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Louise Therese VAN KAMPEN
1943 - 2020
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LOUISE THÉRÈSE VAN KAMPEN 1943 - 2020 Most sadly, after a six month struggle with cirrhosis, Louise passed away peacefully at home on October 3 with her husband Van and daughter Nicole at her side. Born in Montreal to Leo and Thérèse Garneau, she moved to Toronto in 1967. She started a translation business called The French Connexion, later French Creative Services Ltd., which she owned and managed for 46 years, translating print and broadcast advertising, including talent casting and di- recting. She was an avid golfer overcoming her childhood battle with polio and living with a lifelong disability. Her deter- mination to play well became an inspiration to her many friends at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Stouffville, ON and Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs, FL. With her larger than life personality and zest for life, she is remembered as a person who never gave up. She loved to cook. Her step-grandchildren, to whom she was known as "Mamie" called her the best 'cooker.' Louise is survived by Van, her best friend and beloved husband for 41 years; stepson, Roger; step-daughter, Nicole; and partner, Ed; step-grandchildren, Amelia and husband, Nik, Emma and partner, Fawcett; step-grandsons, Adrian and Aaron; and step-great-grandchild, Piper. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Monique. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Louise's life is planned at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club next spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mackenzie Health Foundation.

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21, 2020.
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October 19, 2020
It is very sad to contemplate the future without our "sexy lady" in our midst. She so loved to laugh...

My fondest memory of Louise and Joop is as they were finishing their game of golf. This particular day they had played, the back nine, at least, on their own. As they finished their putts, they reached towards each other for a kiss with huge smiles on their faces and laughing...so obviously enjoying each other's company!

May she be resting in peace and may Van know how much she is cherished by us all.
Sandy and John Peare
Friend
October 18, 2020
Condolences to Van and the entire Family. So may fond memories with Louise & Van when they lived in Ballantrae. Missed them when they left. Thanks for the Memories my Friend . RIP
Jacqui Pugh
Jacqui Pugh
Friend
October 18, 2020
Was nice to see you in holland...
Xxx
Peter van Huffel
Family
October 17, 2020
We will miss our good friend, Louise, and her “joie de vivre”. She was wonderful at bringing people together in friendship and always ready for new adventures. She will be greatly missed and always remembered with much affection. We were lucky to have known her!
Judi and Doug Farrell
Judi and Doug Farrell
Friend
October 17, 2020
A truly lovely lady who inspired so many of us with her warm yet feisty nature, Louise will be sadly missed and always remembered.

Deb & Doug Stevenson
Deborah Stevenson
Friend
October 17, 2020
she was a terrific person. i offer my codolences to her husband and fami
aline garneau hertzka
Family
October 17, 2020
As I friendly called my old cousin; she’ll miss me. I would have liked to be closer to her to enjoy it. I know she is watching us and will take care of us. Once again my sincere condolences to the whole family, take care of yourself.
Louise ( Gervais ), Yves
Louise Gervais
Family
October 17, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Yves guerard
Family
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