Yvette Thérèse Laurier/Lemoine was born March 8, 1931, in her beloved Montreal and passed away peacefully at her home in Moncton surrounded by loving family. Yvette is predeceased by her husband, Jean-Louis Lemoine, her parents Bernadette Viger and Alphonse Laurier and her brothers, Marcel, Robert and Philippe.
She is survived by her five children, Louis(Terry) Brookbank, Michel(Evelyn), Robert(Carole), Yves(Rochana) and Diane Phillips(John) and her grandchildren Sophie, Gabrielle, Tracy, Greg, Stephanie, Christian, Patrique, Stefan,Laura, Kenneth, Matthew, Daniel, Joshua and Sarah. She is also survived by 24 great grandchildren.
Yvette was a devoted and loving wife and mother. The food was always plentiful and tasty, the beds were always comfy. She was blessed with athletic prowess which allowed her to participate in competitive skating and swimming. She was also an avid skier on snow and water. Her skills at tennis, sailing and golf were impressive and she wasn’t a bad bowler either. She enjoyed long walks in nature, whether through the woods or along coastlines. She had a passion for being near the ocean. She loved the city, but she was a country girl at heart.
She loved to share her stories of growing up in Montreal and of summers spent near Sorel on the shores of the St. Lawrence River where she met her future husband Jean-Louis. She hung out with her brothers, driving jeeps, playing tennis, swimming and sailing. She enjoyed the hours she spent in the garden with her father whom she adored. Her love of flowers was something she sustained all her life and both her thumbs were green.
She loved music, particularly dance music. She came alive on the dance floor, especially to the beat of a good rumba, or disco tune. When she danced her eyes and smile came alive.
She was a keen observer of the world around her. Once the responsibilities of motherhood had lessened she devoted herself to her art, producing many canvases that adorned her walls.
Yvette was a quiet and introspective person not prone to wasteful conversation, in many ways quite stoic about life. She was the matriarch and she will be missed by her large and loving family.
A graveside celebration of life will take place next spring in Montreal.
The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Arrangements are under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre