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Yolande passed away peacefully in Victoria at the Jubilee Hospital, fortified by the Sacrament of the Sick and by the prayers of her loving family who surrounded her.

Yolande was born in Ottawa to Romeo and Maria Quesnel and was the fifth of seven children. Yolande’s family tree in Canada extends to 1647.

She is survived by her loving husband Vincent and by her children Paul (Paula), Joanne (Kevin Jones), and Thomas Jerome (Marnie). Yolande was predeceased by her eldest daughter Lynne-Marie (Ken Dorby) on July 29, 2016. Also left to miss their grandmother are her 13 grandchildren.

Yolande is also survived by her kin-folk in the East – by her brother Msgr. Roger Quesnel, her sister Pierette (Charles de Jocas) and by her brother Robert (Cecile). Yolande was predeceased by her brother Paul (Jacquie) and by her sisters Therese and Denyse.

Yolande is also survived by her sisters-in-law Pat (Gerry), Denise (Bernie) and Gloria (Cussy) and by her many nephews and nieces who will dearly miss her.

Having lived in many areas of the country, Yolande had friends in virtually every province.

Yolande and her family are grateful for the kind care and assistance that were provided to her by the staff of the Jubilee Hospital, the Berwick House Care Unit, Luxcare, her family doctor, Dr. L. Woodburn, and the Medicine Shoppe.

Much could be written about her life with the emphasis on her kindness, her love of her family, her friends, her faith and her country, but perhaps a poem by Emily Mathews best portrays Yolande – the love of our lives…

You’re a miracle to us…
a special gift from God above
Whose life is a reflection
of the beauty of God’s love.

You’re a blessing in our world –
a gentle soul, unique and rare,
who always lifts our spirits
with your tender loving care.

You’re everything we’d hoped
the one we love would ever be,
and that’s why you will always be
a Miracle to us.

A Funeral Mass for Yolande will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, 2060 Haultain Street, Victoria, B.C. on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Martin Cain officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Mike Power "G" troop 1956
    July 16, 2017

    Vincent and family

    my sister Millie sends her condolence

  • Anna-Maria Laughlin
    July 15, 2017

    Vince and family, I am sorry to hear of Yolande’s passing but pleased the family was with her and she was peaceful. I fondly remember out BCCS gatherings and although our meetings were brief, Yolande was always gracious and kind. I know her memory and influences will carry on inside your hearts and all those lives she touched.

  • Joyce Bevan
    July 14, 2017

    Vince, my condolences to you and your family on the passing of Yolande.

  • Mike Power "G" troop 1956
    July 14, 2017


    my condolence to you and your family
    My wife Doe passed on 07 Feb 2017
    my children and friends were very helpful during this time
    48 Cedarock drive Ottawa Ontario k2m-2h6 613-271-6234

  • Barb McDonald
    July 13, 2017

    Vince and family:
    Our deepest condolences. The loss of a dear wife and mother is never easy. Our prayers are with you.
    John and Barb McDonald

  • Sue Chudleigh
    July 12, 2017

    Vince and Family,
    Jay and I offer are sincere condolences in the loss of Yolande. When we bought our home on Hazelton we were blessed to have The Cain Family as our neighbors. Through are many discussions and interactions with Yolanda it was easy to see that Vince and their kids were the light of her life. Cherish all your memories and carry her in your heart forever. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,Sue and Jay Chudleigh

  • Carl & Joyce Dukeshire, Victoria
    July 12, 2017

    Dear Vince and Family;
    We are so very sorry, to see this morning – the passing of Yolande.
    We send our warmest wishes to you all, at this sad time – you will have many memories
    for the days ahead. fond regards, Carl and Joyce

  • Cliff Spence
    July 12, 2017

    Dear Vince: My daughter Lynn and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and all your family on the passing of your wife. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Patti Hunter
    July 12, 2017

    Dear Vince and family: Our family sends hugs to all of you in your loss of Yo. Mom and Ray valued your friendship and the fun you had together. Having lost Mom 5 months ago, we are especially saddened by the news of Yo’s passing. Mom viewed her as a best friend. Sincerely, Patti and Terry Hunter

  • Tim and Vasuhi Collins
    July 12, 2017

    Dear Paul and Paula,

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Paul’s mom. We pray for strength and comfort for you and your family.

    Take care,
    Tim and Vasuhi Collins

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