Lynn Hood Death, Obituary – We have to break the news to you with a heavy heart that Lynn Hood has passed away. Please accept our condolences. During this trying time, our family would like to extend our gratitude to each and every one of you for your thoughtful comments. When we have more information, we will keep you all informed about the arrangements for the funeral, as we know you all want to pay your respects.
At the age of 55, and in the comfort of her home in Burlington on Monday, October 8, 2007, she lost her fight against ALS. She was the beloved partner of Frank Simpson, who survives her. Her parents, John and Helen Young, passed away before she was born. Her niece Catherine and her sister Carol (Jim) Dannhausen have carried on her legacy after her passing.
Also surviving are the Simpson family, the Hood family, Kim Cooke (nee Hood), Tara Hood, Shawn Hood, and Ryan Hood, as well as extended family, friends, and Charlie, their dog. Greg Hood and his family also survive. Before taking early retirement, Lynn had a successful 30-year career at STELCO, during which she had earned degrees from MM Robinson College (class of 1970) and Sheridan College.
She broke new ground for STELCO by becoming the company’s first woman to work in road sales and paved the way for others to follow in her footsteps. Lynn put a lot of effort into raising money for ALS research in the hopes that one day the disease’s cause and a treatment for it will be discovered. Lynn was aware that this would not assist her at this time, but it might assist others in the future.