Linda Lou Downie of Sarnia passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice at the age of 69. Beloved wife and best friend of Gary Downie. Loving mother of Shelley (Jamie) Mika, Doug (Laura) Downie, and Dawn Marie (PJ) Primeau. Cherished Nana of Connor, Julia and Mikayla Downie and Darien and Cameron Primeau. Linda is survived by her dear sister Sandra (Dr. Michael) Prior and brother-in-law Don Martin. Also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Ray (Lynn) Downie, Rosemary (Dan) Wilson, Richard Downie, Debra Downie and by Aunt Jean (Downie) Evans. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and best friend Nancy Steele, as well as many other family and friends. Linda is predeceased by her parents Margaret and Wilfred Bristo and her sister Paula Martin and brother-in-law Wayne Downie. The family wishes to thank Dr. Crombeen and the nurses and caregivers of St. Joseph’s Hospice, Bluewater Health, and University Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with a memorial service immediately following at 12:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).