KLITCH, Linda Louise Mary
Some are remembered for their contributions to community. (Linda Klitch, 60, happened to be one of those). Many others are remembered for personal accolades on paper and brass (Linda, Business Woman of the Year, had
too many to count). But only one will be remembered as the “Margarita Mom” as she spent many a weekend with her adoring family in her beloved Shuswap, whenever she left the city for her home away from home.
Born and raised in Prince Albert, Sask., Linda made a name for herself opening fashion boutiques and raising
her children. By the time she moved to advertising sales – and to Kamloops, B.C. – Linda had begun to win what
would turn into a lifetime of awards. She later became sales manager of Kamloops This Week, and eventually
publisher, and in 2000 moved to the Semiahmoo Peninsula to become Peace Arch News publisher.
Linda’s contributions to the White Rock/South Surrey area are legendary, having volunteered for Peace Arch News
Vintage Affair, Community of Lights Event Society and Spirit of the Sea Festival, as well as her work with WRSS
Community Foundation, all in the name of improving the quality of life for residents.
On Sept. 26, 2011, Linda passed away, after complications from surgery. She is pre-deceased by her father, August
Zurowski, and survived by her mother, Bea, siblings Louise, Cyril and Lorraine, and beloved husband David
Klitch, whom she married in 2005. She is remembered as the “world’s greatest mom” by Clark Hooton (Lisa), Amber Hooton (Chris), Preston Hooton (Lindsay), Denver Hooton (Mickel) and Tyler Klitch (Jen), and as a lover of
all things family, by grandchildren Beckett, Noa, Anika and Meredith, and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life in honour of Linda will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at Hazelmere Golf Course (18150 8 Ave.,
Surrey), 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In lieu of fl owers, her family requests donations be made to the Linda Klitch Legacy Fund, care of the WRSSCF
(email email@example.com or call 778-292-1367).
As well, one of Linda’s last wishes was to encourage her friends – whom she cherished – to donate blood.