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LEMAIRE – Yvonne Marie (Vonnie) (nee Leclaire)

March 28, 1943 – April 22, 2010

Yvonne Marie (Vonnie) Lemaire born March 28, 1943 in Didsbury, drifted gently away on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the age of 67 years at the Southwood Hospice, Calgary.

Vonnie was a wonderful mother, sister and friend, a loving soul with a passion for life and for music (playing several instruments), an infectious smile and open heart. She travelled throughout Canada and the United States, enjoying a variety of jobs, pastimes and volunteer work. When her health forced her to slow down, Vonnie became a gardener, avid reader, garage sale shopper and beader, creating beautiful works of art that reflected her Native roots. Vonnie was kind and generous, making friends wherever she went. Her family and friends (and cat) were an important part of her life, witnessed by the number of visitors to the “party room” at the Hospice in her final days. We have all been blessed to have had Vonnie touch our lives.

She will be missed by her loving daughters, RoseAnn (Wayne) Lilac and Dolores (Dan) Lorden of Calgary; son Remi (Irene) Bernreuther of Sundre; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Joan (Eric) Williams, Nakusp, BC; best friend/confidant/ “Just Cuz” Una Fraser; auntie Marie Leclaire; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec. Vonnie was predeceased by her husband Roger, son Joe Bernreuther, and brothers Gill and Ron.

At Vonnie’s request there will be no formal service. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Yvonne Lemaire, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. John beaudoin and Diane Jones :

    Our deepest sympathies to your family. Yvonne was a wonderful lady who loved her family. I met Yvonne when I worked at EstWest Express where Roger drove. We would look forward to her visits because she always brought strawberry and banana candies and licorice cigars for us. In life you meet a lot of people some you forget, most you remember for a while and a small number remain with you forever, Yvonne and Roger were two who we will remember forever. John and Diane

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