OBITUARY

Mildred "Millie" Myrtle Louw

January 12, 1931December 25, 2020
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Born on January 12, 1931 in Cape Town, South Africa and passed away on December 25, 2020 in Surrey, BC Canada. Millie grew up in South Africa where she married the love of her life, Peter, and together raised two boys. Seeking a better life and more opportunities for their boys, they immigrated to Canada in 1968, eventually settled in the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, then later in life to the Lower Mainland of BC, Surrey, Coquitlam and New Westminster.

Millie worked at Zellers, K-Mart and Walmart, and was a well-known and well-loved worker. She excelled in cooking and loved to watch TV cooking shows and trying her new creations on the family. In particular, her South African dishes were beyond excellence. Even going on to being featured occasionally in the Chilliwack Progress paper under the column "Kitchen Kapers". Flower arranging was another of her passions and while a member of the United Church, she joined a team that beautified the Sanctuary. She often found herself interested in different hobbies and was eager to learn something new when an opportunity presented itself.

Together, Millie and her husband experienced life to the fullest, and because of their outgoing personalities, they made many friends, and led an exciting and entertaining life. They travelled extensively and even when in later life they had many health concerns, they still kept GOING. They continued to dream and set goals together, even into her final days. Her unique spirit inspired many who knew her well.

Millie loved life, her family, and her friends, and in turn was rewarded by an outpouring of love from all parts of the world. She was predeceased by her mom and dad, Abraham and Annie Stoffels, and her brother Dr. Henry Stoffels. She is lovingly survived by her husband of 63 years, Peter; her son Keith and daughter-in-law Charlene, and son Michael; granddaughter, Jaylene and husband Manny, and great grandchildren, Michael, Markus and Julia, and Nicole; her sister Herta Stoffels and sister-in-law Blossom Stoffels, niece Leone and husband Fred King, and family in Toronto; as well as a host of grandchildren, that she loved and was pleased to welcome into her family and call her own; additionally, a respected extended family in South Africa who held her close. She was admired by many who knew her and will be missed by all. She leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Go well Mum...

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Beryl Joaquin

February 5, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family of Peter and Millie. They will be remembered for their vibrant spirits and the ability to enjoy life. They are together in God's loving care. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Beryl, Ursula, Charlene and Aden

Anna Janczak

February 5, 2021

Our deepest condolences to you all dear family Louw , beautiful memories and people we love never die the just change places ,I feel so privileged to have know this beautiful couple for most of my life and ,may you find comfort that they are resting together side by side in peace ,they spirit will go on and be with you always ,much love to you all Ann Greg and family ,

Oscar & Val Woodman

January 27, 2021

O' Dear Louw Family,
We are so sorry that your sadness is compounded by the passing of your wonderful dad.
Mr Louw had such a gentle spirit. His quiet wit and winning smile were a joy to all.
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy as you navigate this loss.
Reunited in their love and safe in the arms of Jesus!
Our thoughts are with you.
Oscar & Val

Helena Davids (Engelbrecht)

January 27, 2021

Dear Family of Aunty Milly

My deepest sympathy to you all. Aunty Milly was a beautiful soul whom I had the honour of interacting with (by telephone) these last few years - so caring, wise, and so much love for everyone. She was a great friend of my late Mom, Jean Engelbrecht. I will treasure the memories of our conversations.

May the many beautiful memories of her bring you comfort during this sad time.

Sending all the love and comfort that I can muster...
Helena Engelbrecht, Cape Town, SA

Roy and Josie Francis

January 27, 2021

We first met Peter and Millie in 1987 when a visiting friend, Bertha Kinnear asked us to take her to visit them in Sardis. From then we remained friends more so when they moved to Surrey. We enjoyed many social functions with them and their senior's group of friends, a few New Years eve dances and such.We also spent social functions at their Thousand Trails campground at times. We really enjoyed the social conversations we had with them and will miss them dearly. As I am writing this Peter has now joined her and may they rest in eternal peace always to be remembered.

Val & Oscar Woodman

January 26, 2021

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Mr. Louw and the family.
We have such great respect that we could never bring ourselves to say Peter and Millie in their presence.
Though we saw each other only occasionally over the years we always felt connected.
Millie's infectious laugh was a joy and we loved her talent for story-telling.
May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace.
Blessings,
Oscar & Val Woodman

Chris Evans

January 24, 2021

Dear Keith, Michael & your families:

Sending you sincere, heartfelt condolences at this time on the loss of your lovely Mom. I have numerous good memories of her smile, laughter and positive outlook on life - she was a real Gem! Take comfort knowing she will never be forgotten.

Sincerely, Chris Evans & family.

Jayson Gordon

January 22, 2021

Keith,

Thinking of you, Charlene and your family. All the very best to you during this difficult time.

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