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December 28, 1928 - May 16, 2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Louise Hamilton in Barrie, ON, on Sunday, May 16th, 2021 at the age of 92. She was the last remaining sibling of five in her family.
Louise, beloved wife of the late Robert George Hamilton (married in Niagara Falls, ON, on June 3rd, 1953), loving mother of Harold (Monique), Diana (Stephen), Richard (Julie) and Sharon (John). She was the cherished Grandmother of Benjamin (Natasha), Birkley (Trevor), Bryn (Scott), Bailee, Mark, Lucas, Dawson, Travis and Great-Grandmother of Carter and Holden.
On December 28th, 1928 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Louise was born then raised where she then graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1950 at Glace Bay General Hospital. Her desire to travel off the island led her to Niagara Falls where she met the love of her life, Robert and this is where she settled, married and the rest is history.
Louise continued her nursing career at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in the Obstetrical Department for 24 years. Her natural talents in this field had made her a well-respected icon and this accolade was shown when her retirement party was attended by many doctors. Louise’s retirement years were spent traveling with her husband to the East Coast and Panama City Beach, FL. Her endearing qualities made her a matriarchal figure for her extended family so the phone line was very busy.
Louise loved her family and friends dearly and she possessed the unique quality of making everyone feel welcomed and special. She would give a soft shoulder to cry on and that voice of reason that we all needed from time to time. Her significant presence provided so much comfort and even though we are grateful for her longevity, we feel a huge void and we will miss her Down East warmth and hospitality.
She was a valued member of her church and was adored in many other social circles. Her journey’s end was complicated by the hurdles of pandemic restrictions which left her family feeling helpless and full of anguish as to how her final days were lived. As her journey neared its end due to strokes and the decline consistent with old age, we take comfort knowing she is now at peace. Mom and Dad are together again.
We would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful RVH staff of the Stroke/ Rehab, Specialized Seniors Care and the IOOF-RVH departments. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca
*A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Canada.*