Linda Ruth Humphries (March) – June 21st, 1949 – November 25th, 2015

My little sister Kiki’s best friend Bean (Christina) – lost her beautiful Mother Linda.
Bean is like a little sister to me, and I just sat there staring at her photos posted in memory on facebook, wiping tears off my face, heart-broken. It was heart wrenching to see such a beauty taken from us way too soon. I did not know Linda that well, but of course I still knew her, and what I knew was so lovely. She was beautiful beyond words.
She had a sincere smile and a sparkle in her eye. She was very graceful and held her head high and proud whenever she spoke of her family, especially her daughters.

It is evident; both of her daughters Nicole and Christina inherited her beauty. And if you don’t already know, wow – are they ever stunning. I saw this photo of a young Linda and I thought it looked timeless. I knew those very eyes from the Linda I saw a few years ago. Even when we age, our faces always have the same eyes and smile.  I wanted to capture just that.

And, Kiki wanted to share a story of Linda from her heart  <3

Linda was a kind, caring and wonderful person. She was the mother of two amazing women, one whom I’m especially thankful to call my best friend. I will be forever grateful to Linda for bringing Bean into the world because with out her I don’t know what I would do. 

One of my very first memories of Linda, is my most favourite. Bean invited me for a sleepover in high school and that was the first time I stayed there. In the morning I’ll never forget hearing Linda’s beautiful singing voice filling up the room. Her love for music was so apparent and it made that morning even that much better. Quietly I was singing along in the kitchen and she heard me. She was happy to see that I was enjoying it and invited me to share the bench and sing along with her. I was quite nervous, but she made it comforting so I went to her. She asked me what songs I liked, and after going through a few songs we decided on Frank Sinatra. She made it so easy to feel comfortable and the next thing we knew we were singing, “start spreading the news” at the top of our lungs! It was so wonderful and after that I felt that we had a special bond. She made me feel so extra special from my very first visit and overtime, I actually felt I was a small part of their family.
Linda’s kind, warm personality always shined and it was always nice to see her with that bright smile on her face. No words can express what the Humphries’ are feeling, but I know they will be carrying Linda in their hearts forever and because of that they will always shine. I know she is watching over them now and forever. 

Gerry, Nicole and Bean – Our hearts are broken a million times over. We are so sorry for you loss.
Rest in peace beautiful Linda.  We will always remember you for the beautiful person you are.