Louise Jenny Mide passed away with her family by her side on May 7, 2022, at the age of 53 years. Louise is remembered and sadly missed by her husband Robert Levar, parents Anne and Leo Mide, son Jack of Summerland, BC, and her stepson Brendan of Okanagan Falls. Louise will also be deeply missed by her sister Susan Mide of Calgary, AB, brother Eric Mide, and sister-in-law Maureen Mide of Summerland, BC. Louise was a beloved aunt to Isabella and Christian Kiss of Calgary, AB, and Brooke and Cameron Mide of Summerland, BC. Louise’s many relatives and close friends will remember her tremendous capacity for joy and life.
Louise was sadly predeceased by her loving paternal and maternal grandparents, uncles, aunts, and her dear cousin Christopher.
Louise was an inspiring and courageous woman who fought for life and happiness every single day. She never took time for granted and found the most unique ways to celebrate a special milestone for all her loved ones. She often showed up with unexpected gifts of food, games, and liked to snuggle up for a Hallmark movie (especially during Christmas)! She loved to fish and enjoyed travel, including two trips to New Zealand to see the Disson family. She travelled to Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Cook Islands, and Thailand during her youth. She was excited to return to Los Cabos in Mexico and was looking forward to a fishing trip to Nimpo Lake this summer. Louise discovered a new passion for cooking in recent years and always enjoyed board games and puzzles with Rob, Jack, and Brendan. Since she was a little girl, Louise loved a rousing game of cards at family cabins on Whidbey Island and at Nimpo Lake. She also had many nicknames including Weezie, Weasle-Woozle, Weezer, Wo-Wo, and Squeezle.
Louise was a highly educated and accomplished nurse, earning diplomas in both Psychiatric and Registered Nursing from Douglas College. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria and a Master of Nursing from Athabasca University. Louise served as a Wellness Manager at Athens Creek Lodge in Penticton, BC, for nearly two decades and was proud of her work with residents and the whole team. Louise recently completed a certificate in online teaching from the University of Calgary – and hoped to share her experience and deep knowledge with a new generation of health care professionals.
Louise cherished motherhood and was a tireless advocate for her son and was so proud of his determination and his upcoming graduation from Summerland Secondary School. Louise was surrounded by love throughout her final days, and we are forever grateful she was part of our world. We are very thankful for her husband Rob and the mighty team (near and far) for supporting her life journey. We are also grateful for the dedicated medical professionals at the Penticton Regional Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota who fought so hard for Louise to live a glorious life. With her parents’ tremendous resilience, she bravely defied the odds from her first to final breath. Rest In Peace our dearest Louise. Your angels await.