Please join Blair, Callie, Jess and the O’Keefe and Hopwood Families

in celebrating and farewelling Louise.


A Memorial Service will be held in the National Wine Centre,

corner Hackney and Botanic Roads, Adelaide

on Wednesday April 24, 2024 commencing at 3:00 p.m.


For catering purposes, please use the link above

to register your attendance by Monday 22 April.


For parking information CLICK HERE

The Memorial Service will be broadcast by livestream

and be available for three months CLICK HERE

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the

Neurosurgical Research Foundation (NRF) would be appreciated.



Born 8 December 1965.

Passed away peacefully at Mary Potter Hospice,

28 March 2024, aged 58, after a very brave fight with cancer.


Much loved partner of Blair.

Adored mother of Callie and Jess.


Loving daughter of Joan † and Peter.

Dear sister of Maree, Christine, Karen, Greg † and Denise † and their families.

Loved daughter-in-law of Barbara and John Hopwood,

and loved by Fergus and Fraser and their families.


Treasured aunty to Alison, Louise, Sam, Ian, Daisy, Fiona,

Elizabeth, Asuka, James, Melodi and Aksel,

and great aunty to Jamie, Megan, and Charlotte.

Will be sadly missed by family and friends.

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Message Board

Nanette Murray -

Peter, I was so sorry to read of the death of your loving daughter, Louise. RIP. May God bring you and your family consolation in your time of sorrow. She is now reunited with Joan and siblings. Nanette.

Michelle Coulson -

Louise, you were much valued and are much missed. We enjoy speaking of you to keep memories fresh.

Janet Wong -

You were like a big sister to me during my short time at the Saint Lab. Thank you for your guidance and support. I am so grateful. I am thinking of your family. May they be comforted by your legacy of warmth and laughter, your brilliance and intelligence. You are loved, Louise. Rest in light and brilliance ✨

Colin windsor -

My daughter, Kerrin, stayed with Louise till the end. A brave fight against a dreaded disease appreciated by her family and of course herself

Kiranpreet Kaur -

It's really a big loss, she's very lovely lady which I ever met. RIP

Cheng Shoou Lee -

Louise, you were not just my supervisor throughout my Honours and PhD; you were my guiding light, my mentor, and my pillar of support during my studies in Australia. Your impact on my academic journey is immeasurable, and without you, I wouldn't have achieved what I have today. I will always cherish our memories together. Rest in peace, Louise. You will be deeply missed.

Judy Rice -

Sincere sympathy to Peter and Family on the death of Louise.

Reuben Jacob -

Louise was not only my Honours Supervisor but a great mentor and a wonderful person. May her soul rest in peace - my condolences to the family.

Manuela Klingler-Hoffmann -

Louise, such a stellar scientist and wonderful person. I will miss our chats about science and our families. Rest in peace. My condolences to everyone who loved her.

Emma Parkinson-Lawrence -

Louise, you fought a brave battle! I first met you during my days as a Biochemistry Honours student when you were completing your PhD. I appreciated the few chats we had then the many more years later as colleagues. A beautiful person and so thankful to have briefly seen and hugged you during your battle. My thoughts and condolences to your entire family.

Jeremy Austin -

So sorry to hear about Louise. Condolences to Blair and family.

Steve Cooper -

I just heard the sad news and it brought back fond memories of rogaining and hikes in the Flinders Ranges many years ago. I know Louise was a very talented researcher in genetics, and she will be greatly missed by so many people. My condolences to Blair and the family.

Maya -

My heart goes out to Blair, Callie and Jess and all Louise's loved ones. She was a kind and gentle soul.

Sonia Dayan -

Louise, for so many years you were my colleague, but above all, you were my friend. Your kindness, generosity, sincerity and your heart of gold shone through everything you did. You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, my beautiful friend.

Timothy & Liza Cox -

Liza and I have many fond memories working in the old department with Louise all those years ago and thinking back, we cant recall ever seeing her not smiling! Our condolences to Blair and family. I hope the lasting impact she had on so many will help, even if a little, to ease the pain of her loss.