Louisa was born in Flin Flon, Canada and went to Zambia with her parents when she was a year old. Seven more siblings joined her over the next 15 years. She lived all over the “Copperbelt”, including one stint in a very remote area where the poor pet dog was attacked and eaten by lions right outside the back door!! Four of the girls and the parents slept in one bed that night! The family left Zambia in the mid-sixties after the country gained independence.
The family returned to Canada where both parents were born. It was rather a shock to go from being raised in the tropics to the frozen north!
Louisa has worked in public health for the past eighteen years with a wonderful group of people.
Louisa and her husband Ian, an Australian whom she met in London, England have two grown children. Their daughter works in the health industry, and their son in the oil and gas sector. They also enjoy “Monty” their mighty Yorkie dog!
She enjoys reading, sewing, volunteering, cycling, hiking and traveling. She especially enjoys the yoga lessons given by her sister Katie. She has traveled to places such as Australia (where she got married), Cuba, India, Thailand, and Europe.
This is Louisa’s first Global Village experience.
Louisa has been doing many things to help out with the fundraising. One of the things she has been doing is Hand Sewing the Cutest Little Baby Booties. Every baby should be wearing them! See the Fundraising page for more details. You can also see what Louisa is up to on her FB page
Louisa’s first Global Village experience was in Sep 2010