With great sadness we announce the passing of Louise Almina Mulhall (nee Laidman) age 94, born May 20, 1925 in Lemberg, Saskatchewan. She passed away April 12th, 2020 in the Lynn Valley Care Centre of the Covid-19 virus. We send our heartfelt thanks to her physician, care-givers, nurses, cleaners, volunteers and everyone that has been there for our Mom in these difficult times.
Mom raised the three of us, looked after her parents, and worked full-time: first as an entrepreneur opening her own dress shop, and later as a Pharmacy Technician where she became a fixture at Leigh Square Pharmacy in Port Coquitlam working there from the early 70’s until a move to Wilson Pharmacy just before retiring.
Louise was a walker long before 10,000 steps a day was a thing and when that became too difficult she moved to riding a stationary bicycle. She loved to travel with Warde, Hadley and friends, Maui being a favourite spot to go as well as cruising, and all of us kids were lucky to be included on some of those trips. She also loved to be social and was a volunteer at the Wilson Senior’s Centre and 10,000 Villages.
Louise was predeceased by her parents Wilfred Laidman and Lillian Laidman (nee Neely), infant brother Claude, and husband Michael Mulhall. She is survived by her brother Warde Laidman (Hadley Hall), children, Candyce Long, Debora Hopkinson (Jeremy), and Brent Mulhall (Wendy Bach). Her grandchildren include, Tai Long, Alyse Jackson, Jenna Swanson, Cameron, Toby and Jason Hopkinson, Lucas and Justin Mulhall, and her Great-grandchildren Kaelen and Khya Swanson and Zachary and Sloane Hopkinson.
“A death is not the extinguishing of a light but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come.”