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Farewell, Beryl

I miss Grandma’s smile and her trademark greeting: “You look so good!”


You might not have looked your best, but she meant it. Grandma was happy to see you because she genuinely enjoyed the company.


Grandma was always up for adventure. She looked forward to her great grand daughter Kate’s birthday parties, musicals, and school promotions. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to make it to Kate’s high school graduation but she attended a musical during Kate’s senior year.


From my childhood birthday dinners to Pam’s bridal shower to Kate’s first birthday to Kate’s last year of high school, Grandma was always there. She made every event better with her enthusiasm and cheerful, engaging conversation. When served food or a glass of wine, she would always declare: “This is so good!”


Thank you Carole, Dad, and Caryl Anne for making sure GG was part of Kate’s life.


In keeping with Grandma’s generation, she was also a tireless worker. She did everything she could to help win the Second World War. She volunteered her time and donated her money. She cooked and cleaned. She raised four children. She ran a family-owned business. Grandma Beryl hosted more dinner parties with her own bare hands than Martha Stewart.


Grandma influenced how Linenbach Auto Parts treated its employees and associates. I never once heard anyone at the shop complain about their pay, what was asked of them, or how they were treated. I only heard good stories about the company Christmas parties. Grandma passed her values on to my dad, Mary, Dan, and KC.


The Linenbach name is associated with trust and fairness. Grandma wouldn’t have it any other way. If it isn’t right with Grandma, it isn’t right.


Grandma loved life and had great taste in music. I still love Pete Fountain and I will always remember “Up up and away in my beautiful balloon” booming from her hi-fi cabinet.


Grandma’s endearing optimism and social graces undoubtedly influenced her children and grandchildren to select the best possible life partners.


Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye. Up up and away, Grandma. Toodle-oo! We love you.

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