Linda Gail Oakman

January 18, 1944 - October 2, 2023

In Loving Memory

Linda Gail Oakman

It is with great sadness and the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Linda Gail Oakman, at the age of 79, on October 2, 2023 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Linda was born in Victoria, BC on January 18, 1944. She married and raised her children in Campbell River, BC. She owned and ran the Coachline Coffee Shop in Campbell River for many years. When she retired, she moved to Mackenize, BC and made many friends. Her next journey took her to Vernon, BC.

Linda enjoyed spending time with family and friends at 22 mile, Williston Lake. She travelled many kilometers with her camperized van. She even ventured to Vancouver Island by herself to visit family and friends. Crocheting, Casinos and game nights were her passions. She loved having a good time. She had a big personality and loved to make people laugh and was a natural at telling people exactly how she felt.  

Linda is survived by her children Laura Sawa (George), Catherine Deley (Dwayne), James Plamondon (Nancy), Richard Plamondon (Katrina). She was a loving grandma to Andrew (Courtney), Danielle (Arnold), Matthew (Missy), Mitchell (Kyla), Sarah (Trevor), Brandon (Tori), David. She was a great grandmother to 9 great grandchildren. Linda also leaves behind her sisters Barbara (Ted) and Ruth (Terry)

Predeceased by her parents, Jim and May Oakman.

Respecting her wishes, no service will be held. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services  

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-558-0866

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-558-0866

4417 29th St,
Vernon, BC V1T 5B7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 2

  1. Danielle Hansen says:

    My grandma lived such a rich life, in the sense that she soaked every moment in and savoured the small things.
    She was a wonderful Gardner and I can remember eating tomatoes like apples while sitting on her porch, she always had cookies in her jars when I came over and took the time to make pies and turn overs with me.
    She always had herbs growing and houseplants all around that she cared for, for many years. Always happy when her Christmas cactus bloomed and insisted on watering her own plants she brought to the nursing home to bring a little nature inside for everyone to enjoy. She was a lifelong cook and baker and would tell me how she would share her baked goods with the chef in her nursing home also.
    She touched so many peoples lives making friends everywhere she went. Her compassionate ear and shoulder was always found by those who needed it.
    I have many memories of her picking me up from school, spending so much time at her restaurants (eating so much lemon meringue pie that to this day I can’t even smell one) she didn’t hold grudges and everyone always had many chances with her, always understanding where people were coming from and how they were the way they were and never from a place of judgment.
    She was so funny and joyful her laugh almost always being the loudest.
    She was a young grandma and I remember celebrating her 50th birthday with her she was vibrant and beautiful always.
    I could go on and on as I’m sure we all can and I hope that some of you do.
    I know she shared so many memories with so many people.
    She had such an intricate mind and it showed in the art she created with her hands. Clothes and sweaters, large crochet projects with love in every stitch. She always had to keep herself busy and she did a good job of it.
    She loved nature and animals, I’ll always remember her with her dog Mindy and hearing so many stories and seeing photos of her beloved Fawn.
    She had an amazing memory for peoples birthdays, anniversary’s, and special days never missing an occasion.
    She was such a special person to me and I have said so many times I feel like we are one of the same, kindred spirits. A piece of me has gone with her and I long until we are reunited once again. Until then she will be with us in spirit guiding us along the way.
    Love always.

  2. Nancy McDougall Tsangaris says:

    I was saddened to hear of Linda’s passing – I remember when we lived two houses from where she lived on Alder Street; and all the times I spent at the “Coffee Shop”. I will miss your smile and witty sense of humor. And I will treasure even more the “pineapple” table doily you made for me. RIP my friend

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