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Born: Jan 13, 1933

Date of Passing: Mar 01, 2023

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January 13, 1933 - March 1, 2023

Peacefully, at Grace Hospital, on March 1, 2023 surrounded by the love of her Grey Nun companions and family members, Sister Yvonne Bouchard went to meet her Lord and Saviour.
Besides her religious community, Sister Yvonne leaves to mourn four sisters, Florence Yack (Earl +), Rose Coombs (Leo +), Yvette s.g.m., Alice; one brother Henri (Lorraine +); one brother-in-law Bob Levasseur (Annette +) and five sisters-in-law: Mable (Emile +) Thérèse (Ernest +), Loretta (Alphonse +), Corinne (Léon +), Lou (Léo +) and many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her parents, five sisters Annette, Marie, Cécile, Rita, Sr. Rose (Eva) s.g.m. and seven brothers Wilfrid, Émile, Ernest, Léon, Alphonse, Joseph, Léo.
Born in Torquay, Saskatchewan on January 13, 1933 to Léonidas Bouchard and Marianne Gingras, she was the tenth child of a family of eighteen children. Due to dryness in Saskatchewan, the family moved to Manitoba. From grades one to eight, Yvonne attended Champlain School in Laurier. A few years later, she pursued her studies and completed her High School at Ste-Anne, Manitoba.
For many years, Yvonne worked as a cook in Ste-Rose Hospital as well as Misericordia Hospital. Having been in contact with the Grey Nuns, she felt that God was inviting her also to follow him. Responding to God's call, she decided to enter the Grey Nun's Noviciate in St. Boniface on February 5, 1954. Two years later, on February 5, 1956, she consecrated her life to the Lord through religious profession. For a few years, Sister Yvonne was happy to work in Residential Schools in Fort Frances, Ontario and Lebret, Saskatchewan, followed by studies in social work.
Her previous experience with First Nations was life giving for her. From 1971 to 1983, at the request of her local superior, Sister Yvonne gladly accepted to live in Letellier with other sisters while working at Roseau reserve. When she leaves Letellier, she accepts to pursue her studies, this time in religious education at St. Paul's University.
Upon her return, it is in God's Lake Narrows that Sister Yvonne continues to dedicate herself for the next ten years. When she leaves, God's Lake Narrows for Despins Residence, Sister Yvonne continues to keep in touch with those she knew and loved. Sister Yvonne will be remembered as a woman of faith, determination, and courage.
The funeral mass for Sister Yvonne will be celebrated at 151 Despins Street by Father Isaie Blanchette, omi on March 8, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. preceded by prayers and eulogy at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery on Archibald Street.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 04, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Heartfelt condolences to Sister Yvonne’s family. I knew Sister Yvonne when she was stationed here in God’s Lake Narrows. She has been my teacher, my friend, and a listening ear. She has taught and pushed me to be the person I am today. She taught me to be a lay presider and has brought me closer to God. As a late grade 12 graduate, I was asked to write a tribute to someone who has affected my life, I picked her. I will remember her teachings and the memories of time spent with her. Her support and loving kindness is very much appreciated when I needed it. I miss her and love her. My husband and my children sent our love and comfort to you all. Rest in peace Sister Yvonne, I know you are rejoicing in heaven. - Posted by: Mary Spence (Friend ) on: Mar 07, 2023

  • Condolences to Sister Yvonne’s family and friends. Knew her from her being stationed at Gods Lake Narrows. She was a kind person and very devoted to her calling. - Posted by: Myrna Okemow (Acquaintance ) on: Mar 05, 2023

  • Via con Dios - Posted by: David Bouchard (Nephew) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Merci aux religieuses des Soeurs Grises de Montréal qui ont oeuvré avec tant élan et charité auprès des gens de Saint-Boniface, Saint-Norbert, Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes et ailleurs au Manitoba. Mon premier emploi fut avec elles: Hôpital de Saint-Boniface et ensuite au Musée de Saint-Boniface. Grand merci. Que Dieu vous bénisse toujours. Affectueusement, Alice Bohémier et James Gordon Pfleeger - Posted by: Alice Bohémier (Amie des SGM) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Auntie Yvonne was a great & gentle lady, dedicated to her faith but also had an ear that I at times needed to vent some of my trials. She never judged & always offered love & spiritual guidance. She was also lucky when playing cards. She, auntie Yvette & Dad would play '65' on Sundays & when I'd call I'd know without asking that she had won - most times! (lol). Since Dad has moved to Des Pins, I was fortunate to be able to visit with her for longer periods. I'll always remember her quiet grins & enjoyable laughter. You are in the arms of your maker & savior auntie. R.I.P. xoxo - Posted by: Janet Neumeyer (Neice) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Nos sincères condoléances à la famille Bouchard et à sa famille les Sœurs Grises. Yvonne était une personne chaleureuse et toujours souriante. Elle va nous manquer. Hermance et Marcel - Posted by: Marcel & Hermance Roy (Friends ) on: Mar 04, 2023

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