LINKE, Patricia (Trish) (nee Griffin)
Born July 23, 1941 of Surrey, BC, passed away June 4, 2015 due to complications of Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome, HHT Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. She is survived by husband Frank E. Linke Jr., daughter Kathy (husband Tony Bettanin), son Matthew, granddaughter Courtney and many nieces, nephews, colleagues and friends. She was unaware of her genetic disorder until she was 51 when her mother Edith Mary Griffin became ill. For 24 years, Trish has been an advocate for HHT International giving 24 hours a day of her time to inform the world about HHT. This cruel disorder affects 1 in 5000 people. It does not discriminate by age, gender or ethnic background. Trish was a preschool teacher in Surrey and Delta for many years, and many of those children came to her house to visit and chatted with her when they saw her in the grocery store. She was a Sci-Fi enthusiast and a memorabilla collector (Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate,
Indiana Jones, LOTR) and was looking forward to seeing the new Star Wars movie. In the summer she looked forward to firing up her 3 muscle cars, a 1967, a 1973 & a 2013 Camaro and driving them while listening to her favourite music. Memorial Service will be held at Colebrook Church, 5441 125A Street, Surrey, BC, V3X 1W4, at 2:30 pm. on July 25th, 2015. Please RSVP to:
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Cure HHT. The website is www.curehht.org. You will also find a tribute page about Trish here and on Facebook at Cure HHT.