Lynda Olive Eckstrand (Adamson) passed away on the morning of May 22, 2017 at St. Boniface Hospital after a brief illness.  She was 72 years old and has been a resident of Gladstone, MB since 1993.

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Lynda was born in Gladstone on March 17, 1945, and was also raised there.  She graduated from William Morton Collegiate, and went on to further schooling at Success Business College.  She moved to Thompson, MB in 1969, intending to stay for three months; instead, she remained there for 25 years.  She met her husband Len in the United Church choir, and they married in 1970.  They had two children, Karl and Lesley.

Lynda enjoyed many interests such as playing bridge, church, and distributing her world-renowned butter tarts to many friends and family.  She was also one of the few women in Manitoba to score an eight-ender in curling.  Upon retiring to Gladstone in 1993, Lynda remained active in the community, especially with the United Church Women and her bridge clubs.

Always a fighter, Lynda overcame many challenges in her life, but always kept a positive outlook.

Lynda was predeceased by her father George; her mother Grace; her husband Leonard (“Len”); her father-in-law Lars; her mother-in-law Elsie; her brothers-in-law Ken, Henry, Roger, and Dave; her sister-in-law Marlene; and her son-in-law Michael.  She is survived by her son Karl; her daughter Lesley; her sister Helen; her brother Robert (Cindy); sister-in-law Evelyn; brother-in-law Lee (Lorraine); cousins (who were more like sisters) Margaret (Ted) and Karen; and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.

Karl and Lesley would like to take this opportunity to thank Helen, Lois, Betty and Lori for their exceptional support during this very trying month.

There will be a joint funeral service for Lynda and Leonard Eckstrand at the Gladstone United Church at 2:00 pm on May 29, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the United Church Women of Gladstone or the Activities Department of Third Crossing Manor.

Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone~MacGregor

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