Linda Rose Appell

Linda Rose Appell

Passed on December 26, 2022

April 16, 1949 – December 26, 2022

On December 26, 2022, the angels came to take another angel home.  It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Linda Rose Appell, at the age of 73, surrounded by her loving family, at the Stonewall & District Health Centre.

Linda leaves to mourn her passing, her loving husband Arnie of 53 years, her daughter Sheresa, her sons Sheldon (Penny) and Shaun (Christine), her grandchildren Laurel (Bryce), Harmony (Steven), and Cody, her sisters Carol Keller, Shirley (Ted) Sumka, her brother Wayne (Sharon) Panteluk, her sister-in-law Rochelle Panteluk, her brother-in-law Les Trakalo, the Appell in-laws Irene, Rose, Joe (Bev), Eva (Nick), Hilda and Merv (Ingrid), as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her dearest friend Marge.

Linda was a devoted Catholic and had an incredibly strong sense of faith.  She prayed the rosary, celebrated mass daily, as well as shared and taught her beliefs with all those around her.

Linda married the love of her life after three months of courting on August 23, 1969.  They were soulmates, best friends, and inseparable.  Arnie was always by her side providing unconditional love and support.  Music was etched in every aspect of their lives.  Linda loved watching Arnie perform.  She was his biggest fan, his song book and personal manager; whether singing for a crowd or just for her.

Linda was born April 16, 1949 in Gimli, MB, and was the third of six children born to John and Lil Panteluk.  She attended Berlo School and Gimli Composite High School, before moving to Winnipeg.  She got her first job at Nutty Club packing candy, then Brooke Bond for the next 10 years.  In 1969, she met Arnie, got married, and started their family in 1971.  In 1977, they moved to Stony Mountain where Linda ran a home daycare for 8 years.  In 1985, she took a leap of faith by registering for night courses and successfully obtained her High School GED, which led to her 29-year career at Codville/Sobeys.  In 2005, they moved to Komarno, enjoying many years on the farm, where they got to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  In 2020, they moved to Crescent Creek Estates in Teulon.

Linda’s greatest blessings were her children and grandchildren and she was so proud of them all.

Sheresa and her mom had a bond like no other.  They were each other’s best friends and confidants.  They spent countless hours together and when not together were on the phone.  She fondly referred to Sheresa as her Princess.  She was her #1 supporter and was incredibly proud of her advancements in her career.  Following her diagnosis with COPD, Sheresa and Arnie were her constant caregivers.

Sheldon, their first born, a nurse by profession, was able to provide the best care in her final days, which gave us all a sense of comfort.

Shaun followed in dad’s footsteps with his gift of music and she was also Shaun’s biggest fan.

Linda loved her grandchildren to the moon and back, they were her pride and joy.  She always looked forward to their visits, phone calls, texts, and facetimes, staying up to date on their daily lives.  Some of Linda’s happiest memories were when her grandchildren came to visit.

Family, friends and neighbors were very important to her and she loved the many gatherings she hosted and attended.  She will always be remembered for her kindness, compassion, generosity and selflessness.  She made and gifted an abundance of crochet blankets and bags, sugar cookies, dainty trays and perogies.  She made many lifelong friends wherever she went.  She embraced everyone and always kept in touch, checking in on them through many phone calls and in her prayers.

We know that she was greeted in Heaven by those that predeceased her, including her parents John and Lil, her in-laws Mary and George, her daughter-in-law Heather, her brother Steve, her sister Patsy, her brothers-in-law Martin, Edward, Darvin, Alfred, Walter, and Stan, and her nephews Keith and Larry.

The family would like to thank Dr. Hicks and Dr. Zahari and all of the staff at the Stonewall & District Health Centre for all of their care and compassion during Linda’s brief stay as well as Kelvin Kidd from Careica Health for being so good to mom over the years.

A funeral service for Linda will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, at 11:00am at Christ the King Church, 315 2nd Street East, Stonewall, MB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Berlo, c/o Box 3506, Gimli, MB R0C 1B1.

Lovingly remembered and never forgotten.






Our deepest sympathy with the loss of Linda. Rest in peace you all are in our thoughts and prayers Bruce and Diana sabatini

Diana and Bruce

Our deepest sympathy to the Appell family. Although we will not be able to attend on Tuesday, we will always remember such a wonderful woman, Rest In Peace Linda. Chris and Netty

Chris and Netty Baker

My heartfelt sympathy to Arnie and the family. May she test in pease!

