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CRANE, Linda Muriel

With heavy hearts we said goodbye to Linda Muriel Crane on August 17, 2015 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 44 years, Patrick Crane, mother Hilda Naylor, and brother Ken (Andrea), as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Linda had an amazing positive attitude and concern for others. She enjoyed her life on the farm with her pets, livestock, and flowers. She was born in Calgary on April 6, 1949 and moved to Kelowna in 1967 where she worked as a practical nurse at KGH for eleven years, as well as met her husband. She also worked for Robertsons Clothing & Shoes from 1984 – 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kelowna Hospice House, 2035 Ethel St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z5 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 202 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5. A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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The service for CRANE, Linda Muriel is scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Rosemarie & Robert Verkerk says:

    Our hearts go out to Patrick and his family. Linda lived her life with kindness, patience and understanding, and I am so glad my children were brought up with that influence in their lives. Linda will be sadly missed by all of us, especially Amanda who was born on her birthday and shared her love of horses.

  • Darlene Green says:

    My heart goes out to Linda’s husband, family and many, many friends! She will be truly missed and loved by all.
    Linda was an amazing lady, full of life, and always had a smile for one and all. She was an outstanding spirit and I loved and will cherish our many conversations at Robertson’s where she was one of the “family”.

  • Brigitte and Scott Gumbert says:

    Dear Pat, we are devestated to hear about the passing of Linda. – I am lost for words – I was so hoping she would overcome this illness. I have been thinking about the 2 off you a lot, hoping and hoping for a miracle.
    I am sooo sorry for your loss, she will be forever in our memories. She was a dear friend and one of the nicest and most generous people I have ever known. It has been a privilege to have her as a friend; Scott always said she is one of the coolest women he knows as she loved football and the 2 of them would always talk about the sport they both loved .
    Linda and I shared our love for our animals; they will miss her so very much . Pat , our door is alway open for you, don’t be a stranger.
    Love Brigitte and Scott

  • Mike Hill says:

    Patrick, the Hill family is here for you. We loved Linda dearly and will miss her beautiful smile, generous spirit and always positive attitude. Rest in peace Linda.

  • Lynn Hainstock (Bulach) says:

    Sending my condolences to you Pat, I always looked forward to going to Robertson’s and seeing Linda and the great service she gave me.

  • Ed Mitchell says:

    My heart goes out to you Patrick. This is way too soon and way too quick. Thinking of you and praying for you.

  • Doris Roesler says:

    Dear Patrick,
    I knew Linda for only a few days as I shared a hospital room with her in late May. In her conversations she glowed when she spoke about you and was so concerned for your welfare. I so much admired her calm spirit in her circumstances and her patience with those around her, whether she was waiting for someone to answer her call bell or whether a meal was late. She so much just wanted to go home. May the God of all comfort strengthen you and may the memories of your dear friend/wife make you smile.

  • Rob and Donna says:

    Pat, Ken and family. Linda will always have a special place in our hearts and memories. We will miss her so much but will see her spirit in each flower, hummingbird, golf course and puppy we encounter.

  • Larry & Angela Hollier says:

    Patrick, our heart goes out to you in this time of need. Linda was a beautiful lady and will never be forgotten. If you need anything, please let us know as we are there for you and you are in our minds..

  • Barbara and Terry Turner says:

    Dear Patrick, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and Linds family today. She was such a lovely lady and when Barbara and I met, she always made Barbara feel a part of the firefighters wife’s group. We will never forget her. She was one special lady…blessings and hugs from Terry and Barbara Turner

  • Katie F says:

    John and I will miss Linda, her exuberance and love for all her animals, her love for you, her home and yard.
    John Katie Gillian and Alexis

  • Mike Beese says:

    Dear Pat and Family,
    My condolences to you. I always remember her caring for animals and her gardens. I have fond memories of Linda. She will be dearly missed.

  • Len and Tannis Moody says:

    Patrick, our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Linda had a quick wit, kind word, wonderful smile and generous spirit. She will be missed. Remember your friends are here for you.

  • Yvonne Caldwell says:

    Hi Pat – so sad to hear about Linda. I met her many years ago at the gym in the North end. We had many conversations (which generally included much laughter) while working out. My husband also bought shoes from her at Robertsons. She was such a lovely person. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Tim and chris Hill says:

    Pat our thoughts and prayers are with you and all close to Linda. I will miss having morning coffee with Linda, yourself and of course the puppies. Let us know if we can help in anyway Pat we are here for you and Rest in peace Linda looking down on the -C- farm.

