PROULX, YOLANDE BLANCHE
Passed away peacefully in Kelowna on June 18, 2015 at the age of 86. Yolande
was born to pioneer parents on January 24, 1929 in Ferland, Saskatchewan. She enjoyed a happy childhood on the farm,
attended teacher’s college and taught school for a few years, worked for
Saskatchewan Power in Regina, and then moved to Edmonton, Alberta where
she met the love of her life, Gerry. They married the following year, and lived in various locations in Quebec
and Ontario, before settling in the Okanagan in 1969 with their six children. She worked at Sears for many years, sold Avon, volunteered, and was an active member of her parish. She will be deeply missed by her family and
countless friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Avila and Leophile Chabot, her siblings Rosaire, Adrien,
Simone, Therese, Edmond and Gaston; her husband,Gerry; eldest son Gerald; and grandson Robert. She is survived by her brother, Raymond (Fernande); her
children Richard (Susan), Robert, Marianne (Kevin),Raymond (Sarah) and Jocelyne (Warren); her grandchildren Jesse, Richard, Lauren, Rachel, Sophia, Connor, Nicholas, Gerald and Gabriel; and her great grandchildren Larissa and Riley. Special thanks to the
palliative care and home support team, and everyone at Hospice House. Prayers will be said at 7:00 pm, Friday, June 26 and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 27 at St Pius X Church 1346 Gordon Drive, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or the Central Okanagan Hospice Association.
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