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  1. Lou was my PE teacher and then friend. I actually bought my very first bike for triathlon for her. She was so perfectly my mum’s rehab nurse.

    My face would light up when I would get a random Facebook message from Liu telling me how proud she was of my achievements…even not too long ago.

    I am sincerely saddened and my love and strength go out to her family. Lou’s always there huge smile will be my favourite memory.


  2. To Dearest Richard, Madeline, Genevieve and Geraldine,
    We will miss Louise in so many ways, she was such an inspiration and played such a big role in our family. We will miss her so much at all our gatherings and holidays, as she made these times so special. Her positive, gentle, kind and enthusiastic nature will never be forgotten. Our card games will never be the same, but we will play on, sadly without our Queen of Hearts.

    Love to you all
    The Bell Family xo

  3. To the McCorkell family,

    I am truly sadden to hear of your loss. Knew Louise whist at Dorset Rehab, a more that positive influence in my rehabilitation, following my surgery. Will miss our quick catch ups at “Poppy” for coffee.

    My deepest condolences.

    Ven Colicchia

  4. Dear Richard and family.
    I met Louise at the Dorset Rehab after my heart surgery.
    To say she made an impact is to state the obvious. My recovery and rehabilitation was all the better for meeting this beautiful woman. We hoped to have got together with you since we had the airline TAA in common.
    We are so sorry for your loss and know that Louise will be sadly missed and impossible to replace.
    Ian and Debbie Johnson

  5. To Dearest Richard, Madeline, Genevieve and Geraldine,
    I feel honoured to have been part of the celebration of Louise’s life. The reflections by the family, priest and friends were sincere loving and heartfelt. You humbly reached out to us acknowledging our grief and even recognising the impact on the medical team. Despite being heartbroken you can see beyond your own deep loss. I feel overwhelmed and in awe of your compassion.
    Love never dies and Louise will live on in all of us who loved her. We always talked of life, love, families, health and friends . Yes she liked to keep it simple. I will cherish these moments and memories.
    In the eulogies today we listened with our hearts to Louise’s many strengths, love for family ,friends, sports and a great sense of fun communicated through her much loved wordsmiths..
    I am very grateful that Louise and the McCorkell family came into my life and into the Beluga family.
    Sending you big hugs, and hoping every word can ease a tiny bit of your pain. XXX

  6. What a moving and wonderful tribute for Lou. There was still so much I had to learn from her both at work, and also as an inspiration for living life to the fullest. Having never met her family, it was beautiful to see so many of Lou’s qualities in her three girls. Sincere condolences on your heartbreaking loss.

  7. Lou – Over 35 years of friendship l will cherish. You have always been an inspiration to me, l am so proud to have called you my friend. All those training sessions, holidays, card games and coffees will never be the same without you. Your never ending enthusiasm, compassion, humour and generosity will be forever missed. Our hearts go out to Richard and your three beautiful girls, Madeleine, Genevieve and Geraldine. You are irreplaceable. All our Love Gin, Tim, Emily, Ryan and Sophie.

  8. A beautiful service for a such wonderful & impressive woman.
    I always enjoyed working with Louise on the orthopaedic ward at St V’s.
    I am deeply sorry for the tragic loss of your wife and mother.
    Sending lots of love,

  9. Bloody Hell Lou ,
    We spoke so often how short life is and how much we must take every opportunity that comes.I’m going to miss our chats at Dorset when I would run into you if I was working and we spoke about our current training , ocean swimming , riding in bright and the Grove ,Ginny and the legend she is ,my surfing and the old st Vs days . You were such an inspiration . Sending love to your family and friends In this bloody tough time xx

  10. Dear Geraldine, Richard, Madeleine and Genevieve,
    Louise would have been so proud of you today as you stood bravely and shared your stories about your beautiful Mum and wife.
    Louise will always be in my heart as I cherished our friendship and will miss her enormously
    Love Janet

  11. You all spoke so beautifully today in what is the most difficult time. Lou would have been so very, very proud of you all. She really was full of vitality and energy – and a truly wonderful Mum to three amazing young women. I remember coming to stay in Cherokee and building fairy houses out of moss. It was such a magical place. So many memories that will love on for eternity. Thinking of you all. All my love xx

  12. Dear Richard, Madeline, Genevieve and Geraldine,
    It was devastating to hear of Lou’s passing. She was a gift to everyone who ever met her. The words spoken by you all was befitting of Lou’s life and she would have been very proud of the family she has created. My thoughts are with you all and Lou will never be forgotten

