FREISTATTER, Linda Louise (née Lavoie)


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Louise on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the age of 60 in Kearney, Ontario, surrounded by those she loved.

Devoted wife of Hans for 40 years. Loving mother of Ryan (Alison Bourre), Sara (Raz Shaikholislami), Hans Jr, Heidi (Michael Rickward) and Katrina (Kodie Layman). Cherished Memère of Roman and Raquel. She was the youngest of three children born to Gisèle (née Robichaud) and Adéodat Lavoie. Dearest baby sister of Ivan (Lynne Ranger) and Anne (Robert Morin).

As a child, Louise revelled in summers spent on the St. Lawrence River in her mother’s hometown of Bic, Quebec. A graduate of the Cambrian College Dental Assisting program in 1978, she answered her true calling of motherhood a short time later, eventually relocating to White River, Ontario in 1986 to raise her family. After 13 years as a stay-at-home Mom, she found joy in working as a librarian and a medical receptionist, where she touched the lives of many. She and her beloved Hans retired together in 2014 and achieved their dream of owning a home by the lake in Echo Bay, Ontario.

Louise is now reunited with her parents and many aunts and uncles. She is survived and sadly missed by her many cousins, nieces and nephews. We will never forget her infectious laughter, unwavering faith in God and endless love for her family and friends.

Final goodbyes entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, (942 Great Northern Road, 705-945-7758) where family and friends may visit on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Father Trevor Scarfone officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise’s name to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by her family.

In the moments we are sad that her life has ended, we also smile because it happened.
We will love you forever, Lulu.


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