“louise took ill again early thursday morning she made the choice not to have medical intervention she passed away at 4.15 on thursday afternoon. she was so brave and had all our family with her and her two best friends.”

– Tracy Cunningham, Louise’s aunt

wee lou’s Facebook page

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wee lou makes the decision of her life

The above entry was posted on Monday, July 28th, 2008 shortly after Wee Lou was informed of her medical options.

15 thoughts on “Louise “wee-lou” Cunningham, Feb 4, 1988 – June 11, 2009

  1. Louise made an impact on my life in such a way i cannot describe. She taught me that no matter how bad you think your situation is there is someone in a circumstance worse than yours. She gone to be an angel with another angel, my father. You will always hold a special place in my heart Louise along with many others.

    Until we meet again my friend.

  2. I feel badly because I totally forgot about Denise when I heard about wee lou. May they both be at peace with the angels.

  3. Wow, what a blow. I never got to know her as well as all of you did. I know she’ll be mised by everyone.

    My condolences to all who knew and loved her.

  4. This is a brief exchange I had with wee lou’s aunt, Tracy:

    Lou Congelio
    Everyone here is in a daze. We had no idea her time was so close. She never said a word.

    Tracy Cunningham:
    she didn’t know herself at the time it all happened really quick we are all devistated as a family aswell we all need quiet time to come to terms with this

  5. This is a brief exchange I had with wee lou’s friend, Wendy:
    I am a friend of Louise Cunningham, or more affectionately known as Wee Lou. From the cooments on her Facebook, it sounds as if she has passed on. Can you confirm that this is true? If so, is there anything in the local newspapers about her passing? We are very sad here in Houston and are hoping that this is just one big gigantic mistake! Can you help?
    With much appreciation and sadness,

    Lou Congelio

    Wendy Guest:
    Hi Lou, sadly Louise did pass away on thursday 12th June. She hadn’t been well for some time and had had a few near deaths before but always came round. I don’t know the full deatils of how she passed or where she was. I only found out through her bebo page. I think it was all a bit sudden. Her funeral is on Wednesday at 11.30am. She will be sadly missed but I’m sure she will be much more comfortable now and finally at peace. xxx

    Love and blessings

    Wendy x

  6. I am so sorry to hear this news. I did not know Louise, but have read about her on your blog for the past year or so. My heart goes out to her family, friends and the NF community.

  7. I am very sad for the passing of this delightful young woman. You could tell that Louise loved life and her friends and that she valued her quality of life more than quantity. She deserved to have both. She was very courageous.

    I really regret that my wife and I had to cancel our trip to Edinburg last Fall. Louise and I had planned to meet for lunch. She will be missed.

  8. Tracy Cunningham
    June 20 at 5:53am
    this is the poem she wrote for her own funeral thought you would like to read it. xx

    Remember Me
    By Louise Cunningham

    Have a heart, don’t stand and stare
    For what I’ve been through, is not fair
    A half heart smile that’s all I can give
    Many a times I’ve wanted to cry in sorrow
    But ill hold for tomorrow
    It may be the day
    Ill stand and say “I’m Home Now”
    So don’t cry for me
    I’m right where I belong
    So hold your head high
    Smile and say “I love you, I miss you”

    Have a heart, don’t stand and stare
    The least you can do is pretend you care
    I have so many stories to share
    That are robust and beyond repair

    There are some days I long to forget
    But with you by my side ill never forget
    I’ve started this journey on which i fight
    But with you there now, it will be easy and light.


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