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LINGE, Angela Winefride

LINGE, Angela Winefride

It is with great sadness that the family of Angela Winefride Linge announce her passing on Thursday, November 18 at 83 years of age. Angela will be deeply missed but never forgotten by her family and friends.
She was born on April 17, 1938 in Leeds, England, to Dr. John Bower and Winefride Bower (nee Bonney). Angela was the second of four girls and lived through the Second World War in England. She and her family left England when Angela was 10, and sailed across the ocean to Canada, eventually settling in Lethbridge, AB. Angela left home to obtain her English Degree at UBC in Vancouver where she met her husband, Fredrick Russell Linge. They were married in 1962 and settled in Kelowna where they would raise their three children, David, Rachel and Winefride. Angela worked as a social worker for the BC government for many years, and then as parish secretary for St. Theresa’s Parish. Angela worked until her early 70s and always prided herself on her work and her relationship with her colleagues. She was a marvel of intellect and had a great passion for writing, reading (especially Jane Austen), the arts and a love for gadgets of all kinds. She won various writing contests, completed a children’s novel and left us with some beautiful paintings. Angela had a remarkable ability to remember poetry and prose verbatim and had a masterful understanding of literature and Latin etymology.
Angela was a true angel, an inspiration, and her kindness, warmth and ability to listen endeared her to everyone she met. She was actively involved in the community throughout her life. Angela and Fred’s article, “What Does It Feel Like to be Brain Damaged”, was an acclaimed piece that saw them speaking to, and inspiring, countless brain damaged individuals and their families across the world.
Angela is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Fredrick, her sister, Adrienne Murphy, and her adoptive brother, Bill Cavalier. She is survived by her sisters Rosemary Bower and Lorraine Toleikis (Steven); her son David, daughter Rachel, and daughter Winnie; grandchildren James Tomelin, Bonnie Linge, Rebecca McAnerin, Dave Linge, Liam O’Brien and Erin O’Brien; great grandchildren Isolde and Lincoln Tomelin; nephews Angelo, Brian, Desmond, Tony and Sean Murphy, nieces Miranda Burgess and Hilary Toleikis, Roisin Spitzig, Moira Tannenbaum, Valerie Fredrickson and Victoria Hughes; as well as various extended and honourary families members.
On Fred’s side, she was predeceased by Fred’s parents, his eldest brother Hugh (Mary), and his brother Raymond (Colleen), and is survived by his brother Patrick Linge, his sister-in-law Patsy Linge; nephew Terry Linge; and nieces Melody Linge, Debbie Wehnes, Janice Linge, and Kathy Linge.
Vigil and prayers will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (750 Rutland Rd N, Kelowna, BC) at 7pm on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021. Church service will be at 11am Friday December 3rd, followed by reception at Friday December 3rd at Valleyview Funeral Home (165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna, BC.), refreshments will be served.
Condolences may be made to Angela’s family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC., 250-765-3147


