon will be held at McKenna Hall, 317 ~ 3rd Street, Weyburn, SK.
For those wishing to attend virtually, please follow the live stream video by opening Linda’s memorial page on RD Family Funeral Chapel’s website starting at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Linda may be made to Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation, Box 1416, Weyburn, SK, S4H 3J9.