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Yolanda Corcoran passed away on June 16, 2021, in Kelowna, B.C. Born on July 14, 1935, in St. Raymond, Quebec as one of eight children she worked hard as a young girl on the family farm, as a cook in her father’s logging camp, and at the maple syrup shack. She moved to Thompson, Manitoba in 1968 and was well known as a caring nurse (LPN) in the pediatric department. She moved to the Okanagan valley in BC in 1987, first residing in Peachland and a year later moving to Kelowna. She continued demonstrating her caring and nurturing qualities by working in care homes and eventually looking after patients with mental health needs in her home.

She loved her family and had lots of friends with who she loved to talk to and spend time. She always put others ahead of herself, and this combined with her generosity, gentle nature, and contagious laugh made her a joy to be around. She always said, “The most important thing in life is family” and she lived by those words, always ensuring that all members of her family were taken care of.

During her later years, she cherished the friendships she developed at the Salvation Army church and embraced their simple message of kindness and generosity to the less fortunate. She lived at the Okanagan Chateau Retirement Residence for a few years where she made many wonderful friends before moving to Mountainview Village. She loved the staff at both centres who demonstrated extraordinary compassion and kindness to her in her final years.

Yolanda is predeceased by her husband Karl Marschall and is survived by her children Alan (Linda), Annie, Dave (Aurora); her grandchildren Jeffrey, Jenny-Ann, Michael, Rachelle, Steven, Monique, and Landon; and her great-grandchildren Alice and Eliot.

There will be a private family interment in July.

There will be a Celebration of Life Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 2:00 PM PDT with a reception to follow at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5V8. For those who cannot attend in person, the service will be livestreamed (see below), with a recording available to view afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army in Kelowna.

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Springfield Funeral Home

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