  13. Louise. You embraced everyone with your love, kindness and warm generous soul. I have always felt a calmness and peace when in your presence.
    I will forever cherish our card games and our annual Noosa and Bright adventures.
    So lucky and blessed to have been your friend.
    All my love to Richard Madeleine Genevieve and Geraldine
    Julie and family xx

  14. What a wonderful tribute to an inspirational friend, mother, athlete and wife. Louise will remain a permanent part of our lives, too, as we think of her whenever we are cycling at Bright, or visiting the Brewery afterwards.
    This service showed just what a gorgeous family you and Louise have raised, Richard.
    To Madeleine, Genevieve, and Geraldine – your mother would have been so proud of you, and I know she will be there with you as your lives develop.
    Love to all, Bob and Jenny

  15. Dear Richard,Madeline,Genevieve and Geraldine,
    What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady.We all have such beautiful memories of such a vibrant, positive person who always had a smile on her face. We can’t imagine the loss you are all feeling.Her warm, caring personality will always remain with us.Sending you lots of love.
    Kev,Pauline,Caitlin,Michelle & Nicole Butler

  16. Thank-you for the service. I really appreciated hearing family and friends speak about the much loved Louise. You have really nailed the many qualities and traits that make Louise Louise and the person we will miss so much. A sad loss for the world. Louise’s positive influence will continue, in many peoples’ lives and memories, for a very long time.
    Cath X

  17. Thank you Richard, Madeleine, Genevieve and Geraldine for allowing me to share in Louise’s farewell today. Your humility, grace and strength was an absolute testament to Louise’s life. You showed us the truly wonderful, caring, fun loving lady we all loved and adored. I feel very blessed for the treasured memories I will always have.
    All my love Tracy

  18. Richard, Madeline, Genevieve and Geraldine
    A beautiful loving tribute for a wonderful Wife and Mum.
    Our thoughts and prays are with you all.

    Norm & Vanessa

  19. I only knew Louise for a short time, but long enough to learn that she was an incredible athlete and a kind, fun friend with seemingly boundless energy. What a role model. There will be a Louise-shaped hole in the Beluga gang when we are reunited.

    To Richard, Madeline, Gen and Geraldine, my heart goes out to you.

  20. What a beautiful tribute to Louise. I have only the most loving, kindest & happiest memories working with Lou. She always talked so proudly of her girls and husband. She was such a pleasure to work with and developed a great rapport with her patients.
    God has gained an angel.
    May you rest peacefully
    All my love Jade XX

  21. Dear Richard, Mads, Gen and Geraldine, thinking of you all today. Such wonderful and precious memories for everyone to experience of your amazing Mum. I remember watching your mum at triathlons in the early days (While eating free party pies) and those early morning swimming sessions! Happy memories are the ones that keep us going. I’m sure Aunty Lou and Dad are having a good old time right now. Stay strong. Lots of love

  22. Dear Maddie, Gen, Geraldine and Richard,

    A beautiful service for such a special Mum and wife.
    Sending all our love your way at this difficult time.
    Not a day goes by where I don’t think of you all.
    Big hugs and kisses.

    All our love, Natalie, Moe and Aisha x

  23. Dear Richard, Madeleine, Genevieve and Geraldine
    All my thoughts and love are with you all at this very sad time. My memories of Louise pulling up outside the Riddell bakery with you three girls after school with a big wave and a smile is firmly in my memory. You spoke so well and Louise would have been proud of you all. Stay strong.
    David Hall

  24. To Richard, Maddie, Geraldine and Gen,

    It was with great shock and sadness that we heard of the loss of the very fine women that was your wife and mother.

    Today, when I looked into the faces of Louise’s family and heard you all so eloquently and lovingly deliver her eulogy, there was some comfort that she will live on through the influence of her life which was so well lived and in the DNA of the three fine women she brought into the world and nurtured to adulthood.

    I know that you, her beautiful daughter will take ever care of Richard as she cared and loved you and that he and all the many friends who’s life she touched will be forever grateful that they knew Louise.

    With all the hugs that can’t be given at the moment and much love,

    Sharon, Stephen, Sean and Rachel , Bec and Brad and Claire Lawler

    I am also passing on the deepest condolences of my sisters and cousins both Drums and Delahunty who shared the Mary’s Mount Boarding School and Loreto experience with Louise.

