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Date of Passing: Oct 23, 2020

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1933 - 2020

With breaking hearts we announce the passing of our wife, mom, sister and friend on Friday, October 23, 2020. Mom took on a glow and we witnessed serenity. Yvette was beautiful as was her soul. Morality, virtue and spirituality were Mom's beliefs and she passed them on to us.
Yvette and Bill were married for 64 years and have five children: Carol and John Hoban, Jill (Derek), Bruce; Les Smith, Lindsey, David; Lorna Smith; Shawna Smith, Nick, Dylan (Kiana); Audra and Arrigo D'Angelis. Mom also had five great-grandkids: Will, Abby, Carter, Easton, Daisy, and two fur-kids: Chantilly and Petee.
Mom, born in St. Laurent, MB to Chris and Amanda Lambert, along with 12 siblings and has a multitude of relatives. She also has a sister-in-law, brother-in-law, two nephews and a great-nephew on Dad's side.
Mom and Dad had a huge circle of close friends. Mom loved entertaining, cooking, dancing, music and playing cards. Everybody always ended up at the Smith's, an open door policy and you'd never leave hungry! Mom and Dad spoiled us children, grandchildren with so many memories at Twin Beaches, and the homes Dad built; we had the best they provided and the best holidays!
Every day Mom made sure she spoke or saw one of us kids or grandchildren - just to say hi or discuss sports, fashion, home decor or her favourite TV programs like sports, decorating or detective programs. She never missed a birthday and we would get a call with her singing Happy Birthday.
Mom, always conscious of her appearance, fashion and hair style was often referred to as "GLAMA". She loved bling sparkles, jewellery and faux fur.
In 1978 Bill moved the family out to Grosse Isle, MB and built a big new home for Mom to decorate. The beginning of a new lifestyle.
Thanks to the nurses on the 8th floor Palliative at St. Boniface Hospital.
Mom faithfully believed in giving back and was very generous to family and charities. A donation of blood, as many did for Mom to sustain her life as long as possible, or support a charity in her memory.
"Mom whenever we smell Chanel #5 when there's no one around or we bake your jumbo raisin cookies or make your famous pastry for pies we'll know you're there. We shall be listening in our dreams for you and keep you always close to our hearts.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 31, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. It so sad at a time like this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bless you all. Barb. Baxter - Posted by: Barbara Baxter (Lorna and Sawna,s co worker) on: Nov 14, 2020

  • Sorry to hear about auntie Yvette. From John & Loretta Brandt You have our dearest condolences. - Posted by: John Brandt (Nephew) on: Nov 06, 2020

  • Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. - Posted by: Vincent L. Miller (Friend of family) on: Nov 01, 2020

  • My heart breaks for you Uncle Bill and the rest of your family. I have so many wonderful memories of Auntie and being in your home. I was even able to share memories with my children at your cabin at Twin Beaches. My thoughts and prayers to all. Be strong, you are not alone. She will live on in our hearts forever. - Posted by: Darlene Kummerfield (Niece) on: Oct 31, 2020

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