It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our Mother, Best Friend, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Lou passed away December 11, 2012 with her son Bob and daughter LouAnn and their spouses by her side. Lou is now at peace as she suffered with Pulmonary Fibrosis for the last 10 years. Lou is survived by her son Bob (Pamela) Wilson, her daughter LouAnn (Al) Vennettilli and her son Jack (Michele) Wilson. Predeceased by her husband Gary McGirr (2000). Lou’s greatest joy was her children and if she could help out in any way, she was there for whoever needed her. We will all miss her so much, especially “Lunch at Lou’s”. She will be missed by 5 grandchildren, Angela (Nick DaSilva) Vennettilli, Alan (Kelli) Vennettilli, Leanne Wilson, Evan (Dionne) Wilson and Warren Wilson and 6 great grandchildren and was looking forward to a new addition in January but just could not hang on. Lou was also survived by Reg (Tracy) Savoy, their children, Andrew (Becky) Savoy and their son Alexander and Cobi Savoy whom she loved them all as her own. Lou also is survived by a sister and brother, Hildred LeFaive and Ray Bissonnette and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Evelyn and Zephere Bissonnette, brother Vern Bissonnette and her sister Ariel Glombowski. At Lou’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Please remember her as she was. If anyone wishes to send a token, please consider a donation to the Humane Society to help cover the costs of spay / neuters and microchips of these unfortunate animals. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Lou was an avid animal lover. Lou adored and loved her little Chihuahua “Jigger” who at 17, died of a broken heart since Lou was in the hospital and her cats, which gave her great comfort. Lou will be crossing the Rainbow Bridge to be with all her long lost pets she loved so much.

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THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…. Author unknown…

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