Linda Margaret Drain

7th January 1934 - 28th July 2022
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The Hideaway, 201 Lochiel Branxholme Road, Lochiel
3 August 2022, 1:00PM

DRAIN, Linda Margaret (nee Donald) – Linda passed away peacefully, on Thursday 28th July

2022, aged 88 years. Loved wife of Doug who passed away in 2013, much loved mother and mother

in law of Janice & Ross* McKerchar (Winton) and loved Nana Linda to Ben & Josie, and Scott.

Loved sister-in-law to Erice and Errol Molloy (Wallacetown), Maureen and John* Webb

(Wellington), Harry* and Nancy*Drain, Duncan* and Joy* Drain, Margaret* and Peter*

Molloy. Loved Aunty of all her nieces and nephews. (*denotes deceased).

For Linda, Spar Bush was always home and in her heart for 85 years.

Our family sincerely thanks the wonderful staff at Edinburgh, Donavon & O’Byrne Wings at

Rowena Jackson who cared for her so well over the past three years

A celebration of Linda’s life to be held at The Hideaway, 201 Lochiel Branxholme Road,

Lochiel at 1pm, Wednesday 3rd August 2022.

At Linda’s request there will be a private burial to follow. Messages to 479 Winton

Hedgehope HWY, RD 2, Winton 9782 


Our deepest condolences to the family. Linda was a lovely lady. We remember her fondly.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Janice and the boys.
Tekura Wilding , Winton
To Janice and family,our condolences to you all on the loss of Linda,such a nice person and such a fun lady.Linda was so good to our Mum especially when your Grandma lived next door to them.Look after yourself Janice,you have had a lot to contend with over the last few years.
Carolyn and Ken Porteous, Te Anau
Janice l have this image of your Mum and Dad and my Colin, having a great yarn and sorting the country out. So many memories My thoughts are with you and your family, l have a good idea what you will be doing today love Ellenxx
Ellen Ballantyne, Winton
Deepest condolences to you Janice and family. She was a cool lady and whenever I think of Linda it's netball and especially the Spar Bush Netball Club that comes to mind. Rest easy cuz x
Glenda Puki (nee Keith), Invercargill
Sincere Sympathy to Janice and Family
My thought’s are with you all at this sad time.
Lilian McKenzie
Lilian Mckenzie, Winton
Sorry to see your loss Janice. Mum & Dad always enjoyed catching up with her.
Lee & Garth McMaster, winton
To Janice Ross and your family, my sincere condolences at the passing of Linda, she was a wonderful resident of Spar Bush, loyal to the core, her love of netball and district activities was something she excelled at. She leaves many memories I'm sure for you all and I will remember her as an extremely friendly person willing to help anyone.
Evan Paterson, Arrowtown
Sorry to see the passing of your beautiful Mum. Take care
Deepest sympathy
Sheryll and Kim Retallick
Sheryll Retallick , Mandurah
From our family to yours, our thoughts are with you at the loss of Linda.
Our Mother’s / Grandmother’s make a family who they are.
They are with us always.

The Doherty family , Greymouth
Janice and Family, Sad to hear of Linda's passing. Had lots of laughs n chats over the years we worked in adjoining shops. Janice what a year you have had with sadness, take care.
Sharyn Whyte, Dipton
Janice & family, so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I have lots of memories of seeing you both out practising those many netball goals.
Our thoughts & love Lynn & John Frew
Lynn & John Frew , Frankton
Linda was such a light with her cheeky smile and excellent sense of humour throughout her time in Donovan.

She is very missed. Sending my deepest condolences to her lovely family and friends.
Jessica Gerken, Invercargill
Janice & family our deepest sympathy. I have many memories when I played netball for Spar Bush.
Jenny & Ian McKay (nee Gill)
Jenny Mckay , Otatara
Sorry to learn of your dear Mum's passing Janice. It has been an incredibly tough couple of years and we are thinking of you all.
Roslyn and Laurence Fraser, Thornbury
Sorry to read of mums passing Janice,I remember caring for your mum for a short time
Lovely lady
Rest in peace.
Jodi Gillespie, Te Anau
So sorry to read your Mum passed away Janice, Linda really did so much for me when I was a young netball player. From getting me to practices, trials and games and of course as a coach. Always so positive and supportive. So sorry I could be at her memorial but unfortunately got Covid on Monday. Love to you and your family during this sad time.
Shona Tomlins (née Telfer), Otatara, Invercargill