Carol Yablonski

A truly wonderful woman. I always enjoyed our chats on the phone and when I visited the warehouse. My deepest condolences. Diane Sehn

Diane Sehn

Such a beautiful tribute to an amazing lady. So caring, generous. I am bless to have spent time with your parents over the years. Linda always kept in touch with me to keep me up to date with things going on with the family. I truly enjoyed our conversations. She will be truly missed and in my heart always.

Leanne Nystrom Donnelly

Deepest sympathy to Uncle Arnie and all the family You are in our thoughts and prayers Rest in Peace Auntie Linda Kelvin and Wendy Bogdan

Kelvin and Wendy Bogdan

My deepest sympathy Arnie and family. May you cherish all your memories that you have with this beautiful lady. She was an angel here and she will be bigger angel in heaven.

Linda lamoureux

As we reflect on Linda's life and the impact that she had on those around her, we can't help but think of the message in the song 'Until Then' by Jason Crabb. It speaks of the things of earth that are only borrowed for a while and that life here on earth is only a stepping stone and that this world is not a final home. This pretty much sums up Linda's faith and how she lived her life. We are all blessed to have had her in our lives and been on the receiving end of her love and kind words. In essence, Linda was only on loan to us for her 73 years on this earth. Although easier said than done, it's only natural for those of us that she left behind to be sad and perhaps angry, when we should be thankful for the gift of Linda as she begins her spiritual journey. Linda did not place much importance on the material things of this world. She was far more concerned with the health and welfare of those that were struggling and she went to great lengths to make sure that if someone was in need she would be there to help. We could all learn from her examples on how to treat people with respect, dignity and compassion. Although we will not be there with you to celebrate Linda's life on Tuesday, please know that we will keep you all in our hearts and prayers. She was an amazing person, lets treasure those special memories. Love, Ingrid and Merv

Ingrid and Merv Appel

An absolute beautiful tribute to such a beautiful lady. You will be missed by many Auntie Linda. My deepest condolences to the entire family. My heart breaks for you Uncle Arnie, Sheresa, Sheldon and Shaun. Xo Sheri Yoner

Sheri Yoner

Condolences for your loss Arnie. RIP Linda.

Ken Schindel

My deepest sympathies & condolences to the family on the passing of Linda. She was many things to many people. A strong individual, a friend, mentor, wife, mother, aunty, grandmother, you name it, that was Linda! I first met Linda & Arnie in 1994 while watching their son, Shaun, and his band, Switch, perform. We hit it off immediately, and from then on, we always stayed in touch, calling each other, and at times, getting together on Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. It was an honour & and a privilege to be invited, & attend, their 50th Wedding Anniversary! Oh what a celebration that was! Linda was the consummate hostess wherever she was. Everyone was always greeted warmly and made to feel welcome. Everyone always gravitated to Linda and we were always the better for having had some "me" time with her! Linda was a "one of a kind" person, and I'm so glad & fortunate to have known her! Linda will always be missed, but, forever remembered in our hearts!

Monte Rowe - Family Friend

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Linda was a kind soul who everyone liked She will be missed. We all had lots of good times especially friends on Walker Street Sincerely Dennis and Kerry Vande ❤️🥰

Kerry Vande

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Linda was a kind soul who everyone liked She will be missed. We all had lots of good times especially friends on Walker Street Sincerely Dennis and Kerry Vande ❤️🥰


I, Walter Blahut & Phyllis are saddened to hear of Linda's sudden passing. We offer our sincerest Condolences to Arnie and to all his family and close friends & to the Panteluk family & their close friends.

Phyllis & Walter Blahut

Don’t let go of your precious memories. They’ll get you through this difficult time. God bless you and your family.

Debbie Trump

Our deepest sympathies to you all. I was privileged to do Linda’s hair for many years and she was a wonderful person who had a gentle and caring soul. She was truly a very special lady. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Lisa Mann

Our deepest condolences to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Susan & Josh

Susan Appell

My deepest sympathy Arnie,Sheresa,Sheldon&Shaun and grandchildren.Linda was exactly the person you spoke about. Sheresa I agree she was a giving and forgiving and dear friend to everyone. My God bless her,&Linda rest in peace.

Rose Hoedel

You have our very deepest sympathy with the loss of Linda. She was such a lovely lady. Rick and Cindy Grabowecky

Cindy Grabowecky

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