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January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Passed away on October 1, 2013 at the age of 63.  Survived by her loving husband Richard Lamberton, daughters Amanda (Michael) McFarlane, Jenny, grandchild Simone, brother Michael Toma, sister Marilyn (Bob) Krause.  “Teacher Linda” spent 33 years enriching the lives of children and families in Kelowna and loved every minute of it.  She loved Barrel racing and Gymkhana and spending many hours at Kelowna Gymkhana Club and BCBRA events.  She was a dedicated mother of her two daughters and grandmother to Simone and loved spending time with her family and friends.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.  For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.


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  • Patti & Sam DiMaria says:

    To “Teacher Linda’s” Family
    Our deepest condolances on the loss of a GREAT lady ! She was both my daughters pre-school teacher. Not only was she a wonderful teacher but a beautiful kind person who will be deeply missed.
    WIth Love & Compassion

    Patti, Sam, Jenna, Samantha & Ross DiMaria

  • cindy and lanny racich says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss that your family has suffered.Words are impossible but our thoughts are with you.God be with you Linda

  • Dave and Gloria Brubacher says:

    We were so sorry to learn of Linda’s passing. What a huge loss for her family and friends.
    May God comfort you at this time.

  • Dan and Denise Butticci says:

    Dick, Amanda and Jenny. We have such fond memories of the Easter camping trips we shared years ago at the Peachland campsites. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  • ChIcki jacques says:

    How devastating for your family and all of her friends. Such a wonderful, giving person should not be gone from our world so early. I will always remember her smiling face and positive outlook on life. She will truly be missed by everyone.

  • Shauna bakala says:

    Dear Amanda and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother . She was the kindest lady and was taken to soon. Shauna and Cam and of course Mackenzie

  • Ron Buddo says:

    Shocked and saddened to read of Linda’s passing. I’ll always think of her as an friendly upbeat person. I now live on Vancouver Island, but will quietly reflect on Linda as I remember her.

  • Teresa GASPARI says:

    My heart aches, the loss of Teacher Linda.
    She taught me a lot, with 2 boys,,,,,
    We will never forget her, beautiful women,
    Kind. She was my friend. Love you Linda
    Be with God Teresa

  • Renata Neufeld says:

    I just met Linda this summer. The few times I spoke to her at their property I could see her passion for her family & the love she had for children when I saw her with her grand-daughter Simone…her eyes lit up.
    I also saw her at a Gymkhana event in the summer, again, as she watched her children & husband, such pride & love in her eyes.
    I am deeply saddened for the families loss of a beautiful wife, mom & grand-mother. May she rest in peace with the angels in heaven & may God be a great comfort to her family & friends as they mourn.

    Renata Neufeld

  • Catherine Norris says:

    To Dick, Amanda and Jenny
    Words cannot express how sad I feel on hearing about Linda’s passing. It is a shock. She was the most loving and kind and accepting person I have ever known. Her kindness to me will always be held in my heart and I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you all. We will all miss her so much. Sincerely, Catherine Norris and Family

  • Connie Hucul says:

    So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing – a huge loss and way too soon.

    Connie Hucul (Shlakoff)

  • Dianne Appleby says:

    Dear Dick, Jenny and Amanda,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Linda was an amazing woman, teacher, friend, horsewoman, and neighbour to our family. Each of my children loved very moment at Preschool and grew to love Linda in many ways.
    She touched many lives and we are so grateful she touched ours. Dianne, Brian, Jesse and Jocelyn Appleby

  • Betty Cleland says:

    Dear Linda’s family, friends, and those who called her “Teacher Linda”:
    Truly, Linda touched the hearts of many and her legacy lives on in the lives of the preschoolers and their families, as well her own family. May the sweet memories strengthen you as you remember Linda and comfort one another!

  • Zimmermann Family says:

    Dear Amanda & Family,

    Your mom was such an amazing person and ‘Teacher Linda’ will always live on in the heart of Taylor Zimmermann.

    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time xoxo

  • Bob and Krys Groholski says:

    Dick, Amanda and Jenny….So, so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I can only imagine how difficult it is for your family. We have many wonderful memories of our shared horseriding days together. God bless you all.
    Bob and Krys

  • Barb Duffy says:

    To Linda’s family – we were all so blessed to have worked with her for so many years. She touched the lives of so many students, and children and their families and she will live on through them as well as in your hearts.

  • Susan, David, Rowan, Tim and Juliet Webster says:

    Amanda and Simone and family,
    Please accept our loving condolences and best wishes in this time of grief. We thought the world of Linda and were so sad to learn of her illness, and now of her passing. What a loss to you and to this community. I hope you can cherish the knowledge that Linda touched so many families and children in such a gentle and kindhearted way, as you do yourself Amanda. There is nothing more important than giving children a wonderful start. We wish Simone could have enjoyed the special love of her grandma much longer. Best regards from all of us.

