Paoletti, Louise - Avis de décès | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Paoletti, Louise


1940 - 2023

Louise Paoletti (née Hardy). Died peacefully with family at her bedside, March 1, 2023, at Temiskaming Lodge, Temiskaming Shores, after a 22-year illness with Parkinson’s Disease and a recent bout of terminal cancer.

 Louise was born and raised in New Liskeard, the daughter of Wilford and Lucille Hardy, sister to Noreen (deceased), Loreen and Linda (deceased). Louise attended New Liskeard Public and High School and completed her early education at business college in Sudbury. Later in her career, she would graduate from the program of Management Studies at Humber College.

 Louise married husband, Fred Paoletti of Cobalt, in 1958. Her long career began at Northern Telephone and continued for many years with the civil service of the Government of Ontario, with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (New Liskeard), the Ministry of the Attorney General (Haileybury courthouse) ending with her last years of employment with the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (New Liskeard).

 Louise and Fred took early retirement and travelled extensively to Europe with friends and family, as well as visiting the far north hiking in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. While raising children, Louise and Fred and family enjoyed camping and canoeing trips across Canada and many places in Northern Ontario.

 Louise loved music and was a member of several local choirs from childhood through later adult life, including the Temiskaming Community Choir where she also volunteered as treasurer, and as organizer of a large choir anniversary event.   She also greatly enjoyed regular travel to Toronto to attend live theatre and music events.

 Louise was deeply committed to her community. She served several years as the treasurer of the Temiskaming Fall Fair board, canvassed for Cancer research, volunteered on the New Liskeard Police Services Board and was part of a citizen group to advocate keeping the local police force before the New Liskeard Police Service was disbanded.

 Louise had a deep love for the wilderness and outdoor life from childhood, enjoying fishing with her father, Wilf, and later with husband Fred and family. She enjoyed many years at their camp on Pine Lake where her skill calling the loons from the end of the dock became legendary. Whether arriving there by boat, or x-country skis, the camp was an important place for her. She and Fred were strong advocates for the environment and conservation, being part of the Save Maple Mountain group in the 1970s and the Stop the Adams Mine garbage dump in the 1990s, both successful citizen activist actions.

 Louise was outgoing and known for her kindness and interest in people. Family, friends, neighbours, and community were all important to her where she nurtured many enduring relationship connections across the years. Nothing pleased her more than gatherings with friends and family over food, whether it was for holiday occasions, birthdays, or back yard barbeques.

 Louise was also an avid gardener, having learned the love of gardening from both her parents. In her later years, her garden was source of consolation and meaning for her.

 Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2001, Louise became involved in local fundraising for Parkinson’s Disease. She was very involved in raising awareness about the disease, speaking to media, and supporting newly diagnosed local people. Despite the debilitating effects of the disease, Louise was sturdy and stalwart in the face of it and retained her kindness and dignity to the end.

 Louise is survived by husband Fred, and sons, Dino, in Toronto and Dario (Melinda), in Cap-Pele New Brunswick, as well as sister Loreen Ramey (Noel), much-loved nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends from across the years. Many thanks to the friends and neighbours who supported Louise and Fred through the difficult times of her last years of illness, including home support by the local CCAC, the staff at Temiskaming Hospital and Temiskaming Lodge.

 In accordance with Louise’s wishes, there will be no funeral. A donation may be made in her memory to the Louise and Fred Paoletti fund at The Temiskaming Foundation (, 61 Whitewood Avenue, PO Box 1084, New Liskeard, Ontario P0J 1P0). This fund was created at the Temiskaming Foundation in 2023 by Louise and Fred to address the most significant community needs.

 Somewhere, Louise is at peace calling the loons, and will never be forgotten.

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Guy and I would like to offer you our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. What we have retained of our talks on the sidewalk is Louise's smile, kindness and contagious eagerness to explore a subject. She was always ready to talk and laugh. What a great gal! Her illness has been difficult for your family but love for your wife was ever present and could be seen through your words and expression. You have set the gold standard for other caregivers! ...and in the process set an outstanding example of dedication for your sons to follow. Please know that the door at 199 Farah Ave is always open if you choose to stop for a chat once in a while.

