Linda Hayter (nee Timm) passed away in Terrace B.C. at the age of 84. She is survived by her sister, Adele Timm, her loving daughter, Evelyn Johnson (Doug), grandchildren Ashley (Sean), Jordan (Tashiana), great granddaughter, Charlotte, and son, Martin Hayter.
Linda was the oldest of four children of German ancestry, born in Kuran, Poland to Emil and Olga Timm, a few years before World War II began. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1951. They worked on an Alberta sugar beet farm before moving to Terrace, where she met her future husband, Robert (Bob) Hayter (deceased), a banker, while working as a cashier at Super Valu in 1960.
Linda and Bob moved around a great deal with his work. They welcomed two children along the way: Evelyn in 1961 in New Westminster B.C. and Martin in 1962 in Prince George, B.C. They also lived in North Vancouver, Victoria (where Linda worked as a seamstress) and Salmon Arm, where Bob took over the local drive-in theatre from his father, and Linda worked in the snack bar.
When the drive-in was sold, Linda and Bob moved back to Terrace in 1980 for a short time, before retiring to Kelowna in 1984, where they lived until Bob passed away in 2012. In 2013 Linda moved again to Terrace, where she had met Bob 52 years before, to be near her daughter and extended family.
Linda will be remembered for her strength of character, kindness and generosity, her wonderful smile, sense of humour, her passion for life and her love of children. She was not one to sing her own praises, but she showed her love abundantly in acts of service to her family, friends and church, especially through her cooking. She will be dearly missed by her family and others whose lives she has touched.
A special thanks to the staff at Terraceview Lodge in Terrace B.C., where Linda spent her last days, for their kindness and care.
In lieu of a service or memorial – as per Linda’s wishes – we invite you to make a donation in her name to the Children’s Wish Foundation: #112 – 2025 W. Broadway Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1Z6.