PHELAN (nee O’Donnell), Louise Patricia
November 30, 1933 – January 8, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mom, grandma, great-grandma & dear friend, at her home due to natural causes. Louise is survived by her best friend Peter, her six children: Shayne, Darryl (Marie), Jerome (Lori), Kerry (Rob), Erin (Colin), and Shawneen (Gordie), 15 grandchildren: Devon (Lester), Solomon, Rose (Marco), Eileen (Jeff), Brenda (Darnell), Kara, Chalsi, Ashli, Nathan, Katie, Anna, Michelle (Aaren), Becky (Colin), Nick and Kyle, six great-grandchildren: Liam, Ella, Phoenix, Brooklyn, Asher and Mason. She is also survived by her sister Fran Humphries (California). Louise grew up in Toronto, Ontario and met Peter while working at the Lord Simcoe Hotel. They married and had their three sons on Centre Island in Toronto. Louise and her growing family then moved to San Diego, California to be close to her mother, Kathleen O’Brien. Louise then added three daughters to the family. In 1973 Louise, Peter and their six children moved to Vancouver, BC, where she lived in North Vancouver, White Rock and most recently New Westminster. ”To make a long story short….,” Louise devoted her life to her children. She was also a very talented artist and lived her life with great flair! She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. We have lost a beautiful, funny, compassionate, talented, creative, tender soul.
We love you Mom always and forever! A memorial mass to honour Louise’s live will be held on Thursday, January 14 at 11:00 am at Star of the Sea Parish, 1153 Fir Street, White Rock. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Louise’s favourite charity – Covenant House, 575 Drake St., Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8 or www.covenanthousebc.org
Fraser Heights Chapel 604-589-2559