Linda Maria Heikel

April 10, 1955 - February 04, 2024


Obituary For Linda Maria Heikel

It is with broken hearts the family of Linda Heikel announce her passing on Sunday, February 4, 2024 in Grande Prairie at the age of 68 years.

Linda was born April 10, 1955 in Beaverlodge, AB to Jack and Eva Heikel. She was welcomed by her big brother Erwin and soon to follow Linda would gain three more siblings: Randy, Wendy and Kathy.

Linda was raised on the family farm where she became an avid horseback rider and animal lover. However, her greatest love was born in 1976 when she welcomed her son Richard. The two spent their time in Elmworth, Grande Prairie and later moving to Sexsmith.

Linda and Richard’s family dynamic changed in 2001 when Linda met the love of her life Leo, plus three. Linda grew a strong, loving bond and gained three more boys. As a family they spent their days in Wembly and Elmworth where they enjoyed horseback riding and opening their home to those who needed a safe space to land. Sadly in 2014, Leo passed away, leaving Linda and the boys to be on their own.

Linda was a waitress as a young lady, but found her forever job with Canfor. She worked there for 30 plus years until she took early retirement at the age of 55.

Linda will be missed by her children: Richard Smith, Dustin Wayenberg, Cory Wayenberg and Shane Wayenberg; siblings: Randy (Simonne) Heikel, Wendy Grendys, Kathy (Randy) Stark; grandchildren that she loved so dearly; as well as nieces and nephews.

Linda was predeceased by her mom Eva, dad Jack, brother Erwin and her love Leo.

A Graveside service will be held Monday, February 12, 2024, processional beginning at 2:00pm from Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.) to the Elmworth Cemetery (Hwy 722 west of Grande Prairie).

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  • February 14, 2024

    I am saddened to learn of Linda's passing. I have many happy memories of her generous friendship and of us riding horses together with friends and family on trail rides and trips to the mountains. My sincere sympathies to Richard and her family. I am sorry for your loss.

  • February 14, 2024

    Linda & the Heikal family were always friendly and honest with me. May God keep her and guide the family through this sad loss.

  • February 14, 2024

    With deepest sympathy and condolences to the Heikel family, may Linda rest in peace. It's fitting that she be layed to rest in Elmworth where her roots were deep and loving.

  • February 09, 2024

    Condulences to the families of Linda , remember how proud she made her family in the early years she will be missed

  • February 09, 2024

    So sorry to learn that Linda passed away. Our sincere condolences to Richard and the rest of the family. Linda will certainly be missed.

  • February 09, 2024

    My condolences to your family . 🥰

  • February 08, 2024

    Our sincere condolences to all the family in the loss of a dear member. Hugs to all the Aldes. Wayne and Colleen and family

  • February 08, 2024

    My deepest sympathy to Kathy and the entire Heikel family. Linda was always very welcoming whenever Kathy took me to the family farm and later when we worked together at Canfor. I am sorry for your loss.

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