In Celebration of

Louise Lach nee Cliffe

August 27, 1956 -  November 3, 2019

Peacefully on November 3, 2019, after a valiant struggle with cancer. Cherished and beloved wife of Jean-Pierre Lach. Louise will be dearly missed by her family and many close friends. On November 17, 2019 the family will receive condolences from 1pm to 3pm followed by a celebration of Louise’s life at 3pm, at the Belvedere Funeral Complex, 22025 Trans-Canada, Senneville, Qc, H9X 0B2, 514 457-4440. In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Island Palliative Care would be appreciated.

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better place than we found it, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.”
“With every goodbye a memory is born.”
Salvador Dali


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Barbara Spielberg (My dear friend for 40 years)

Entered November 8, 2019 from Los Angeles

In my heart 💜 forever.

Patrick (Neveu)

Entered November 9, 2019 from Chambly

Le plus grand souvenir que j’ai de toi dans cette vie-ci est ton sourire permanent ... et bien sur tes bons perogies xxx

Lyne et André (Voisins)

Entered November 9, 2019 from Pointe-Claire

Nous n’avons malheureusement pas eu le temps de connaître Louise aussi bien que nous l’aurions voulu mais, tout comme on le voit sur sa magnifique photo, son seul sourire et la brillance dans ses yeux en disent long sur sa propre personne, sa chaleur humaine et son sens de l’humour.

As neighbors, we’ve seen Louise and John go thru life as a team, both in their daily lives and in work, but most importantly, during these last moments where hope was their main weapon against this ultimate battle that they fought side by side.

John has lost a big part of himself and we wish that his warm memories of their 33 years together, along with the love of his family and friends will give him the necessary strength and courage to go thru these tough times.

Rest in peace, Louise! You will certainly be missed and be part of countless warm memories.

Our most sincere sympathies to family and friends.

Lara Trehearne (Friend)

Entered November 11, 2019 from Ottawa, Ontario

Louise became one of my favourite people on the planet from the first day that I met her and, although I have not seen her in recent years, that has never changed. She was a truly bright light in the world.
As others have remembered here, Lou’s beautiful, warm and welcoming smile revealed her genuine kindness, generosity and strength. Neither will I ever forget the sound of her easy, mischievous laugh, and the true joy she found in life’s simple treasures.
I am so very sorry for your loss, John, and for the loss to all of Louise’s family and friends.
Rest In Peace, my friend. Love you ❤️

Krystyna Glavinovic (Niece ish)

Entered November 14, 2019 from Lake Hawea, New Zealand

Louise, I have loved and admired you forever, and will remember you forever. I extend so much love and hugs to you and yours.

Life Stories 

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John Lach 

Entered November 14, 2019

Louise was born in Imtarfa, Malta on August 27, 1956. She moved to Canada, (Winnipeg) in 1957 and then moved to Montreal in 1971.
She studied at Riverdale High School in Pierrefonds, Quebec from 1971 to 1974 where she excelled in Track and Field.
Louise worked at Allied Chemical Canada Ltd from 1974 to 1980 as an Order Processing Coordinator.
She then joined Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd from 1981-1991 as Supervisor for Order Entry and Forecasting for Production Line.
From 1991 to 1996 she joined John at J.P.L. Enterprises where she worked as a painter and decorator. She also did renovations of houses and businesses. She built sun decks and did landscaping.
From 1996 to 2019 she had her own business: Louise Cliffe Painting and Decorating Services.
In 1985 she met John and they were married in International waters off the coast of Aruba on February 14, 1996.


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