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April 25, 1947 - June 4, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Linda Gaye Enns was born April 25, 1947 in Vernon BC and shortly after moved with her family to Williams Lake, where she grew up among a collage of friends who loved her dearly and whom she loved back with a full and open heart.

As a young lady Gaye loved figure skating and spent a lot of time at the rink gliding with an effortless grace that she would carry with her the rest of her life, on skates or off. Upon graduation she attended nursing school in Vancouver, earning her degree in 1969.

For Gaye, nursing was much more than a vocation, but a true calling. Her tender nature and unending patience with people gave her a path as a cherished caregiver, touching the lives of those in need of physical care and a human connection that with equal importance healed the soul.

It was in Vancouver that she met her future husband Irv, whom she would marry in October, 1967 part way through her studies. Following her graduation as a registered nurse, the two would move to Aldergrove, where they had a son, Chad, and as evidence of her beauty, another son, Cory, 10 months later. Amy, their first and only daughter, would follow a few years later. After some time in Aldergrove, Gaye moved with Irv and their young family to Princeton, where another son, Mitch, would be born.

With a full house, Gaye and her family made a final move back to Williams Lake. It was here that Gaye spent the majority of her life, collecting friends with a kind and generous heart and earning the love and adoration of all who had the fortune of knowing her. She loved people to a fault and spent many years travelling to Guatemala and Peru to help with surgeries for the native people there, who would walk for days from their villages to see her and the medical team Gaye travelled with.

Gaye was one of those among us who was truly special. Neighborhood kids, colleagues from the hospital, old friends from the past and new ones from one of her many hobbies of quilting, writing, and skiing and of course her family, all knew Gaye as a rare and special person who stood out from the rest. If you knew Gaye, you were drawn to her in an inexplicable way that immediately made you a better person for having her in your life.

Astonishing in her quiet and gentle way, Gaye left a brilliant light and a colorful joy behind her every step. She will be more than mourned and missed - she will be forever remembered as a gift to us all.

Gaye is predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Kaye Carswell, brothers Brad and Glen and sister, Tracy Carswell, and her husband Irv Enns.

She is survived by her four children Chad (Rya), Cory (April), Amy (Mike) and Mitch (Lisa), a dozen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. And of course an abundance of people around the world who have been blessed to cross her path. She leaves this world with a final message...Choose Kind.

The service will be held at the Cariboo Bethel Church June 21 @ 4 pm with a tea to follow. We'd love to hear stories about Gaye.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Friday, June 21, 2024
4:00 PM
Cariboo Bethel Church 833 Western Ave, Williams Lake

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