Lou was born in Batavia, Indonesia. She lived on the island of Sumatra for twelve years where her father managed rubber plantations. In 1934, she moved with her family to Dauphin, Manitoba just in time for winter which was quite a shock after the tropics. After completing high school in Dauphin, she attended university in Brandon, Manitoba for a couple of years before going to Winnipeg where she worked for both Ducks Unlimited and Blue Cross. She met Barry (her husband to be) while on a trip to Europe. Lou and Barry were married in June 1952 in Manitoba. She moved with him to Lake Cowichan where she has resided ever since. Their only child, Tom, was born in October 1953.
Over the years, Lou was active in Lake Cowichan with many volunteer and community groups including the Kaatza Art Group, the United Church, the music club, Canadian Mental Health Association, the Hospital Auxiliary, and much more. She was a tireless and faithful supporter of Barry in the work that he did with the Kaatza Historical Society and on many other initiatives.
Lou was predeceased by her husband Barry in January 2011. She will be missed by her family and many friends.
Lou was known for her support of many charities. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held on
Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM
at the United Church in Duncan.