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Louis Cherene

February 26, 1922 - November 2, 2012


It is with profound sadness to announce the passing of Louis John Andrew Cherene, P. Eng.  – February 26, 1922 – November 2, 2012.  Pop died peacefully surrounded by his loving family.  The troops will miss you Pop but know that you are looking over us. 

Louis had many achievements in life, from serving in the U.S. Air Force to practicing his beloved profession until the spry age of 89.  The greatest achievements of all to us were his courage, faith, strength and love for his family…a man with immense integrity, a gentle soul.  He found great joy in his profession, family, cronies at the Marine Drive Golf Club and his breakfast buddies.  Survived by his loving wife whom he adored “Moms”, son Louis Jr (Margaret), daughters Beatrice (Grant), Mary, Lucy (Dennis), Maureen (Gary), brothers John, Vince  and  sister Lena, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Predeceased by his infant daughter, Joan Paulette.

Life without you will never be the same but the memory of you and all that you taught us will live forever in our hearts.  We love you so much.

A private family Mass will be held.  Louis’ request was that there would be no “fanfare” so we are respecting his wishes.  He was a very humble man.  Interment will take place in California. 

Louis “my Lou da Boo”,

You were my rock and the wind beneath my wings.  You made me feel like a queen for 42 years but I hope you know you were my Prince in shining armour.  Oh, God, I will miss you for all the loving little deeds you did for me every day.  My arms will always be stretched to you and someday they will be wrapped around you again.  You were a prince of a man, husband, Dad and friend.  I was honoured to be your wife.  I love you now and always will, my sweet love.                                                                                       Moms (Audrey)

Our sincerest thanks to the amazing and compassionate Dr. Angus McDonald, we are truly indebted to you.  You are a credit to the medical profession; a beautiful human being.

Thanks to all the caregivers that came into our home, especially Radhika, Alcey, Darcy, Kevin.  You were all absolutely fantastic and your care was outstanding.

To my daughter, Maureen – you were Louis’ angel of mercy.  You never gave up hope and turned every stone for your Pop…incredible!

To my son-in-law, Gary – you were our rock!  Your gentle ways and ability to treat Pop with dignity, compassion and love were tremendous.

My thanks to my loving family for their support and love.  A special thanks to my step daughters Beatrice and Lucy, step son Louis Jr, your visits, love and support we could not have done without.


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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Tara
Relation: Uncle

My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunty Audrey and your family. Uncle Louis was a wonderful person and he will always be remembered for his kindness and love he showed to all. God bless you. Love Tara

From: Christopher Hebb
Relation: Working Colleague

Lou and I worked together over a ten year period from 1970-1980 at Kaiser Resources. I also know and admire Bea. My wife, Dorothy also worked with Lou at Kaiser Resources.
I always looked forward to working with Lou on any project. We had the same outlook on the world. He was always full of wisdoms which he was willing to pass on. His vigor lasted until the very end. He is a beacon for all of us as we approach the later years.
I appreciated getting together for some of his breakfasts with his closest Kaiser associates and companions. Lou will be missed with great affection.

With love to Lou’s Family,
Christopher Hebb.

From: Bent and Audrey Larsen
Relation: friends

Dear, dear Lou.

Goodbye dear friend. We remember a wonderful friend with a great sense of humor, a welcome house guest, fine bridge player, lover of bananas flambe, best man at our wedding. It has been a privilege to know you.

Our condolences to Audrey and to Lou’s children

From: ward popenoe
Relation: business associate

I Ihad the privelidge of wroking with Lou at Kaiser Steel and Kiaser Resources over a period of 30 years. he was a wise and gentle compatriot through difficult times. I would like to add my voice to those who have expresssed their affection and respect for a truly fine human being.

From: meaghan mccann
Relation: uncle

So sorry about uncle Louis, I have good memories of watching TV with him as a small child. He was a very very kind man and will be missed very much! I’m glad my daughter Audrey was able to meet him before he passed. My condolences to the family and I love you all very much

From: eileen husky
Relation: brother in law

On November second the world lost a gental man, I’m sure god is holding you in the palms of his hands for all the good deeds you done on this earth. If the stairway to heaven was only open for saints, you will have climbed every step and will be right there in the glory of god. Love you Louis. My condolences to my sister Audrey , Maureen, Zack, and Jake and Luke.

From: Greg Neeld
Relation: Uncle

Dear Aud and MO, my sincere condolence and sympathy reacches out to you and the entire Cherene family. It is a very difficult time for you because I know what Lou meant to my Aud and MO. Time does heal but memories are forever. Lou is a gentle and kind man. If there were more people in the world like Lou, it would be a better place. I will never forget the help Lou gave me and my family during my fight for the right to play in the NH with one eye. Lou is in a better place now and is looking over you as he always did. You will know when he does. God Bless Lou and I am here for you, anytime. Love you, Greg

From: Marian Podlovsky
Relation: Friend

Once again at the same time every year I tried to contact Lou for our yearly get together for lunch. We were work associates and over the years good friends. He was a gentle and genuine good person who will be missed and remembered by all who had the fortune to know and interact with Lou. My condolences to Lou’s family.

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