Sister Anna Louise Dunn
Sister Anna Louise Dunn CND (Sister St. Louise of the Rosary)
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, Sister Louise Dunn died on December 27, 2018 at the age of eighty five. She was predeceased by her parents, James Dunn and Mary Ellen Raftis and her brothers, Frank, Jack, Jimmy, Edward and her sisters Audrey MacDonald and Cecilia Martin. She is survived by her sisters Laverne Hogan and Rosemary Lafreniere (Guy) plus many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Sister Louise will be fondly remembered by members of her religious community, friends, former students and collaborators in education and at Serenity Renewal for Families. Born in Toronto ON, Sister Louise entered the Congregation of Notre Dame in 1951, making her Religious Profession in 1953. For twenty-eight years she was a very successful teacher serving at Cathedral School in Kingston ON and at Campanile Campus and St. Pius X High School in Ottawa. An insightful observer, she noticed the impact addictions were having on her students, which evolved into a second career as a qualified addictions counsellor. Recognizing the effect of addictions on the whole family, Sister Louise and Alexis Smith, a CND Associate, co-founded Serenity Renewal for Families which has served thousands of people since its founding in 1983.
Friends will be received at Kelly’s Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON on Thursday January 3, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 7:00-9:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St. Ottawa, on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 am. Burial will take place later at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kingston, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations to Serenity Renewal for Families would be appreciated.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sister Anna Louise Dunn 2019..