Louis was born at home, to John Sr. and Anna (nee Takacs) Svab on their farm, 12 miles NE of Middle Lake. He attended Lake Ignace School until he was old enough to stop and work full time on the farm. As well as farming, Louis spent one winter working at a shoe factory in Guelph, ON. Being quite a joker, Louis deliberately mixed size 5’s and size 9’s in the shoeboxes on his last day at the shoe factory! On June 16, 1952 he married Mae Schmitz in Little Moose Church. They lived first at Grandpa Takacs’ homestead where Marilyn and Karen spent their early childhood. In 1959 they moved 1⁄2 mile south to the Svab homestead where Tracy made her appearance and she completed the family of three daughters. Louis always said he wouldn’t ever trade his three girls for anything. By 1969 the family moved to Middle Lake, though Louis continued farming until 1986. He was an avid bushman, hunter, camper and master sausage maker. Louis genuinely loved all children, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His last two years were spent at Bethany Pioneer Village where he received excellent care from a great staff.