It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Loving Wife, Dedicated Mom, Cherished Sister and Best Nana ever, Esther “Louise” McMullan who went to heaven on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the too early age of 63 years.
Louise was born on August 9, 1949 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland where she was raised with her four sisters and one brother. She met her future husband at the age of 16 on a blind date. Hedley and Louise dated for four years and were married on September 20, 1969. They resided in Londonderry where they started their own family and Louise worked at a shirt factory before they moved to Strabane where she got a job in a nylon factory.
In 1975, at the age of 26, Louise and Hedley packed up their two little girls to immigrate to Chilliwack, BC, Canada where they made their home for the rest of her days and where her family remains. Louise did housekeeping until she started working at Chilliwack General Hospital as a Patient Care Aid for 16 years until she retired early.
Louise will be deeply missed by her husband of 43 years, Hedley and their two daughters, Julie (John) and Joanne (Clayton), her four grandkids, Joel, Jessica, Cassidy and Paige, her sisters Heather (Ken), Hilary (Tommy), Vivienne (Joe), Sandra, many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Louise was sadly predeceased by her parents, Joe and Ruby Moore and her precious brother, Raymond.
Her favorite pastime was taking care of and spending time with her four treasured grandchildren. She played endless games of cards, checkers, snakes and ladders and never let them win as she always thought it was best to teach them a lesson. Nana’s taxi went all over the place and she was a constant at their schools and sport events. Mom hosted weekly Tuesday night dinners for us as her family was everything to her. Outside of family, Louise loved playing darts, playing poker on the computer, watching her soap operas and enjoyed reality shows like Dancing with the Stars and the Bachelor. Any time spent with family and friends made Louise’s day and she valued each and every one who was lucky enough to know her. Louise was so kind hearted and caring. They don’t make them like her anymore, she was an amazing woman who can never be replaced or forgotten but will live on and around us forever.
A Memorial Service with reception will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack; Angus Haggerty officiating. Special thanks to the dedicated and caring ICU nurses and doctors at Surrey Memorial Hospital and also those who took care of her during her short stay at Chilliwack Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Louise McMullan’s name to the BC Lung Association, PO Box 34009 Stn D, Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9.