Yvonne Winters

Relatives and friends gathered at St. Andrews United Church Feb. 12, 2007 to say goodbye to Yvonne Winters. Yvonne passed away February 7, after a losing battle with cancer. Her family were at her side for all her last days.

Rev. Susan Charbonneau officiated at the Celebration of Life. Greg Winters, Yvonne’s youngest son, gave the Eulogy. Son-in-law Paul French and grandson Derrick Winters shared memories of Yvonne.

Born in Spalding, Sask, on Oct. 13, 1936, Yvonne was the third of six children born to Emil and Caroline Anderson. After spending some years  in Quebec, the family returned to Saskatchewan in 1945, and six years later, they moved to Revelstoke. Yvonne was working in a restaurant there when she met Larry Winters. The two married in 1955.

Larry was a trucker until he retired, and his work took the family to 100 Mile House in 1965, to Williams Lake in 1975, then to Boston Bar when Larry retired in 2003.

Yvonne was known for her skill as a cook. She was never fazed no matter how many people showed up at mealtime and the coffee pot was always on between times. “Nanny” as she was known to her grandchildren and their friends, was an excellent seamstress and she loved to knit and crochet. She also loved her garden and playing all kinds of games.

Along with her many friends, Yvonne leaves to remember, and to miss her, her husband Larry; daughters Lori Hansen (Gerald), Patti (Dean), Tammy French (Paul), Jackie (Lorne ), and Terri (Rob ); sons Tom (Heidi) and Greg (Lori).

She leaves 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her sister Loretta; her brothers Allen Anderson (Lynne) Emmet Anderson (Joanne) and Robert Anderson (Margaret); and many nieces and nephews.