Tributes

This tribute page is where you can publicly remember and celebrate the memories you have of Lou Walsh. Please feel free to post any memories and a photo to celebrate her life.

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Inspirational

Lou Walsh, what a inspiration you were. You helped me along with so many driving instructors pass my part 3 and gave me the confidence and the tools to help me better myself. I had the pleasure of meeting you twice first was on a Part 3 and standards check workshop and the other was a Cardington trip.
You was always willing to help anyone and put others before yourself. You have left a legacy within the driving instructor industry and have left a whole in so many lives. Your smile and positiveness shown through everything you did.
I want to send my thoughts and love to Blaine and the rest of your family at such a heartbreaking time. You will be truly missed. Heaven has gained an angel.

RIP Lou

Kim Green

Aug 30, 2023

My inspiration

I first came across Lou through social media during the first Covid lockdown after I’d failed my first attempt at part 3. I am honestly so grateful to Covid for bringing her to me at a time when I was ready to give up. She totally changed my way of thinking and teaching and gave me hope to achieve my dream again. I’m still struggling to process the thought that she’s gone because she was always just there! Ever willing to help and advise. She gave everything she had to the industry and the BLR. I will always remember being the lead car of one small part of an amazing event last year and I will always regret putting off doing her train the trainer course (because I thought I wasn’t good enough yet). Lou has taught me to grab life and do what you say you’re going to do! She will never be forgotten xx

Emma Wesley

Aug 30, 2023
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One of a Kind! A true angel.

An integral part of my PDI journey. Such an Inspiration.
Met her at BLR & Conferences.
Go Green and the Zooms are amazing.
Your hints, tips and wonderful teaching ways will stay with me and forever be in my car.
Its your turn Lou…. Learn to fly high with the angels.

Rita Moore

Aug 30, 2023
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Inspirational

I never met you. But your video’s were a big inspiration for me as I trained to be a driving instructor. You went the extra mile and were a big influence in my perseverance with what was a gruelling training process that lead to a career that I love. I will forever be thankful.

Mike Vowles

Aug 30, 2023
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Lou, an inspirational lady

I attended one of Lou’s standards check courses and for 14 days I woke up to her ‘Wake Up Your Questions’ course via email, without both of which I wouldnt have passed with the grade I did, for this I am truely grateful!
Lou had a way of getting information across in an easy to understand way, she will be so sadly missed by many.

Sending my heartfelt condolences to Blaine, her children, family and friends, thinking of you all at this sad time.

Jen Dent

Aug 29, 2023
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Greatest and most influential ADI

In a recent video Lou talked about how she felt herself metermorphosise into Blaine, on her own part 3. I hear her voice in my head on lessons and in other members on the PDI group. Her messages will live on.
Though I never met Lou in person she has been on zooms and hours of video with me for the last 18 months. I’ve tried to write this tribute many times before and there’s no words.
I just want to say thank you Lou for being you and touching so many thousands of lives.

My deepest condolences.

Jude Hembry

Aug 29, 2023
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Simply the best

Had the pleasure of meeting Lou on several relays.
The outcome was the same regardless of whether the meeting was just a few words or an hour in the car together, my pupils and I always knew we had spent time with someone special. My thoughts are with Blaine and family at this difficult time,

Ralph Hawes

Aug 29, 2023
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My Biggest Inspiration

Lou, despite never getting to meet you, you have been my biggest inspiration in the industry. Ever since I started out I’ve been saying how one day I’ll be up there “with Lou and the rest”. That goal will never change. You inspire me to continue working towards changing our industry for the better. Despite the fact that you were taken way too early, your legacy remains. Thank you for all you’ve done for me without knowing it. I’m sure you’ve made heaven a better place already.

Emma Fonnaland

Aug 29, 2023
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Learner relay

Kidderminster to oldbury
She was one in a million with a very big heart she went above and beyond to help so many people she is someone that will never be forgotten my thoughts are with blaine and her kids and family thinking of you all RIP Lou xx

Ian and Sharon Wycherley

Aug 29, 2023
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That Infectious smile!

That infectious smile, that want to help and support the instructors at every BLR, it’s never going to be the same.
I’ve seen Lou over the years at the Wirral event but only really spoke to her properly when I stood in at Prescot-Birkenhead last year, honestly couldn’t have asked for more support! Lou made everyone smile and she will missed by so many people!

Steve @ LoydiesLearners (Wirral)

Aug 29, 2023
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An inspirational lady

I was lucky enough to go on some of Lou’s courses. Lou was so knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. She had a gift for making everyone feel valued and special . She had a wicked sense of humour too!
My deepest sympathies go to Blaine and her family and friends.

Sue Roberts

Aug 29, 2023

*** Incredibly amazing woman ***

Lou has been the first and only successful person to bring a massive amount of Instructors, of both Franchise and Independent and bring them together for charity. Raising the most amount of money over.the years from any Instructor charity networks. Lou, you were always fun and that smile and laughter of yours will remain in all of us.
Biggest of hugs to all the family.
Please be proud of your wife, sister, daughter, mother. She has created and left a great benchmark amongst a lot of us. She was kind, fun, passionate and willing to share.
Thank you for letting her lead us through the crazy times of the BLR.

SCORCH -.Jamie Gerathy

Aug 29, 2023