It is with heavy hearts that we

announce the peaceful passing of Yvonne Carol Schneider (nee

Hanson) at home on May 22, 2014. Survived by her husband of 38 years, Wayne Schneider, and two sons, Kai (Celeste) Schneider of Kamloops, BC and Jordan (Lisa) Schneider of Victoria, BC; three grandchildren; sister Eldine

Kjemhus of Hythe, AB; brothers Larry Hanson of Hythe, AB, Ernest Hanson of Victoria, BC, and Ralph Hanson of Grande

Prairie, AB; and many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. She is predeceased by her mother, Evelyn

Hanson (nee Velve); father, Martin Hanson; brother, Ashley Hanson; sister, Beatrice Hanson.  Yvonne grew up on the family farm in Valhalla Centre, AB, fostering a love of

horseback riding and various sports. After completing high school, Yvonne went on to obtain a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. Yvonne moved to BC to practice her profession, working first in Kamloops, North Vancouver, and finally Vernon, where she met her soul mate, partner, and friend, Wayne. After being married, Yvonne and Wayne settled in the Mission area of Kelowna and raised their two sons, Kai and Jordan. Yvonne was a friend to so many and loved by all. She had an ability to connect with others, no matter the circumstance, and genuinely cared for her

community and peers.

Yvonne loved her work. She loved the people she worked with and the difference she made to the patients who

needed her expertise. Throughout her 35 years in the physiotherapy field, Yvonne helped countless individuals on their paths to wellness. The patients and her co-workers made her love going to work every day. The relationships made with co-workers throughout the years were very dear to Yvonne.  Yvonne also loved to play! She was active in

almost every sport one can think of: Tennis, Badminton, Softball, Cycling, and Skiing, to name a few. The world was her playground. She cherished the outdoors and could often be found hiking and camping with friends and family. She treasured music, and played the guitar and piano. A family favourite, “A Little Bit of Lefse” was often heard at family gatherings.   A Celebration of Yvonne’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:00pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the BC Cancer Foundation at www.bccancerfoundation.com or to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Rehabilitation Services Fund at www.kghfoundation.com.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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