Linda McDonnell

1956 ˜ 2021

Linda McDonnell was born, July 1956 in The Dalles, OR. She died Dec. 22, 2021 in Vancouver, WA.
Linda spent her entire life in the Pacific Northwest. She loved people and children, having owned and operated a Child Day Care business for many years, retiring in 2005. That’s when she began her journey being a Certified Spiritual Healer. Linda’s family and persons in need always have been her highest priority.
Linda is survived by her parents, Henry and Joan McDonnell; her brothers, Paul and Brian; her sister, Susan; Linda’s son, Michael; daughters, Jessy and Keely; Linda’s grandsons, Isaac and Keegan; and granddaughters, Cara and Ezmae.
Her smile warmed the room, her hugs healed souls, her words changed lives and she showed the world how to see the beauty in everything.
Linda left us way too soon, leaving a void in our lives until our Lord brings us together again in heaven.
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Published by The Columbian on Jan. 4, 2022.
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Linda was a friend to me. But the love she gave me was much more than that. Not only was she there for me as a friend but she was there for me in a mother and grandmother form. The love she gave was special. She was a role model to me, someone i could count on, and look up to. She gave the best advice. She was a very beautiful soul. She loved laughing and telling stories from her past or talking about her kids. Her kids and family were always her biggest priority. When they weren´t happy she wasn´t happy. She carried a lot of light whenever she went. She loved music even if it wasn´t what she´d normally put on, she would listen to the beat. I met Linda at one of the lowest moments in my life. She helped me cope and get out of that situation, because of her I will never be in that position again. She showed me how beautiful life is without realizing it. She showed me how beautiful I am as a person. She showed me how to get the things you want in life. She taught me that you can have anything you want in life as long as you truly believe it deep down in your heart. I lived with her for a little while so we spent a lot of time together. We have memories after memories. We were so close and we did everything together. It hurts my heart everyday and i can´t believe she´s gone. It sucks to have her be the one to be taken from everyone´s life so soon. It doesn´t feel like it was her time. She helped so many people in her lifetime. I will always tell everyone all of the things she taught me. Her face, her smile, and her laugh will always be replaying in my mind. She will forever be loved and missed truly.
Whitney Lane
January 22, 2022
My heart goes to the people who knew her. I am also very sorry to her family. It´s a heartbreak that no one thought would happen. And it is so hard to go through especially when she played a big part in everyone´s life.
Whitney Lane
January 20, 2022
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Linda was a True Soul that always found the beauty. I will think of her beautiful smile, her laugh.
January 19, 2022
My sympathy as well as my families are with you and each of yours. I only remember Linda as a small girl, but to me she was a joy. She was two years older than my oldest son and her interaction was very special with him and her Uncle Tom. I will continue to remember her from those times.
Maureen McDonnell
January 7, 2022
Linda was my cousin and friend. Growing up most of my happiest memories was times spent with her. We would watch Jerry Lewis movies and laugh together, she loved to laugh!! She will forever been in my heart and dearest memories!
Donna Attard
January 7, 2022
I loved Linda as family. She was like another mother to me. I will miss her smile and her warm presence. I love you Linda and I can´t wait to see you again I´m heaven!
January 6, 2022
Of all the people lost during my life, Linda's passing was the biggest gut punch. I am so sorry for your loss. For me, Linda will forever be the laughing, smiling, energetic girl I grew up with. The world is a sadder place without her.
Tom McDonnell
January 4, 2022
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