  25. Dear Richard, Madeline, Genevieve and Geraldine.
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful Wife and Mother. We cannot even begin to understand what you are all going through right now, hearing about Louise has left us all in shock and deeply saddened. Our thoughts and love are with you all right now.
    Louise would be very proud of you all.
    With love,
    The Hoath Family – John, Susan, Christine, Rebekah & Megan

  26. A beautiful tribute and service to celebrate a wonderful life. Lou you were always calm, intuitive, compassionate and caring – I loved working with you. To Richard and Lou’s beautiful girls – how proud she would be of all of you today – she loved you all to bits. Lou was an amazing and wonderful woman xx

  27. Louise, your memory will remain in our hearts forever. No words will ever do justice, how much you will be deeply missed. You have filled the hearts of everyone who was lucky enough to meet you with so much inspiration, happiness and laughter. There will not be a time that I don’t think of you in the pool, in the change rooms or at coffee. You were the most beautiful friend.
    Geraldine, Genevieve, Madeline, and Richard, my heart goes out to you with the deepest heartfelt condolences.
    With love and fond memories,

  28. Lou you will be missed dearly and the time we spent together will be cherished. Open water swims and weeks away at Ocean Grove won’t be the same without you.

    Richard, Madeline, Gen and Geraldine, our thoughts are with you.

    Love Kerry, Sarah, Lauren and Doug

  29. Dear Richard, Madeleine, Genevieve and Geraldine
    Thankyou for the privilege of joining you in celebrating the wonderful life of Louise. I know her joy of life and caring spirit will live on in each of her adored daughters and I hope that you will be consoled by the love and support of each other and family and friends
    What a great person who will be sadly missed by all
    Joan and Bernie Kiekebosch

  30. Dear Richard, Geraldine, Madeleine, Genevieve, you spoke wonderfully well to capture the spirit and cherished memories of beautiful Louise. Louise’s legacy is immense and her value of family and friendships appears in everything she did; Louise will always be missed, love Peter & Sue Race

  31. Louise was entirely good- she was kind, warm, empathetic and encouraging. She rejoiced in others; shared their happiness like it was her own.

    Thank you Louise for being my friend. Thank you for always asking how I was, how work was. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me and to understand and relate to my tales. Thank you for rejoicing in my engagement like it was your own. Thank you for being my companion. I will miss you greatly.

    To Geraldine, Richard, Madeleine and Genevieve I am so deeply sorry for you loss.

  32. Thank you for allowing me to share in the beautiful life and memories of Lou. A friendship I will always treasure. She will be missed and always in my heart. My love and thoughts are with you all. Row xx

  33. We will miss you so much Lou. You were an incredible lady who I admire so much. Thanks for being a wonderful friend to mum for so many years. That was a really beautiful service that showed Lou’s vibrant life and generous and kind personality. Sending love and big hugs to you all.

  34. Hi Richard and Girls.
    We have witnessed a wonderful send off for your beloved Louise, as the next best thing to being present at the ceremony. We will capture to give us a lasting memory of a truely wonderful lady.

    Love from Joy and Joe

  35. To the loving family of Louise.
    What lovely words spoken about your wife and mother. It was clear to see how much she meant to all of those close to her. I worked with Louise as a fellow Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist on 9west for over ten years. I will miss hearing her greet me with, “hey girl!” as we started our shifts. A quality I always admired was that she would always take the time to see how life was treating me. I loved our chats where she gave me advice on being a single woman looking for love. She always told me so calmingly and relaxed to not worry. I could only imagine how comforting she would have been as a mother. It was one of these chats where she told me about how she met Richard, and this gave me hope. It was such a wonderful story. And her fierce love for her three daughters was never a secret. She was always so positive and I can still see that big beautiful smile on her face.
    You will be very much missed Lou. Thank you for being so kind and passionate in all that you did.
    Warmest Regards,
    Alicia Field.

  36. A beautiful service for a beautiful women, mum, wife and friend.
    Always in our thoughts and always shining through.
    Our love to you Maddie, Gen, Geraldine and Richard.

    Cara and Luke Buttigieg xx

  37. A lovely service celebrating Lou’s life and her many qualities – her strength, vitality, love of family and friendship, all of these qualities can be seen in her beautiful girls. Thank you for the reminder to Keep It Simple. I will cherish and fondly remember our time together. Lots of love to Richard, Madeleine, Geraldine , Genevieve and all of Lou’s extended family and friends. – Sue Cox xo

  38. Such a beautiful life Lou. Your zest for life will be so sadly missed. To Richard and your girls, my deepest condolences for a beautiful life taken too soon. May you forever be comforted by knowing what a wonderful person Lou was xx

  39. A truely beautiful person who touched the lives of many. I am lucky to have known Louise she was an inspiration and someone I admired. She will be sadly missed and our heart felt thoughtS are with you all.

  40. To Richard and his family and friends,
    Let the positive energy given from Louise thoughout her life be with you forever.
    Was a beautiful service for a women who lived every minute of her life, and has touched so many people.
    Look after each other.
    From Steve Ballingall and family.

