Louise Kucher

October 13th, 1948 ~ October 18th, 2021

Louise passed away at Surrey Memorial Hospital unexpectedly on October 18, 2021.  She was born October 13, 1948 in Kindersley Saskatchewan the youngest of 4 siblings.  After graduating from Business School in Saskatoon, Louise moved to Victoria and then settled in Surrey with her lifelong partner, Doug.  Entertaining, cooking, baking and reading were all passions of hers.  Cruising was added to this in the early 90’s.  Many fantastic voyages were enjoyed including Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, The South Pacific and South America.

Louise was a trusted and loyal friend to all who knew her.  Her charm, wit and common sense were top notch.

Predeceased by her parents, Mike and Maggie Kucher and her sister Rena Brewer, she is survived by her husband Doug Chamberlain, her sister Iris Blick, her brother Bill Kucher (Shirley) many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.  In lieu of flowers, donations to;


No service because of Covid.


“Until we meet in the Mai Tai Bar in the Sky.”


Louise and I became friends in 1978 and for the next 40+ years we enjoyed each others company. Our all to infrequent visits to Doug and Louise's house were always a pleasure. Louise could be counted on to provide good counsel when problems arose at work or in your personal life. We shared many a good laugh during extended lunch hours. I will miss our long telephone conversations, her smile and gentle disposition. We are sorry for the loss of our dear friend and extend our condolences to you Doug.

Doug, we were so sad to hear this. Both of you were so hospitable and a lot of fun. Louise had the patience of Job when we would take over her kitchen. The next time you are in the region (when the roads are open), please come by.

Dear, dear Louise, can't believe you're gone from us too soon, you were a wonderful friend for over 50 years. Many laughs and wonderful experiences with you and Doug. I will miss the wonderful dinners at your place, the glasses of wine together and the baking you gave me to take home. I will miss you saying to me " O, Currie"......You will be missed but never forgotten. RIP dear friend. Gordon and James

We were truly sorry to hear of Louise's passing and our deepest condolences go to Doug who will surely miss her!

Oh dear Louise, such a shock to all of us, that you have left us too soon. We will forever remember your laugh and good counsel and advice often passed along to many of us. Your ever willingness to help out by doing travel research and great cooking skills- we always enjoyed our many years of dinner dates and much laughter over a cocktail or two. Drinkies were always coveted fun. Our travels around the world, too many to mention. We just travelled to Bora Bora and remember when you went snorkeling and the great picture I have of you in your snorkel mask gives us such a laugh - one our many great adventures travelling with you in our gang of travelers. You are cherished and will be missed but not forgotten. ….. we’ll take care of your Doug…..god bless you dear Louise. I&M

We didn't get to spend as much time with Auntie Louise as we wanted too but when we did get to see her she was always full of warm hugs and smiles. Such a kind heart and beautiful soul, will be missed but we know we have another angel watching over us and the kids.

Although my own family and life have not given opportunity to see you guys very much in the past years, the amazing and fond memories I have of Auntie Louise both as a kid and adult warm my heart so. She will be sadly missed and my sincerest condolences to you and her family as you work through the loss. Big hugs from myself and my girls.

All of us who were fortunate enough to have Auntie Louise in our lives now have a hole that won't be filled. Her cheeky sense of humour, her banter, her compassion, and her love will all be missed dearly. She was the perfect hostess with any visit becoming a great experience due to the perfect connection she and Uncle Doug had. Her desire to be present with friends and family was contagious. More simply, she was a wonderful person whom we were all privileged to have had in our lives. We miss you, we love you.

From the first cruise around South America when we shared a dining table (and too much wine), to their visit to Sydney, then later a Fall cruise in Canada, it was such pleasure to enjoy the company of Louise and Doug. Louise loved to share her joy of travel, plan future trips and made everyone welcome when they met her, we will miss her!

Doug, we are both so sad to hear about Louise. It was always fun talking on the phone and comparing details of our cruising world. We really enjoyed meeting up with you both in Las Vegas for that great day driving out on the desert. She will be sorely missed.

Fond memories making blackberry jam in Louise's kitchen. I'll have a mojito. Until we meet again.

Thank you Doug, Philip told and I sent an email to Louise's email as it was the only address I had. I enjoyed meeting you both on the cruise and following stories of you later voyages - you had many interesting ones. My condolences to you . Louise was full of life and great company. Sincerely Vince

You will be missed more than you ever know Louise. I was thinking about you walking around my garden yesterday looking at the hundreds of rocks and thinking "Louise told me to work with what I have and not change it". And I haven't. I'm so fortunate to have known you. Marlene

Such sad news. Louise was so beautiful inside and out. I loved everything about her. She was classy, funny, kind, loving and an amazing friend. I still think about all the great times we had together. Till we meet again sweet angel.

What a terrific picture of Lou! She look so happy and that is how I want to remember her. I am glad Doug and Louise enjoyed so many holidays together and I am sure the memory will be a cherished one throughout the years. My deepest sympathy to Doug and the rest of her family and friends.

I shall never forgot the kindness and help Louise showed to us when we lived in Canada. She was beautiful inside and out and such a great cook. I regret I didn't get to take a cruise with her and Doug. Rest in peace Louise, I was so lucky to have you in my life.

Dear Doug, I am so sorry for your loss. I was hoping that we could all meet again for dinners on a HAL cruise. You and Louise were such great table mates. Louise was always so upbeat. My heart goes out to you. BeryI

Loved and respected through all our years at Diachem and Diacon, Louise was our anchor! On site, off site, Louise made all those around her feel warm and welcome. We will miss her wonderfully warm smile and sense of humour.

We loved dear Louise and were looking forward to after-COVID times to have fun, learn things, and enjoy each other's company. Instead, we will donate in her name, and muse on her meaning to us, and keep loving her even though she isn't present as before.

A dear friend for almost 50 years Louise will be sadly missed. We went through life for many years enjoying her company, friendship and sense of humour. Many overseas trips with her and Doug were experienced together. We laughed, shared meals and conversation, had more than the odd glass of wine together as we toured the world both on land and sea. These memories we will now cherish forever. RIP Louise

One of the best days of our lives was when my brother, Doug, introduced us to the love of his life, Louise. She was the most lovable, generous, caring person. A big regret was not being able to say goodbye. So now I will wait until I can say hello. Rest in peace, we love you.

Nicely said...common sense in spades.

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