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SCHNEIDER, Yvonne Carol (nee Hanson)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Yvonne Carol Schneider (nee Hanson) at home on May 22, 2014.  Survived by her husband of 38 years, Wayne Schneider, and two sons, Kai (Celeste) Schneider of Kamloops, BC and Jordan (Lisa) Schneider of Victoria, BC; three grandchildren; sister Eldine Kjemhus of Hythe, AB; brothers Larry Hanson of Hythe, AB, Ernest Hanson of Victoria, BC, and Ralph Hanson of Grande Prairie, AB; and many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. She is predeceased by her mother, Evelyn Hanson (nee Velve); father, Martin Hanson; brother, Ashley Hanson; sister, Beatrice Hanson.  Yvonne grew up on the family farm in Valhalla Centre, AB, fostering a love of horseback riding and various sports. After completing high school, Yvonne went on to obtain a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. Yvonne moved to BC to practice her profession, working first in Kamloops, North Vancouver, and finally Vernon, where she met her soul mate, partner, and friend, Wayne. After being married, Yvonne and Wayne settled in the Mission area of Kelowna and raised their two sons, Kai and Jordan. Yvonne was a friend to so many and loved by all. She had an ability to connect with others, no matter the circumstance, and genuinely cared for her community and peers.

Yvonne loved her work. She loved the people she worked with and the difference she made to the patients who needed her expertise. Throughout her 35 years in the physiotherapy field, Yvonne helped countless individuals on their paths to wellness. The patients and her co-workers made her love going to work every day. The relationships made with co-workers throughout the years were very dear to Yvonne.  Yvonne also loved to play! She was active in almost every sport one can think of: Tennis, Badminton, Softball, Cycling, and Skiing, to name a few. The world was her playground. She cherished the outdoors and could often be found hiking and camping with friends and family. She treasured music, and played the guitar and piano. A family favourite, “A Little Bit of Lefse” was often heard at family gatherings.   A Celebration of Yvonne’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:00pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the BC Cancer Foundation at www.bccancerfoundation.com or to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Rehabilitation Services Fund at www.kghfoundation.com.  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.”

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Christ Lutheran Church

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The service for SCHNEIDER, Yvonne Carol (nee Hanson) is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, 2014 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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Christ Lutheran Church

2091 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Tangi Westers says:

    Deepest condolences to Wayne,sons,family,coworkers and friends.
    Yvonne was an extraordinary physiotherapist whose kindness and quiet confidence helped so many to succeed in their rehabilitation. Wish there could have been more walks and coffee,Yvonne.

  • Dawn & Doug Storgaard says:

    Dear Wayne and family ,
    So very sorry to hear of Yvonne ‘s passing. She was a loving, caring soul and a person we both felt privileged to know. Her welcoming spirit was evident when we met 12 years ago. Who else would organize a gathering for new neighbours like us? Yvonne was that kind of friend. How lucky for us all! May our love and respect for Yvonne be felt by Wayne and the family as you navigate this challenging tome. We both are so very sorry for your loss.
    Most Sincerely,
    Dawn and Doug Storgaard
    Cranbrook, BC

  • Jackie Harrison says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I have wonderful memories of playing badminton and sharing many laughs with Yvonne. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.
    Jackie harrison

  • Erika OReilly says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to Wayne, sons and their families. Yvonne’s special smile and laughter will be missed by everyone who knew her. Your family is surrounded by the love the many. Allow the love of others to lift you in this time of grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Roger/Erika

  • Carla Irvine says:

    We are so sorry to hear if Yvonne’s passing. We have bumped into each other so many times over the years. It was so much fun to have a quick chat and follow our boys as they grew up. Our thoughts are with your family.
    Bill and Carla Irvine

  • Janis Thompson says:

    So, so sorry to read of your loss, Wayne and sons. I remember Yvonne with great fondness. Your memories will live forever!

  • Neil & Judith Fimrite says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Yvonne’s family. Growing up in the same community I know what a good person she was and how important family was to her.

