Yvonne, ‘Mamas’ or ‘Grandma far away’ as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, passed away on August 2, 2008, at the age of 69 years. Yvonne was born on October 5, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario. Growing up in Deep River she graduated from Mackenzie High School, then attended vocational studies in Pembroke. On July 6, 1958 she was married to Stanley Brownlee in Deep River. They moved around while working for Ontario Hydro, finally settling in Whitby, Ontario in 1979. Yvonne’s working career was spent with Ontario Hydro until retiring in 1993. In 1998 Yvonne and Stan moved to Westbank, British Columbia. She lived in the beautiful adult community “The Pointe”, where she was an active member of the community. Surviving are her son, Kevin (Alisa): grandchildren, Keaton and Rylan of Kelowna, British Columbia; son, Craig (Darla): grandchildren, Carter, Cooper and Jack of Brooklin, Ontario and Sister Beatty (Scotty) Andrews of Port Elgin, Ontario and her many dear friends and family. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley, her parents Louis and Ethel, and her three brothers Louis Jr, Ian and Rae. We would like to thank the staff of the Community Palliative Care Program and her sister Beatty and brother in law, Scotty for making our Mom’s home theirs for the last three months. They cared for our Mother and helped to fulfill her wishes of staying at home in her final days. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, August 7, 2008 at Springfield Funeral Home. Reception to follow at 3:00pm at “The Pointe” Clubhouse at 4074 Gellatly Road, Westbank. A Memorial service and interment in Whitby, Ontario will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3 A gift in living memory of Yvonne will be made to “Hospice Care” by Springfield Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.
“It is not good-bye; it is so long, I will be seeing you later!”