Louis Bouwmeester, aged 74 years, passed away at home, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer, on June 9, 2003. He was born on August 17, 1928 in Alkemade, Holland. After immigrating to Canada in 1954, Louis met and married his wife of 47 years, Theresa Van Gool. He is survived by Theresa; three sons: Andy (Deb), Lou (Donna), and John (Angela); and five grandchildren: Kristen, Michelle, Ryan, Shawna and Alysha. He is also survived by his brothers Jan and Engel and his sisters, Tonia and Rie. Louis’ strong love for his family and his passion for music defined his life and will be remembered by all who were touched by his presence. Prayers will be recited on Sunday, June 15, at 6:00 P.M. at Our Lady of the Valley Roman Catholic Church in Coldstream. Funeral Mass will be celebrated there on Monday, June 16, at 11:00 A.M., with the Reverend Father Martin Peyton, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Louis to Vernon & District Hospice Society, 3506-27 Ave., Vernon, V1T1S4 or by telephone 503-1800. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. 542-0155.

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