Linda was born to the late Emera and Alexina Renshaw in Prince George,  B.C. on June 21, 1944.  She grew up in the village of McBride, B.C. and fondly remembered hiking the nearby hills, fishing in the creeks, and taking bike rides to nearby lakes with her childhood friends.

Linda was the loving matriarch and guiding light of her family; she is survived by her husband Peter, and by her three children (Cara, Lisa and Mark), their spouses (Scott, Jeff and Dana) and by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Linda and Peter raised their family in various locales in B.C. primarily residing in Prince George then later establishing their home in Mill Bay, which became a regular gathering place for the family. Linda was predeceased by her three older siblings Bob, Betty and Frank, with whom we are certain she is now enjoying lively conversations and poker games.

Linda graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1965 and later earned the Chartered Accountant designation in 1981, after articling with Peat Marwick Mitchell.  A respected and admired finance professional, Linda was the Bursar and Operations Manager at Shawnigan Lake School for over twenty years, and in retirement continued to advise both Glen Lyon Norfolk School and Queen Margaret’s School, all of which benefited from her professional guidance.

Countless friends were also the beneficiaries of Linda’s wit and wisdom, several of them notably at her side during her final days.

A prolific gardener and ardent ailurophile, nary a plant nor cat (or other animal for that matter) came Linda’s way that wasn’t the better for it.  To know her was to love her, and to be loved by her.

Linda’s family, friends, pets, and colleagues will dearly miss her.  We console ourselves knowing that a light like hers cannot stay in one place for long and that she is on a great new journey.  We miss you and love you Mom.

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  • Deborah Wright

    I had the pleasure of working with Linda at Cool Aid. She was one of the kindest ladies I ever met. When I was on contract at SLS and they required an accountant, I suggested Linda and she was held in high regard by both staff and students alike.

    Thanks Linda, you were special.

  • Marilyn Norman

    Cara, I’m so very sorry to read about your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Dave Smith

    Linda Ewert was simply an amazing women!! A true professional who served the school’s she served with dedication, professionalism and expertise. Everyone who came in touch with Linda learned from her and came away better for it. I had the pleasure to work for Linda in two schools. My thoughts go out to her family she will be sorely missed!!

  • Trish Main

    My condolences to Cara and the whole family at this most difficult time.

  • Karin Breuer

    Linda was a celebration of life–inquisitive, reflective, loyal, thoughtful with a very cheeky sense of humor. Everything Linda did, she did wholeheartedly; no messing around the edges. She was the mamma bear when it came to her children and gave her heart unabashedly to the people she loved.
    I am so glad that she was part of my life and cherish all the memories we shared growing up, going to university, getting married, and as the years passed, from time to time catching up on our children and life in general. I love you dear friend and I pray that one day we will once again sit by some waterfall and recall the times when we were young.

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