Obituary of Linda Mae Odegard
Linda Mae Odegard
(May 24, 1948 - June 15, 2023)
Linda Mae Odegard of Camrose AB, passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2023 at the age of 75.
Linda was born in Saskatoon, SK, to Cliff and Emily Peterson on May 24, 1948. She was baptized August 3, 1948 at Zion Lutheran in Saskatoon, SK.
A lifelong educator, Linda taught kindergarten at many schools in Camrose over a 30 year career. Alongside this, she enjoyed partnering with her husband Bernell in two businesses (OdeGardens and The Lefse House), where over the course of 50 years of marriage they enjoyed a lively partnership that held many creative pursuits and excuses to throw a party.
Linda loved music (especially singing), learning (always reading and writing), and getting things done (with great efficiency and organization). She had a vibrant faith life, participating in the church, befriending many, and quietly living a life of service.
Most of all, Linda loved people. She enjoyed hospitality, laughter, and conversation. She offered genuine listening and attentive care to whoever she was with, no matter their age. She especially prized her grandchildren and took every opportunity to enthusiastically play and find ways to affirm them. Linda saw the best in people—to be known by her, was to be loved.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Bernell; son Lance (and Aimee) of Vancouver, BC; daughter Jane (and Jason) of Camrose, AB; six grandchildren Elijah, Eva, Anders, Ari, Mathea, and Anton; and siblings Doug (and Brenda), Larry (and Marg), Sharon, and Gail. She was predeceased by her parents, Cliff and Emily Peterson of Saskatoon, SK.
A funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2023 from the Messiah Lutheran Church, 4810 - 50th Street Camrose officiated by Rev. Bev Swanson and Rev. Harold Rust.