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Linda Lee Durisek

August 18, 1949 - December 13, 2020

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Linda 'Scotty' Lee Durisek, 71, of Penticton British Columbia. Daughter of Captain Thomas Edgar Logan, and Elizabeth Lylla Logan. Scotty passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from complications following a surgical procedure in Kelowna Regional Hospital.  Scotty is survived by her three sons, Thomas of Phoenix Arizona, Stefan of Stupava Slovakia, and Niklaus of Penticton British Columbia. She also has 2 living sisters, Glenna and Vi-Ann of Ontario Canada, 6 grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom are grieving the loss of Nana or Aunt Scotty.  Scotty was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 18, 1949. Her life dream was to be a devoted mother to her three children, and ultimately a grandmother to her grandchildren. In this, as in everything, she succeeded. She was immensely involved with her children and her local communities. She served as a Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother, PTA President, Medical Society Auxiliary person, T-Ball Coach, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation member, Breast Cancer Society member (and a 30+ year cancer survivor!!!). She was also a Republican Committee Member, Rotary Club member, Bunco Club member, an active member of her local churches, and quite frankly too many other groups to list accurately. She absolutely loved her final years living at Southwood Regency Retirement Resort in Penticton and was active in many groups there as well.  Scotty found a successful career in Real Estate while living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and spent many years helping folks buy and sell homes with Howard Hanna and Jack Gaughn Real Estate groups. She received numerous awards for agent of the year as well as a top produced year after year.  Upon her retirement in 2016, she relocated to her native country, Canada, so she could spend her later years close to her son, Niklaus; daughter-in-law Kate; and two of her grandkids Aiden and Ariana.  Scotty touched such an enormous number of lives; it is difficult to keep track. Her passing has made it so much more apparent. The outpouring of love and support following her unexpected passing has been frankly overwhelming but also, completely amazing.  It truly showed how much of an impact she had on so many people, in so many different places and backgrounds.  She knew no boundary of love and had a strong desire to help others in need.  Please no flowers or gifts. Scotty would only want you to celebrate her life and remember the good times, by listening to the song 'Old Time Rock and Roll' by Bob Seger or ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley. In memory of her, pull out your lawn flamingos, or wear something purple. Enjoy a lobster dinner, have escargot, or a slice of mushroom and sausage pizza. Heat up a cup of Earl Grey tea, or cheers with a glass of Chardonnay.  The energy of Scotty will always be with all of us who knew her. Her family is mourning but we are strong and connected. Now is the time, more than ever, to express love to those we hold dear. And especially in these hard times, if you can, please help someone in need, like she has done for so many of us.  That was Scotty's life mantra, and her family would love nothing more than for us all to continue her legacy.  A simple viewing will be held on Friday, January 8, 4-6PM PST in person or via Zoom log-in at Kettle Valley Memorial in Penticton BC on their website or Facebook page. Nik and family will be there around 4:30-5PM for the viewing and saying a few words.  There will also be a celebration of life in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Lunenburg, Vermont in the Summer 2021.  May you rest in peace Mom…Nana…Scotty.  Peace and Love to all. Amen. Condolences may be made to the family through kvmemorial.com.

 

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From: Scott Logan

I was surprised and saddened to hear of the passing of (cousin) Linda.  It has been many years since we saw each other, but I always looked forward to her annual Christmas letter and the details of how the year had gone for the Duriseks. My father, Murray, and Linda’s Dad, Tom, were very close and when we were young, our families spent a great deal of time together before they moved to Hudson, Quebec. Linda’s boundless energy always made for fun times when we all got together. Her kindness was well known and I always benefitted when passing through Harrisburg in the 80s. Thom, Nik and Stefan – our thoughts are with you and your loved ones.
From the Logan clan back in Nova Scotia. – Cousins Scott and Jan; Aunt Doreen.

From: Stefan "trouble" Durisek

Mom… My heart aches knowing you are no longer with me… My tears haven’t been stopped in weeks… I loved you every day, we not only were close, we made it through cancer and many other very rough times together. You were a mom to all my friends, and you gave me so much with every hug, smile and encouraging word. You protected me, you helped me and you loved me unconditionally. I am very sad we were torn apart. My kids will be told the storied of everything you have done to make me who I am today.  You gave me life, you fought for me while my 1st days were tragic, I lived because of your love. I will forever love you, I miss you, I need a hug now…..mom… I will see you again… And all I want is is you to hold me again. Love always and forever… Stefan – aka “trouble” 

From: Heather (McGinnis) Odell

Growing up with Scotty in Lancaster & at the camp in VT are some of my favorite childhood memories. Scotty was like an Aunt to me, she will be truly missed. 

From: Herb and Helen Coburn

We only had the privilege of spending time with Scotty a few times since she moved to Penticton. Scotty was definitely larger than life and loved her celebrations. We remember last summer cooking up a great big barbecue dinner on the patio at the watermark resort in Osoyoos to celebrate her 70 birthday. She loved every minute of attention and laughter. I also remember getting the tour of her home in Penticton when I was visiting my sister Frances and Kate and Nik. She was so pleased to entertain us in the big dining room and celebrate Robbie Burns day with us. We love you Scotty and are blessed that Nik is part of our life. Herb and Helen Coburn

From: Sandra Malone

I’m just sooo sorry for your loss of your Mom, Nana & all those beautiful calling’s!!! She was sooo heart warming & chatty, when we first met her, and I thought what a gem she is❤️ I just really fell in love – what a big heart she had !!!! RIP sweet Scotty🙏🥰❤️

From: Jerri Lehman

Thom, Stefan, Nik, and families, We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Scotty. We loved her dearly, and her love of adventure, and fun. She could always bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. 
We have many wonderful memories of her, and cherish each one. Sending our love and prayers. Jerri and Bob.

From: Donald Logan

Thom, Nik and Stefan sorry for your loss. Very sad to hear of your moms passing.
I always remembered and appreciated that cousin Linda would call my Dad (Norm Logan) to touch base and see how he was doing in his later years. Very thoughtful.

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