With sadness we announce the sudden loss of Linda Puhallo. Linda passed away on December 4, 2018, at the age of 63. She closed her eyes and slipped away into the arms of her soul mate, her late husband Mike Puhallo who awaited her in the heavens.
Linda is survived by her children, Paul Puhallo (Marilee) and Sharlene Wauters (Mitch) and her grandchildren, Michael Puhallo, Chasen Wauters and Colton Wauters. She is also survived by her mother, Shirley, and her sisters, Kathy and Wendy. She also leaves behind numerous loved cousins, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and friends. Linda was predeceased by her brother, Terry, her father, Robert, and her husband, Mike.
Linda was born on October 25, 1955 in Port Arthur, Ontario, to Robert and Shirly Hand. Linda was the second of four children. She grew up in Thunder Bay before moving with her family to Kamloops in 1972. It was there that she met the love of her life, Mike, and the couple married in 1976. Mike and Linda enjoyed many years together raising their two children, Paul and Sharlene, on their family ranch in Westsyde.
Throughout her life Linda was best known for her kindness and generosity. She was a loyal friend who was always genuine in thought, word and deed. She was hard working and soft spoken …unless she was watching one of her favorite sports teams play. Linda absolutely sparkled as a grandmother, leaving a trail of pixie dust that captivated her grandsons. She was truly a lovely woman.
Linda contributed greatly to the community of Westsyde as she co-managed the High School Cafeteria since 1993. She was also very active as Girl Guide Leader within Westsyde. Linda was involved in Guiding within Kamloops for nearly three decades; as a leader she took groups of girls to camps across the world. Her guiding trips brought Linda throughout the province, across the country to Toronto, to Mexico, as well as to Europe. Linda remained active with the Trefoil Guild at the time of her passing.
Linda – we will always treasure our time with you and yearn for more,
but we’re so happy you’re with Mike.
A Service in memory of Linda will be held at The Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Valleyview, at 2481 Sunset Drive, on Saturday December 8, 2018 at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mike Puhallo Scholarship, through the BC Cowboy Heritage Society scholarship fund. www.bcchs.com