Linda Sanderson, former sub-post-mistress of Freuchie and Falkland, dies aged 62
Linda Sanderson, who was a deputy post-mistress in Freuchie and Falkland for several years, has died at the age of 62.
In addition to serving the community, as a teenager Ms. Sanderson was a cornet player with the Tullis Russell Brass Band.
She has retained this interest her entire life and attended Kingdom Brass’s last pre-Covid performance in March 2020, taking great satisfaction in seeing the group grow into Scottish champions.
She was a seamstress and animal lover. After retiring, she started golf and became a member of the Ladybank Golf Club.
Linda’s first home was in Auchmuirbridge where she lived with her parents, Les and Phyllis, and her brother Jack, in her maternal grandfather’s house.
His parents then moved to a house in Rimbleton, Glenrothes, before moving into town to South Parks and Pitteuchar.
Linda attended Glenrothes High School and her strong instinct for caring for children led her to consider training as a nursery school nurse, but was persuaded to join the Bank of Scotland.
She worked at the Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy branches and met her future husband John, whom she married in 1979.
They stayed for a few moments near Pitscottie before moving to Thornton where they lived for 11 years, before settling in Lathrisk near Freuchie in 1988.
Linda started helping out in the family business, then got involved in managing convenience stores in Glenrothes, Freuchie and Falkland and became a director of Sanderson Vending Ltd.
In the early years of the 21st century, Linda became sub-postmaster at Freuchie and later at Falkland in 2006. She retired in 2013.
Her husband John said, “Linda was so proud to be fortunate enough to have three adorable daughters, Julie, followed by Dawn and Amy and her number one priority in life has always been her family. She also welcomed her sons-in-law, Steve, Volker and Phil, to the family with open arms.
This devotion was demonstrated by the many tasks she undertook for her family, including tending to her daughters’ horses, making dance costumes and then upholstery later in life.
Retired Linda and John loved to travel, especially golf vacations to Alvor in the Algarve.
Linda is survived by her husband John, three daughters and three grandchildren.
The family announcement has been read here.