Linda NEETZ

Linda went peacefully to her heavenly home on December 28, 2012. She was born on December 7, 1918 to Karl and Martha Knapp in Morris, Manitoba. She married Bill Neetz on June 27, 1942 and moved to West Vancouver, BC.

In 1944 they moved to Chilliwack where she dedicated her life to raising her children with life values she had learned and lived. Her home was a place where family and friends loved to gather. Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren was very important to her. She was well known for her gift of hospitality, intricate crafting and playing games. Her quiet, gentle spirit will be missed.

Bill and Linda travelled extensively in their RV, spending many winters in California and Arizona. She loved fishing and spent many days on the lakes and rivers with friends.

Linda accepted the Lord at a young age and was faithful in her walk with the Lord. Linda was predeceased by Bill, her loving husband of 68 years. She was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters, and her great-granddaughter, Kianna.

She is survived by four daughters; Darlene (Al) Toews, Audrey (Jack) McDonald, Norene (Garry) Penner, Shirley (Jim) Soldan; six grandchildren, Lisa (Richard) Moreau, Carl Reid, Lyle (Tina) Reid, Janice Reid, Carla (Mark) Thompson, Craig (Michelle) Penner and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by in-laws, Dan and Clara Neets, Wanda Neetz, and many nephews and nieces and friends.

Viewing will be at Henderson’s Funeral Home on January 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm. A private graveside service will he held on Friday, January 4, 2013 followed by a memorial service at the Chilliwack Alliance Church at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons.