With much sadness and love, the families of Yvonne Doreen Hiebert announce her peaceful passing at Providence Place, Moose Jaw on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the age of 83 years. She was surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, and the team of compassionate caregivers on the St. Anthony ward.
Yvonne was born and raised in Moose Jaw into a family of seven, being in the “middle child” position. She attended William Grayson Elementary School till grade seven, then Alexander School for her grade eight year, and Peacock (Tech) High School for grades 9-12. Yvonne was an excellent student and took keen interest in the business courses, especially writing, typing, and shorthand. She worked part time in grade 12, writing jingles for CHAB radio station. She also enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially basketball and volleyball; and it was during these years, she met her true love, Gary. They were married right out of high school in 1959 and soon, her three children started to appear.
Yvonne took employment as a stenographer at Valley View Centre for 22 years, lawyers’ offices for five years, while also holding down the position of bookkeeper for the family Realty/Construction business. It was during these good years that Yvonne and Gary camped extensively with family, followed Mitch to many locations in Alberta while Hieb coached baseball. Yvonne enjoyed two big trips in her life, travelling to California in 1977 and to Hawaii in 1983. Soon, thereafter, in 1986, she lost Gary, and found herself a widow at the young age of 46. The family rallied and Yvonne was determined to be involved in her grandchildren’s lives, often seen watching and cheering them on at baseball diamonds, gymnasiums, or hockey arenas. She saw them all grow up and was her happiest with them around. She was extremely proud of them and their accomplishments.
Yvonne loved the simple things in life and had the greatest sense of humour, often laughing at herself. She found joy in planting flowers in the spring, going to garage sales or shopping for deals at the mall. In the recent years, she found comfort in fur babies Coco, Roxy, and Barney, who were often found on her lap as she watched the Toronto Raptors on television.
Her coffee pot was always on and she welcomed visitors with open arms, often her sisters and brothers and family members. Yvonne felt at ease in the city she grew to love and call home, she was a true “Moosejavian”.
Yvonne is survived by her children: Daughters Kelly (Alan )Brown, Denise (Mark) Dombowsky; Son Mitch Hiebert; Grandchildren Adam, Erin (Dwayne), Kendal (Age), James (Noelle), Mac, Emma, Breanna (Greg), Colby (Anthony), Sheldon and Josh; Great-Grandchildren Levi, Annie, Leena, Brooklyn, and Carter; Sister Karen Avery; Brother Arlen (Vi) Avery; Sisters in Law Sharon Hogemann and June Avery; as well as many special nieces and nephews..
We are confident Yvonne has been lovingly welcomed into the Lord’s Home by her husband Gary (Hieb); parents Lee and Gunda Avery; infant sister Carol; sister Shirley (Gerry) Telfer; brother Gilbert Avery; In-laws Vera Hiebert; Robert and Ursula Hiebert; Grant Hiebert; Sharon Pearman; John Hogemann; and nephew Bobby Hiebert.
A special thank you to Dr. K. Higgins and the staff at Providence Place in Moose Jaw, and Dr. Lee at the Allan Blair Clinic in Regina, for the care and compassion shown to Mom.
Visitation will take place at 7:30pm on Friday, March 24, 2023, at W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 474 Hochelaga Street West, Moose Jaw. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, March 25, at 1:00 pm Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw, SK (Meet on Caribou Street West outside the gates of the Cemetery at 12:45 pm), with a Celebration of Life to follow, beginning at 2:00 pm at W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 474 Hochelaga Street West, Moose Jaw, SK. For those so wishing, memorial donations may be sent to a charity of one’s choice. In living memory of Yvonne, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.jonesparkview.com (Obituaries).
Dayna Chamberlain- Funeral Director