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Born March 8, 1949 in Medicine Hat, Alberta and passed away peacefully at the Kelowna Hospice House on October 20, 2014.  Survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Jim; son Rob (Kim Charles) and their children Aaliyah and Keneisha; daughter Jennifer (Rick) Pearson and their children Jaiden, Daniel and Blake; and one sister Barb Whiteway.  A celebration of Linda’s life will take place at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC on Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 am SHARP!  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, #104-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2E6.  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.”

Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 am SHARP!

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The service for HARTMIER, Linda is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 am SHARP! . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • M Fowler says:

    Dear Jim and family,
    Needless to say, I was shocked to get Rob’s call. Both Fred & I send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Linda was a wonderful person–great friend, wife,
    mother and grandma–she’ll be missed. And I will always remember all the good times we had on Robson. Love Marg.

  • Frank and Jani Bandelow says:

    Dear Jim, Rob, and Jennifer,
    We are so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. As I write I am flooded with memories from my childhood and growing up next door. Linda was always cooking or baking or sewing something. Sewing the dresses for my wedding and being my Matron of Honor. So many more good times. Frank and I send you our thoughts, prayers and love during this time. Frank and Jani.

  • Denise Paley (Gaudreau) says:

    Dear Mr. H, Rob, Jennifer and families,
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you at this time. Mrs. H always had a welcoming smile and a hello and was always interested in how we were doing. A great soul and a beautiful lady. She will be missed. We were happy to have the chance to talk with the two of you before your trip to Hawaii in March.
    All our love,
    Denise and Darrin Paley

  • The Tuffins/ Basarabas says:

    Jim, Rob and Jennifer
    We are so sorry to hear about Linda passing, it was a shock to us all. She was a wonderful women and we will always remember her….. She will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers….Please let me know if there is anything I can do…..Hugs

  • Nickel Family says:

    As a family we are so saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. Both our children went to Springvalley Elementary. Linda was always there for them. Whether it be a smile when they were sad, or a school starts at 0900 SHARP! Thank you Linda for being part of our children’s education. You will always be remembered.

  • William Lakey says:

    Jim, Rob, Jennifer and Families

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts are with all of you. I have many happy memories of my ‘grown up’ cousin Linda and her tall husband Jim who were always happy to see us and welcomed us any time we saw eachother over the years.

    Linda was a strength for many around her. Throughout the family, but also no doubt amongst friends and others. That probably makes this even harder for you all.

    Take care of eachother.

  • Shirley and Bill Lakey says:

    Jim, Rob, Jennifer and all your families

    Grandpa Bill and I are sorry to hear of your loss. We were pleased Linda had such clarity as recently as our telephone call just a few weeks ago.

    Linda had such strength through life and even to the end.

    We will, along with all of you, miss her and we will be thinking of all the things in life she was so proud of…. all of you.

  • DAWN GIBSON says:

    To the Hartmier Family:
    Our family remembers Linda with so many wonderful memories as she was such a part of our lives for many years in the School District 23. She will be sadly missed and remembered by many whose lives she touched through the years.
    Condolences to you all.
    With sympathy
    The Gibson Family
    (formerly of the Ellison area of Kelowna)

  • Lynne Deacon says:

    I was so sorry to learn of Linda’s passing. She was such a positive person and one who loved a good laugh. I will always remember our lunches with fondness as Linda did love to “do lunch”. My prayers will be with you on Saturday

  • Len & Karen Bidwell says:

    So sorry for your loss Jim.
    I always enjoyed getting High-fives from Linda and you before and after the Kelowna Rocket games

  • Jerry & Joanne Reiber says:

    Hi Jen & Family we’re very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Jerry & Joanne

  • Jerry & Joanne Reiber says:

    Hi Jen & family 2nd message. We are truly sorry for your loss. Jerry & Joanne

  • Douglas Kerr says:

    Mrs. Hartmier was always so accommodating to me as a child at Ellison Elementary. When I had migraine headaches at school, she would let me lie down in the staff room, turn off the lights, and crush up my medication into a spoon, pouring syrup on top just so that it would taste good. Linda was an amazing woman, and I’ll always remember her for her compassion and extremely kind heart. <3

  • Jim & sharon Barton says:

    So sorry that you have lost Linda. I will remember her through Rutland Minor Softball , seeing you both at the Rockets games and other places. She always had that pleasant smile . I regret that we have commitments which will keep us from attending the celebration of Linda’s life however, our thoughts are and will be with you . Condolences to all the family. Jim& Sharon

  • Laura Szalla says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. Mrs. Heartmier was a wonderful beautiful soul I had the pleasure to know when I attended Ellison Elementary many many years ago. I remember her being such a happy woman who always had a nice word or a hug to give. She will be missed by many. Much much love to you and you family. May she live on in your hearts.
    With much love, strength and light and sympathies,

  • John and Helen Abelseth says:

    Dear Rob and Kim and family,
    Helen and I send our condolences and prayers to you all. Our thoughts are with you Rob.

  • Heather McKay says:

    Dear Jen,Rick,Jaiden,Daniel,Blake and Jim.

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Whenever we were all together,she always greeted me with the warmest of smiles and the biggest of HUGS..She had the uncanny ability to make me feel welcome and very at ease at any family occassion I was invoved in. I will treasure those memories and miss her dearly..

  • Gail Fortney says:

    Jim, Rob & Jennifer,
    So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Please know I care and understand and am thinking of you all in this time of sorrow.
    In caring thoughts and friendship!

  • Earle and Betty Stuart says:

    Jim, Robbie, Jennifer and families

    Sorry to hear of Linda’s passing, our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Earle and Betty

  • Serena Braun says:

    Rob & Family,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you and sending prayers your way. I hope tomorrow is filled with family, love, and wonderful memories.

  • Merrie Dixon says:

    Mr. Hartmier, Rob, Jennifer and families,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife & mother. My prayers are with you all.

    Merrie Dixon

  • Sharron Gibb (Morrison) says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

  • Darrin Hayes says:

    Rob, Jim and Jennifer
    I am deeply saddened to hear about Mrs. Hartmier’s passing. I have known Rob and the Hartmiers’ for as long as I can remember.
    To me, Mrs. Hartmier was like a Mom you would see on TV, I never saw her upset or angry, always calm and collected .My overwhelming memory is of a person who radiated happiness. She was as kind and caring a person as there ever was to walk the Earth, and those of us who were fortunate enough to know her were blessed indeed, because people like Mrs. Hartmier are extremely rare.
    She was clearly destined to raise kids and have a family, and treated everyone who came into her home as though they were her own. She was always there to support her kids and their friends as we grew, always offering encouragement.
    There is no blueprint to follow when mourning the loss of such a special person, no set period of time after which grief passes. But I will try to focus on the many good memories I have of growing up among the Hartmier family, instead of being sad, because I know that’s what she would want.
    My heart goes out to the Hartmier family, but I am comforted by the fact that they have even more memories of happiness and love from her than all the rest of us put together.
    The Hayes family will remember her fondly, forever.
    -Darrin Hayes

  • Myrna Melien (Hayes) says:

    Jim, Rob, Jen and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts go back to elementary days when Rob, Darrin and ‘boys’ went to school and played ball. May God grant you all peace of mind and comfort. She was a good mom!!!!!

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