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GREAVES, Geraldine Yvonne (née Hansen)

September 14, 1940 — November 3, 2019

Yvonne, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2019. She leaves behind her daughter, Charla (Gregory) Spencer; her brothers Fred Hansen of Toronto, ON, Carl Hansen of Toronto, ON, and Ronnie (Candace) Hansen of Maple Creek, SK; her niece Jodi (Earl) Chadwick and family; and her niece Shauna (Kim) Kerner and family. She was predeceased by her father and mother, oldest brother, Glen, and sister-in-law Carol.

Yvonne was born and raised in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, she moved to Kelowna, BC in the early 70’s, then Winfield, BC where she raised her daughter.  She enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, line dancing, country music, golfing, photography, and travelling the world with her gang. She was a very energetic woman who loved meeting new friends everywhere she went and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment will be in Maple Creek, SK next summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice House, hospicehousekelowna.com, or BC Cancer Society, www.bccancer.bc.ca.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for GREAVES, Geraldine Yvonne (née Hansen) is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Edwin Krieg says:

    Yvonne was one of my horseshoe friends, and I had the pleasure of playing with her. I wish to express my sincerest condolences. Yvonne will be missed by all.

  • Marco Veenis and Liesbeth Snikkers says:

    Our condolences to Yvonne’s family. We have lived on the same street for many years and often stopped to have a chat with Yvonne. She was always gracious with a good sense of humor and will be missed.

  • lois coderre says:

    my sincere condolences go out to Charla, Greg and Yvonne’s brothers. My friendship with Yvonne first began in Maple Creek Sask. in 1958. We both moved to Calgary and worked together for 6 years t Kleen Ltd where she was the bookkeeper and I the secretary. We visited each other every year since 1958 and once traveled southern United States together for a month. Yvonne was always a very happy upbeat girl who loved to have fun. She lived every day for the moment-a lesson for us all. She will be sorely missed but has left a legacy of love and laughter for us all. RIP Yvonne.

  • John and Catherine Greenough says:

    Dear Greaves Family – Just as the pandemic began me and my daughter (Catherine now 15) were shocked to learn that Yvonne passed away in November. Over the years Catherine really enjoyed many happy Winfield United yard sales where she counted money with Yvonne. She even considered becoming an accountant! Yvonne was a Special person and we will miss her. This message extends our condolences for your loss. To remember her and celebrate her memorable spirit and smiles, we have made a contribution to Yvonne’s Winfield United community. Again our condolences:
    John and Catherine Greenough

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