It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yvonne after a valiant battle with cancer. Yvonne was born October 23rd 1931 in Blairmore, Alberta, the eldest daughter of Gus and Alida Eriksson.
In her earlier years she enjoyed skiing and swimming and was a lifeguard at the Turtle Mountain Playground. After high school she followed her future husband, or did he follow her, to Mount Royal College in Calgary. Yvonne Eriksson married Gordon Hutton on August 21st 1954 in Lethbridge, Alberta. After Gordon graduated from dental school in 1956, they made their home in Chilliwack. Here she raised her family, her three boys. Over the years she involved herself in many activities including the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club, Kinettes, and Toastmasters. In her later years her hobbies included gardening and oil painting.
She is survived by her husband Gordon, sons Erik (Bev), Gordon, and Don, sister Marie (Alfie), grandsons Mitchell and Graham, granddaughter Leanne, nieces Carol, Heather, Yvonne, and nephew Glen.
She was predeceased by her father Gus (1981) and her mother Alida (1997).
A Celebration of Yvonne’s Life will be held on Saturday, February 21st 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel at Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Yvonne’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.