On May 15th, 1943 a determined, creative, faith-filled, witty woman entered this world. Her parents, Don and Sadie Quinn named her Yvonne Amelia Patricia. She was the third of their children. Merilyn and Frank had come before and a little sister, Dolores, would come after. They raised her in the village of Stoco, Ontario. After surveying the wide range of options available to her, she met the charming John Way at the age of sixteen and they have been together for sixty-two years. John accompanied Yvonne through nursing school at Hotel Dieu Hospital after which she was employed at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital until 2001. Yvonne and John formed a family of girls who were as determined and creative as they were. Each of them expanded the family tree. Yvonne’s children & their partners - Christine & Rob, Christine & Michael, Sharon & John, Erin & Victor, Nyk & Wanda - spent the last week of her life by her side. Her grandchildren - Yvonne, Olivia, Alicia, Beth, Anna, Patrick, Quinn, Keiran, Bridget and Claya – were also present to sing to her, pray with her, hold her hand and speak words of love in her ear. Yvonne received great comfort from the prayers, calls and visits she received from people she has loved for both a short time and a life-time. Anyone who knew Yvonne, saw that she was a magnificently strong and determined woman – a trait she passed on to her children. Her faith was the centre around which her life revolved. Yvonne was a voracious reader and life-time learner who took notes as she watched television programs. She was both organized and creative. She sewed clothes for her children from matching toddler outfits for Christine and Erin to bridesmaid’s dresses for family weddings. She was always finding a new hobby – cross-stitch, crochet, painting, decorating, scrapbooking, growing houseplants – and has a comprehensive set of colour coded, highly organized supplies for all. By far, Yvonne’s most persistent interest was in Family History. She has left us with no less than twenty-five binders and a file cabinet full of information about ancestors and cousins four times removed! We pray that she will be warmly greeted by her heavenly family with the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Mt. 25:23)
The family will receive friends at the HANNAH FUNERAL HOME in Tamworth on Thursday, September 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Assumption in Erinsville on Friday, September 24 at 11 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. The Mass and Burial will be live streamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stephane.pouliot.581. Memorial donations made to the Assumption Church Building Fund would be appreciated.
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