  • Gene & Barb Fischer says:

    Patrick: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have so many happy memories of early KFD days and wonderful times spent together. We are honoured Linda’s beautiful soul touched our lives.
    Gene & Barb Fischer

  • Brad and Betty Beagle and family. says:

    Pat we were very sad to here of Linda’s passing. She was a wonderful person, and one of the most caring persons we have ever met. She will be missed and if there is anything are family can do to help you through this tough time please don’t hesitate to call. God Bless.

  • Steve and Wanda Crane says:

    Steve and I want you to know that it was a pleasure having Linda as a sister-in-law. She was truly a wonderful person.
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Our sympathy to her mother, brother and family.
    Love you. Steve , Wanda, Sharon and Hannah

    • Patrick Crane says:

      Thanks steve and wanda for your kind words, linda,s cancer was very quick it only took three months for it too take her life. I have sad days and a loss feeling but l have the dog and animals on the place to keep me busy. John, Gerry and Bill put up my hay crops while l stayed with Linda at hospice, l told her l would be by her side till the end it took 18 days for her to pass away she was a lady to the end. I hope to get down to kentucky in the future to see you folks. Thanks and god bless.

  • Vic and Joy Nykiforuk says:

    Pat we are so sorry to hear of Linda’ passing and the deep loss you are suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  • John Sharhon says:

    Pat and family – we are deeply saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her. John and Debi Sharhon

  • Cheryl & Jim Thomas says:

    Our deepest condolences. Linda was an amazing woman and will be missed by all.
    Cheryl & Jim

  • Bryan and Michelle Nykilchuk says:

    We are thinking of you in this tough time ,a wonderful lady taken from us too soon .

  • Doug and Glynis Shaw and Family says:

    Patrick our family is very sad to hear of Linda’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Ron and Laurie Pinda says:

    Pat-our heart aches with sadness knowing that Linda has lost her courageous fight. We wrap our arms around you during these very difficult days and offer our support for what ever you need. Lean on all of us for support.

  • Robert & Ann Moore says:

    Hi Pat so sorry to hear of Linda,s passing we are remembering all the happy times we had in
    Reno at the snaflebit futurity, she was a fun loving lady and will be greatly. Are prayers and
    thoughts go out to you and her family.

  • Doug Henschel says:

    I was saddened to lean today about Linda’s passing. I was a sales rep who called on Robertson’s and always enjoyed seeing Linda and getting that big hug. I enjoyed our chats about hockey – especially her beloved Rockets. A nicer person you will never find and she will surely be missed. Condolences to Linda’s family.

  • Ron and Aaron Pinkney and Family says:

    Pat – We were very sad to hear of Linda’s passing. Prayers sent to you and all the family during this difficult time.

  • Wendy Marshall says:

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Linda passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Wendy Marshall

  • Mike and Krista says:

    Words are not enough to express how sorry we are for your loss. Linda was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all that new her. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Allan and Debbie Jantz says:

    Pat- Our deepest condolences at this very difficult time. It was quite a shock to hear of her passing.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jim and Irene Cronin says:

    Pat, we were very saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Nancy Carter says:

    So sorry to hear of Linda’s illness and passing. I didn’t know Linda very long, but we had some great times at Robertson’s. I was thinking of you guys the other day, and remembered you telling how shortly after Linda retired, she walked in the house after looking after her animals for the night, and said something. You thought she was getting after you about doing something, but she had actually said something to your dog! I’ll never forget how you laughed together! Know that Linda was well loved and will be missed. Take comfort from your family and friends and prayers.

  • Ralph & June Oelke says:

    Dear Pat,
    We extend our most sincere condolences to you and your family today.
    Ralph and myself are truly blessed to have known Linda over the past few years. We will forever cherish her sweet smile, tender spirit and the laughs we shared.
    Linda’s birthday will forever bring an extra special smile to my heart as her and I shared the same day. It was such a joy and honour to stop in at the acreage where I was born/raised and always be greeted with warm hugs, pie/ice cream and great visits.
    Our lives are richer for the few years of knowing your precious Linda – she definetly left a wonderful imprint on our hearts.
    May the Lord wrap you in His comfort and peace in the weeks/months ahead, Pat.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ralph & June

  • Don Koertke says:

    To Pat Crane from Mountainview;

    Thank you Pat for the years you have allowed me to know you and Linda. Take care and God bless you.

    Donzo at Mountainview

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