  • Dirk and candy Van Hees says:

    Dick,Amanda, Jenny and Simone ..I am overwhelmed with sadness at Linda’ s passing.. My love and thoughts go out to you at this vary hard time. I will miss our wonderful chats.. I will remember her always. X Candy Van Hees

  • Leslie Smith says:

    We were heart broken to hear of
    Linda’s passing. She was such a sweetheart and so fun to be around. Whenever we would see each other we could talk for hours. She loved you all so very much. No words can even begin
    to express how sad we are for your loss. Your mom and wife was such an amazing spirit. We were just talking about her yesterday and then we saw the news today. We were so shocked. We will pray for you all at this extremely difficult time.♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡

  • Liana Medoro says:

    Amanda and family,
    I was completely shocked and saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was so full of energy and life. I will always remember the kindness and passion that she had for all of her preschool children. Christian was very sad when he heard of her passing. Our most sincere condolences.
    Liana, Angelo and Christian Medoro

  • The deVries Family says:

    To Teacher Linda’s Family, we were so sorry to hear of Teacher Linda’s passing. She was our kid’s pre-school teacher. She was a wonderful teacher and such a loving and caring person. Our kids have so many wonderful memories of their time at pre-school with Teacher Linda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Darin, Margaret, Lucas, Daniella and Alexandra de Vries

  • Howard and Barb Gray says:

    Howard and I were very sad to hear of Linda’s passing. Although years have passed, we will always remember her kind heart and wonderful spirit. Our thoughts are with you and Amanda and Jennifer.

    Howard and Barb Gray and Heather

  • Adina Hansen says:

    I was saddened to hear of Linda’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My memory of her is that she always was friendly, and full of life.

  • Liz Whitley says:

    So very sorry to hear about Linda. She was a great person with a huge heart and will be missed very much. Our heartfelt wishes go out to the family.

    Liz and Gary Whitley

  • Art, Jody, Ashley, Tori and Sarah says:

    Our daughters were so blessed to have had their start to education with such a wonderful lady “Teacher Linda”. She had the biggest heart. We will miss her. Love, The Hayes Family

  • Sue,Ron,Katie @ Chelsea Kabatoff says:

    Amanda and Family, It was with a heavy heart that we read of your Moms’ passing. I seen your Mom not so long ago and she was so upbeat….as always. The Lasting Impressions will always be with Katie and Chelsea and Ron and myself of not only a wonderful teacher but a loving and caring person. God Bless you Linda!

  • Don and Donna Burnett says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Linda’s family.

  • Karen says:

    Dear Amanda and Family,
    I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful mom “Teacher Linda”. Both you and Linda were such an important part of my daughter Danielle’s preschool years, and the love and caring you demonstrated will always be remembered. Sending love and prayers to all of you at this difficult time.

  • B. Reichenbaugh says:

    To Dick and family,
    With great sadness and disbelief did we just learn of Linda’s passing.
    Glen and I would like to express our warmest condolences to you all.
    Our hearts feel for you and your great loss and our thoughts are with you.
    Glen and Barb Reichenbaugh

  • Jean Philpott says:

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. I first met Linda when she was a practicum student in the Early Childhood Education program many years ago . She came to my centre ( Tender, Loving Care Preschool ) as a student teacher and we all loved her . She spent many years in the field working with preschoolers, who will always remember their ” Teacher Linda” as a loving , caring teacher who always had a smile on her face.I loved her positive outlook on life,and her wonderful sense of humor . We had many laughs together during the time she worked at my centre . She will be sadly missed by so many ! My sincere sympathies go out to her family . . . I know you were all her shining stars and her family meant the world to her ! I am sure Linda will be looking down from the heavens and will always be close to your hearts. May she rest in peace . Love Jean

  • Roberta, Jim and Nicole Catleton says:

    Linda was always full of energy and bubbling with life. Gone too soon.

  • Judy Press says:

    I am so very saddened to read of Linda’s passing, having known her for more than thirty years. From my family also we send sincere condolences. Judy Press

  • Dawn Filice says:

    So sorry to hear off your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Frank & Dawn Filice

  • Heather Ross says:

    Dick, Amanda, Jenny
    Laughter, humor, strength, heart, compassion, pride in her family and the life she created, pride in her work with young children and their families. These are just some of the thoughts that spring immediately to mind when I think of Linda.

    She was, and is, a great, great woman and I was blessed to have known her.

    Please know that my thoughts are with you.

  • Brendan, Kelli, Greg & Judi Wallace says:

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Teacher Linda. We are one of many families that are so grateful that our children began their education with Teacher Linda and Teacher Lori. When we were trying to decide whether to start our son in French Immersion or English kindergarten, Linda gave us wonderful advice that has had such a positive impact on our children.
    Teacher Linda will always be the in the hearts of many.
    Please know you’re in our thoughts.
    The Wallace Family

  • Michelle Gunn says:

    Dear Amanda and family
    I am lost for words. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing women, fantastic teacher to Maria and Jake. God she always made me laugh you and her. Big hug to your dad sister and yourself. Lobe Michelle, Maria and Jacob Gunn

  • Susan, Dale, Dayne & Hunter Sitar says:

    We are truly saddened to hear of Teacher Linda’s passing. Both Linda and Teacher Amanda were very influential in my two boys’ lives. Both Dayne and Hunter still have their “Dinosaur” bones from the “Dinosaur Hunt” – not to mention all the tack!

    Teacher Linda really left a “Lasting Impression”

    Our thoughts are with you Richard, Amanda and Jenny

  • Caroline Bauer says:

    Dear Amanda and Family
    We were shocked to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a very kind person and an amazing preschool teacher to all of our three children. With her warm and caring personality she gave them a wonderful preschool experience which we will cherish forever.
    We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Caroline, Joe, Christine, Andrea and Thomas Bauer

  • Laurie Lamberton says:

    My heart goes out to my family Uncle Dick, Amanda and Jennifer. Auntie Linda was an amazing woman and blessed so many lives. She will be missed so much. So many wonderful memories.

  • Heather, Rick, Sophie & Stirling Grassick says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a beautiful person with a huge heart. Our children, like so many others in Kelowna, got a wonderful start to their education with Teacher Linda. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

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