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Peggy Goerzen lit a candle on 04/19/2017:
"Linda - you were a great source of inspiration. Your laughter and hermanisms were great. Thanks for being part of my life for so many years and all the memories (good ones) you provided."
Rhonda Wittman lit a candle on 04/12/2017:
"May this candle forever burn bright, as did your smile and soul. Your laughter and genuine character will stay in our memories forever. Miss you bud."
Born: May 9th, 1949
Passed on: February 26th, 2017Linda Ann Herman died on February 26th after a courageous battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. She was surrounded by the love of her grown children (Kimberly, Ryan, Courtney and Ashlyn) and her life partner and soul mate, Patricia Horstead. She was predeceased by her little brother, Randy and her mother Terry, Uncle Gib and Uncle Bob. She is survived by her father Remi Herman and sister Wendy Herman as well as her Uncle Fred, Aunt Pat and Aunt Shirley as well as many cousins. Linda was generous of spirit, caring and compassionate and would light a room with her warmth, her humour and her razor sharp wit. She was the “life of the party” and loved to make people laugh. She lived her life aligned with her purpose and would proclaim that she had an amazing career as a nurse, teacher/ mentor and health care leader. Linda trained to be a nurse in Chatham Ontario and began her career at Sick Kid’s in Toronto. She nursed in Parry Sound prior to coming out west. She found her passion in nursing as an Emergency nurse and worked at Langley Memorial, MSA in Abbotsford and St Paul’s during the AID’s crisis. Linda moved into her first leadership position as Head nurse at St. Paul’s and subsequently Lions Gate Hospital. One of the highlights of Linda’s career was teaching in the Emergency Nursing Diploma program at BCIT. Linda loved to mentor and encourage those who also had the passion for emergency nursing. Linda had a provincial impact on hospitals and health care working for the Ministry of Health. Linda finished her career as a health care leader working in quality and improvement, and as a Director at Chilliwack hospital, Maple Ridge hospital and finally at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Linda’s favourite and spiritual place was the golf course. She never tired of playing the game, saving all her score cards for future reference. She loved to cook, read voraciously, played and coached hockey and softball. Linda loved cars, especially driving her convertible, followed politics, always being up to date on the latest world happenings and was an avid and talented photographer. If Linda was in your life you felt blessed. Linda will be missed by family and friends and would ask that we live life fully, treat others gently, love unconditionally and remember her “Hermanism’s”. The Linda Herman Golf Spring Fling and Celebration of Life, Sunday May 28, 2017 In keeping with Linda’s spirit, we are having a golf tournament at Morgan Creek Golf Course – 3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey, B. C. Tee-times from 9 am – 10: 20 am. Golf will be rain or shine. Cost per player $120.00. You do not have to be a good golfer to play. Carts will be provided. You can play your own ball or a best ball format. Please advise your preference and you can set up your foursome or if you are a single or double we can arrange depending on your chosen format. Please advise asap to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are playing to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Contact Patty via email above with any questions. A Celebration of Life will be held at Morgan Creek at 3 pm. There will be appetizers, coffee, tea and a cash bar. It will be a time to honour Linda’s spirit and we encourage you to come with a story to share with all of us who loved Linda. The Linda Herman Entrance Award – Emergency Nursing, BCIT Foundation In lieu of flowers the family has asked that those interested please donate to Linda’s legacy. Before Linda’s passing, Linda was able to set the criteria for this annual financial award. This award will be granted to a student who has applied and is accepted into BCIT’s Emergency Nursing program who has “the passion and the light in their eyes for emergency nursing”. You can donate now online at: www.bcit.ca/foundation. Click on the green DONATE TODAY in the middle of the page. Please choose IN MEMORY and enter THE LINDA HERMAN ENTRANCE AWARD. We will also have donation information at the service.