Feb 19, 2018
Louise Christine LaRocque-Stuart – Surrounded in presence and in spirit by those who loved her, Louise died on February 19th, 2018, Family Day, at Ottawa Civic Hospital. She leaves behind her friend, husband, and unfailing supporter Shane, and is predeceased by her cherished son Oak René for whom she was an untiring advocate. Louise will be missed by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Suzanne and Mego, Judith and André, her niece Méliné and nephews Matthew (Annike) and Arran (Victoria). She taught each of us very valuable life lessons. With her marriage Louise acquired another family, the Stuarts and the Reads, whom she loved dearly and felt loved by. She was the daughter of Olier and Betty (Murray) LaRocque of Hawkesbury and grew up in that community. She spent over 20 years in Sault Ste Marie where Louise will be remembered by many friends, colleagues and former clients. She had links to a variety of advocacy organizations there but particularly to the Autism community. She will be remembered; Louise would be hard to forget. From her early years on the banks of the Ottawa river in Hawkesbury, life brought her back to that river when she and Shane moved to Pembroke in 2015. The Pembroke years were enriched by her friendships with her neighbours. A private family commemoration is planned, followed by internment at Hillside Cemetery, Front Road, Hawkesbury, overlooking the Ottawa River. Donations may be made to the Canadian Hearing Society or to Autism Ontario.
Louise Christine LaRocque-Stuart – Louise est décédée le 19 février 2018 à l’Hôpital Civic d’Ottawa, agée de cinquante-neuf ans. Elle laisse derrière elle son mari et ami Shane, et est prédécédée par son fils chéri Oak René; ses sœurs Suzanne Svadjian (Mego) et Judith LaRocque (André), sa nièce Méliné et ses neveux Matthew (Annike) et Arran (Victoria). Louise était la fille d’Olier et Betty (Murray) LaRocque de Hawkesbury. Diplômée de l’Université de Toronto et du Humber College (programme de gérontologie), elle a passé plus de 20 ans à Sault Ste. Marie où elle a occupé divers rôles, notamment en tant que consultant de programme pour le Centre de toxicomanie et de santé mentale. Louise a participé à diverses initiatives de défense des intérêts durant ces années, en particulier dans la communauté des autistes. La vie l’a ramenée sur les berges de la rivière des Outaouais quand elle et Shane ont déménagé à Pembroke en 2015. Une commémoration familiale privée est prévue, suivie d’un internement au cimetière Hillside, Front Road, Hawkesbury, surplombant la rivière. Les arrangements ont été confiés à First Memorial Funeral Services, Ottawa. Des dons peuvent être faits à la Société canadienne de l’ouïe ou à Autisme Ontario.
C’est avec une grande tristesse que j’ai appris le décès de Louise. Mes plus sincères condoléances à Judith, Suzanne, Shane et toute la famille. Mes pensées sont avec vous.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and Louise’s. Louise and I first met at the Sault Area Hospital in 1992 when she facilitated the memorial for the long term care patients, including my mother, who had passed away. Our paths crossed again when she came to work with us at The Canadian Hearing Society and also with the FASD group…many shared fun times as well. We kept in touch until you moved to Cornwall. Louise, and Oak, touched the lives of many and your loss is felt by all. With sincerest sympathy.
I met Louise through working with her beautiful son Oak when he was young. My condolences to Shane and family members for your loss. Louise was an amazing lady.
I met Louise through my work at CAMH. She was a terrific working colleague but more importantly she was a great friend. We had many fun times putting together activities for our work in Health Promotion. Louise taught me to preservere in the face of challenges, to smile & laugh in the face of challenges & to never give up in the face of challenges. Don’t get me wrong, Louise could be a tad annoying at times! 🙄😂 But she would do this with a smile on her face & laughter in her heart. I wish she was still around to be annoying. 😢❤️ Shane, Suzanne, & Judith, my heart goes out to each of you. I will remember Louise with fondness. ❤️❤️
I met Louise through my work at CAMH. She was a terrific working colleague but more importantly she was a great friend. We had many fun times putting together activities for our work in health promotion. Louise taught me to preserve in the face of challenges, to continue to smile & laugh in the face of challenges, & to never give up in the face of challenges. Don’t get me wrong, she could be a tad annoying at times! 😂😂😂 But she would do this with a smile on her face & a laugh in her heart. I wish she could still be annoying! 😊❤️😊 Shane, Suzanne, & Judith, my heart goes out to each of you & I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I will always remember Louise with fondness.
What can one say about Louise? She was one of the strongest women that I have ever known and an incredible friend and colleague. She rose above every challenge thrown her way and was a passionate and devoted advocate for her son Oak. Shane, Judith, Suzanne and families… I am so profoundly sorry for your loss. Louise’s passing is a loss to anyone that knew her. With deep and heartfelt sympathies.
“It”s scaling, 23 times. I think what gamblers say is that it”s paying off 23-to-1. And, is that elise dancing, or Louise? Thanks as always for another chapter of the irrepressible Louise.
There are no words to express how truly sad I am. Louise was a great friend and I will miss her fun spirit.
I think of her often and had planned to drop in on our way east this year.
So sorry for you Shane and Suzanne and Judith and your families.
Thank you so much Tabitha!
Oh Shane I’m so sorry to hear this! Praying for you, this just breaks my heart.
Shane and Family,
So sorry for your loss. We at the MNRF family support you and grieve your loss. We are here for you.