88 years young and a fine son of Woodslee and PleasantPark. Proud and loving father of 11 children, and grandfather to 16. Devoted and loving husband to Jean Catherine (nee, Crowley predeceased July 13th, 1989). Louis passed peacefully and quietly on Wednesday, January  15th, 2014.  Besides the love for his family, Louis had two other passions in life, tending to his fields as well as cultivating his business. Louis was born in Woodslee and never strayed too far off of the old 98 highway, moving down the road to Pleasant Park.  Pappy was a tiller of the soil, a farmer, a contractor and a local businessman. He is now with Jeannie and will be missed by his children Paul(Pam Gignac), Tim(Cindy), Mike(Susan), Terry(Elaine), Frank, Dr. Mary-Lou Byrne(Alain Pinard), Thomas(Liuda Reeb), Susan(Greg Ebbinghaus), Maureen, Karla(Ron Comartin) and Cathy Byrne(Darren Worrall). Predeceased by siblings Jim, Gerald, Edward, Julie, Dan and Bertha. Survived by brother Patrick and sister Charlotte Stevens. Loving grandfather to Danny, Brynn, Megan(Dave Georgiou), Joshua, Andrew, Shaun, Elizabeth-Anne, Derick, Ben, Zachary, Madeleine, Chloe, Julianne, Jesse, Colin and Owen.   The family wishes to express our gratitude to the best in-home careworkers a family could have:  Tammy and especially Dad’s favourite, Mary.  We also appreciate the care given to our father by all of the staff at Country Village Nursing Home, Woodslee.  Visitation will take place on Saturday, January 18th from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm and on Sunday, January 19th from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm.  Parish prayers will take place on Saturday at 7 pm. At the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex. Friends and family are asked to gather at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Woodslee at 11:30 am Monday, January 20th.  Interment to follow in St. John’sCemetery. Share memories or make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on-line at www.kennedyfh.com

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