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Linda Vanier

Troy-Linda Marie Vanier, 64 passed away on November 4, 2017 at the St. Peter’s Hospice Inn. Born in Murphysboro, Tennessee she was the daughter to Elizabeth Rousseau Vanier.

Linda graduated from Hudson Valley Community College and College of St. Rose receiving a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.  Taught Seton Day Care in Troy NY. She was in a motorcycle accident at the age of 27 and paralyzed from the chest down.  Even being paralyzed, having diabetes, and going though cancer, she still touched many people’s lives never thinking about herself. She was truly Wonder Woman portrayed by Linda Carter. She was a strong woman, a Mom, friend, and sister who never complained about the many struggles and difficulties throughout her life. She was always a giver and put everyone’s needs ahead of her own. She was an avid artist and donated artwork to the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association.  She also supported several children in the Christian Children’s Fund. She also volunteered at the Rape Crisis Center for over 10 years at Samaritan Hospital in Troy NY. She was truly a Wonderful Woman and will be missed.

Linda is survived by her loving children LaKee Miner (Lloyd) of East Nassau, Ezekiel Jackson of Troy and Zebadiah Jackson of Florida, her cherished grandchildren Sean, Nathan and Tessla Miner, her devoted siblings David Vanier and Sharon Lacoss, and her faithful service canine companion “Sadie”. She is also survived my many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday November 8, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sexual Assault and Crime Victims at Samaritan Hospital c/o Northeast Health Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, New York 12208

Charitable donations may be made to:

Sexual Assault and Crime Victims at Samaritan Hospital
c/o Northeast Health Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd, Albany NY 12208

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Hi Zeke, we just heard of your mother's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and Sadie. Your mother always spoke so highly of you (most of the time, wink) to me when either we were in the elevator, or while I was popping in the loft to assist her with packages that had arrived, or moving the van. She was a lovely person. -401 Josh/Kelly

Josh and Kelly- formerly 401- next door Nov 19 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Vanier

Liz Parker Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linda Vanier

Todd Demers Nov 8 2017 12:00 AM

Linda was a kindred spirit but a far better warrior for the causes we cared about than I was. We had had great conversations together. My heart is with Lakee, Zeek, Zeb, Sharon & the rest of the family who fought so hard for her right until the end.

Todd Demers Nov 8 2017 12:00 AM

Zeke, So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Lena Jones Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

I extend my deepest sympathies. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

Tashona Laurice Jamison Nov 6 2017 12:00 AM