On June 26th, 2012, our much loved wife, mother and grandmother, Yvette Bayfield died peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital, Palliative Care Unit with John and Ann by her side. Dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband John, daughter Ann (Floyd), son Ken (Brenda) and grandchildren Tristan, Brookes, Tyler and Emma.
Yvette was born and raised in Vancouver and graduated from Lord Byng High School in 1943 where she was a star track athlete. Yvette graduated from UBC in 1947 with a BA in Psychology. She went on to get her teaching training, starting her teaching career in Dawson Creek with her new husband John. They both taught in Dawson Creek for 2 years. In 1950 they moved to Chilliwack.
After taking time out to raise her young family she restarted her career and taught in both Agassiz & Chilliwack until they moved to Coquitlam and on to West Vancouver. She continued teaching for another 10 years as a Counsellor at Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver. Along the way she obtained her Masters Degree in Psychology from Western Washington University in Bellingham.
Yvette and John retired in West Vancouver in 1985 and had many years of travelling and enjoying their retirement.In 1999 they moved to South Surrey and continued to enjoy the good life and weather!
Yvette’s family would like to thank Drs. Gibbings, Pretty and Parr, the nurses on 6E at Peace Arch Hospital and Rhonda of White Rock Home Health for their compassion and care.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Peace Arch Hospital, Palliative Care Unit are greatly appreciated. There will be no service by request.