  41. Dear Richard, Madeleine, Genevieve and Geraldine
    It was a privilege to be able to join in celebrating the wonderful life of Louise. Her smile, enthusiasm, caring spirit and joy of life will live on in each of her adored girls. She truly lived a special life filled with so many great experiences and above all so much love.
    May the days ahead which will be challenging without her, be filled with wonderful memories and may you all be surrounded by the love and support of each other and friends and family
    all our love
    Joan and Bernie Kiekebosch

  42. Dear Maddie, Gen, Geraldine and Richard,

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful Mum and Wife, Lou.
    There are no words for such an unimaginable loss.
    You’re all in my thoughts, prayers and heart during this sad time.

    Sophia Adam and Family xx

  43. A beautiful service for an even more beautiful woman. So pleased to have shared some time with you Louise. You are an inspiration. Thank you family for allowing us to join for Louise’s farewell.

  44. Thank you for allowing us to say goodbye. Louise you will be missed immensely. The swimming lane won’t be the same.

  45. Such a beautiful tribute and celebration of Louise and the life she has lived and the way she has touched many so many lives.
    May you as a family soon feel peace within your heart and comfort from those around you.

  46. Beautiful words spoken by all. Sending all the love and support possible at this time! Louise was truly a wonderful person, full of life and love! She will be forever missed and her memory will live on!

  47. Beautiful service, with many loving memories of Aunty Lou. She cherished all the family, and we always felt so loved when we visited. We will miss her greatly. Thinking of you all and wishing we could have been there. Much love, Nick & Lizz xx

  48. Dear Richard and Girls,
    A beautiful and fitting ceremony and send off for our most lovely Louise. The photos so lovingly prepared that captured her life and brought to mind many moments and some forgotten plus those intimate family moments. All the caring speeches and deep emotions shared across the spectrum of her life. Knowing Lou, it was easy to connect with these with what was shared. When I lost my Mum I thought the world was broken. I know I miss my Mum every day n so much would like to turn back time however my memories do not fade and my love never diminishes, I feel sure this will be the same with Louise. A special thanks that I had the honor to be included in photo with her at the ceremony.
    I hope that sometime soon I get to see you all.
    Love to you.
    Peter Stewart

  49. Dear Richard, Madeline, Genevieve and Geraldine,
    Louise would be very proud of you all today.
    Your strong family spirit shone through so brightly and i know Louise would be watching over you, smiling in her inimitable way.
    Take comfort knowing that your tears will eventually dry but the memories of Louise will live on forever in yourselves and all those lucky enough to have crossed her path.
    All of us in the Reed family will miss her greatly.

  50. Uncle Richard, Maddie, Gen and Geraldine. Thinking of you all today.
    I have memories of Aunty Lou that I will forever cherish. Traveling by bus then train to spend my school holidays in Melbourne and then Cherokee when you moved. Being a part of the three girls younger years, going for walks and swimming. The hidden lollies in the trophy that use to live on the top shelf in the kitchen at Cherokee.
    I will never forget these times, will miss you and being greeted by your smile when I travel to Melbourne.
    Aunty Lou is with Oma and Uncle Dan, may they all Rest In Peace in heaven together.
    Lots of love Catherine, (Cousin Cat)

    Anthony, Lauren, Thomas, Alexander and Evette xoxo

  51. Dear Richard, Gen, Maddie and Geraldine,
    I am so sorry for your loss, I cannot to begin to understand what you are going through.
    Lou was an amazing person. She was so caring and Inclusive.
    She will be so missed by everyone,OG will not be the same without her.
    Who will feed me on that first night when we all set up. I think she was on to me.
    Lou made us all feel special and we will miss her.
    Rest in peace Lou.
    Love Martin and Family

  52. To Dearest Richard, Madeline, Genevieve and Geraldine,
    Lou was a beautiful lady who I admired very much. Always with a beautiful smile on her face. There are so many things to admire about Lou: her work ethic, her sincerity, her vivacity and her love of her friends and family. All the belugas will miss her so much.
    Thinking of you,
    Emily Selig

  53. Dear Richard, Madeleine, Genevieve and Geraldine, Thoughts are with you all. Louise is an inspiration to have great friends and be a great friend. Will miss Lou at swimming. RIP. Andrew

  54. My deepest condolences to you all, Lou’s family and friends.

    Lou was such a bright light, and such an energetic and motivating support and dear mentor to me. She was instrumental in encouraging me with my postgrad studies, and gaining my cardiac rehabilitation qualification. Lou made sure that I got experience in the area, and was a referee for me when I applied for the cardiac rehab coordinator role that I am now in. She infused me with a new passion and enthusiasm for nursing, and it is clear that she emanated this incredible lightness, enthusiasm, and energy to all of those who knew her.

