LYNDA PEARSON 04-Jul-1934 – 01-Feb-2022
In Loving Memory
Ret’d – Chartered Accountant, Gov’t of Canada
1934 – 2022
In hospital, on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, following a brief illness that she faced with her usual independence and determination, and with her extended family by her side for support and comfort.
She was predeceased by her parents and brother David, and is survived by her brother’s family – nieces Vanessa Wood (Stephen) and Helen Daniels (Steven), grand-nephews-and-niece Noah Wood, and Louella and Isaac Daniels, as well as her sister-in-law Christine Pearson, all in the UK. Lynda also leaves her long-time friend, and adopted Canadian family, Daphne Picklyk and god-daughters Alison Ferguson, Lorna Moroz and Catherine Picklyk.
Lynda earned her designation as a Chartered Accountant in the UK in 1962, then emigrated to Canada in June of the same year. After a short time in Canada, she joined the Federal Government with the office of the Auditor General, where she had a fulfilling career until her retirement. An active member in her community, she was involved for over 56 years with Zonta International, and for many years held senior roles in District 2.
A giving person and avid volunteer, Lynda also supported other charities, including knitting for the Snowsuit Fund and working with Victoria’s Quilts. She enjoyed being active with the Alpine Club, and for over fifty years with the Scottish Dance Society, and practiced Tai Chi. Her love and support to both her family in the UK and her extended and adopted family here in Canada will always be fondly remembered.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at Capital Funeral Home and Cemetery on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 at 2:00 PM (EST) and will include live streaming to allow remote participation.
**Pursuant to ongoing COVID19 guidelines, those attending need to register their attendance, will be screened when entering the building, are required to wear face coverings. and are reminded to refrain from usual expressions of sympathy such as shaking hands, hugging or kissing.**
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For those unable to attend, and who wish to view the service remotely can do so by pre-registering at https://foveo.stream/
We invite friends to share memories and condolences in her guest book.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Zonta Ottawa or Zonta International would be appreciated.
Lynda died on the 92nd anniversary of Zonta Club of Ottawa (chartered 02-01-1930), how appropriate that she is celebrating with all Zontians who have passed. Lynda will have so much to tell her family and friends, she talked about her family in the UK and their celebrations and pictures shared on instagram. Lynda was very adept at her age with social media! Lynda loves her Ottawa family and spoke of them often, she was thrilled to have them over for a ‘tea party’ around Christmas time. She was looking forward to a summer wedding this year, know that she will be there is spirit. Lynda has been my rock with all Zonta Ottawa financial matters for several years. We became friends while travelling a few years ago to a District 2 workshop, she was my co-pilot and we had lots of time to talk. She also co-piloted on trips to Susie & Marceli’s annual Island picnics and to Montreal for their Annual Awards celebration and their 90th anniversary where we share the Zonta District 2 Centennial Torch. Lynda and I had lunch together in December at Chances R restaurant, we had a great lunch and both enjoy their mocha ice cream cake & coffee. This pandemic has been difficult for everyone, Lynda would take a drive on good weather days just to take pictures to share with family and friends, and she might stop in at the LCBO in Manotick to perhaps pick up a bottle of wine. Lynda enjoyed her tennis and would tape the ones played in the middle of the night to watch the next day. Lynda I will truly miss you and your sense of humour… Cindy