Linda L’ECUYER

L’ECUYER, Linda. July 9, 1945 – August 14, 2013. It is with great sadness I announce the passing of Linda on Aug. 14, 2013. Linda passed away peacefully at Cascades Hospice in Chilliwack, B.C. after a courageous 10 year battle with liver disease and its complications. Linda will be greatly missed by her husband of 10 years, William, and their loyal companion Buddy the dog. She was born in Petit Paquetuill, New Brunswick on July 9, 1945 into a proud Acadian family. Linda moved to BC in the late 60’s and worked for BCAA for 18 years. She later opened her own small antique store in Vancouver with her husband William. We moved to Hope, BC to give her a small town/home town feel as she battled the disease. Linda still kept upbeat and always looked on the bright side of life even while in pain. When she became too ill to work her passion for life was found with gardening and painting. Linda loved to do oil on canvas painting and donated some of her works to local service groups for their charity auctions. She loved to be in the garden and work with her flower beds. Linda loved flea markets and garage sales. Linda had a quirky sense of humour and was a compassionate and loving person. Linda fought a valiant battle the last 6 months of her life. In July, Linda was deemed palliative and began to lose the battle she fought so strongly. She was moved to Cascade Hospice at the end of July where she finally felt at rest. With the aid and care of the wonderful staff and volunteers, Linda passed peacefully to a place where there is no more pain – A place where we will meet again someday and all the struggles and sorrows will feel like a moment in time. I would like to thank the wonderful support network we had during this terrible time: Mary-Ann and John of Hope and their families; the staff at Cascade Hospice, especially Karen; the doctors and nurses at Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope BC and thank you Pastor Harold for everything. At Linda’s request no funeral service will be held. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Liver Foundation are greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will he held at a later date. I did not lose my wife, But simply will have to wait

until we are together again in the hereafter. I know she will be looking down on me and I will still be looking up to my angel on earth who is now my angel in Heaven. Rest now – Sweetheart

~ William