Shilmar, Linda Ann

October 12, 1949 – November 8, 2023
at the age of 74 years:     

       A celebration of Linda’s life will be held 1 pm, Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the Community Hall in Longview, Alberta. 

Linda Shilmar, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and aunt passed away suddenly Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  Linda was born in Calgary on October 12,1949 to Hannah and Charlie Folkard.

Linda obtained her Nursing Aide Certification in 1969, dedicating her career to helping others. She became a proud member of the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists in 1986, obtaining her Red Seal in 1991.  Linda started her career at Holy Cross Hospital and retired from the Foothills Hospital in 2008.   Linda volunteered with various organizations throughout her life.

Linda was a stellar big sister and young mother, carting 3 little girls around the city and on day trips to Cochrane and Banff. In later years she enjoyed various hobbies and activities, including gardening and travel, going on road trips with her daughter, mom, and sisters. She greatly enjoyed a trip to Hawaii with sister Pat and a Caribbean cruise with cousin Dawn. She had a lovely little garden on the balcony of her apartment overlooking the lake. 

After retiring Linda moved to the Shuswap area to be close to her beloved daughter Sherry and grandson Kyle.   Her greatest source of joy was her family and close friends. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. 

Linda was predeceased by her mother Hannah, father Charles, love of her life Charlie Shilmar and devastatingly, her daughter Sherry. 

She is greatly missed by brother Gordon (Nancy), sisters June and Pat (Garry) as well as by many other family members and friends. 

May the memories of Linda’s kindness and caring spirit bring comfort to those who knew and loved her.  

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held 1 pm, Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the Community Hall in Longview, Alberta. 

1 Comment

  1. I was so sorry to hear that Linda passed away. She was my co-worker and a joy to be around. It’s always sad when someone passes away, and even though we are sad that your gone from our lives, I promise that Heaven is real, that Jesus really does loves you dear Linda, and I know you are still spreading your joy in God’s garden right now. You will be missed. Love Kimberly

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