Charlotte and Guy Lavictoire, le 5 mars 2023

Fred, Dino, Dario, Melinda & family

Our heartfelt condolences to all the family of Louise , so sorry for your loss..
Louise was a beautiful person
Hugs ❤️

Aline and Vince Gabbani , le 5 mars 2023

Fred and family

Dear Fred and family lam so sorry to the passing of Louise
Always enjoying talking to her She was such a nice lady
Ida Hilson

Ida , le 5 mars 2023

Fred and family:

I am so sorry to hear about Louise's passing.
I remember interviewing her for a story on Parkinson's Disease as she was organizing an event in New Liskeard to raise awareness of this awful disease. My father, Clayson Brydges, of Cobalt, died from the complications of Parkinson's. I was grateful for her outreach in the community. And Fred's dedication to Louise was in my mind an example of a truly loving couple.
Being an avid outdoors person and a loon lover, I can relate to their love of the outdoors and loons. The loon call is to me a symbol of our northern spirit and Louise had that in spades.
May she rest in peace and power.
Sue (Brydges) Nielsen

Sue Nielsen, le 5 mars 2023

Fred, Dino and Dario

I was so sorry to hear of Louise's passing. She was a great source of inspiration to me when I worked with her at the Haileybury Courthouse. She was always encouraging and her interest in me and my family was genuine. Rest in peace dear Louise.

Dave and Bernie Beairsto, le 6 mars 2023

Fred,Dino and Dario

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have so very many wonderful memories of time spent with Louise. I loved it when she would stop in to have a visit with my mom. She always had a smile on her beautiful face.

Kathi Haines( Caverly), le 6 mars 2023

For your’s peaceful in the trip away!

Peacefully for this last est trip far away in the between the Galaxy !

Chantale Vézina , le 6 mars 2023


What a beautiful testimony of your mom’s spirit. May her spirit fly peacefully with the loons and other choirs. Wishing you peace as you move through this difficult time and navigate the loss. Deepest condolences, Dino. My door is always open for you.


Judith Mintz, le 6 mars 2023

Fred and family

We are saddened to hear of Louise's passing. She was a great friend and will be missed. God bless.

Noella and Michel Labonte, le 6 mars 2023

The Paoletti Families

Louise was a pleasure to know.❤
Such a sweet lady. Rest Easy Louise.
Karen Belanger

KAREN Belanger, le 6 mars 2023

Fred and Family

So sorry to read of the passing of Louise. She was a great lady to work with. Condolences to all.

Harold G. Birimcombe (former MTO-N.L), le 6 mars 2023

Fred and family

Fred and Family,
My sincere condolences to you all.
I have many fond memories of Louise from my aquafitness classes and outside of pool. She was such a lovely lady, always enjoyed a laugh or an invigorating conversation. May you cherish the memories. The Lord has called her home. Sara Kinnear

Sara Kinnear, le 6 mars 2023


Dear Dino,
Please accept my deepest condolences. Hugs and solidarity,
Martha Chaves.

Martha Chaves, le 6 mars 2023


My thoughts are with you Fred. First met Louise at NLCAT in 1968- always a pleasure to talk to. Then again at MTO with both of you.
Will think of her the next time I hear the Loons !! RIP Louise

Kelly Beagan, le 7 mars 2023

Fred and family

Our condolences on the loss of Louise.
Glenda and Lorne

Glenda McAnaul, le 8 mars 2023

Fred and family

Our sincere condolences on hearing that Louise passed away. Our thoughts are with you and the family.

Suzanne Dubois, le 8 mars 2023

Fred and the boys

My late wife Grace and Louise used to have many interesting conversations after aquafitness and times since then.They are both now at peace.May you find comfort from all the pleasant memories over the many years you had together.With deepest condolence. Rod Wert

Rod Wert, le 9 mars 2023

Fred and family

I am so sorry to learn of Louise's passing. I knew both of you from Cobalt days but I knew Louise from the choirs she sang in. She was such a beautiful lady, she created so many wonderful memories and left this world a better place. Rest in peace Louise.

Bonnie Mallett MacDiarmid , le 12 mars 2023

Louise Paoletti

Dear Fred and family,

Over the years I have thought of Louise with great fondness and love. She was right by my Dads side through the toughest years and moments of his life.

I remember her, I will always remember her, and she will always be a part of my childhood and youth.

Louise was one of the few friends my Dad had, and I wish you comfort in your pain, as well as my gratitude for sharing your wonderful Louise.

Valerie Arthur Zuidema

Valerie Arthur Zuidema, le 14 mars 2023

Fred Paoletti, Dino Paoletti & Dario Paoletti

Our sincere & deepest condolences at the loss of your dear precious
Louise…she was truly an amazing, special lady who was always
welcoming, thoughtful and so very kind to us…loved her so very much!!
It was unfortunate that we had to move south 30 years ago and were not
able to visit as often as we wanted…still using her Mission Cry Baby cookie
recipe!!! Love, hugs & prayers to you all
Norma, Tom & family (You were wonderful neighbours and very special
friends) Dino was my very first babysitter…

Norma McKenney, le 19 avril 2023

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