Rick and Linda

Rick and Linda are both retired healthcare administrators. Linda managed dental / oral surgical practices and Rick was a senior healthcare executive. They met after Rick retired and moved from Winnipeg to Sooke. Linda was to discover the beauty of Sooke as she visited from West Vancouver getting to know her future husband.

Having worked in Comox, Rick always knew he would make his way back to the island. Linda had similar dreams after spending many years on the beautiful, but cold Prairies.

They both grew up on the east coast, Linda in Nova Scotia and Rick in Maine. They both had fathers with maritime careers. Linda’s father was a Canadian naval air navigation officer on the HMCS Bonaventure. Rick’s father was a Master Mariner skippering ships around the world. 

Between them they have three adult children all doing well following their dreams either academically or already finished university and building a career.

As it is for almost everyone, it was a big decision for them to embark on the cohousing journey. The tipping point for them was seeing the completion of the Harbourside cohousing project here in Sooke.

“To be able to live in an intentional oceanfront community having co-laboured with other founding members to bring the dream to reality will cement life-long friendships. As an added incentive, being able to work with the same consultants as were used in the Harbourside project gave us the confidence and trust we would end up with a sister waterfront project that was just as wonderful as the first.”

Both Rick and Linda are active in Sooke’s volunteer community. Linda is pursuing her painting and Rick is sharing his photography hobby with Linda. They both enjoy living in a landscape and nature photographer’s paradise and look forward to capturing more eagle images from our deck at West Wind Harbour. They both are avid ocean kayakers and enjoy biking Sooke’s excellent trails.