LAIDLAW LONG, Louise Isabelle (nee Tait) 1927 - 2012
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death on August 6th of Louise Laidlaw Long. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family from complications of kidney disease. Louise is survived by her loving husband Alfred Long and her two daughters Carol Laidlaw and Ann Laidlaw (Claude Pilette) of Ottawa. Louise was predeceased by her first husband George Laidlaw, her sisters Phyllis Scott and Anita Logie and brothers Earl, Harold and Alfred Tait. She is lovingly remembered by her sisters Kaye Ransom and Marie Frazee; her grandchildren Alexandre and Adrien Pilette and Lauren Laidlaw; her stepchildren Pamela Findlay (John), Brian Long (Patricia), James Long and Susan Yach (Ronald); her step grandchildren Scott Findlay (Angela), Robynne Dinsmore (Gordon), Ryan Yach and Alexandra, Jeffrey and Kelsey Long; 4 step great-grandchildren; godson Patrick Frazee; sister-in-law Isabelle Nelson (Randall); several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Louise was born to Arthur and Carrie Tait in Marysville, (now Frederiction) New Brunswick in 1927 into a wonderful family where she was the youngest among eight children. She married George Laidlaw in 1954 and they lived in Newfoundland and Alberta before settling in Ottawa. After George passed away, she was lucky to fall in love again and to marry Alfred Long. They had a wonderful 16 years together filled with many joyous times with family and friends. Louise met many wonderful colleagues during her positions with the RCMP, Carleton University and at Sears. Louise was a proud member of Beta Sigma Phi (Sorority) for over 60 years and a member of Rideau Park United Church choir for over 47 years. Both organizations cherished her involvement and will miss her greatly. Many thanks to the caring staff of Windsor Park Manor Retirement home for their support during this difficult time. Friends and family are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor), on Thursday, August 9th from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa on Friday, August 10th at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated either to the work of Rideau Park United Church which was so important to Louise (donate to Rideau Park Foundation at www.rideaupark.ca) or to the Humane Society in honour of her lifelong love of dogs.