Bruce, Lynda

Born December 17, 1951; Beloved teacher, proud mother of daughter Heather Herman, and lover of chocolate; passed away peacefully at her home on July 30, 2021, as she wanted, surrounded by family and close friends.

Lynda’s love of literacy was fostered by her mother who brought her faithfully to the library. Lynda’s favorite books to sign out week after week were Dr. Seuss classics Horton Catches an Egg and Horton Hears a Who. Her favorite lines were: “A person is a person no matter how small” and “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!” From her father she gained a love of Lake of the Woods, outdoors, and the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield. Some of the many things Lynda cherished were singing in the church choir, walks outside and spending summers at the camp on Lake of the Woods with family.

Lynda’s love of words and literacy led her to become a lifelong learner; she earned B.A.’s in English and French, a B.Ed, and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology. She was passionate about her work as a teacher. She cared deeply for the children she taught and loved seeing them succeed. Lynda was a champion of the importance of literacy. Her true calling within teaching was both French and English Early Literacy.