Linda (Oma) moved to Salt Spring Island in 2013 with the intention of creating a garden/nature retreat. She was a passionate lover of nature. Birds, trees and flowers all thrived under her care.
Linda cherished and stewarded the land both on Vancouver Island where she lived together with Stanley for 40+ years and again here on Salt Spring where together with her family, her creative energy transformed 134 Douglas. Linda volunteered endlessly throughout her life, always willing to lend her huge energy, positive, practical, nature and eye for detail to a good cause. She delighted in new friendships made on Salt Spring as well as the fellowship and warmth of the Salt Spring United Church.
During her illness she was lovingly cared for by her daughter Shannon, Shane Barclay, Susan Grace and Grandson Ronan. Heartfelt appreciation to all the compassionate friends and loving relatives who filled the last months bringing food, flowers and friendship. Your kindness and compassion brightened each day.
Linda died peacefully, supported with love by her family and with the assistance of MAiD. Many thanks to Bobby Crichton and Clark Saunders.
A small memorial will be held at the United Church on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 2 pm
A larger celebration of life garden tea will be held in her garden at 134 Douglas on August 17th 2019.
To live content with small means;
To seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
To be worthy…not respectable
Wealthy not rich. To study hard, think quietly
Talk gently, act frankly. To listen to stars and birds
To babes and sages with an open heart
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely
Await occasions, hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.