In Loving Memory of

Linda Happe

Linda Happe

We are sorry to announce that Linda Happe, Early Years Manager at Queen Mary’s Westfield Nursery, passed away suddenly in June. Linda was a much-loved member of staff and popular with parents and children in her care.

Linda joined Queen Mary on 11th September 2017 and many of the Queen Mary community will have met Linda as she led the nursery team who cared for many children of staff members and the local community during her time at the nursery. Linda passed away on 5th June 2021.

Karen Gravell, our former Deputy Nursery Manager, said of Linda:

“Linda was not only my manager, but she was also my friend. Together we survived the lockdown, a flood and Covid!

As the nursery manager, she was hardworking, professional and supportive. She always went above and beyond her role. Since starting at the nursery nearly 4 years ago, the nursery has gone from strength to strength, because of her passion for Early Years shining throughout, which motivated the team to strive for the better. Linda was so family orientated both at home and at work. Parents and children loved her. Children would always pop into the office daily, always for a long chat! or to show her something they had found outside! Often you could always find Linda in one of the children’s rooms, sleeves rolled up and getting her hands dirty.

She was a fun loving person who loved cats, her holiday’s, pink gin and her collection of handbags, which she often had to hide from her husband!! Linda is irreplaceable and will be missed by everyone that knew her.”

Our condolences go to Linda’s husband Roberto, who is a valued colleague within the Nursery team, her family and friends.

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Martin Rogers

Rest in peace Linda, sending my thoughts and condolences to your family and friends. …


Tracy Elsom

Rest in Heavenly Peace, you will be missed. Spread your wings and fly up high, as you float away and say goodbye. XXX …


Anna McCleery

Linda was such a lovely person. My kids loved her. We’ve all been so sorry to hear of her passing, my condolences to her family. Anna x …


Mark Ariyanayagam

Very sorry to hear of Linda’s sudden passing. Sincere condolences to Roberto and all the Nursery colleagues.   …


Ben Hassan

I had the pleasure of knowing Linda when I joined Thomas Coram in 1998. Linda always demonstrated an absolute dedication to the children in her care. She displayed a continuous desire to learn and was always willing to try new ideas. Linda was an incredibly dedicated colleague. She will be remembered for her extraordinary …


Simon Barlow

Always so warm and friendly with time for a chat or catchup and appreciative of what you’d done or said, even if it was something tiny. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends at this time. RIP Linda. …


Nina Menzies

I was very sad to hear the news of Linda’s sudden death. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. …


Panny Martin

Such a sad loss.  Gone far too soon!  Linda was a lovely lady, she was inspiring!  Every time myself and Linda had a conversation, I always walked away with a good feeling.  Linda loved her job and I believe she loved working at Queen Mary.  I remember when we interviewed Linda, I knew before …


Vicki Trimble

I was saddened to hear about Linda, who was always someone I enjoyed speaking to. She would be generally upbeat and I could look forward to meetings with her. My condolences to her family. …


Fahad Mayo

I am really sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. My deepest condolances and thoughts are with Linda’s family and friends. I was very fortunate to work closely with Linda. I will be remembering her as one of my most joyous and dedicated collegues. I will most certainly miss Linda’s warm and friendly smile.  …


Janeth Cardenas

Aunque no la conocí en persona ..recuerdo tu cara cuando me hablablas de ella …primo…..y desde ahí ya la sentimos parte de nosotros…….CUANTO SIENTO TU PERDIDA PRIMO…..pero Dios esta contigo dándote fuerzas para seguir adelante…..MIS ORACIONES CON SU ALMA…. …


Priscila Alvarado

Hay un refrán que dice: “cuando el amor es verdadero la distancia es lo de vida puede separar dos cuerpos pero nunca dos corazones ” estoy convencida que ud Tia Linda vive en el de mi tío Roberto..y por supuesto en el de la familia que la quiere que dejó en Ecuador..hasta siempre …


Elizabeth Twum-Barima

Dear Linda, Most Beautiful Soul.  You will be Solely Missed and May God Keep You in His Perfect Peace. Sleep Well Boss!!!!!!   Much Much Love Elizabeth Twum-Barima.   …


Giuliano Urbani

Our deepest condolances on the passing of Linda. Her kindness and happy presence will be missed by all. It has really come as a shock for us. May she sleep with the Angels  …


Carmen Cárdenas

           Querido Hermano                                                                           Sentido Pésame por la pérdida de tu querida esposa Linda, cuanto …


Daren Nair

Dear Linda, you will definitely be missed and I know no matter where you are now, you’ll be making a positive difference. I don’t come from a big or close family and I tend to spend most of my holidays alone so I’ll never forget the Christmas a few years ago where you and …


Gladys Cárdenas

Querida y recordada Linda:Fueron pocos los días que estuviste de visita en mi ciudad Cuenca – Ecuador, para conocer a la familia y unirte en santo matrimonio con mi hermano Roberto, que te amaba más que a su propia vida, con ese amor puro, infinito y casto que solo una vez se entrega en …


Katy Moir

I still cannot believe you are no longer with us Linda! Utterly heartbreaking. Sending Roberto and Family all of my love at this devastating time.  A poem for you Linda… Linda-A lovely lady full of grace. A warm and welcoming friendly face. An ear to always listen, A shoulder to always cry on. We …


Rahima Choudhury

I am so sad to hear about Linda.  Remembering her gentle and lovely soul will always remain in my heart.     The Nursery was our second home, and Linda made it such a loving and warm environment.  I was lucky enough to stay in touch even after our boys left the Nursery and will …


Rachael Palmer

Our Linda Linda you was the most amazing person, You was our colleague, boss and friend, You have taken your bow and closed your curtain, Linda, you fulfilled your name, right to the end   You was not only our manager, You was our support and somewhere to go, You listened to us and …



Dear Roberto. I’m deeply sorry to hear the loss of your wife. I know there are not words how painful it is so loss someone so deadly. My heart goes out to you, and all her family. My condolences my Dear friend, sending you hugs and kisses. Be strong and courageous. Much Love Rosita …


Valerie Worles

I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Linda’s passing and my heart goes out to Roberto and Linda’s family. We only met a few times but she was so happy and friendly and that’s the way I will remember her. God bless you. …


Lorraine Smith

I’m so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing; the fact that we met when she was training to become a coach speaks volumes about her dedication to supporting others. She was a warm, caring and generous-hearted woman, always ready with a giggle; I can’t imagine how difficult this time must be for Linda’s close …


Elena Moreira

I am so sorry to hear this news about Linda. She was such a cheerful face to see each morning on the way to in to nursery – always happy to take part and get dressed up when the children did. Every day Rosa was excited to show Linda her latest treasure which was …


Karen Gravell

I am absolutely devastated by the loss of Linda. She was a wonderful person who was so full of life. She had so many plans for the nursery as well as in her personal life. Linda was taken far too soon and she will be sorely missed. …


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