Linda was born October 9, 1942 in Chilliwack, and was a granddaughter of two pioneer families, Mr. and Mrs. Wes McIntyre and Dr. and Mrs. L.A. Patten. She died April 4, 2012 in Seattle after a courageous fight with cancer.
She is survived by her sisters Anne and Joan, her husband of 46 years, Chris, and sons David and Mark and their families.
After graduating from the University of British Columbia she became a stewardess with United Air Lines, and was based in Denver and Seattle. She also worked on the ground for Air Canada and Cathay Pacific.
Chris’ work with Boeing took the family to live in London for eight years where they formed many enduring friendships.
After returning to Seattle in 1983, Linda and Chris travelled around the world in connection with his job, making several friends. She particularly enjoyed being “Granny” to her six grandchildren. She also loved her cats, the boats “Martini” and “Flying Colors,” doing needlepoint, solving crosswords, and shopping for bargains, often for others.
She was well known for her generosity and kindness, and had a wonderful sense of humor. Her courage and strength throughout her life were an inspiration to all who knew her.