Louise was born in Edinburgh shortly after the end of WW1. She was educated in Edinburgh and graduated as a nurse in 1943, and took two further nursing degrees. Douglas was born in Carlisle, England and educated in Edinburgh. He qualified in medicine in 1945 and the couple were married in 1946.
After service in the RAF they emigrated to New Zealand and Douglas served in the Royal NZ Air Force for five years. Unfortunately the couple lost both of their daughters to Cystic Fibrosis.
After a little globe trotting they settled in Otaki in 1955. Unfortunately the medical partnership was not happy, and in January 1961 they moved to Te Puke where Douglas practiced full time for 28 years and part time for a further 5 years.
Louise became involved in the community being on the Fairhaven School Board for 6 years, the Board of Governors for the High School for 9 years, and a Borough Councillor for 9 years. She became a Justice of the Peace and a Marriage Celebrant. Douglas died on 30th July 2013 and Louise on 10th October 2014.