August 10, 1945 – April 11, 2023
at the age of 77 years:
It is with the heaviest of hearts and the deepest of sadness that we announce the passing of Linda van Hoof – wife, Mother, sister, Oma, Aunt, niece and friend.
Surviving Linda is her beloved husband and best friend, Peter. Her brother Les (Debbie) Hiebert, her children Dianne (Craig) Simmons, Trevor (Fawn) van Hoof, Ali (Jory) Maki, Megan (Keith) Daye, Joanne (Gabriel) Brownlee, Maria (Dennis) Maki and seven loving grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Helen Hiebert and her younger brothers Lance and Larry.
Linda was born in Kitchener Ontario on August 10, 1945 and was raised a proud Mennonite. She spent her childhood moving from town to town and enjoyed sitting on the edge of the highway naming the make, model and year of the passing cars with her brothers. She could name any car!
Graduating from teacher’s college at 18, and spent many years as a teacher in Ontario which she loved very much. Linda moved to Kamloops, BC in 1977 and raised her family in Westsyde – “Greenacres” was the place to be. Their family home was her treasure. Teaching catechism and being the Coordinator of Faith Formation for Children at St. John Vianney brought her so much joy and kindred friendships.
Linda’s favourite thing in life was spending time with her family, listening to her brother play music, and going for walks with her beloved dog Rusty and with her “bestie” Joan. Her children and grandchildren were most important in her life, family was everything to her, and because of that she fought cancer for 15 years, with her soulmate at her side, losing her brave and courageous battle on April 11, 2023.
The family held a beautiful, private graveside service and small celebration of life with loved ones on April 21, 2023 in Chase, BC.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating blood, “the liquid of life”, on Linda’s behalf or to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops, a non-profit organization dear to Linda’s heart.
Kamloops Hospice Association
72 Whiteshield Crescent South
Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9