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Linda (Suderman) Stobbe

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Linda lived a full life defined by her faith and an intense commitment to the arts, particularly music. She was involved in piano performance and music education for 54 years. She taught piano and music theory at MBBI (Columbia Bible College) and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. She was an adjudicator at music festivals throughout Western Canada and a national examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She accompanied the Broadway MB Church choir at 12, served at Westwood MB Church, Prince George, B.C., as pianist and ensemble member for 27 years, and at Saanich Community Church, Victoria, as pianist and ensemble leader for 17 years. For the past 7 years, she embarked on 2-month service trips to Mennonite Centre Molochansk, Ukraine, where she taught piano master classes and offered humanitarian aid. A few days before she died from cancer, Linda was taken to the piano where she played “The Servant Song.”


  • Birth: May 3, 1946
  • Birthplace:
    Chilliwack, B.C.
  • Death: April 9, 2013
  • Parents:
    Jacob & Mary Suderman
  • Married:
    Ben Stobbe, Sept. 8, 1966
  • Family:
    Ben; children Karl (Stephanie), Joel (Tracy), Julia (Jason); 3 grandchildren
  • Baptism:
    Broadway MB, Chilliwack