Remembering Linda Stewart
Today’s post was written by Patricia Baker, president & CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation.
In March, the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) lost a valuable member of our staff, Linda Stewart. This death took all of us by surprise which has heightened our sense of grief, but in no way diminishes the important contribution Linda made to the foundation.
Linda Stewart was a woman of great depth and made the foundation better for her presence. For me Linda was the closest example I have of “grace.” She was quiet and wise, funny and loving, gracious and welcoming, a calm presence that always made things better.
If you had a chance to hear her sing, your soul was lifted by her beautiful voice. She was a leader in her church, a loving mother and grandmother, and an efficient smart staff member that made sure we did not lose our way.
I owe so much to her and know that much of what I have accomplished over the last years is due in great part to Linda. She is missed, and we are all better for knowing her.