January 29, 1952 – January 17, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Margaret Linda Williamson (nee Cederholm) on January 17, 2020 at the age of 67 years. Linda was predeceased by her father Spike Cederholm, mother Margaret Cederholm, brother Les Cederholm and sister Debby Cederholm. She leaves behind her sister Sandy Becker (Stan), daughters Tammy Robertson (Jim) and Debby Hallstrom (Lance) and grandsons Josh Campbell and Matt Hallstrom.
Born in Kamloops, BC on January 29, 1952, Linda lived in Canoe, BC with her parents, Spike and Margaret Cederholm. As a young girl, Linda enjoyed life on the family farm with her siblings, Les, Debby, and Sandy. Even at an early age, she showed her love of life, adventure and her incredible sense of humour. She was especially fond of being outdoors, which continued throughout her life. Linda loved being near the water and spent time with
her family sunbathing, camping and waterskiing. The Shuswap really was her home.
In 1968, she married Jerry Robertson. Soon on the way was their first child Tammy, followed by their second, Debby. Linda’s life was her family. She loved her girls deeply and worked hard at being a good mother. She was involved in all aspects of their lives including ferrying them to Brownies, softball, piano lessons and much more. She was always there for them, teaching them the strong family values she was raised with.
In 1977, Linda joined School District #83 as a Special Education Assistant. This job allowed her to be home for her girls after school and during summers and holidays. She was so proud to work in this role helping many students become the best they could be. At one point, she was tasked with learning sign language to support a beautiful hearing-impaired child. She became exceptionally proficient and was seen throughout the district communicating through sign. In her final years at the school district, she was the Laminating Clerk at the board office. She took great pride in this work and often stayed late to exceed expectations. After 30 years of service, Linda retired and became a lady of leisure (as she put it).
In 2002, Linda married Ivan Williamson. During their time together, they enjoyed camping, fishing and travel throughout BC, other parts of Canada, western US and Mexico. Travelling was in Linda’s blood and she did as much as she could. In recent years, she took a Christmas bus tour, visited Cuba, and saw her beloved Toronto Blue Jays in Seattle. In May of 2019, she took her trip of a lifetime to Europe with her wonderful friend Liz. This 3-week tour was all she talked about before, during and after the amazing trip. It filled her with so much joy to see this new part of the world.
Linda had a soft, generous heart and gave where she could. For years, she recycled bottles from her condo complex taking the funds to the Salmon Arm SPCA. She was always donating to charity and shared her desire to help others by volunteering.
Linda had many wonderful friends and family in her life that she loved dearly. Her ladies’ lunches with Liz, Gail, Val and Linda S. brought her such happiness. She enjoyed her visits and many phone calls with Lynn, Mary and Barb and many others. She cherished her time with her daughter Tammy and grandson Josh. Linda lived for time spent with family and always worked to make it special. She also lived for her beloved dog, Chicklet, who gave her great happiness and laughter.
A Celebration of Memories of Linda will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1 pm at the Prestige Inn at 251 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC.
Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to the Salmon Arm SPCA (https://spca.bc.ca/donations/shuswap/) or the Diabetes Canada (www.diabetes.ca).
Online condolences may be sent to Linda’s family through her obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
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