Louise Sinclair died peacefully, July 10, 2018 holding hands with husband Dan in her 76th year and surrounded by her loving children Sean (Julie) of Hamilton, Ontario and Jenny (Dan Hasselman) of Halifax, NS.
Louise leaves behind grandchildren Simon and Melanie (Jenny and Dan), Sarah, Rachel and Aaron (Sean and Julie) and husband Dan after 54 years of marriage.
A Journalism graduate from Ryerson in 1964, she had various careers ending as Executive Director of Oakville Re-Entry Homes, a supportive housing program for those suffering serious mental illnesses.
Because of her involvement with the Block Parents of Canada program, Louise was honoured as Junior Citizen of the Year in 1976 in Burlington, Ontario.
Retirement in 1997 to the village of Port Medway, Nova Scotia on the beautiful South Shore brought Louise the quiet peace that we both always appreciated. It was also a chance for her to discover her talent as a fibre artist, taking part in many art shows and sales during the years and also being part of the Port Medway Readers’ Festival from 2002 to present.
She wanted to express her deepest gratitude to the community of Port Medway and others nearby for their love and support as well as wonderful gifts of food and flowers to brighten her days as she battled pancreatic cancer. You have all been amazing friends.
Mere thanks cannot express the depth of our gratitude to Drs. Andrew Blackadar and Debra Gowan, the nurses on the 2nd floor at Queens General Hospital and the entire palliative care team that loved and supported Louise all this time..your laughter, hugs and kisses as we travelled this journey meant everything to her.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandler’s Funeral Home in Liverpool. Sometime in the fall, we will hold a memorial wake for family and friends in Port Medway. Should you wish to remember this remarkable woman that was the light of our lives, donations in memory of Louise can be sent to the Queens General Hospital Foundation, 175 School Street, PO Box 528, Liverpool, NS, B0T 1K0 or www.QGHFoundation.ca
“When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long and not with your head down. Remember the time we have had and miss me but let me go”
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Dan,Jenny and family
I am very sorry to hear about Louise,I don’t know what to say accept she was one of a kind sweet,kind,adorable and remarkable lady she will never be forgotten,there were times I was feeling down she always put you first no matter if she wasn’t feeling the greatest,I am so happy got to meet you many years ago at White Point,you will always have a place in my heart,thinking of you ❤
John and Donna Murray
Dan and family, sincere condolences on the passing of Louise.
John and Donna Murray
I met Louise while swimming at White Point many years ago, enjoyed the after swim coffee as much as the swim. She was a very kind and giving woman, her lovely smile will be missed.
Dear Dan and family. I am so sorry to hear such sad news. Louise shone light and warmth wherever she went. I always enjoyed time spent talking with her. My sincerest condolences. I know you have many wonderful memories.
janet and laurie clattenburg
We are truly sorry for your loss. Louise was a wonderful lady and always had a smile. I loved her hugs.
Laurie and Janet Clattenburg
Rick and Jo-Ann Baker
Dan and family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Louise will surely be missed in the
Dan and family.
I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Louises passing. Had many fun chats with this wonderful lady when I worked at White Point. Such a great mind and soul. Many memories to help the healing. God Bless
So very sorry to hear of your loss. I will remember Louise as a lovely and talented lady. Please accept my sincere condolences and extend them to your family.
Dear Dan — you and Louise were such a team! Both energetic, loving, caring, talented and generous. I know you and your family will miss her forever but so will the whole community. She was a great person and you complimented each other. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Hugs. Butch and Loretta
Margaret and Bernie Swain
Dan, our sincere condolences to you and your family at the loss of your dear Louise.
We are honoured to have the first piece of fabric art she sold hanging on our wall here at home and it will hold special meaning now for sure.
She was truly a “good” person, may she rest in peace.
Our thoughts are with you Dan.
Dear Dan&family; so sorry to hear of Louise passing, please know that my thoughts and prayers are
with you at this difficult time, she will be so missed. Hugs to all. Melba
Dear Dan & Family.
Was saddened to see that Louise had passed.
She certainly enjoyed her Sundays volunteering at the SPCA store .
And I also enjoyed her smiles and dedication to such a worthy cause she was a great lady .
My condolences to you and your family she will be greatly missed.
I was so sorry to read of Louise’s passing as just the other day I was pointing out a piece of her art to a friend – a piece I so love. Dan, my condolences to you and your family.
Helen and David Whynacht
Dan and family, so very sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.
I met this wonderful lady and her husband at White Point. They swam every morning and had a game of pool or two. As we got to know each other, she asked me what I wanted to do in life besides being a housekeeper at White Point, and I told her I didn’t know. She knew that I wanted to have a career and she never stopped believing and encouraging me to move on and better myself. A few years had passed and I met up with them in the grocery store and she asked me what I had been up to and I told her that I was upgrading and going to nursing school. She hugged me tight, her and her husband both and she whispered to me, “I knew you could do it”. I never forgot that. You don’t realize when someone else believes in you, what you can accomplish in life. I thank you for believing in me, and may you be at ease. Until we meet again.
Dear Dan and family…I was saddened to hear of Louise’s passing. I always enjoyed our chats. She was a lovely lady with a beautiful, warm smile. Louise will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all that knew her. Take comfort in your many happy memories.
My Sincere Condolences,
Dan, I was so sorry to hear of Louise’ passing. She was such nice person who exuded serenity. Given my current circumstances, I can fully appreciate your loss. Please accept my sincerest sympathies. Christopher
Upon just learning of Louise’s passing, I must write to say how shocked and saddened I was to learn of this turn of events.
Dan, it goes without saying, I thought the world of Louise. You were a great team together. She always spoke of you with obvious love and admiration. Carry that with you always.
To all the Sinclair Family, my deepest condolences.
Sincerely in friendship,
Dan, I am so sorry to hear of this wonderful Ladies passing, had great chats around the pool table almost every morning when I worked at White Point!!! She was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.