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Lou Rumsey (Colling)

September 18, 1927 - November 23, 2022


Passed away peacefully on November 23, 2022 ay Lady Minto Extended Care Home, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Lou is predeceased by her husband Arthur (Art) and daughter Wendy.
Lou is survived by four daughters, Sue (Don), Pam (Paul), Judy (Joe), and Debbie (Wayne), nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

One of eleven children, Lou was born in Hartlepool, England on September 18 1927, where she met and married Art in 1945 and emigrated to Canada shortly thereafter.

Lou and Art lived in Vancouver, British Columbia for many years, where they raised their four daughters. They moved to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, building their dream home in which they spent many happy years.

It was during her years on Saltsping Island that Lou was able to follow her passions, including her participation in the Raging Grannies activist group and her significant international travels with Art.

Lou was known and admired by family and friends for her dramatic flair, quick wit and dedication to environmental justice.
Lou’s family would like to thank the dedicated health care professionals who cared for Lou during her latter years. In particular, they would also like to thank Janet Rayner, for her loyal friendship and kindness, as well as Lou’s friend Bea, who often visited.


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