Yvonne Cecilia Arnouse passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the age of 69 years.
The Funeral Service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Monday morning, January 6th at 10 a.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant, with tributes shared by Ronnie Jules, Felix Arnouse, Joan Arnouse, Dion Arnouse with DVD presented by Kyle Arnouse.
Interment followed on the Tappen Reserve Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Ronnie and David Jules, Ralph McBryan, Cyprian Allen, Stan Walstrom, Les Tomma; Dana, Kyle, Chad, Josh, Aaron and Jay Arnouse. Cross bearers were Kaiden and Eddie Arnouse.
Born in Salmon Arm on September 8, 1944. Except for her nurses training in Vancouver, Yvonne lived her life in the Shuswap. She was a dedicated and faithful nurse at Shuswap Lake General Hospital for 35 years. Yvonne is well remembered and respected for her faith and sharing the Native Culture in the community. She was foster mother to 34 children, as well nursed and cared in her home for 5 elders, all with raising her own children, as a single mother.
Predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth Arnouse, sister, Hazel Sylvestor and brother, Jimmy.
Yvonne leaves her loving family; children, Dion (Gloria) Arnouse of West Bank, Dave Nordquist of Chase, Jason Arnouse of Miami, Lorretta Nordquist of Kelowna, Crystal Arnouse of Tappen, Cynthia Nordquist of Vancouver; 5 grandchildren, Damian, Jamie and Alexandria Arnouse, Kash Pooley and Kohl Nordquist; brothers, Chief Felix (Joan) Arnouse of Squilax, Oliver Arnouse of Tappen, Greg Sylvestor of Sunnybrae, Gordon Sylvestor of Kamloops; and many other relatives.
Email condolences may be sent to Yvonne’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.