  • Joyce Ulrich says:

    Don and I were sorry to hear that
    Yvonne had passed away. We had a good
    visit at the family reunion last summer. Our condolences to Wayne and
    family as well as Yvonne’s extended

  • Helen Samson - deWeever says:

    My sincere sympathy and condolences, to all who will miss Yvonne so very much.
    Yvonne will live on in many of our hearts and will be remembered with fondness.
    Wishing you all a lot of strength to ease into this new reality.
    With love, Helen Samson (deWeever)from Nelson

  • Wes and Natalie Stevens says:

    I never know what to say at times like this. Mourn for a too short life, but rejoice for the life shared. Those shared moments are our legacy and it seems Yvonne left you all with a wonderful legacy. Our thoughts are with you.
    Wes and Natalie Stevens

  • Bruce & Valerie Nichol says:

    Our sincere sympathy at your loss and our thoughts & prayers are with you, Wayne and Family. Yvonne was such a good friend growing up in Valhalla throughout our school years. It was such a pleasure to have known her and will always cherish the memories of our friendship and good times. God Bless!
    Bruce & Valerie Nichol

  • Bruce & Valerie Nichol says:

    Please accept our condolences to you Wayne and Family. Yvonne was a such a good friend as we grew up together in Valhalla. I will miss her positive out look on life. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.

  • Kelowna Badminton Club says:

    the members of KBC are very sorry for your loss. Yvonne was a delight to have around the club she took such joy in life and we will miss her.

  • Christine Hinchliffe says:

    We are deeply sadden by the passing of our aunt. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

  • Adam Lutz says:

    To Jordan and the Schneider family. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Catherine Hanson says:

    Ken and I were so sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing. It was great to visit with her at the Hanson Family Reunion last July, a short visit in Kelowna later, then the phone calls that followed. I’ll never forget our last phone chat toward the end of February — she was interested in our recent trip to New Zealand and talked about the weekend she, her sister and brothers had recently spent in Victoria, and of their plans for the summer. She was so cheerful and positive. We had a great visit – neither of us suspecting it would be the last one. Our thoughts are with Wayne, Kia, Jordan and families, and also Larry, Ernest, Eldine, Ralph, and families. We’ll all miss her.

  • Trine Lassen says:

    My sincere condolences and sympathy.
    I was very sorry to hear the sad news.
    I have lots of good memories of time shared with Yvonne .
    My thoughts will be with you , Wayne, and your family.
    Lots of love from Trine

  • Duncan Laidlow says:

    Dear Wayne and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was very fortunate to have worked with Yvonne for many years and she was a truly special person and therapist. She provided an extraordinary level of expertise, compassion, strength and encouragement to her patients and colleagues in her own unique quiet, selfless and dignified fashion. I often appreciated her counsel and will miss her.

    Duncan Laidlow

  • Carol Millar says:

    I was so sad to hear of Yvonne’s passing. She was great fun to play tennis with and such a positive spirit. My condolences to Wayne and family.

  • Dipika Shah says:

    Hey Yvonne,

    You lived very healthy, engaging & productive life. It is nice that we met you. Wished you could have lived lot longer. Please accept our condolences to Wayne and Family.

  • Tom and Anne Laundrie says:

    Dear Ernie, Christy and John, We are so sorry for the loss of your sister/aunt. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kathie Barton says:

    Wayne…..my heart hurts for your heart, and your boy’s hearts. Words don’t work.
    Kathie Barton

  • Elroy and Doris Fimrite says:

    Wayne and Family, Larry, Ernest, Eldine and Ralph.
    We were sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing, she was a very special person. Growing up in the small community of Valhalla Center, I shared with Yvonne; 18 years of being neighbours,12 years of school, countless skating parties and occasionally meetings on Campus during University. She was always kind, cheerful, quiet, dignified and enjoyable to be around. We offer our sincere condolences, Yvonne will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

  • Don Burnett says:

    Dear Wayne and family our hearts and thoughts are with you at this time.
    Don and Donna Burnett

  • Jill Reid says:

    Wayne and family. I was so sorry to hear your sad news. Yvonne was such a great work colleague, always willing to help and advise. She was also a wonderful friend and ski partner. Still cannot believe, so young, my thoughts are with you.

  • Deanna Gibb and Family says:

    Dear Wayne and Family.
    Just talked to your mom and learned of Yvonnes passing. My heart is breaking for you. We have such fond memories of visits to Kelowna. Pleas know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Much Love,
    Deanna, Patti, and Jackie and family.

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