Dorothy “Linda” Richardson


After a courageous battle with cancer, one more earth angel has gone home.  On Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the age of 68, Dorothy “Linda” Kaye Richardson (nee Markell) of Iroquois, passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital.

Linda was born in Matilda Township on January 26, 1948, to her parents Clifford and Pauline Markell (nee Sayeau).  

Times were tough back then but Linda was tougher.   Linda worked as a waitress and at the Caldwell Linen Mills, but her main job was being a mother.  

Linda is survived by her husband Jim Richardson, her children Jeff Bradford of North Augusta, Barry Bradford of Kingston, Crystal Stevenson (Frank) of Hamilton, Stephen Harper (Sandra) of Cornwall, Amanda Harper (David McDonald) of Morrisburg and Lacey Bradford (Tim Tyo) of Iroquois.

She is also survived by her stepchildren Stephanie Shaver of Thunder Bay and Bill Richardson (Cynthia) of Columbia, South Carolina.

She will be missed by her siblings Mary Doherty (Steve White) of Iroquois, Barbara Charette (Marcel) of Williamsburg, Marilyn Perras (Ray) of Ottawa, and Darlene Bouchard (Raymond) of Dundela.  

Linda will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

She was predeceased by her sister Shirley Nolan and her brothers Howard, Doug and Herbert Markell.  

Linda will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, as well as many other family members and friends, as a very loving, independent, outgoing and social person.  

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Monday August 15.  The funeral service was held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 16th at 11 a.m., with Rev. James Smith officiating.  

Interment followed at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston.  Pallbearers were Andy Merkley, Russell Bell, John Clair, Rick Douma, Reynolds Vander Velde and Carmen Lewis. 

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at

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