Condolence Messages
  • Dec 08, 2021
    Sad to hear this news. Angela was a true delight. Always upbeat and full of humour. Condolences to all who knew her.
    Karen Abramsen
  • Dec 04, 2021
    My condolences to Angela’s family.
    Angela was a incredible lady and an understanding and compassionate friend.
    Angela was a wonderful person and soul. We talked on the phone regularly. We became best friends. I would call her couple times a month since 2017 or 2018. She was kind, intelligent, supportive, sharp and fountain of unconditional love and acceptance. We talked about all kinds of topics and about life, aging, ...etc. She would always pause her activities and go to the other room to get to the phone with more privacy and quietness around. We always dreamed of meeting in person and going out for coffee one day but we never met until I saw her pic above. We live in different provinces. She had a lot of life in her years. she taught me songs and phrases to lift up the spirit, she had funny jokes and good sense of humour. She was a very special person. She talked about her parents, sisters, children and grand children. Forever in my heart and soul, prayers for all family. She had dreams of publishing her books and would talked about her career before she retired. Sending the family much strength and healing.
    Yaser,
    Red Deer
  • Dec 01, 2021
    My condolences to the family. Angela was a sweet lady whenever I connected with her on the phone.
    Elsie M
    Red Deer
  • Nov 30, 2021
    Ahhhh Angela, You will always be fondly remembered by me and our Wednesday night group of ladies. I will never forget your success stories at becoming a "normy". The hours we spent travelling to Penticton and Vernon will forever bring fond memories to my heart. Your war stories, and songs, and poetry and love of books were always so sharply focused in your mind and came out like flowing river. You were like the caring older sister/aunt to me. I know we didn't connect in the past couple of months due to Covid etc - but I will choose to think you also remembered these past events with the same fondness.
    Shane, my condolences to you - I know Angela was a trusted friend and soulmate - so happy you found each other and got to spend those years together. You were like two puzzle pieces that just clicked together - even though you were both a little worn at the edges.
    Dave, Rachel and Winnie - Having lost my Mumma a few years ago, I can relate to how it feels to lose a mother, friend and confidant. For all the rest of the family - my heart goes out to you all. May you all hold Angela with only the fondest of memories.
    Love you lots,
    See you later,
    Bye!
    Tracy French
  • Nov 30, 2021
    My condolences to Angela’s family.
    Angela was a true friend and an understanding compassionate fellow who truly knew how to support and lift one up in their spirit
    She often talked so lovingly of her family and was so fortunate to have such a wonderful companion friend to support her at home
    I’m so blessed to have known her
    Thankyou Angela
    Love Carol
    From Sask .
  • Nov 29, 2021
    My dear mom. You were such an inspiration to me. I think of all the things we did together (flying upside-down in a Cessna over our house in Lethbridge, Disneyland, our dinners at Olympia Pizza on highway 33). The good Lord called you home. My comfort is knowing you are pain-free and in Heaven with dad. Thanks so much for being a wonderful mom. I miss you.
    Love from your son,
    David
  • Nov 27, 2021
    I will always remember Angela's professional and dedicated service to our parish.
    We were so Blessed have her patient, kind and gentle service as our secretary. She was truly a special person, loved by all. Jennie Sali
  • Nov 26, 2021
    David. Sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Prayers for you and all the family. Wayne Klassen
  • Nov 26, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Angie's passing. I worked with her when she was a social worker and enjoyed our conversations and her quick wit. We shared a lot of laughs while walking a picket line together in the early 80's. My condolences to her family.
    Pat Larson
  • Nov 25, 2021
    To the Linge family,
    Sorry to hear of Mrs. Linge’s passing. Sending you all our sincere condolences and may the many great memories ease your sorrow during this difficult time.
    Dino and Karen Zol
  • Nov 25, 2021
    To the Linge family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember always feeling so welcome at your house when I’d come for a play and loved her accent. Funny we were just reminiscing about our days in Rutland and our old neighbors. My condolences to you all.
    Angela Laverdiere (zol)
  • Nov 25, 2021
    Angela was a wonderful secretary to the Rutland Residents Association for several years. She was a wonderful person. John Vielvoye
  • Nov 25, 2021
    David, I am so sorry to hear of your grandmothers passing. She was such a beautiful lady, and I always enjoyed our chats when I’d visit you. She was always so proud of you. Sending you and your family much strength and love.
    Warmth and hugs,
    Lisa Middleton
  • Nov 25, 2021
    To the Linge family
    She was truly an amazing woman. I will never for get her kindness which goes back over 50 years. She was a real caring and kind person. RIP Mrs Linge.
    Twyla Haynes
  • Nov 25, 2021
    She was truly a beauty, kind and warm, generous and intelligent. My condolences to her family whom she so cherished. Sandy Pulfer
  • Nov 25, 2021
    To the Linge family, Angela & Fred will be together again, they were such a great couple, forever in my thoughts, prayers for all family.
    Jacque & Don Schneider
  • Nov 25, 2021
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
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