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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Ray of sunshine!

Lou, you are truly missed by 1000’s! You gave me courage at the start of my career to get involved and be a lead car. It filled me with confidence. Then again for car fest and another BLR. I loved our time together and I loved that I managed to give you down time in the BLR to catch up a bit. You will be missed so much.

James Smith

Aug 29, 2023
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Lou, a tiny ball of energy and enthusiasm

I only met you once Lou, when I was lead car in one of the relays. You were amazing! Friendly, enthusiastic and incredibly helpful. Your passion shone through and I remember thinking what a wonderful ball of energy you were!
I’m so sad you have gone but grateful for the memories you helped me make.
Rest easy now Lou

Alison Nolan

Aug 29, 2023
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A lovely lady

Lou helped everyone who needed it , she was caring and had time for everyone, and a asset to the industry, a lovely person , the world needs more Lou’s

Magi millichip

Aug 29, 2023
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An amazing lady

Lou made such a difference to my life by helping me get through my first standards check, so kind and patient.
I feel privileged that our paths got to cross, sending my deepest sympathies to Lou’s family xx

Karen Brazier

Aug 29, 2023
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A beautiful person inside and out.

I first made contact with Lou, via email about my plans for my first standard check. She got back to me within a day with some great advice and she put my mind at ease.
The second time I met Lou was at a standards check workshop in Melksham. She was so lovely, confident and very informative.
The third time I met Lou, I joined the big learner relay from Swindon to Lyneham, I can remember her big smile and her pure happiness.

What Lou has done for our industry is inspirational, the industry will never be the same without her.
I will cherish the knowledge you shared with us.
Your memory will live on

RIP Lou 💗

Stephanie Murray

Aug 28, 2023
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Farewell Lou Walsh

I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

Farewell Lou, you have touched so many hearts.

Adrian Armstrong

Aug 28, 2023
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I’ve met Lou a few times and kicked of BLR with her last year. She was a fun, passionate person with a huge knowledge of the driver training industry. I’ve messaged her with queries numerous times and always had a detailed response. She cared so much for everyone! The loss of Lou is felt nationwide throughout the instructor industry, I’m still in shock.
My thoughts are with her family and friends. Thinking of you all.

Tracy Mahoney

Aug 28, 2023
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One incredible person.

I have never seen so many beautiful tributes to one person.
You touched so many hearts and helped so many people. It really is remarkable how one person helped so many people achieve their dreams in becoming an ADI.
You will always be remembered in so many different ways.
Thank you for everything.
Fly high beautiful Lou xxx

Elaine Sutton

Aug 28, 2023

So genuine

I went to two of Lou’s sc training sessions and they were both delivered in a fun but informative manner. After the first one I messaged her with a query and received a very long detailed response that proved that she was passionate about the subject. In the second year of the blr I was the lead car from Worcester to Kidderminster. She was so relaxed, cheerful and chatty on the journey in what must have been a stressful time. Lou was so dedicated to this industry and wanted everyone to succeed. I know the loss must be unbearable for her immediate friends and family, but the whole of this industry has lost a true champion.

Jamie Laird

Aug 28, 2023
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So so sad and such a loss….

Heartbreaking for Lou’s loved ones and such a loss for the Driving Instructor Industry. RIP. may you soar on angels wings….

Sarah Hart

Aug 28, 2023
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Pocket Rocket

Heartbroken for everyone’s lives you touched – I have no idea how must have made a day last a week.

Rose Sewell

Aug 28, 2023

Simply the best

When I 1st met Lou 10 years ago when she had this brilliant idea to do the BLR to raise money for Children in Need, I knew then she was a wonderful caring lady. Over the next few years we met, Lou always greeted me with her big smile and open arms for a hug. We not only met on the BLR but at her standards check courses.
Lou rang me last year after my major surgery checking up on me to make sure I was ok which was very much appreciated and this showed her caring nature.
Lou was a gentle, kind, considerate, funny, beautiful lady. You are going to be so missed. You were simply the best…. ❤️💔❤️ x

Rachel Hicks

Aug 28, 2023