Linda and Patricia

We first met in 1981 in London, England but did not get to live together until 2003 and we married in 2006. As a same-sex couple (Linda British, Patricia American) we could not find a country in which we could legally live as a couple so we immigrated to Canada in 2005.

We are drawn to the cohousing community as we are well aware of how important community is to health and wellness as we age. We have had a home in Sooke since 2004 and love the coastal living and proximity to hiking, boating and biking.

Our dog, Dudley, joined us in 2007 after we adopted him in the US. As we contemplated the next chapter of our lives, we were delighted to find a cohousing community right here. 

Linda: I have lived and worked in four countries (so far): U.K.; France; USA and Canada. I have a son in France. One would think I had had enough of travel but no, the bug is still there… I have worked in health service finance, ESL and technical writing. I am a regular attendee at the Sooke pool and enjoy word games and, of course planning the next trip. I love being by the water and taking photos of wildlife. I hope to bring practicality and humour to our future community, as well a variety of cuisines to the community dinners.

Patricia: I am a retired medical doctor, a specialist in internal medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and had my own consulting practice in Seattle for over 25 years. I am on the clinical faculty of U. of Washington as well as U. of British Columbia. I have lived most of my life in various cities around the US, but am now very comfortable in semi-rural Sooke. I enjoy part-time teaching at the UBC medical school in Victoria, aquafit at SeaParc, exercising, biking, and walking/hiking and dinners with friends as well as reading and travel. I bring to the community curiosity and willingness to try new things, as well as the desire to contribute to the health and wellness of the community.