September 22, 2013
WARDE, Linda Kay
Our beloved mother, step-mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend passed September 22, 2013 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. She was born on November 3, 1954 in Shoal Lake, Manitoba.
Linda was raised in Calgary where she attended St. Francias high school. Later she attended the University of Lethbridge, then Olds College. At Olds College Linda found her passion in horticulture. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree in Linda’s case as her family roots were well set in gardens and fields. Linda’s passion sent her to Victoria, where she was employed at Royal Roads Military College tending the beautiful landscapes. It was in those gardens where Linda was married to Larry Warde, with her step-daughter Tina Warde as her flower girl. Later Linda moved to Nanaimo and had her children, Tyler and Jaime Warde.
Linda was a committed volunteer at Chase River Elementary where her children attended, and she would often volunteer time in her community. For Linda, knowing the difference between right from wrong was natural; and it was those values Linda shared with everyone she touched. Sitting, reading her book, Linda would almost be waiting for you to query her, then thoughtfully she would give you a really honest answer – never fail. Linda had a way of telling you what you needed to hear.
Linda is survived and missed by her son, Tyler Warde; her daughter, Jaime Warde; her step-daughter, Tina Henderson (nee Warde); her father, James Herchak; her brother, Pat Herchak; her sisters, Ellen Bessala (nee Herchak) and Jackie Smith (nee Herchak). Linda will be embraced by her mother, Helen Herchak (nee Dutkywich) and her brother, Terry Herchak who predeceased her.
“We don’t have control over what happens to us, but we do have control over how we respond…Live bravely.”
A Celebration of Life (open house) will be held on November 2, 2013 at the family home beginning at noon.
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