Yvette Eva Frances Kolinski passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Monday, January 21st, 2008 at the age of 91 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Yvette’s request. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Humane Society, P.O. Box 340, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Yvette. A memorial service will be held along the banks of the Columbia River sometime in the spring. A memorial bench will be placed in Yvette’s honour.
Yvette was born in St. Louis, Saskatchewan on April 3, 1916 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1960. She loved to cook which was evidenced by her life-long career of being a cook in restaurants. At the age of 67 years when most people retire, Yvette opened her own restaurant in Farwell Plaza. Yvette also worked as a cook and server in camps over the years. Her hobbies were watching movies and detective shows. Yvette had a great love for all her animals. They were her passion.
Yvette was predeceased by her husband John in 1999; her parents Steve & Anna; sisters: Mary (Frank) Nagy, Julia (Jim) Kristian, Kay (Bill) Humble, Helen (Joe) Farkas; brothers: Francis (Jessie) Marcus and Jack Marcus. She is survived by one sister Ann (Jim) Casselman of Armstrong, sister-in-law Venetia Marcus of Aldergrove as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Yvette will be cherished and remembered by her dear friend Charlotte.
Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.