Lou Wanuk

Lou Wanuk

Wanuk, Lou


At 3 am on the 3rd day of the 3rd month of 1930, Lou Helen was born to Signe and Edvin Peterson in Nelson, B.C.  This explains why she was such a night owl! 

Today we take you down memory lane to the “black and white” days of Lou Wanuk.  

Picture Lou’s heels “clicking” on her way to work to dress the lovely ladies of Kimberley at Marcella’s.  Oh how she was a “ fashionista” ! She loved sharing her fashion sense with her two daughters and granddaughters. Her happy place from her very early years was her sewing room, designing outfits for herself and her girls.  She costumed her and George for many parades and occasions.  Lou always admired a  “well-dressed man” and she thought so of her son-in-law David.

Georgie was a fine dresser when they first fell in love and he tried his best (for nearly 60 years of marriage) to keep up with her fashion sense.  What colour she brought to our lives!

Lou was a “Martha Stewart” inspiration to Darcy, sharing her many gifts and talents.  Lisa inherited her Mom’s 57 Ross Street green thumb and they both loved the colour lime green.  She proudly displayed her decorating skills in all her homes,  lately being Gardenview and The Pines.

Lou was “Nanna” to two beautiful and smart granddaughters,  Kyla and Jadel. They enjoy playing with her, learning from her and laughing together.

On Wednesday April 23rd, 2014, Lou finally heard the singing voice of her George as he took her hand and they danced up to the Big Dancehall in the heavens.  She as now met up with family and friends that she socialized with for so many years.  She is ready to dress up, dance and party like no other.

A “Mom”orium will be held with family and close friends to celebrate all that she was to us. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com

Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements

(250) 426-4864

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