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E. LOUISE NEBBS

Date of Passing: Mar 28, 2018

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E. LOUISE NEBBS With great sadness the family announces the passing of Louise, at Riverview Health Centre, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the age of 64. She was predeceased by her mother Joan Nebbs, and her grandmother Elizabeth Arnold. She is survived by the love of her life, Paul Godard, adoring niece Danielle Godard, sister-in-law Jacqueline Godard, cherished friend Amanda Mollard, and her beloved horses Rafi and Louie. Louise was born and raised in Winnipeg where she grew up in the Norwood Flats area with her mother and grandmother and an incredible menagerie of pets. She attended Balmoral Hall, graduating in 1972, then went on to graduate from the University of Winnipeg in 1976. Her career started at Clarkson Gordon where she completed the requirements for Chartered Accountancy in 1979 winning the gold medal for Manitoba in the Uniform Evaluation (UFE) examinations. This was followed by work at Woods Gordon and Federal Industries, which led to greater events in her personal life. On a business trip to Toronto she serendipitously ran into Paul Godard, with whom she had worked at Clarkson Gordon. "It was like a Woody Allen movie" they once described. They went to dinner, and the rest, of course, was history. After Federal Industries, Louise worked at ENSIS as Chief Financial Officer. She then moved to The Asper Foundation as Chief Financial Officer and the Asper Corporation as Vice President, Finance. One of Louise's favourite words was 'FABULOUS', which sums up her approach towards life, family, and friends. She got up in the morning embracing the challenges of the day. With gusto and enthusiasm she looked forward to her work and was inspired to aim for excellence for the Asper family. Louise loved a challenge and her work satisfied this need. She was an accomplished horse enthusiast. Riding and training Rafi provided her hours of joy. Louise loved to tell stories, and never failed to include a story about her animal companions in life. No creature ever passed her by without a loving glance, sympathetic ear, and pat on the head. She was an avid supporter of the Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and Manitoba Theatre Centre. If you had the honour to be Louise's friend you were lucky. She made it a point to get to know everyone. She loved and respected every person and animal in her world. Louise created the 'FABULOUS' in life. She devoted herself to all the good things it had to offer. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 4 at St. Philip's Norwood Anglican Church, 240 Taché Avenue at 12:00 p.m. Father Donald McKenzie officiating with interment following service at The Cathedral Church of St. John, 135 Anderson Avenue for those who wish to attend. A celebration of Louise's life will follow at 1:30 p.m. at The Manitoba Club, 194 Broadway. A special thanks to Lucienne Blouw for her support, care, and dedication to Louise and her family, and to the staff at CancerCare Manitoba and Riverview Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Louise Nebbs Endowment Fund, Spay and Neuter Program at The Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3. - She lived, she loved, she laughed... Forever In Our Hearts - E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 204-253-5086 ejcoutu.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 03, 2018

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Louise worked with me during her time at Woods Gordon. We were a young ambitious group then and Louise was a significant part of a very talented team of people. She was always there when needed by our clients, most capable, totally unflappable and never wihout her smile. Fabulous was her exclamation of choice even in those early days. Our paths crossed from time to time as the years went by and it was always to my delight to see that smile again. The world has lost a bit of joy and sunshine with her passing. I want to offer my Condolences to Paul and all who loved her. Don Price - Posted by: Don Price (Friend) on: Apr 04, 2018

  • I am so saddened and heartbroken after hearing about Louise. We met thru a Club Mel exercise class approx. 10 years ago. She forever stood thru out every class to the left of me...always. I will always remember her beautiful smile, laugh and so charming personality. She always spoke kindly and never had anything bad to say about anyone or anything! My sister and I also had the opportunity to visit her and Paul while on a trip to New York last year and hear about their adventures there. I will cherish her in my heart always and will forever imagine her right there by my side at Club Mel. It was an honor knowing her. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. xoxoxoxo Joanne - Posted by: Joanne Popeski (friend) on: Apr 03, 2018

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