Louise (Beatrice) Landreth
July 4 1949 – June 7, 2019
It is with profound sadness and strength of will to announce the sudden passing of our selfless and loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and grandmother, Louise Landreth, aged 69 of Harrington, Ontario.
Louise married Doug Landreth on November 18, 1972, and is survived by her husband, Doug, and her three children; Jocelyn (Mike Kaastra), Gavin (Natasha), and Shannon, and her cherished grandchildren River and Meadow Kaastra and Luka Landreth. Louise is also survived by her supportive and loving sisters Beverley (Feick), Ilene (Hearn) and Ruth (Richard Kneider), mother-in-law Florence, and brother-in-law Larry (Jane). She will be remembered and deeply missed by nieces and nephews; Sherrie (Doug Hearn-Smith), Brad (Arlene Hearn), Jason (Vanessa Feick), Morgan (Dan Kneider-Patterson), Jillian (Steve Chambers), Katey (Kneider), Sean (Eva), Kate and Scott whom she loved very dearly. Louise was predeceased by parents Cecil & Elaine Murray, father-in-law Don, and brother-in-law, Larry Feick. It goes without saying that she was also adored by many great nieces and nephews, the family dogs (Marley, Aoife and Vida), and extended family within the Murray and Landreth Clans.
Louise was born to parents, Cecil & Elaine Murray of Downie Township on July 4, 1949, at Stratford General Hospital. Along with her sisters, Beverley, Ilene and Ruth, Louise grew up on a dairy/beef cattle farm on Line 20 outside St. Paul’s, Ontario where she learned the importance of hard work, perseverance and, most of all, faith and family values. Louise attended Stratford Central Secondary School, going on to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Wilfred Laurier University.
Louise worked with Steve Mitchell, whom she had the utmost respect for, and the amazing team at Mitchell & Pearce for over 30 years. She developed many lifelong friendships during her time at Mitchell & Pearce and was proud to say, until the day she passed, that she spent her entire career at one firm, which demonstrates how meaningful her time was with each person she touched through her work. Alongside her career, Louise dedicated much of her free time to many other organizations within the community such as being a congregational member and treasurer of the Knox Presbyterian Church Harrington and served as the president of the United Way of Stratford. Being true to her values of Christian service, she willingly gave of herself and volunteered with many charitable organizations and events within the Stratford community.
To those who knew Louise, she was a selfless, loving and strong woman who devoted her life to being there for every moment, big or small, when it came to her family and friends. She always put others before herself and also thrived on having her children, grandchildren and extended family at the centre of everything she did. Much like her own mother, Elaine, she took great pride in watching her family grow and succeed in life while being there constantly for encouraging words of advice, constant love and being that pillar of strength when needed. It was her lot in life to care for others endlessly and teach everyone to be kind, always.
We are welcoming family, friends, and colleagues of Louise to the visitation at W.G Young Funeral Home (430 Huron St, Stratford) on Monday, June 17th from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. There will also be A Loving Remembrance of Louise at Gallery Stratford (54 Romeo St S) on Tuesday, June 18th from 6pm to 9pm. A few words from family and friends will be spoken at approximately 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, we ask that any financial donations in Louise’s memory be made to any of the following charitable organizations: Simple Dreams, Change her World, or Knox Presbyterian Church Harrington. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Your cheque can be mailed to:
W.G. Young Funeral Home
430 Huron Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7
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