In Memory of

Linda

Gore

(Heger)

Obituary for Linda Gore (Heger)

The Gore Family are extremely sad to announce the passing of their loving wife and mother Linda Maria Gore (Heger) on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 11:02 am, at the Chatham Kent Hospice. Linda spent her final moments in the arms of Bob, her husband and best friend, of 43 years. Her brother Gary Heger and his wife Cindy, and Linda’s BFF Shari Kinny were also present as she passed.

Born December 22, 1960, Linda was the daughter of the late Martin and Katie Heger. Loving mother of Derek (Suzanne) and Brett (Christina). The boys were Linda’s pride and joy, she enjoyed all the time they spent together as a family travelling, or attending yard sales.

Linda is also survived by her brother Gary and his wife Cindy, and Grandma Gore of Prairie Siding (the late Leroy Gore, 2021), Gerry and Karen Gill Gore of PEI, Gail and Carl Herder, and Mr and Mrs Len Gore, all of Chatham, Aunt Sharron and Uncle Larry Balfour of Sarnia, Uncle John Fletcher and Colleen of Lasalle, John Fletcher Jr and Emily (Izzy and Abby) of Windsor, Uncle Jack and Andre Crow of Prairie Siding, Aunt Joyce Bowls (the late Reg, 2022), Aunt Sandy Gore (the late Fran), Aunt Linda Gore (the late Alf), her best friend Shari Kinny (Dave, daughter Bobbi-Joe), her Massey HS friends, her London work buddies and her cats Taz and Tika. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews throughout Ontario and PEI. Linda was pre-deceased by Edgar Gore, Aunt Mary Fletcher, Tante Mary and Wallace Outerbridge and Uncle Tony and Taunte Katie Heger of Chicago, Illinois.

Linda’s gift of kindness was contagious with all who were lucky enough to know or work alongside her. She chose a career of helping others less fortunate. She was employed at Southwest Regional Centre from 1980 to 2009 and then at Child Parent Resource Institute in London (CPRI), working with adolescent boys. Linda’s soft demeanour and ability to de-escalate situations were truly God’s gift. Everyone who knew Linda or worked with her said her personality rubbed off on them, making them more compassionate and understanding in their work.

Anyone wishing to make a donation is encouraged to support Chatham-Kent Hospice, Community Living Chatham-Kent, or Derek and Brett’s Toy Drive.

We will celebrate Linda's life with a service on Friday, October 27th at 11:00am at St. Paul's Discover Life Church (450 Park Avenue West, Chatham) with a luncheon to follow.