Louise Hilda Falbo (nee Thorsen)

We are saddened to announce the passing of Louise Hilda Falbo in Golden on April 2, 2012 at the age of 91 years.

Louise was born and raised in Brisco B.C. to John and Celeste Thorsen on September 1, 1920. She grew up in Brisco with her four siblings in a CPR section house on the Columbia River. Her father worked for the CPR at the time. Her family were very musically inclined and played for all the local country dances.

The family moved to Golden when Louise was 17. One of her first jobs was learning to make pies which she later became famous for. She later went on to work as a clerk in King’s Store where she remained employed for a number of years.

She married Frank Falbo in 1946, and they lived in Donald where Frank was logging. They later moved to Golden where they built their service station and Louise’s small cafe where her famous pies brought in the locals. Louise and Frank had 3 children, Doug, Marie and Raymond. After a few years in the business with their 3 kids, they went on to build the Mountain View Motel which they ran for many years.

Louise was very involved with the Anglican Church, including singing in the church choir as a young woman and later to be a founding member of the Thrift Shop. She was also a long time member of the Ladies Hospital Aide.

Louise was predeceased by her husband Frank in 2009.

She is survived by her 3 children, 3 grandchildren, Danielle (Chris), Jeff (Tara), and Francine (Richard), and 4 great grandchildren, Steven, Aaron, Makaila and Chase.

Louise’s wishes were that no funeral service be held in her behalf. The family would also like to thank the staff of Abbeyfield House, Durand Manor, Golden Hospital, and Dr. Larson-Soles for the care and kindness they showed Louise.

In lieu of flowers, if anyone so wishes they can make a donation to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation in her memory.