February 20, 1962, Medicine Hat, Alberta
January 29, 2015, Calgary, Alberta
Writing my own obituary has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. My family moved to Calgary when I was only 3 years old. I graduated from Crescent Heights High School (1980) and later graduated from SAIT. When I took ill, I worked for the Wellhead Division of Weatherford, where my boss, Craig Fisher, has been amazing to me, especially since being diagnosed with esophageal cancer in September of 2013. Definitely a shock!
I have been fortunate to have taken vacations travelling to China, Japan, Malaysia, and also Katmandu, Nepal. I climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan, and even hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon! The hobby I have enjoyed the most is genealogy. I have travelled to various places in Canada, United States, Sweden, Norway, France, Denmark, England and Wales meeting distant relatives and friends. I have been a member of the Alberta Family History Society for many years. After years of working on my family tree, and collecting obituaries for research since the age of 13, it’s kind of ironic that I would be writing my own obituary.
The best thing that ever happened to me was when I became a mom to my daughters. They have been my greatest joy and my proudest achievement and I love them more than anything. I was always involved in their activities whether it was baseball, being a guide leader, taking them to their dance classes, drama plays, and all things a proud mom would do. Many years later, I still get together with the other guide leaders to play cards on a regular basis. My friends and family and special neighbors (Richard and Trish) have been so supportive to me during this time and I am so forever grateful. A special thank you to my mom for taking such good care of me, and to my friend, Cindy Ralston for everything she has done.
I am survived by my daughters, Laura and Nancy Gammack, my dad, Ken Hole (Mary Stone), my mom, Sonya Johnson, my brother, Ken Hole (Maria), my sister, Valarie Hellwig (Scott) and their children, Jesse and Jennifer. Last but not least, my dearly devoted dog, Oreo.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if wished, donations in Linda’s name may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, (1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2).
In living memory of Linda Hole, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences