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Born: Apr 26, 1941

Date of Passing: Dec 04, 2020

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April 26, 1941 - December 4, 2020

We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved sister Yvonne at Actionmarguerite (St. Vital) Inc, yet we are relieved her courageous 10 year struggle with Alzheimer's disease has ended.
Yvonne is survived by her brothers, Raymond Trottier (Bonnie), Phil Trottier (Patricia); brother-in-law Ruddick Renaud; sisters, Claire Kljucec (Ned), Denise Pancoe (Glen), Michele Coutts (Richard); and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces-nephews. She also left behind many good friends from British Columbia to Ontario, and especially valued the love, hospitality and friendship of Lorraine and Bill Coveny and their sons in Ottawa.
She was predeceased by her parents, Berthe and Elie Trottier; "Tante" Yvonne Hervo; sister Jacqueline Renaud; nephew Marc Renaud; and sister Marie, who died at birth.
Yvonne started her working life with MacLeods Hardware in Winnipeg, but dedicated the majority of her career to Imperial Oil in Ottawa and Toronto. She was a highly regarded and valued employee, and showing up for work an hour or more early was one of her hallmarks. At times she would step outside of her job description to personally and successfully appeal to (collect!) overdue accounts.
A persistent woman with a strong sense of justice, Yvonne once successfully sued a major automobile manufacturer. Having signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement, her sense of right and wrong prevented her from ever disclosing the terms of the settlement even long after retirement!
Nieces, nephews, pets, friends and family were privileged to experience the love and dedication of this babysitter, house sitter, dog sitter, nanny, "ironer" extraordinaire!
Some of her many and varied interests included travel, volunteerism at St. Timothy's Church, curling, golf, bowling, baseball, walking, YM-YWCA, and of course, a good game of bridge. It was always fun to see that mischievous glint in her eye as she slapped down the card preventing the opponents' victory.
We extend our great appreciation to staff at "Despins" and "Actionmarguerite (St. Vital) Inc" for their love, compassion and exemplary care of our sister. Their empathy was second to none.

Yvonne, you fought a good fight and it's now time to rest in peace and celebrate in heaven along with Mom, Dad and the rest of the family. We share the sentiments expressed in a note from Chris Coveny: "Goodbyes are only for those that love with their eyes. Because for those who love with their heart and soul there is no separation." (Remi)

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 12, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I stayed with Yvonne for 4 days on my trip from Ontario to British Columbia in September 2005. The Broadway Bears were in town and we went to see them. She showed me the town she had chosen to retire to. I could never figure out why someone would retire to Winnipeg but I met some of her brothers and sisters and enjoyed meals in their homes. Then I knew why she returned to Winnipeg. She wanted to be near her family. What a loving family you all are. Yvonne was a special person. She was ready to pitch in wherever she could. She and Lorraine helped me move into my home in Brossard Quebec in June 1979. I still have pics that we took in Winnipeg. She was a treasured friend. - Posted by: Margaret Coveny (Friend) on: Dec 12, 2020

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