Louise grew up behind the family business: the post office and general store. After high school, she attended business college in Saskatoon, and during the war, worked in several government services in Ottawa, where she met William. They lived first in Beechy, Sask., then in Saskatoon. The family moved in 1947 to Abbotsford, B.C., where Bill continued teaching. Louise and Bill loved travelling together, visiting every continent but Antarctica. They lived and worked in Nigeria, Singapore and Kansas, but always returned to their home base in Abbotsford. A creative homemaker and gracious hostess, Louise expressed herself in excellent cooking, beautifully sewn clothing for her girls and colourful quilts to warm every family member. Calm, steady and cheerful, she always made the best of things. Her faith was strong, and she prayed daily for her family by name.