march 1, 1954 ~ June 27, 2005
Linda passed away peacefully in Queen’s Park Care Centre in New Westminster, BC, after a courageous battle against a terminal brain illness. Her last month spent in hospital was accompanied with constant care and devotion from many family members and close friends who expressed hope, love and affection through visits, cards, flowers, music and prayers. We extend heartfelt thanks to all of you. She is survived and will be dearly missed by many loving family members which include: her two children, Christel and Edmund; her mother, Elsa; her siblings, Alfred (Inge), Albert (Judy), Hertha (Harry), Edmund (Sheila), Rosa (Henk), as well as her aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins and their respective families.
Linda was born in Comox and resided in Black Creek since 1954. Music was Linda’s life. She enjoyed life to the fullest, time spent with family and friends and treasured fond memories of her involvement in Faith Lutheran Church, in music and in the local community. Linda was a woman who loved new endeavors and novel experiences. Among her favorite pastimes were gardening, golfing, dancing, cooking and vacationing. Linda deeply touched the liveS of those around her and will be sadly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the Family asks that you please consider donations to a bursary fund administered by the Registered Teachers Association to be established in memory of Linda to help further her passion for music, this to be given to a deserving piano student from the Comox Valley and Campbell River area. Donations can be made at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Courtenay Branch or at the funeral service Or alternatively donations for the New Hospice, Queens Park Care Unit (specifying furnishings) Atten: Jan Thomas, Manager, 315 McBride Blvd., New Westminster, BC V3L 5E8, where Linda and family received above expectional care and attention. Funeral service are provided by Comox Valley Funeral Home 334-0707. A service of commendation and celebration will be held Saturday July 9, 2005 at 1:00 at St. George’s United Church of Canada in Courtenay with interment to follow at Mission Hill Cemetery with luncheon to follow at the St. George’s parish hall provided by LWML (ladies organization) of Faith Lutheran Church.