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Yvonne Lewis

September 20, 1958 - November 28, 2017

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Yvonne Elizabeth Lewis was born in Chilliwack on September 20th, 1958 and passed away at her home in Osoyoos on November 28th, 2017, after a brave fight with Cancer that spanned over 5 years. She was surrounded by her four daughters Rachel, Esther, Katelyn and Joy, and grand daughter, Israa.

Yvonne grew up in Trail, BC with her adoptive parents, Robert and Elizabeth Lewis, and her older sister Maureen. Life’s adventures took her from living in Trail to Calgary, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Smithers, Lillooet, Ashcroft and finally, Osoyoos.

Yvonne was a stay at home mom for many years. While her children were still young she courageously went back to school and studied to become a teacher. For fourteen years Yvonne taught elementary, middle and high school in the Smithers, Lillooet, Ashcroft and Oliver-Osoyoos districts. She was a creative and inspirational teacher who always built strong connections with her students.

Yvonne loved to sing and listen to any and all styles of music. She would often burst into song at any time, and found a way to fit song lyrics into just about any of life’s moments. She enjoyed singing with the Sage Valley Voices for the last 2 years.

In recent years Yvonne had the opportunity to connect with her birth family, including her mother Evelyn, step father Oswald, sister Charlotte and brother Kevin.

Yvonne’s last vacation was a check mark off her bucket list- a cruise. She especially enjoyed sailing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge!

Yvonne’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the health care team who went above and beyond to look after her. Also thank you to the Desert Valley Hospice Society and the Palliative care team.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Yvonne’s name to the following organizations:

-Watoto Canada

-Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Yvonne’s celebration of life service will be held on December 28th, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Oliver Alliance Church.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Maureen Poucher
Relation: Hospice support group friend

My late husband and Yvonne met at the Hospice support group they both attended. The two of them formed a special bond. I found it a privilege to meet her on several occasions. She was a lovely person and will be missed.

From: Johanna Stuart

I had the pleasure of knowing Yvonne. She was an energetic woman with a big smile and loving heart. I was in an online course with her and always enjoyed her thoughtful contributions to group discussions. She truly was a passionate educator and many children are lucky to have been under her care. To my dear friend Rachel and her family- wishing you all can find peace and comfort in happy memories during this delicate time.

From: Mike and Carol Ann Foyle (Pasqualotto) and Family
Relation: Former Neighbour

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Maureen, Jim, and Family: We were very sorry to hear about your loss of Yvonne. We pray that God will comfort you with all the wonderful memories that you have of your wonderful daughter, sister, and aunt.

From: Cindy Lebel

I am so sorry to hear about Yvonne, your mom. I worked with her when she was at Osoyoos Elementary. She was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Cindy Liebel

From: Desert Valley Hospice Society
Relation: Service organization and volunteers to Yvonne

A true gem. Yvonne will be missed by many.

From: Lori Robinson
Relation: I had the honour of working with your mom as a special education teacher in Gold Trail School District.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mom. It truly is a loss for all who knew her – professionally and personally – she was so positive, made everyone around her feel good about themselves and was just such a beacon of light.

From: Linda Nunweiler
Relation: Through Sage Valley Voices

Beautiful lady inside and out. I feel honored to have known her in the Sage Valley Voices. She is an inspiration. Accept our condolences.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
December 28, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Oliver Alliance Church
6835 Leighton Crescent
Oliver, BC Canada

Yvonne’s celebration of life service will be held on December 28th, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Oliver Alliance Church.

 

6835 Leighton Crescent
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Yvonne’s name to the following organizations:

-Watoto Canada

-Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Thank You Notice

Yvonne’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the health care team who went above and beyond to look after her. Also thank you to the Desert Valley Hospice Society and the Palliative care team.

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