Louis Posthumus

Obituary of Louis Earl Posthumus

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Louis Earl Posthumus on Sunday, August 13, 2023, in Winnipeg Manitoba at the age of 67 years.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved siblings Martha Robertson (Bill) and Charles Posthumus (Diana) and sister-in-law Helen Posthumus. He was a proud uncle to many nieces and nephews including: Laura (Darryl), Lisa (Ryan), Trevor, Elena (Brad), Billy (Caroline), Paula (Mark), Sarah (Ernesto), Christopher, Sara, Brandon, Chad (Meagan), Christina (Akida), Jessie (Magnus), William, Ben, Will, Emily, Ethan, Amber, Brent and Aliyah.

Louie was predeceased by his parents Christina and Lawrence Posthumus, his brothers Matthew and Melvin Posthumus and his nephew Danny Posthumus.

Louie was born in West Saint Paul on April 14, 1956. He grew up on the family market garden farm until the age of 11 when he and his parents and brother Charles moved to Grand Forks, British Columbia. Louie loved his time growing up in Grand Forks, he played numerous sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball, and hockey. He especially loved the Granby River behind their home and would often go fishing with his father and brother or just float down the river. He had many close friends from his time growing up in British Columbia. He graduated from Grand Forks High School and became a Power Lineman working with West Kootenay Power in Grand Forks and Castlegar. From there Louie moved to Calgary and worked as a lineman with the City of Calgary for 31 years. Louie was very proud of his work with City of Calgary especially working in the signals department where he had a hand in keeping all of the signals working. Upon Louie’s retirement he moved to the City of Winnipeg in 2011 to be close to his family.

While living in Calgary Louie started a side career in acting, modeling, and comedy. He performed in many comedy clubs including Yuk Yuks and Rumours and was an extra in movies such as Betrayed, Hamilton Quest and China Frost. Most recently he performed at Rumours Comedy Club in Winnipeg and always had a good joke for anyone he met. Friends and family will remember Louie fondly each time they hear a corny joke or listen to the voices of Christopher Llyod and Rodney Dangerfield as Louie was an excellent impressionist.

Louie thoroughly enjoyed watching sports and absolutely loved his Toronto Blue Jays, Saint Louis Cardinals, and the Toronto Raptors. He spent many hours watching the games and analyzing the players and coaches. We would often tell Louie he should be the coach as he had great reviews and would predict the outcome to many a game based upon his analysis. He could share the stats of all of the Blue Jays players with his friends and in particular his niece Lisa. While living in Winnipeg Louis worked as a Marshall at the St. Andrews Golf course and at Bel Acres. He loved being a Marshall, interacting with all of the patrons, helping to maintain the course, and of course sharing many a joke with the patrons.

Louie had many great friends throughout his life. He was always available to help them out, lend an ear and share stories. Everyone he met knew that he cared and always had many stories to tell of their adventures with Louie. Friends have shared that he would light up the room and bring cheer and good vibes to everyone. He loved to cook and would share his culinary expertise with all and of course would share the food he made with his friends and family. Louie was especially proud of his seafood chowder, his chili, his borscht and of course his smoked goldeye. Louie loved to visit Martha and Bill in Ottawa enjoying all of his Metcalfe family each time he visited. Louie cherished his time with family and never missed an opportunity to join a family function. Louie spent a great deal of time with his brother Charles and his family, helping with gardening, going to his nieces and nephews’ games, and just hanging out. Louie will be greatly missed at all of our family events. Please share a joke and a great Louie story with your friends and family as a tribute to his passing.

There will be a private family internment at a later date.

The family would like to thank all those who have reached out to share their memories of Louie.


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