Laura Winifred Linville (nee Horsley)

June 29, 1930 – October 25, 2018
Laura our loving wife and mother passed away peacefully on October 25, 2018 in Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Laura is predeceased by her parents Bella and Arthur Horsley, her brothers Clifford, Trevor and Mervin, and sisters Dorothy, Lucy and son in law, Dan Giesbrecht. She has two surviving brothers, Art Horsley (Helen) and Glen Horsley (Stella).

Laura was a loving, kind and generous woman who led a very full life. Many know her as a professional seamstress who made and designed clothing for her family and friends for many years. She was a very capable and crafty woman who shared generously with all those who crossed her path, and all were welcomed at her kitchen table. She was a very special part of many people’s lives.

Laura is forever remembered by her loving husband and best friend of 58 years, Hugh Linville and their children, Kevin Linville (Michelle), Kelly Giesbrecht, Leslie Stuart (Todd Smith), Lorie Moore (Calvin), Barney Linville (Sandy), and Leigh Anne Linville (Misha Zibin). She will also be lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren with the 11th on the way.

“Those we love can never be more than a thought away…for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay”

The Linville family invites all family and friends to join us in remembering Laura at a Memorial Tea to be held on Tuesday November 6, 2018 from 1 pm – 3 pm, Prestige Harbourfront Resort, located at 251 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association at, or the Salmon Arm Women’s Shelter.

Online condolences may be sent to Laura’s family through her obituary at

 Bowers Funeral Home

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