Louise Amelia Lightfoot (Backstrom nee Rondestvedt)

June 4, 1934 – October 3, 2019
Louise passed away in her sleep at home at the age of 85. Louise was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Hildur Backstrom and brother David. She is survived by her husband, Reg Lightfoot, children Karen Arthur(Gord), Gretchen Rondestvedt (Paul), and Peter Rondestvedt, stepsons Mark Lightfoot (Thuyi) and Paul Lightfoot, grandchildren Darren Arthur (Rolena) and Janine Opal (Justin), Jaclyn and Grant Herzog, Cole, Jacob and Jadon Lightfoot, and great grandchildren Lincoln and Elliot Opal. She is also survived by her sister Betty Anne (Frank) McCoy of Anacortes Washington. Louise was born in Kimberly BC on June 4, 1934. She spent her summers at her family cabin at Windermere Lake and winters skiing in Kimberley. Skiing was a passion that continued with the UBC ski team. She attended UBC and VGH becoming an RN. She married Sever Rondestvedt in 1957 and later divorced in 1984. She was an avid backpacker and hiker in her early years. She worked as an Occupational Health Nurse at Eatons and later TELUS before finishing her career as a Safety Officer for TELUS. She enjoyed many hours of volunteer work including being a National Director for the Huntington Society. Louise married Reg Lightfoot in 1992. After early retirement she and Reg travelled the world covering every continent. She also enjoyed extended holidays in Mexico, California and Maui. Besides travel and skiing, Louise took up golf and she and Reg often sailed the BC coast with sister Betty Anne and Frank. Louise enjoyed her book group, playing bridge, entertaining, the Gyro club and church activities. She had a full and fulfilling life. She was generous, kind, loving and fun and was loved by all those she came in contact with. She will be sorely missed.
A celebration of life will be held at the North Lonsdale United church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, BC on October 18 at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of BC.


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