    Lou’s friendship, vitality, humour, care, sensitivity, and support meant the world to me. I simply can’t believe that she is no longer with us. She seemed invincible. My last communication with her was “you’re so fit and healthy, you’ll be back on your feet in a flash!”. I wouldn’t let myself believe that it could possibly be otherwise, and was devastated with the news that she was no longer with us.

    The impact that Lou had on me was so large, and I barely knew her. I cannot imagine the depth of your sorrow and loss.

    I will never forget Lou. May she be in sweet and blissful repose.

  55. My heart breaks for you all. What a beautiful tribute to such an amazing woman. How proud Louise would be of you all today.
    Stay strong and know that she will walk with you all always.
    I’ll miss you dearly at Ocean Grove.
    Donna Patterson-Osborne

  56. Dear Maddie, Gen and family,
    I am so saddened by your sudden and huge loss of mum.
    Take care of each other.
    Hopefully we can catch up at a later date.

    You are in my thoughts at this very sad time.


    June Warren (Luxmoore)

  57. To my dear cousins Geraldine, Gen and Madeleine and uncle Richard. I am so sorry for your enormous and sudden loss. Auntie Lou was a wonderful and beautiful person. I have very fond memories of staying with her in Melbourne as a little girl and getting up at 5am to go to swimming training! She adored you three and her greatest achievement no doubt is producing wonderful, caring girls like yourselves. She was also an amazing sister to my dad. May they both Rest In Peace in heaven together. Jess x

  58. To Dearest Richard, Madeline, Gen and Geraldine,

    We cannot even begin to understand what you are all going through right now, hearing about the passing of Louise has left us all in shock and deeply saddened us. Our thoughts and love are with you right now.

    We spent a lot of time together as young families with our children becoming close friends. I remember fondly the hours we spent sitting by the side of a pool (or for Bruce and Louise in the squads ‘slow lane’) at very early hours most mornings of the week – watching our children train, spending countless hours at basketball training and at games and travelling to various week-long swimming and basketball camps and competitions. We even managed to find time for ourselves to play netball together whilst the children were at school. Throughout this time, I will never forget Louise’s positivity, passion for health and fitness, her love of everyone and caring heart. She never spoke a bad word about anyone and wanted the best for all. Louise was a very special person and touched so many people with her kindness and empathy to others. She had a competitive spirit which was inherited by her beautiful daughters.

    We will never forget all the wonderful times we had.

    There were so many wonderful times we all had together which are embedded in our memories. The love of Triathlons was what connected Louise with Bruce at a younger age, one of the first integral members of the newly formed ‘Triantulas Triathlon Club’, so many funny stories and memories will always be cherished. Louise and Bruce shared a house with other Triathlon enthusiast such as Pete Stewart and one of the memories Bruce has during this time was that she was “always on the phone to this Richard guy who could apparently ride a bike pretty well”. Louise was also a powerhouse on the bike and combined with her strong swim it meant the triathlon race was often already over going into the run. So many long-term friendships formed through her love of sport that connected us all.

    Richard, Madeleine, Gen and Geraldine, we only hope that the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days and years ahead. Her gentle soul will forever remain in all our hearts.

    With lot of love,
    The Baddeley Family – Bruce, Sharyn, Jessica, Brittany and Chandler.

    1. To Mads, Gen, Geraldine and Richard,
      My heart breaks for your loss. Know we will always be ‘just around the corner ‘ if ever you need a chat or a cuppa. Lou will be sadly missed and the thought of not running into her at Ocean Grove is hard to imagine. Stay strong. Lots of love
      Annie B and family

  59. Louise’s genuine and sincere personality is something I cherish always. Too hard to fathom she is not going to be there in the change room, poolside or at beach events Louise lives in everyone’s hearts forever.
    The sincerity that Louise showed of everyone she had contact with was so special and I felt she had everyone’s interest truely and deeply with every single contact or conversation.
    Our Beluga loss is ginormous but the family loss must be unimaginable. I feel blessed to have been a part of Louise’s life and all that she naturally lovingly offered to those around her. My love to family and friends always in her memories.

    1. To Richard Madelaine Genieve & Geraldine,
      This was such a lovely send off for my dear wonderful friend Louise .Knowing her for all these years doesnt make it any easier but to carry such great memories of our times together i will cherish.Our hearts go out to you all she will never be forgotten sending all our love at this sad timeregards Maree Colin and family.xx

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