Louise Ryerson Obituary
Louise Ryerson, aged 72, died peacefully in the presence of her family at her place of residence, Kensington Village Nursing Home in London, on Thursday, November 27th, 2015. Mary Louise Irene Laursen was born in London May 19th, 1943, the daughter of Harold and Mary (Daines) Laursen. She trained as a professional salon stylist but changed her career path when she married to Bill Ryerson on June 15th, 1963, becoming a dedicated wife and mother. She loved the simple life, the family farm out in Ailsa Craig in general, and raising her goats in particular. Louise was never too far from her piano and loved to sing and play. She was fun, thoughtful, organized, imaginative, and loved happy faces. Anyone who know Louise was instantly drawn to her bubbly and kind personality. She was always willing to help and was an amazing problem solver. When you met Louise for the first time, she was the kind of person that you felt you’d known forever; she was a true friend, a caring and loving mother. She had a lust for life and lived every moment for what it was worth. Louise is survived by her husband, William E. Ryerson of London, children Thomas A. Ryerson of Woodstock, and Lisa Louise Ryerson Ross and her husband Doug of London, grandchildren Courtny Ryerson of London, Jeanette Ryerson and Jason McIntyre of Niagara Falls, Marcus W. Ryerson of London, and Stephen, Bradley, and Julia Ross, all of London. Louise is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Easson Macmillan and Joseph McIntyre of Niagara Falls. Also by siblings Deanna and Norm Winegarden, Cambridge, ON, and Lorne and Tina Laursen of 70 Mile House, B.C. She also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Harold (2002) and mother Mary (2010), as well as siblings Jerry (1997), and Anne (2009). Friends will be received by the family from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday December 1, 2015 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Recreation Program at Kensington Village Nursing Home.