It is with heavy hearts that we regret to inform you of the passing of our beloved mother, sister, Auntie and friend, Louise Anne Maag (nee Mercredi). Louise passed with her family by her side, following a battle with cancer on May 16, 2021, at the age of 69, in the Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers.
Louise was born on March 25, 1952 in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. She did not have the easiest life, but she stepped up and was a parent to her siblings. She met her husband Klaus Maag (predeceased in 2018) and they made the long trek to Telkwa, BC and built a life together.
Louise was well known for her years of janitorial service at School District 54. She made long lasting impressions with most families and children and was known as Auntie Weeze or Weezie. She was also an active member of the Quick Women’s Institute.
She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was one of the strongest women we knew. When I think about the word kindness, Louise’s face comes to mind. She always had time for you when she saw you, and she made sure that you were okay. Her smile and grin lit up and seemed to make things better and because of her big, loving heart she considered you family, a child, sister, brother, or friend. She loved deep and loved you for who you were. She would tell you how it was in a way you would understand, give a big hug and “It’s going to be okay”.
Louise would want us all to cherish the little things because they are truly the big things. Be compassionate to all you come across in life because in the grand scheme of things, we are all family.
We would like to thank the staff at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital for Louise’s care and to those people who have shared kind thoughts and kind words during this difficult time. There will be no service at this time due to Covid restrictions. Donations appreciated to the Smithers Cancer Clinic in Louise’s name.
In Louise’s memory please remember that a simple smile can change everything, and above all, remember to be kind.
We hope you are dancing in the sky. Love you always, Auntie Weeze. You will never be forgotten.
Obituary written by Karen Boonstra.
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