It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Anne Bohmer of Blairmore, Alberta who passed away after a valiant battle with cancer on February 13, 2015 while receiving care at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre. Linda was 64 years of age.
Linda was born on April 15, 1950 in Fernie, BC to proud parents, Henry & Sadie Joinson. She was always inquisitive and appreciated the quiet simpler lifestyle while growing up on the family acreage. A little mischievous at times, Linda would often sneak her mother’s Avon make-up or play harmless pranks on her sister and friends. She was a member of the Brownies and then the Girl Guides.
Linda grew to be a lovely young lady with a kindness for animals and talent with arts and crafts. She met Melvin Bohmer and after a brief courtship, they married and began raising a family of their own. Linda was devoted to her sons and was always home to support them in all they did whether it be in minor hockey or tackling the challenges in life they encountered. She loved them unconditionally and demonstrated great courage and strength after the sudden passing of her beloved husband.
Linda had a wonderful sense of humour and many talents with crafts including ceramics, liquid embroidery and paint by numbers. She was a proud member of the Bellevue Legion and enjoyed playing card games and listening to music with friends and family. She gained much knowledge over the years and reflecting back upon her life, she always held to the truth that a simpler life is better than a complicated one; make the changes you need to in order to see clearly what is important – the love of family and peace with yourself.
She is survived by her sons, Mel (Cindy) Bohmer of Frank, AB, Earl (Quessie) Bohmer of North Carolina, USA and Tom (Marnie) Bohmer of Prince George, BC; her sister, Kathy Peters of Fernie, BC; her cherished grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; her daughter-in-law, Marianne Bohmer; as well as the many friends she made throughout her lifetime. She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin Roy Bohmer and son, Clark Bohmer.
A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Blairmore Legion. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403) 562-8555.