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PROULX, Yolande Blanche

Passed away peacefully in Kelowna on June 18, 2015 at the age of 86. Yolande was born to pioneer parents on January 24, 1929 in Ferland, Saskatchewan. She enjoyed a happy childhood on the farm, attended teacher’s college and taught school for a few years, worked for Saskatchewan Power in Regina, and then moved to Edmonton, Alberta where she met the love of her life, Gerry. They married the following year, and lived in various locations in Quebec and Ontario, before settling in the Okanagan in 1969 with their six children. She worked at Sears for many years, sold Avon, volunteered, and was an active member of her parish. She will be deeply missed by her family and countless friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Avila and Leophile Chabot, her siblings Rosaire, Adrien, Simone, Therese, Edmond and Gaston; her husband, Gerry; eldest son Gerald; and grandson Robert. She is survived by her brother, Raymond (Fernande); her children Richard (Susan), Robert, Marianne (Kevin), Raymond (Sarah) and Jocelyne (Warren); her grandchildren Jesse, Richard, Lauren, Rachel, Sophia, Connor, Nicholas, Gerald and Gabriel; and her great grandchildren Larissa and Riley. Special thanks to the palliative care and home support team, and everyone at Hospice House. Prayers will be said at 7:00 pm, Friday, June 26 and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 27 at St Pius X Church (1346 Gordon Drive, Kelowna). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


Prayer Service
7:00 pm, Friday, June 26, 2015

Mass, 11:00 am, Saturday, June 27, 2015

St Pius X Church

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The prayer service for PROULX, Yolande Blanche is scheduled for 7:00 pm, Friday, June 26, 2015 at located at 1346 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC .

The service for PROULX, Yolande Blanche is scheduled for Mass, 11:00 am, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St Pius X Church

1346 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Marie Clarke says:

    Dear Jocelyne and Proux family. Your mom always greeted me with a warm smile when I saw her at Mass. She was gentle and very brave. I was honoured to have a visit with her early one morning last week at the Hospice. I am praying that God will hold and comfort you through this time of sadness. Love, Marie

  • Giselle says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. Auntie was a very special person to me and she will be missed. We are planning on coming to the funeral, see you all then. Love Giselle, Glenn, Jessica & Lacie

  • Michelle Bishop says:

    My dearest cousins- How lucky were we!! I have a trunkful of great memories with your whole family on summer holidays! Ma tante was my favorite auntie!! So genuine, patient and simple. We shared many conversations, giggles and plans. She was so kind to come stay with us with Mom when I had Kaitlin. It was awesome. We look forward to a hug with you all and celebrating a life well lived and loved. Big hugs, Michelle and family

  • Audrey Leier says:

    Yolande was indeed a very special Lady. She always had such a beautiful smile for everyone. She will be missed for sure

  • Denis & Denise Chabot says:

    To the Proux Family
    We share in your sorrow upon the passing of your Mom. It was so great that she could come for one more trip to the family farm last Aug. Thank you all for making that day so special. Our deepest sympathies and may God grant you peace in your sorrow. Hugs to all Denise & Denis

  • Meldy Harris says:

    Marianne, Jocelyne and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate a wonderful lady. She touched us all with her warmth, kindness and strength. She raised a great family and I know you will all miss her. Take comfort in knowing she is with her Heavenly Father and “the love of her life”.

    Meldy, Ken and our family

  • Lois Ratsoy says:

    Dear Marianne and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother. Marianne and I have shared long conversations about family and although I wasn’t fortunate to meet Yolande in person, I felt I knew her. A beautiful person who demonstrated her unwavering support and love of family.

  • Romeo Fauchon says:

    To Proulx Family
    What a nice person she wasI still remember the times when she was in the same class in Ferland Survivance school,our condolence and prayers are with you at this time

  • Diane Ross says:

    Richard, Marianne ,Ray, Robert,& Jocelyne & your wonderful families
    I share your deep sorrow in the passing of dear Yolande i loved her her like my “other mother”,I felt very blessed to be welcomed always with open arms into your family for the past 18 years and have so many happy, special memories of all our many fun times & hundreds of walks together, Your mom will always be in my heart 🙂 this picture was our first “selfie”together
    love to you all with warm hugs xo Diane

  • Colette et Fernande Chabot says:

    Very very sorry for the loss of your Mom, grandma and loved one. We’re sorry we can’t be there with you but be assured of our prayers and love. Aunt Yolande was a very special lady. This picture was taken a couple of years ago when she came to Ponteix for our Jack & Jill golf tournament.

  • Martha Prytula says:

    For almost 40 years Yolande was part of a women’s prayer group that started when six of us worked on Cursillos together. Once a week we attended Mass together at ICC then retired to a small room for our prayer session. It was Yolande’s gentle voice that led us through a decade of the rosary as we each added our prayers for friends and family. A woman of great faith in God, gentle humor, undying friendship and warm hospitality. Yolande, the Word says that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Although we will all miss you we rejoice in your homecoming!

  • Edithe (Chabot) Haworth says:

    Thinking of you all. So sad to hear of the passing of a dear cousin. May there be love and comfort
    in every precious memory. I will keep you in my prayers. Edithe (Chabot) Haworth

  • Louise Norman says:

    Dear Proulx family,
    I’m sorry to know Yolande is no longer with us. My deep sympathies are extended to you in your time of sorrow.

  • Shirley & Armand Rochon says:

    Our condolences Jocelyn & and to the extended Proulx family: Our sadness has been lingering over the long space in time that Yolande has been ill and struggling. Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. Yolande (and Gerry) lived across the road from us on Blondeax in the years we lived there, and so enjoyed having them near. Yolande was always a beaming light and full of joy. We enjoyed the visits with her affiliation of Avon over the years. Her ever-smiling face will be missed! Please know we are with you in your sorrow.
    Armand and Shirley Rochon

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