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Louise Starke

January 3, 1950 - May 13, 2012


LOUISE M STARKE. ( née Orton)
Jan 3, 1950 – May 13, 2012 ( mothers day)

I need to tell you of the passing of my best friend, partner and lover, Louise Starke. She was born in Dawson Creek to Margaret and Cyril Orton. She has two sisters Debbie (nephew Charles / niece Chassie) and Patricia ( nephew Jerico Dalton). Brother Don and wife Nellie Starke (nieces Colleen and Heather Starke). We have two children, Donna Marie Louise Starke with grandson Adrian Richard Clifford Vanderstap and Steven Richard Clifford Starke with grandson Jeffery James Starke.
Louise did her schooling in Lethbridge with the completion of her RN degree in 1971. She married me ( Richard) later that year. Louise had many passions – nursing being one. She loved to plan and direct such events as travel, celebrations, dress up parties, shopping trips, and spa weekends. She lived life to the fullest. She devoted herself to her family and being a Nana was a very important part of this. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. I would also like to give a heartfelt thank you Dr. Brian Bass, nurses on 3 West of the Cowichan District Hospital as well as the many home care nurses and attached associates for all of the professional care and assistance during Louise’s brief illness, particularly Mary Doris , Jane and Marg for all of their support over the last week.
A celebration of life will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road, Duncan BC on Saturday May 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. This service will also be shown live broadcast at www.hwwallacecbc.com at Louise’s obituary. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Duncan volunteer fire department historical society of the charity of your choice.

The greatest gift that will come to a man in this world is a woman”s heart. – Rick Starke.


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From: Robina Scoular
Relation: Client/Friend

I am so grateful for the support and guidance I received from Louise and will always remember the kindness and impression she left on my family. My sincere sympathy to her family during this sad time.

From: catherine fraser
Relation: co worker and friend

I have fond memories of wonderful staff retirement parties at your place. It was always lively and fun. When Donna was to be married I recall all the preparations and details and the beauty shared and how Louise wanted it just right. On the birth of your grandchild I remember how attentive and loving you were and are. When Louise walked past the health unit I have fond memories of conversations. I appreciated her humour, kindness and aliveness. I will light a candle and view the service with you today from Victoria as I will be with my mom. Many blessings to all the family and I am sorry for your loss, may you have the support of loving friends and family at this sudden and unexpected time of loss.

From: Gerry and all the staff of Ingram Pharmacy
Relation: personal and business

Louise’s professional approach and care of her family and patient care will be missed by us all at Ingram Pharmacy. She always brought a smile to the store. My warmest thoughts go out to you Rick
and to her family.

From: Cathy Campbell and Ian Russell
Relation: We know Rick through his work.

Rick… We are sad to learn of Louise’s passing. Although we didn’t know her, it is obvious from your heartfelt and moving tribute to her in the obituary that you were two of the lucky ones who found your soul mates in life. What a gift you gave to each other, and what wonderful memories you’ll have to sustain you through all the days ahead. We’re thinking of you… Cathy and Ian.

From: Tara & Neil Cooke
Relation: Friend

I feel like I’ve known Louise nearly my whole life… I have so many memories – her laugh, her smile, her fun-loving, outgoing personality – she was always so giving to others and she loved to have a great time. I know how much she will be missed by everyone who knew her, and she was a friend to so many. I will treasure my memories always. Sending our most heartfelt wishes as this difficult time to dear Uncle Rick, Donna, Steve and family. RIP Auntie Louise. Much love always, Tara and family xxx

From: Peggy and Roger Aeichele
Relation: friend

Hi Rick, Donna and Steve:
We wanted to attend Louise’s service but John asked us to look after Ciana and when we found out we could watch the service on line we were thrilled. it was wonderful!! thanks technology.
Recently we were going through photo albums as we were packing up our belongings and we came across photos of your family, ours, and Marita, Will and Troy. Remember the birthdays and christmas’s at the Keg in Nanaimo? I am sure Louise was the organizer. we had such great times.
Our thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Roger and Peggy

From: Peg
Relation: former co-worker Duncan HCC

What a sad day it was to hear of Louise’s death. I worked with Louise two years ago before I left BC to move back to Ontario. I recall many a shift where she looked at my workload and decided that she would find a way to lighten it. This, in spite of her own very full workload. She was a mother hen. How sad that we lost her on Mother’s Day. Louise was also the one to take on overtime work or come in on her day off if we were short staffed. She had energy to spare! My heart goes out to her family, friends and co-workers. Louise has left her mark on the world and she will be missed. Safe journey Louise!

From: Rob and Mhairi Gunn
Relation: neighbour

Louise was an excellent nurse, a huge help to us during a very difficult time. Rick we hope that in time your many wonderful memories will bring some comfort, Louise touched the lives of so many and we are truly sorry. We will not forget and will think of Louise every time we walk to town!

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 19, 2012
Beginning at 2:00pm

Christian Reformed Church
930 Trunk Road
Duncan, BC Canada

930 Trunk Road
Duncan, BC Canada

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