ZEDLACHER, Lynda (nee Inch)

Pillar of the community and lifelong Wawa resident, Lynda Zedlacher, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at Lady Dunn Health Centre the morning of Wednesday, September 8th, 2021.

She is now reunited with the love of her life, her husband Peter Zedlacher Sr, who passed 28 years earlier.

Born March 15th, 1944, the youngest daughter of Hazel and Clarence Inch, Lynda is a graduate of Michipicoten High School in Wawa and Shaw Business College in Toronto. She met her Austrian husband when he moved to Wawa, and Lynda and Pete were married on December 2nd, 1967. Together, Lynda and Peter ran ‘Pete’s Auto’ in Wawa, employing hundreds of people over the 43 years in service to the community. Knowing how important a full-service gas station was to the senior citizens of the town who couldn’t pump their own gas, and even though it was against the business’s financial well being, Lynda insisted the pumps remained full service until she retired in 2009. On top of being a local businesswoman with the gas station, AVIS rent-a-car, Lynda also volunteered her time to the Police Service’s Board, Victim’s Services Board, Hillcrest Heights and the food bank to name a few.

Lynda was also a caretaker. She dedicated her life to taking care of her husband Peter after his health issues arose, her mother Hazel and her father Clarence as they each experienced their own health issues. Lynda was a spark of joy who would light up a room, always aiming to make everyone around her happy. From the kids at the station to extended friends, Lynda made sure the people around her felt taken care of and loved.

She is preceded in death by her husband Peter, her mother Hazel, her father Clarence and her sister Arlene, and is survived by her only son, Peter Jr and her lifelong friends she has in Wawa, the town she cherished so very much.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lynda’s family are incredibly grateful for the healthcare workers and staff at the Lady Dunn Health Centre for their kindness and professionalism during her last chapter.

Memorial donations made to the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation would be greatly appreciated. (https://www.ldhc.com/Foundation).

Arrangements entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home, Wawa.

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  1. My sincerest sympathies for you and your family in your time of sorrow. May the love and the beauty of their life be the sunshine in your darkness. May you find comfort and warmth from those closest to you. You are in my constant thoughts during these difficult days.

  2. Dave and Tracy Blackmore

    so sorry to hear about the loss of Lynda, she was such a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed in this town. It was our pleasure to be in her life the last few years and enjoyed our wonderful phone calls and visits when we could. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pete and the rest of her family.