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Born: Dec 07, 1939

Date of Passing: Sep 27, 2020

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(nee PATTYN)
December 7, 1939 - September 27, 2020

It is with the greatest of love and the deepest sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
She was predeceased by her beloved parents, Evangeline and David Pattyn; brother Gil; sister Anne Marie; and numerous sisters-in law and brothers-in-law.
She leaves to mourn her husband of 62 years, Paul; daughters, Norma (Dale), Lynne (Ken) and Monique (Norm); grandchildren, Jennifer (Gord), Michele, KC (AJ) and Brett; stepgrandchildren, Grant, Riley, Sabrina, Sheri, Rhonda and Marshall; sister Gisele (Gene), and brother Denis (Claudette).
Mom was born in Ste. Anne-des-Chênes, Manitoba in a loving and happy farming family, where music, love and laughter were a staple. At age 15 she moved to Winnipeg to work at the Nutty Club packaging ribbon candy and nuts. She then moved back to Ste. Anne to work as a nurse's aide at the hospital, work that she loved.
Mom and Dad met when they both served as maid of honour and best man at the wedding of Jeanne Vincent (Charrière) and Andre Charrière (Dad's brother), and the love story began. One month later Dad had to go back up to Coral Harbour, NWT on a two year contract. They corresponded by mail frequently and their love grew. He was overwhelmed with joy to find out that she had waited for him upon his return.
They were married on July 12, 1958 moving to Windsor Park, where they raised us and lived in the same house for 58 years before moving to their condo in St. Boniface a few years ago.
She worked as a nurse's aide at St. Boniface Hospital 4 ECU during our childhood years, and loved it so much that she went back to school and obtained her Activity Worker certificate from Red River Community College. She then worked at Oakview Lodge, and then as the Activity Director at the Victoria General Hospital. After her retirement she worked four days a month for the Cambrian Credit Union with a group of ladies preparing member statements. She formed strong friendships with this group of ladies, planning outings and shopping trips and Halloween parties.
Mom was a self-taught seamstress, making our clothes as we were growing up, then moving into knitting and crocheting baby blankets for the grandchildren, making clowns, ceramic pieces, teddy bears, sock monkeys, Christmas baskets, and a whole ceramic Christmas village. She made the most amazing Halloween costumes, the same caliber of those you would rent. But her passion was making porcelain dolls. Each one made with love, and she spent hours on dress, lace and bow details. Each doll really told a story, and she loved each one. She gave most of the dolls and other crafts away to others as gifts.
Mom and Dad had the wonderful opportunity of spending 23 winters in Pharr, Texas. There they formed amazing lifelong friendships that still exist to this day. They would pull the fifth wheel to Texas and set up in the same location on Banana Bay, beside the same neighbours. They were active in golfing, crafts, Mom with her dolls and Dad with woodworking. They had the opportunity to travel to many places in the world including France, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, California and coast to coast across Canada.
Mom had a radiant, beautiful smile, contagious laugh and outrageous sense of humour. She was a compassionate, caring and tender wife, mother and grandmother whose unconditional love nurtured us through some difficult times. She lived her life with grace, humility and faith. She has forever left an indelible mark on all our lives.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass by invitation only will be celebrated at Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020, and the service will be streamed live. Please join us by going to the YouTube website, and under the search prompt, put in Saints Martyrs Canadiens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom's memory to the Lung Association of Manitoba, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, or the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

475 Provencher Blvd.,
in care of arrangements

Publish Date: Oct 3, 2020

(nee PATTYN)
December 7, 1939 - September 27, 2020

It is with the greatest love and the deepest sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.
Full obituary and funeral arrangements will follow in Saturday's paper.

475 Provencher Blvd.,
in care of arrangements

Publish Date: Sep 30, 2020

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 30, 2020, Oct 03, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Norma just wanted to send my condolences to you with loss of your mother. - Posted by: Gisele Beaulieu (Friend) on: Oct 11, 2020

  • Such a beautiful person ! Heaven sure gained an angel. I always felt so close to your mom - she had this way of making you feel important when you talked to her. Very sympathetic and understanding. We shared a very special moment, the first time I saw her after my mom passed I cried and she cried with me. Oh Man ! (A saying she often said) she will be missed by all those she touched. - Posted by: Nicole Pelland (friend) on: Oct 08, 2020

  • Yvette came from one of the kindest warmest families and she Certainly was a Reflection of that. Our thoughts are with Paul and his family. Denise (Brunette) Beer - Posted by: Denise (Brunette) Beer (Cousin) on: Oct 07, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. Wendy and I were talking about your mom and how she often babysat me back in the 1960s. I also remember our moms always getting together for coffee. Your mom and dad were very good to my family. Please give your dad a hug from us. - Posted by: John & Wendy Toews (family friend and neigbour ) on: Oct 06, 2020

  • Paul and Family. My deepest condolences on your loss. Knowing Yvette was a great pleasure. When I would deliver her orders we always had a great conversation. She was a very special person. I will miss those talks we would have. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Arleen Stege (Avon Rep) on: Oct 04, 2020

  • We offer our deepest sympathy to Paul and his family our prayers will be with you'se on this time of morning. - Posted by: Hector & Annette Demarcke (Friend) on: Oct 04, 2020

  • Nos pensees sont avec la famille Charriere et Pattyn en ce moment de tristesse. Nos rencontres de famille avaient beaucoup de gaiete quand on entendait Yvette rire. Elle avait toujours un beau sourire. Jeannette (Brunette) et Bob Willis Parksville, B.C. - Posted by: Jeannette Willis (cousin) on: Oct 04, 2020

  • Yvette was a very happy friendly lady-always smiling. We have many happy memories of or times in Texas. - Posted by: Jerry & Evelyn (family friend) on: Oct 01, 2020

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