Louise (nee Anderson) Laviolette

Laviolette, Louise (nee Anderson)

Our lovely, courageous, independent, fun loving, card playing mother died on January 21, 2006.

Louise was born in Rimbey, Alberta on February 1, 1926 at her Granny’s house. She grew up on the family farm with her parents John and Rose, her brothers Johnny, Al, Andy, Chuck, and her sister Audrey. Multitudes of extended family lived close by. Everyone worked hard to put food on the table during the Great Depression. Louise helped with cooking, cleaning, gardening, animal training, and child minding. Her love of animals, children, family and good cooking lasted a lifetime. Louise married Art in 1948 and was a devoted wife and homemaker for 54 years, living in Vancouver, Richmond, and Errington. Outside the home she worked as a waitress and cook. Louise cared for Art at home during his illness and death in 2002. Family was always the center of Louise’s life; she was proud of her daughters and their husbands, Karen (Bill) Driol and Janie (Mark) Richter and adored her grandsons Daniel and Nigel. In recent years Louise enjoyed her dog Candy, friends, playing cards, visiting family, her grand-dogs Annie and Rocky and trips to Alberta.

A celebration of Louise’s life will be held March 18 in Parksville, BC.

The family would like to thank everyone who has supported them during this difficult time.