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Date of Passing: Jan 11, 2022

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1937 - 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Louise Yvonne Oldford (née Meredith) on January 11, 2022 after a courageous battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and Alzheimer's disease.
Louise is survived by her husband and best friend of 54 years, Bob; her children, Sandy Oldford, Catherine (Jim) Creran and Lori (Luke) Gould; grandchildren, Kyle, Julia and Shanon Creran and Eva, Anna and Emy Gould; her sisters, Eileen Graham, Jean (Harry) Greer, Doreen (Bill) Tucker and Laurel (George) Lister, and many extended family members and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Vaughan and Hazel Meredith; her sister, Joan Kelley, and brothers-in-law, Bill Graham and Wes Kelley.
Louise was born in Meredith Settlement, New Brunswick where she spent her early years growing up with her sisters. Upon completing high school, she joined the Canadian Air Force where she became a Meteorological Technician supporting Army, Air Force and Navy operations. It was during her posting in France that she met Bob; a Newfoundlander posted there as an aircraft mechanic. They married after their return to Canada, settled in Winnipeg and started a family that she took amazing care of. When her children grew older, she again began working outside her home for Elections Canada and then for Statistics Canada, where she worked for several years and made some great friends. Louise took great care of everyone, she was an avid gardener, a great cook and was always up for a good chat or visit where her kindness and quick wit were evident.
Louise was a very private, hard-working person who was beautiful both inside and out. She was a member of Charleswood United Church and attended services until illness prevented her from doing so. Her last few years were very difficult. The family would like to thank everyone who visited Louise either during those tough days at home, or after illness dictated she could not stay. Your visits and cards meant much more that you know and brightened many days for Louise.
We would also like to thank the entire staff at Tuxedo Villa Personal Care Home for treating Louise with kindness, compassion and understanding during the past year when she could no longer remain home.
As Louise would not wish anyone to feel badly in not being able to attend due to covid reasons, a Celebration of Life will be held in the spring, or when risk to family and friends decreases.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Louise's name can be made to the Canadian Lung Association or the Alzheimer's Society.

Loved beyond words,
missed beyond measure

For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

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