Peacefully at his residence in the arms of his beloved best friend and wife, Anne on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021. Lou, much loved son of Stefan and Eugenia and son-in-law of Veronica and the late Pio Tony Collini. Dear brother of John and brother-in-law of Carolyn (Dave), Tony (Irene), Joe (Joanna), Maria (Scott), Vince and Christina (Grant). Cherished uncle of many much loved nieces and nephews.
Lou was born in Przemyśl, Poland, and crossed the ocean with his parents and brother when he was five. In 1980, he met and fell in love with his soulmate, Anne. Also, that year, he landed a job at Dofasco, where he excelled as a welder-fitter, and made life-long friends. Anne and Lou made a good life together and eventually moved to their property in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which Lou jokingly called “Rancho Worko”. He kept himself busy, self-taught, hands-on person he was, with always a project on the go, especially after building his dream workshop, completely outfitted. He earned his teaching diploma from Queen’s University, and worked as a teacher for years. He loved to browse Princess Auto, and spend time with his beagles. He was a proud Canadian, and a CFL and NHL fan. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Jets were his teams. Chess and Scrabble were his games. He had a weakness for ice cream, chocolate, and hot dogs. His loyal circle of friends (thanks Joe, Don and Vince) visited him often. He was never without family around him. Special thanks to his PSW Olivia. Lou took life as it came, with good humour and integrity. His motto was, make sure your word is good, and you’re good at what you do. He was a kind and gentle soul, and commented often on how blessed his life was. He uplifted those around him, and he will be sorely missed.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Lou's Life will take place at the George Darte Funeral Home 585 Carlton Street on Saturday September 11th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. If so desired donations made to the Lincoln County Humane Society in Lou's memory would be appreciated by his family.
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