The Penrith area lost a woman known for her huge energy, strength of character and ability to lift the spirits of others, with the death of Louise Fell, aged 43.
Born in Irvine, Scotland, Louise was the daughter of Brian and Betty Watson. She had a younger brother, Graeme.
The family lived in Scotland until Brian, originally from Newcastle, got a new job in Cumbria and they all moved to settle in Cockermouth in 1983, which is where Louise grew up.
Attending school at Fairfield and later Cockermouth School, Louise was a good student.
She was also an excellent swimmer and was selected for the county team.
After leaving sixth form college, she started working in Keswick as a dental nurse, later heading back to Scotland to do dental hygienist training in Edinburgh.
After qualifying, she started working in Penrith at the Ghyllmount Dental Practice, and it was during this period that she bought her first home in Carlisle.
It was while living in Carlisle that Louise met her future husband Andrew, who made such an impression on her that she moved down to Penrith to be with him.
They were married in May, 2009, and went on to have two children, Noah and Samuel.
Louise was always proud of her two boys and loved spending time with them, although there were periods when she had to be away from them when she was in hospital receiving treatment for leukaemia.
She always had a very close relationship with her mum, Betty.
They loved a spa day and enjoyed shopping together, especially for plants and flowers for their gardens. Louise also loved family holidays, including trips to Turkey and Disneyland.
She had a wide circle of friends, who will remember her for her determination, bravery, dedication, positivity and loving nature.
She is survived by her husband Andrew and their sons Noah and Samuel; father Brian and mother Betty; and brother Graeme.
The funeral service was held at Beetham Hall crematorium, Milnthorpe. Walkers Funeral Directors, Penrith, had charge of the arrangements