Lou Tice, 1935-2012

UPDATE: Pacific Institute Founder Lou Tice passed away on April 1

Memorial service to be streamed live on internet

UPDATE: April 6
The Pacific Institute, headquartered in West Seattle, today released the following statement to their "Winners Circle Network" regarding the response to the passing of founder Lou Tice and the upcoming memorial service set for April, 13.

"We would like to thank all of you who have posted pictures and comments on our Facebook site. There have been around 20,000 posts, all of them providing us with this ever-expanding view of the international effects of Lou’s work. You truly bring smiles to our faces.

Because we have had so many requests, Diane Tice has asked that Lou’s memorial service be made available to those around the world who would like to experience it with us in Seattle. So, we will be streaming the service via the Internet.

The service is set for Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:00am (Pacific Daylight Time), at St. Edwards Catholic Church. The service will be streamed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lou-tice-service

Again, we thank you for your thoughts, prayers and good wishes. In a time of loss, they are most appreciated."

The Family of Lou Tice and
The Staff of The Pacific Institute

press release
The Pacific Institute is saddened to report the passing of its Chairman and co-Founder, Lou Tice Sunday evening, April 1st, after a brief illness. Surrounded by his wife, Diane, and loving family and friends, Lou spent his final days challenging those around him to carry on with his life’s work – educating and empowering individuals all around the globe to an ever-greater commitment toward making “a better world.”

A memorial service celebrating the life of Lou Tice is scheduled for Friday, April 13th, at 10:00am at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 4212 S. Mead St., in Seattle.

Born in Seattle, Lou Tice began his professional career as a high school football coach. While at Kennedy High School in Burien, a summer course by a visiting professor at the University of Washington inspired him to create, with Diane his wife, the educational curriculum that would spread around the world.

The Pacific Institute, co-founded by Lou and Diane Tice in Seattle, formally began in 1971, and last year celebrated its 40th anniversary. Its varied curricula have been translated into 21 different languages, and the education has been brought to individuals and organizations in 62 countries around the world. With offices in London, Perth, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul as well as Seattle, it is estimated that Lou’s education has touched over 33 million people around the world, and the ripple effect could be much greater.

From leaders of nations to professional and amateur athletes, teachers to students, prisons to the military, Lou Tice was a coach and mentor to so many. At a recent presentation, local businessman and former student, Dave Sabey said, “His professional life and private life are seamless. The network of friends he has around the world, the people that he's helped around the world, it's a very seamless life's work and it's difficult to separate the personal from the professional. It's just Lou, about doing good, about educating people academically, spiritually and physically. That's Lou's life and I don't think you can divide it into parts.”

Seattle Seahawks Coach, Pete Carroll, a long-time student of Lou’s teachings, has said, “He has been able to impact people in ways he will never be able to count. The thing that Lou does is he gives people hope, of taking charge of their life, of making it a better life, and in that he uplifts them and inspires. He has been responsible for people turning around and making change that they never would have made otherwise. He's responsible for tremendous fulfillment of individuals everywhere; that's a great accomplishment in a lifetime. He's very, very special.”

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