The Young and the Restless' Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman) suffers heartbreaking family loss. Read more here--->>
The Young and the Restless' Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman) has experienced a heartbreaking loss. Her grandfather, Lieutenant Col. John Lind passed away. In this regard, she wrote, "I love you forever and ever ♾ thank you for all the amazing stories about your astonishing life and raising the best dad in the world. rest in peace grandpa❤️ xo".
Lind is the daughter of Barbara Alyn Woods (an actress) and John Lind (a director/producer). She has two siblings; Emily Alyn Lind and Natalie Alyn Lind.
His obituary read:
LIND, JOHN ELVIN passed away peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on December 31, 2019 at the age of eighty-seven. Son of the late John and Esther Lind (née Malmberg). Loving husband of Gwen Lind (née Leeder). Beloved father of John (Barbara Alyn Woods) and Laura (Bill Reynolds). Proud grandfather of Justine, Natalie, Emily and Aly. Predeceased by brother Norman Johnson.
Born in Vauxhall, Alberta on April 1st, 1932, John enlisted in the RCAF at age eighteen. He trained as a CF-100 Canuck and CF-101 Voodoo fighter jet navigator. He flew in airshows, and early in his career was stationed in Germany and France as an intelligence officer at the height of the Cold War. His squadron was on call during the Cuban Missile Crisis. As a sideline, he competed in European Skeet Shooting Championships, and placed at the Tira A Volo Italy in 1959 and in the Oslo, Norway competition in 1961.
John met his wife Gwen, a CFAB elementary school teacher, while stationed in Metz, France. They dated for three months and were married in a civil ceremony on December 31, 1959. They were together for sixty years to the day.
John’s later postings to NORAD facilities in Colorado and Montana were luckily close to some of the best ski regions in North America. After thirty-four years in the Air Force he retired to Calgary as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was volunteer chair of the Speed Skating and Curling venue at the 1988 Winter Olympics. He worked as a ski instructor and enjoyed his weekends at Lake Louise. An adrenaline junkie but also a patient, applied and dedicated husband and father, John and Gwen moved to Ontario in 2002 to be closer to their granddaughter. They also enjoyed seeing their three actress granddaughters on television and in movies.
John was an active golfer, tennis and pool player at Ballantrae Golf Lifestyle Community and the news that his heart was as fragile as it was shocked the entire neighbourhood. We too are heartbroken. The family would like to thank the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Markham-Stouffville Hospital. The service was held at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket, on Sunday, January 12, 2020 11 a.m.
To Lieutenant Col. John Lind. To one of my best friends in the world. thank you for teaching me to tie my shoes, thank you for reading to me, thank you for watching me hours on end while I put on shows, thank you for being the first person to see every movie/tv show/ i have ever done (even if they were terrible) thank you for lying and saying that they were not terrible, thank you for showing me what real love looks like, thank you for teaching my dad everything he knows so that he could be the dad you were, for my sisters and i. thank you for seeing grandma at an army base in France and asking her if she needed anything because she was alone, thank you for giving her the pillow she asked for and then asking her to marry you 3 months later, thank you for every birthday card, every hug, every story, and every moment. my love for you will live on, forever and ever. Till next time