CARTHEW, Linda J. (nee Wiley) – Our loving mother and grandmother peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday February 19, 2021 at the age of 82 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Linda was born August 12, 1938 in Camanche, Iowa to Lawrence and Opal (Wells) Wiley. After graduating from Clinton High School, Linda married, had 3 children and spent the next several years in the Chicago area, before the family moved to New York. There, Linda was very involved in her church and donating her time to various charities including the Midnight Run Organization, helping to distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless on the streets of New York City.
On December 26, 1981, Linda married Robert Carthew who predeceased Linda on October 17, 2020. They spent many years in Westchester County New York before realizing her dream and moving to the Cotswalds in England. After several years in England and travelling throughout Europe, they settled in Ontario, Canada.
Linda was most happy travelling and reading. She never met a book she didn’t like and spent hours in local libraries and bookstores. Linda had such a vibrant spirit and beautiful smile. She was friendly and outgoing, often striking up conversations with strangers all over the world. She would love to hear others’ stories and would gladly sit and talk for hours about her adventures and her family. She was truly a great mother and friend and will be incredibly missed.
Linda is survived by her son C. Mark Jones and his wife Nancy of Fulton Ill., her daughter Laura Jones and her husband Michael from San Antonio TX, her son Andrew Jones and his wife Rita Dennehy of Boisset-et-Gaujac, France, her grandson Matthew Jones and his partner Ann Mitchell of Fulton, Ill, her grandson Samuel Feldman of Poughkeepsie, NY, her granddaughter Melissa Jones of Clinton, IA, her great-grandson Coehn Lee Smith of Clinton, IA, her brother Jon Wiley and his wife Joni of Lincoln, CA, her step-son Dave Carthew of Ontario CA, her step-daughter Jennifer Kenwell and her husband Gerry of Ontario CA, her step-grandsons Ryan and Justin Kenwell of Ontario CA and many nieces, nephews, cousins and amazing friends.
A service will be held Tuesday March 2nd at 1:30pm at Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel 206 Norfolk St Guelph, Ontario, Canada. (wallcustance.com / 519-822-0051) Due to COVID-19 restrictions if you plan on attending in person (click here to register) as there will be a limited space. If you wish to attend remotely (click here – Zoom link).
Memorial contributions to the Hospice Wellington would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Linda J. Carthew in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.