Louise Prescesky, nee Storey, was born on August 12, 1931 in Vancouver, BC. She grew up in the wilds of Belcarra, before there was road access. She told stories of her childhood where her and her siblings would wait for the church groups to come for daytrips and they would wander over pretending to be children belonging to the group in order to get a picnic lunch!
This is very telling of her character. She was an easy-going, carefree individual who fit in with any group. This, and her compassionate way, led her into the field of nursing when she was finished high school.
In 1953, she was wooed by the love of her life, Ed, and was married in 1955. They sailed the seas of the pacific and enjoyed a life most dream of. They lived in West Vancouver where they had 3 beautiful girls who they shared their passion for travel with, even living on a sail boat as a family for a year in 1972.
They moved to Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast in 1981, buying the property from a family member and built their dream home. They were supporters of the Pender Harbour Health Center and to the Iris Griffith Center, inspiring their compassion for each other and nature.
Ed had a passion for adventure while Louise had the gift of making everyone feel at home. She provided an atmosphere where you felt welcomed, wanted and loved. They were the perfect power couple that made great memories for all that knew them.
In addition to people, she loved nature and animals. She taught the kids to name all the spiders in the house and to release critters rather than squishing them. She affectionately trapped bumble bees in rhododendron flowers to show that they we not scary and would release them. If ever there was a puppy dog near, she would have it on her lap.
At Shornecliff in Sechelt, she was affectionately called Lou Lou. She was involved in every activity and instantly made friends with the other residents and staff.
Louise passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Easter Sunday. The morning saw a spring storm with blustering winds with pouring rain, however, when she left us, it was calm, sunny and clear. The perfect evening reflecting her beautiful soul.
She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Harriet, her brother Billy and her husband Ed. She will be greatly missed by her surviving daughters Pat (Kerry), Betty (Kevin) and Cathy (Chris), her grandchildren Miranda (Luke), Jenn, Mike, Blake, Tara (Matt) and great-grandchildren Katelin, Mason, Dominic, Maxwell and Bennet.
Special thanks to all of the staff at Shornecliff who helped care for her in her last years. A special thanks to Reg and Kenan who brought music, joy and faith into the care home, which brought her so much happiness.
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