Passed away peacefully on August 2, 2012, at the age of 97. She is survived by her husband, Doug, her best friend for more than 70 years. Louise devoted her life to caring for her family and she will be missed by son Peter (Céline Messier) and daughter Mary Lynn O'Shea (Peter). She is also survived by her sister, Mary Linn Goad, and her grandsons Phil (Carolyn), Alex and Josh, as well as her great-granddaughter, Clara. Louise was born in Owen Sound in 1915, where she grew up and worked as a teacher until marrying in 1941. She and Doug spent memorable years in Nova Scotia during the War and then returned to Ontario, where Doug's Royal Bank career took them to Clinton, Mount Brydges, Thorold, St. Catharines, Etobicoke, Leamington and Thornhill. Louise made lasting friendships in each place they lived, as well as pursuing her many creative interests. She will be remembered for her sense of humour, her concern for others and the best lemon meringue pie ever. Louise's favourite place was her final home on the shores of Lake Huron south of Tobermory where she and Doug were fortunate to spend 35 happy years. She was an active volunteer with the Tobermory Health Services Auxiliary well into her nineties. The family would like to thank the extraordinary staff of BurlOak Long Term Care for their kind, compassionate care of Louise over the past two years. A memorial celebration of Louise's life will be held at Glen Abbey United Church in Oakville on Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to the Tobermory Health Services Auxiliary, P.O. Box 241, 7275 Hwy. #6, Tobermory, ON N0H 2R0 (www.tobermoryhealth.ca).
Saturday August 4, 2012
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