Obituary – Linklater


Joan Margaret Linklater (née Cochrane).

Born August 29, 1930, Sydney, Australia – February 7, 2019, Toronto, Canada.

Cherished wife of the late Gordon Douglas Linklater (2013).

Missed by sister-in-law Reita Linklater, brother-in-law Bryce Linklater, nieces, nephews and many family members in Australia.

Predeceased by brothers-in-law Harold (Nora) Linklater and Ken Linklater and sister-in-law Alma Linklater.

Joan began her early career as an air hostess with Trans Australia Airlines from 1950–1955. She then travelled by ship to London, U.K. with girlfriends where she was again employed as an air hostess traveling to Europe, Africa and the far east. In 1960, she travelled alone to Canada as a tourist and ultimately met her husband Gordon in Toronto where they were married in 1963. Joan pursued a marketing career until retirement in 1980. As a couple, they both had an ardent interest in the Toronto Symphony concerts and the theatre at Stratford, Ontario, Niagara-on-the Lake, New York and London, U.K. They continued to travel together to Australia, the far east and Europe until illness curtailed their activities.

Private family funeral arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes St., Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701.

Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at


Obituary – Linklater was last modified: April 12th, 2019 by Dianna Martell

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