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Born: Apr 03, 1949

Date of Passing: Feb 15, 2022

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(nee SINE)

With great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Evelyn Yvonne Kilbrei (nee Sine) on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.
Yvonne was born, April 3, 1949 to Clifford and Nellie (Martin) Sine and was raised in Arborg, MB alongside her older brothers, Keith and Gerald. Yvonne spent her youth growing up in Arborg, participating in the Winter Festivals, 4H club, ice skating and sewing competitions, while making many lifetime friends.
Yvonne married the love of her life, Richard on February 26, 1966 and on March 8, 1969 they welcomed their son Robert James to the world. Tragically, Richard was killed in an accident on July 1, 1972. With strength and passion, Yvonne and Robert moved to Winnipeg to begin their new chapter in life.
Yvonne retired from Family Services after 30 years, as a Payroll Administrator. Yvonne loved fashion. She dressed to impress with matching shoes and purses and wore hats on special occasions. Yvonne's most cherished times were spent in a hockey rink watching Robert play goal. His teammates affectionately called her Evie and knew that she could always be counted on for rides to and from games. Hockey games and tournaments gave Yvonne and Robert the opportunity to travel across the country as well as two trips to Europe. The rink was a second home to Yvonne, and she enjoyed sharing her hockey stories. Even this last decade, she was still standing at the goal side watching her beloved granddaughter Elliot play the game. Yvonne enjoyed spending time with Elliot and took tremendous pride and joy in all of Elliot's success. Many memories were created and they were able to celebrate her high school graduation in June 2021.
Yvonne is survived by her son Robert (Allison); granddaughter Elliot; step-granddaughter Alexandra (Chad) and step-great-grandchildren, Parker and Milo.
Yvonne is predeceased by her husband Richard Kilbrei (1972); parents, Clifford Sine (1970) and Nellie Martin Sine (1998); step-father Thomas Alexanderson (2004); brothers, Keith Sine (2021) and Gerald Sine (1999). She has now joined them for a good game of cribbage and to watch the Habs.
The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Riverview for caring for Yvonne during her last two weeks.
Cremation has taken place and a burial service will be planned in Arborg in the coming months.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 26, 2022

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Robert, please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. Auntie Yvonne was was a special person to me. I was born in Arborg, Yvonne was 10 years old at the time and she babysat me. She always called me "little Marky". Even when I was in my Fifties!! I remember the time when me and my family came out to watch The Grey Cup game in Winnipeg. It was -30 at the stadium and Auntie came out to watch wearing a full length fur coat and open toed hi heels. "Said she grew up in Manitoba..I'm sweating" ! I'm so thankful I found the time to come out and visit her a few year back. We talked a lot about past memories. - Posted by: Mark Sine (Nephew) on: Mar 29, 2022

  • Rob, Allison, Elliott, and Alex - we are so sorry for your loss of your mom Yvonne. So many good times shared, whether at a hockey rink or the numerous Gagliardi family events, Yvonne was always there as part of our family. Her friendship with Mom (Laurel) began when we were 11, and lasted until her passing, a span of 40 years. Rest In Peace Yvonne- The Gagliardi Families - Posted by: Dennis Gagliardi (Friend ) on: Mar 03, 2022

  • We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother Rob. Please remember that she will always be watching over you. Alex (Ralex) and Jo-Ann Waskul - Posted by: Alex and Jo-Ann Waskul (Hockey Coach) on: Feb 27, 2022

  • Rob my deepest condolences to you and your Family. - Posted by: Mary Townsend (Friend) on: Feb 27, 2022

  • Rob My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom to you and your Family. - Posted by: Mary TOWNSEND (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2022

  • Rob and family. Sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. A unique lady with the mouth of a trucker and the driving habits of a race car driver. She cut me off once on Marion - gave me the finger and swore at me. Just after, I realized it was your Mom. I got a good laugh from that. I had many a sleepover over at Rob's place as a kid. Pretty much every time I was there Mrs.Kilbrei and Rob would peck at each other over something."AIR OUT YOUR GO**AMN GOALIE EQUIPMENT!" or "ROBERT, YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE YOUR CALIGRAFIE!" and I remember thinking to myself - "what in the world is caligrafie!?" and "holy crap bro, I just wanted to eat a pizza pop and play with your race track" All kidding aside...Mrs. Kilbrei was sweet and always kind, she would help out anyone. My sincerest condolences Rob, may your Mom rest in peace. - Posted by: Trevor (Friend ) on: Feb 26, 2022

  • Dear Rob, Len and I are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of your mother whether it was cheering you and our son Jim at hockey games or sharing a hotel room at hockey tournaments. She always had such a positive attitude and a great sence of humour. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Len and Pat Decksheimer (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2022

  • Rob, very sorry to hear about Evie’s passing! She was a real gem! - Posted by: Ken Mckim (Friend and teammate ) on: Feb 26, 2022

  • Sorry for your loss, your mom always had a smile and something nice to say. - Posted by: Brian Keen (Hockey coach ) on: Feb 26, 2022

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