Sad news from Sutlers' Row
- Today we have lost a dear friend. As many of you may know, Linda Szabo,
cherished wife of Les Szabo of The Lion's Den, was diagnosed with
stomach cancer in October. She fought courageously against this
horrible disease, but succumbed to its ravages last night at the William
Osler Center in Brampton, Ontario, where she passed peacefully in her
sleep. Although she had been on the road with Les for only a year, her
infectious smile, generous heart, and vivacious spirit made a lasting
and uplifting impression on everyone who met her. Certainly her impact
on Les' life was huge -- the happiness that the two of them crammed into
a single year together was more than many people experience in a lifetime.
I had the privilege of visiting Linda in the hospital not long ago, and
I was astonished at the grace and poise with which she was carrying on.
Bright pink bandanna on her head and mischievous grin firmly in place,
she continued to tease Les, make jokes, and tell stories, just as
always. The card that so many of you signed at the Christmas Gathering
was at her side, and she took great delight in hearing all of your kind
greetings and warm thoughts read aloud. We can all be comforted by the
fact that she was truly at peace with what laid ahead for her, and by
her unshakeable faith that her spirit was ready for the next step in her
Wherever you are today, dear Linda, know that we're thinking of you and
that you'll always have a very special place in our hearts.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Les at les.szabo@....
Sutler Cyrus has put together a memorial page for Linda, which you are
very welcome to visit at: www.cyruswakefield.com/linda.htm
Details of the funeral services will be set shortly, and I will post
them as soon as they're confirmed.
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- The British Native Allies wish to extend our prayers and condolences
to Les, his family and friends.
Onenkiwahi (we shall meet again)!
Your King's Faithful Allies, BNA