Louise Margaret Lacourse Guthrie
Louise Margaret Lacourse Guthrie, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, due to health complications in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia. She was born to Violet Delair and Edward Narcisse in Eganville, Ontario. Louise was seventh of eight children and attended Eganville District High School where she participated in Cross Country running, the Glee Club and excelled in all academics. She moved to the Kitchener/Waterloo area in 1977 as a single mother to begin a new adventure. With over 35 years in the insurance industry, Louise retired in 2011, completing her career at Manulife as the Leader of Tax and Retirement Services (TRS). She had a strong following among advisors and wholesalers, frequently spoke at industry conferences and seminars, published several articles, was uniquely smart, charismatic, funny, diligent, and had exceptional industry knowledge spanning across all business units. In 2017, Louise moved to Nova Scotia to "take it easy" as she said, enjoy retirement with friends, golf, cocktails, eat seafood and be near the ocean. Sadly, she will be missed by her son, Chris Farrell; daughter-in-law, Tina; grandsons, Colton and Griffin; along with many other family and friends she met along her journey in life. Special thanks to the ICU, Dr. Lee and team at the Valley Regional Hospital for your compassion and care, as well as the White Family Funeral Home for going above and beyond during this difficult time. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to your local Alcoholics Anonymous, Victim Services or Addictions Counselling Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.