Linda Elizabeth MUNRO

MUNRO, Linda Elizabeth July 2, 1938 – March 28, 2013 Linda Elizabeth Munro was born in 1938 in Vancouver to Allan and Muriel Clark. As a child she enjoyed trips to hike, swim, and ride horses in the interior of the province. She attended the University of British Columbia for her teaching degree, and married Douglas Munro in 1962. She and Doug celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2012. Linda was a passionate and lifelong gardener, who spent countless hours designing, tending, and enjoying her beautiful garden. She knew the specialties of every nursery in the city, and took many garden tours with her great friends in the Victoria Horticultural Society. In recent years her own garden was opened for formal tours, as well as to friends and fellow gardeners who were always welcome to drop by. Among Linda's other pleasures were regular bridge games with friends, golfing, and travel. Over the years, Linda and Doug visited locations as far-flung as Portugal, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, and Panama. They also loved to travel closer to home, and spent many happy holidays together and with friends at Tigh na Mara, Shawnigan, Qualicum, Parksville, and the Gulf Islands. At home in Oak Bay, Linda was a regular walker and a voracious reader of mystery novels. Throughout her life, Linda built and kept close friendships. Her "Sleepless in Point Roberts" group met in high school, and still continue to get together annually. She was a lifetime member of the Victoria Golf Club, a Delta Gamma, and a member of the University Women's Club. She had a wide circle of friends in Victoria and beyond, many of whom she had known and cherished for forty years or more. We will love and remember Linda for her indomitable energy, her kindness, her generosity, and her mischievous sense of humor. Even during her final illness, Hospice staff commented on her gracious and thoughtful manner. Friends who have known her for years will remember her as a strong spirit and a steadfast companion. Linda is survived by her son Brian (Suzanne Chenier), and her daughter Karen (Amanda Morgan.) The family is grateful to the doctors, nurses, volunteers, and staff of Victoria Hospice for the wonderful care they showed Linda in her time with them. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice would be gratefully appreciated. A Celebration of Life for Linda will be held at the Victoria Golf Club on Friday, April 5 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Mar. 31 to Apr. 3, 2013