September 1, 1930 – November 22, 2016
Yvonne Alma Casavant (née Beauchamp) of Athabasca, Alberta, passed away on November 22, 2016 at the age of 86, in St. Albert, Alberta.
Yvonne was born in Legal, Alberta on September 1, 1930. She was married to Albert Casavant on November 15, 1950; they were married 66 years. Yvonne enjoyed cooking, baking, and reading novels. Her favorite pastimes included knitting, playing cards, and watching sports and game shows on television. She was also actively involved in the Colinton Seniors' Club, the Athabasca Seniors, and the Catholic Women's League.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Albert; children Louise (Jerry) Nickolas, Robert (Shirley) Casavant, Rita (Myles) Fertig, and Theresa Polok (Calvin Chernish); siblings Irene (Louis) Villeneuve, Robert (Henriette) Beauchamp, and Paul (Rose) Beauchamp; sisters-in-law Kathy Beauchamp (Armand) and Collette Beauchamp (Marcel); seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous family and friends.
Yvonne is preceded in death by her parents Edith and Lucien Beauchamp; brothers Alcide Beauchamp (sister-in-law Eileen Beauchamp), Marcel Beauchamp, Armand Beauchamp; sister Léa Beauchamp; and grandson Travis Fertig.
The funeral service was held at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church in Athabasca, Alberta, on Monday, November 28, 2016 with Father Hong K. Nguyen officiating. Interment was at the Colinton Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by Athabasca Community Chapel.
The family of Yvonne Casavant wishes to thank the staff at Sturgeon Community Hospital and Athabasca Healthcare Centre for their outstanding and compassionate care during her final days. The family also expresses their gratitude to Pleasant Valley Lodge for its support of Albert during this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greater North Foundation (Pleasant Valley Lodge), or the Athabasca Healthcare Auxiliary Association.
Athabasca Community Chapel
Athabasca, AB T9S 1M7
Published in The Athabasca Advocate on Nov. 26, 2016