Linda Mary Fitzsimmons was born on May 26th, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario and it is with deep sorrow that we announce her sudden passing in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on May 1st, 2009 at the age of 56 years.
Linda will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Timothy Ouellette, to whom she was married for 24 years; her children, David (Kristel) Spiteri of Dubai, UAE and Wendy Spiteri of Vernon, B.C.; her beloved grandchildren, Fatima and Noah Ferreira; her stepson, T.J. Ouellette of Kamloops, B.C.; her parents, Colombe & Ray Stewart; several brothers and sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by one sister.
Linda was a vibrant woman who loved to be active and was an avid golfer and skier as well as one who loved swimming and the outdoors. She was an amazing artist and loved to do ceramics and owned her own ceramic shop in Vernon. Linda was so creative and everything she touched she made into something beautiful. In the past five years she has not been able to do all the things she loved as her back just would not allow her to but she always remained strong for her family even though she was in so much pain. Despite her poor health she still traveled to Dubai to visit her son and daughter-in-law in the past two years and also went on a cruise with her dear friend. She will be forever missed and remembered with love.
The Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Bernie Ouellette officiating. Interment will follow in the
Pleasant Valley Cemetery. After the interment a Reception will be held in the Bethel Tea Room. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Linda to the B.C. Children’s Hospital,
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4H4.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187