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YONT, Louise Marie (nee Saunders)

July 5, 1938 – Trail, British Columbia
April 30, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Louise passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the age of 80 years following a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Louise was born in Trail, BC on July 5, 1938 and later moved with her family to Kimberley where she graduated from High School. With her sister Shirley, she then moved to Calgary, AB where they both found employment in the oil and gas industry. During her career with Skelly Oil, she was actively involved with the Desk & Derrick Club of Calgary, becoming President in 1967. Her daughter would later join the same organization. Oil and gas also introduced Louise to her husband Don. They married in 1967 and she soon after retired from the industry. In 1972, they welcomed their daughter Marcie into the family.

Louise was an excellent seamstress; she knitted, crocheted, and sewed many items for her friends and family, including dresses, sweaters, and afghans, just to name a few. Louise found a new passion when computers came out in the late 80s and she quickly became versed in a variety of programs. For many years, she ran a successful computer services business out of her home.

Louise’s great joy was being on the golf course. She was an active member of the Maple Ridge Ladies Club for over 30 years, serving on the Board in many roles, including President. Besides golfing holidays, Don and Louise also went on many cruises with her sister Shirley and brother-in-law Jack. Their travels took them to many ports of call throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, USA, Canada, and the Panama Canal.

Louise was a loving mother and grandmother. She attended all of Marcie’s gymnastics competitions, basketball games, band performances, and all the volunteering and fundraising that went along with it. She took great pride in telling people her daughter had been accepted into the Calgary Stampede Showband.

Louise is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Don Yont, her daughter and son-in-law Marcie and Dave Jensen, and granddaughter Laura Jensen. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Arline Uiska of Nanton, AB, Shirley Weber of Saskatoon, SK, Lorna Yont (Len Lebel) of Mt. St. Gregoire, PQ; and brothers-in-law, Jack Wilson of Langley, BC and Bill (Anita) Yont of St. Albert, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Louise was predeceased by her parents James and Bernadina Saunders, her sister Shirley Wilson, and her brothers-in-law John Uiska and Mel Weber.

A Celebration of Louise’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Louise’s honour directly to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Attn: Calgary Chapter (47 Squire Bakers Lane, Markham, ON L3P 3G8, Telephone (905) 294-7645,

Louise’s family would like to thank Dr. Bland, Jenna, Regina, Allegra, and the entire team at the Intercare Southwood Hospice for keeping her as comfortable as possible with kindness and compassion in the last three months of her life.

In living memory of Louise Yont, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Colleen Robinson

    Safe travels Louise. We knew each other for over 25 years. You followed me from salon to 4 in-home businesses. I am honoured to have been your hairdresser and friend all this time. I’ll miss our conversations about religion and politics !! I’ll see you again someday. I know that for sure my friend. love, Colleen

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  2. Sheila Taggart

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Louise and Don have long been regular clients at the Maple Ridge Golf Course and I always looked forward to seeing them both. I always enjoyed our conversations and loved to hear Louise’s laugh, it was very infectious. She will be missed by many of the staff and her fellow golfers. Swing away, Louise.

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  3. To Don & all families connected to him and his family we send our deepest sympathies.
    Derry Dowd and Shirley.

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  4. To Don and family our hearts go out to you for your loss. As a kid I recall Louise as a fun auntie with a warm smile, an easy unforgettable laugh, who – exotically – drove a convertible, usually with the top down. We will all miss her.

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  5. Our sincere condolences Don. We were sad to see Louise’s obit, it brings back many memories of your days working with me at AEC.

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  6. Allegra Samaha

    Louise was an absolute light in Southwood Hospice. I am eternally grateful for the time I had with Louise, and the valuable lessons she taught me about life, love and acceptance. Louise will forever be remembered as someone who knew how to make lemonade out of lemons, and hold onto sarcasm until the bitter-end. I send my sincere condolences to Don, Marcie and the entire family, and know that Louise is now resting peacefully.

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  7. Flora Seamark

    My family and I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Don, Marcie and family. I always looked forward to her yearly Christmas emails.
    Thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  8. To Don and Marcie. Deepest sympathy sent your way I know how much you are going to miss Louise. Thinking of you at this sad time

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  9. Pam Devloo (glenmore Landing Vision Center)

    Sending Deepest Condolenses to Don Marcie and family . Thinking of you all at this most difficult time .Treasure all the lasting memories forever. She was a lovely lady and will be missed greatly.

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