Marie Louise Stone

Marie Louise Stone

July 2, 1922 – August 13, 2015

Louise passed away peacefully at Fir Park Village after a long and healthy life. Louise was born in Oldham, England to Annie and Edward Jackson. She is predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Douglas E. Stone; parents Annie Louisa and Edward Jackson and a niece Elizabeth Zubko; cousins and other relatives in Wales and England.

She is survived by her children: daughter Faye (Peter) Beyer; grandchildren Peter (Nicole) Beyer; great grandchildren Rebecca, Tyson, and Joshua Beyer; daughter Judy (Bob) Rieder; granddaughter Melissa (Lenny) Von Harrach; great grandchildren Felix, Caspar, Leo Von Harrach; grandsons Eric (Jen) and Andrew Rieder; son Doug (Mirriam) Stone; granddaughter Malaika; granddaughter Kathy (Joe) Kalugin; great grandchildren Joseph Kalugin, great granddaughter Sarah (Michael) Messanger; great-great granddaughter Neila Marie Messanger; step great granddaughter Tasha; step great-great grandchildren Jaden and Nathan; nieces Sandra (John) Smith, Roberta Bogle, and Patricia Green.

Louise was blessed with a happy, healthy life up until four years ago. As a young child, she travelled with her parents all across Britain as her father was a violinist and conductor. When she was 8 years old her parents immigrated to Canada and Louise stayed with her favorite Aunt and Uncle in England; and for two years she had a wonderful time with her aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins. When her parents were settled in Vancouver; Louise came to Canada on the ship Alania where she met a lovely family with two young girls. They became friends and were full of mischief. She was ill when she landed in Halifax, but after that it was clear sailing until four years ago.

Louise was a seamstress by trade and during the war sewed uniforms, tents, etc. She met Doug at a Halloween party at the Church and they were married Jan 31, 1942. After the war they moved backed to Port Alberni where Doug went to work for his father and uncle at Stone Brothers Towing Ltd. Doug Jr. is still employed at Pacific Towing; Mum was in the Hospital Auxiliary; was a great cook, gardener, seamstress and loved being at their cabin at Sproat Lake.

We want to thank her niece Sandra for all her visits. Mom did enjoy them. We would also like to thank the staff at Fir Park Village for all the very caring, compassionate care she received there.

There will be no service at Louise’s request.

A family gathering will be held at a later date.

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