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Luise Metcalfe

Luise Metcalfe (Utzinger)

Saturday, September 19th, 1931 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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Our wonderful mother and grandmother died peacefully on Saturday April 18 at the age of 88.
Luise was a passionate gardener, hiker and lover of nature in all its forms.
She was full of curiosity about the world. Born in the town of Bulach, near Zurich, Switzerland, Luise delighted in travel. She took jobs in different parts of Switzerland, then worked as an au pair in England and finally, crossed the ocean to Canada where she married a young engineer named Doug Metcalfe, our father.

Luise raised her family in Owen Sound, Ontario where she was well-known for her glorious garden.
She was also an avid hiker. As a child, Luise went hiking regularly in the Swiss alps with her parents Gottlieb and Luise Utzinger and her siblings Gottlieb, Dorli and Susi. As a mother, she introduced her own children to the marvels of the Swiss mountains on summer holidays and along with husband Doug, she became an energetic walker and supporter of the Bruce Trail in Ontario.
Luise loved being a mother. Her four children - Peter, Barb, Rhoda and Maya – remember her wide smile and easy laugh and her excellent cooking.
She adored spending time with her grandchildren – Grace, Brooke, Leah, Jake, Sophie and Rory – and wished she could have spent more.
Luise is survived and remembered by all her children, grandchildren and sister Susi Utzinger.

Our family would like to thank the staff of Cama Woodlands nursing home in Burlington for their compassionate care in the final years of our mother’s life.
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Helen Meneray

Posted at 09:30pm
Peter, Barb, Rhoda, and Maya,
Your mom STILL lives on, here on the Bayshore Rd. We still refer to 'the house', as Mrs. Metcalfe's house. She was always so generous in sharing both her knowledge of gardening and her plants. I have many plants and even a bush that came from your mom's garden. I visited her last at Kelso Pines and the next time I went she had moved closer to family. I was happy for her. I know you will have many special memories to share as you say your good byes to your mom.
With fond memories, I send my condolences. Helen Meneray

Neal Rourke

Posted at 09:42am
Our deepest and most sincere condolences Peter, Barb, Rhoda and Maya. I always remember your mothers smile and sunny disposition from when we were all growing up on 4th St. West. Neal and Rose Rourke

Bruce Edwards

Posted at 01:19pm
Your mother/grandmother was the salt of the earth. She took so much interest in the world around her and helped things grow however she could… in her garden and in her relationships with people. She'll be missed.

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