Linda passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family, on May 12, 2012 at the Okanagan Hospice House in Kelowna, BC, after a brave fight with cancer. She was only 58 years old, but lived a full and happy life. She was born Linda Joan Mae Koehler on October 19, 1953 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Mourning Linda’s passing are her husband, Bill Sim; her son Grant Sim; her daughter Candice (Patrick) Rider; her grandson Cayden Rider; her mother Bernice Koehler; her sister Glenda (Neil) Mallach and her brothers Doug (Sue) Koehler, Terry (Nadine) Koehler and Gerald (Tammy) Koehler, her brother-in-law Dale (Colleen) Sim, plus many nieces and nephews and other family and family friends. Linda was predeceased by her father, Raymond Koehler.
Linda met the love of her life, Bill Sim, in September 1966 in Kamloops, BC, where they were married in 1971. Bill and Linda moved to Clearwater, BC in 1971, where they settled in to this beautiful community to work, play and raise their two children. In August 1986, Linda started working at Safety Mart, a place she loved, where she always greeted her many friends with a smile, a laugh and a hug.
Linda loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her many hobbies and interests included golf, hiking, photography, reading, yoga, camping and travelling. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, chatting, laughing and having fun.
A memorial service honouring Linda’s life will take place on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Community Baptist Church. Everyone who knew and loved Linda is welcome, an open mic will be available and light refreshments will be served afterwards. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030.