It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving mother, big sister, aunty and amazing friend, Linda Louise Augustine (nee Hovind), August 28, 2013 at Okanagan Hospice House at the age of 58 years, after fighting a very brief and sudden battle with cancer. She is now reunited with her Dad, Mom and brother – George, Louise and Gary Hovind of Fernie, BC.
Linda is survived by two daughters Charlotte Augustine of Kelowna, BC, Kaela Augustine of Vancouver, BC, and sisters Jan Marie Naccarato (Rick) of Okotoks, AB, Kristine Hovind-Pelletier (Pierre) of Fernie, BC, and nieces/nephews Garrett & Kloee Naccarato, and Brielle & Andre Pelletier. She will be deeply missed by Gary Augustine, sisters-in-law Janice Wimmer (Andy) of Prince George, Karen Ward (Ed) of Calgary, AB, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles.
Born in Fernie, BC, on November 22, 1954, Linda lived there until graduating from FSS in 1972. At the Kelowna Okanagan College, she graduated in 1974 as an LPN and chosen Valedictorian because of her congenial personality and spirited leadership. She married Gary Augustine on August 5, 1983 in Prince George where they raised their two daughters, Charlotte and Kaela.
Since 1977 Linda worked at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia as an LPN, a Rehab Assist. in Occupational Therapy, and most recently as a Rehab Assist. in Physiotherapy. Her loving compassion for both her patients and her colleagues will be missed.
Linda thrived on her large community of friends and all their fun times, and never turned down a game of golf! She was an active volunteer as a First Responder and involved in several organizations in Prince George. But her pride was her two “babies” Charlotte and Kaela, to whom she taught that above all else, family was most important! To have fun, eat good food together, to laugh, to dance in the kitchen, and to love each other endlessly is what Linda lived. “We cannot begin to say how much you will be missed, Linda Lou. From your beautiful girls, a quote from one of your favorite children’s books: “I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always, as long as we’re living our mommy you’ll be.” You are with us always.”
Linda’s celebration of life will be held at the Exploration Centre Atrium (Museum) in Prince George, BC on September 28, 2013 from 2-5 pm. Stories and memories shared at 3:00 pm. It was her wish that all wear white while we celebrate her life and dance to her song!
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Okanagan Hospice House in Linda’s memory.
Inurnment to take place at a later date in Fernie, BC.