Yvette Mary Lawless

13/11/1950 - 22/12/2021


Obituary For Yvette Mary Lawless

November 13, 1950 – December 22, 2021

Yvette Mary Lawless, longtime resident of Grande Prairie, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital on December 22, 2021 at the age of 71 years, with her family by her side.

Yvette was born into the family of Ronald and Rosalie Lawless, along with 14 other siblings, in Blanc Sablon, Quebec, on November 13, 1950.
As a young girl she attended school in Blanc Sablon and for a brief period, at a school in a convent at Restigouche, Quebec. Returning home, she worked at the Hudson Bay Company for some time as well as at the local hospital.
In February of 1976 Yvette moved to Grande Prairie where she lived until her passing. She worked at the Speedee Mart grocery store for a few years and then moved to the Co-op store downtown where she worked in the meat department for over 10 years. Yvette had a brief period working at the courthouse and then she was employed with the City of Grande Prairie in the water department and Aquatera Utilities until her retirement in 2012.

Yvette met Ed Brien in 1998 and in June 2008 they were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grande Prairie.

Yvette is survived by her husband, Ed Brien, sons Willard (Drudge), Nathan (Drudge), Cameron (Lawless) and stepson Bradley (Samantha Cromwell); grandchildren Kaitlyn (Chinski) Bree (Drudge), Halee (Drudge), Milo (Lawless), Xavier (Sirockman,) Isaac (Cromwell) and Iain (Cromwell). She is also survived by her great grandchildren; Koeden (Chinski) and Zayne (Chinski-Wilson); sisters Alice (Ralph), Theresa, Melita (Donald), Rita (Murray), Odette (Pius), Marilyn (Kurt), her brother Leo (Melvina) and her brother-in-law Gordon as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her parents Ronald and Rosalie Lawless, sisters Celistine, (Theodore), Marie (Gordon), Ellen, Antoinette (Leo), Shelia, Bernice and brothers Thomas (Gladys) and Joseph.

The family would like to thank all of the staff in Unit 12 and Unit 23 at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital for the excellent care and service that Yvette received and the compassion she was shown while in their care. Sincere appreciation to Dr. Tony Best for the special interest he took in looking after Yvette; she thought the world of him and his assistant, Carrie.

A funeral service for Yvette will be held on Saturday, January 15th at 11am at Bear Creek Funeral Home, 11802 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie
Due to COVID restrictions, the service will be by invitation only and may be viewed at the Livestream link below.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Yvette may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 710 10123 99 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • 01/15/2022

    Sending you all big hugs 🤗 Yvette will always hold a special place in are heart she was an amazing woman with a heart of gold and she will be missed. So Blessed to have known her. Sending all are love . Sendziak Family

  • 01/15/2022

    I had the privilege of caring for Yvette briefly in December. Her smile could light up a room and her warm spirit, even in her suffering, was a testament to her character. The care she received from her family was such a gift of love to witness. May Yvette Rest In Peace.

  • 01/15/2022

    Yvette was one in a million who made a difference in so many lives. I am thankful to have been a friend who she treated like her family. she will be remembered always with love. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. - Kelly, Blaine and family.

  • 01/14/2022

    Sending my deepest sympathy and hugs to Ed. Willard, Nathan and my great nephew Cameron..God took Yvette much too soon..💜💜💜🌹

  • 01/10/2022

    To Yvette's Family: Sincere condolences in her passing. I worked in the department next door to the City of GP Water Billing and Aquatera when they were located in City Hall. While I only knew Yvette casually I found her to always be a pleasant person. May you have many fond memories of your time together.

  • 01/09/2022

  • 01/09/2022

    So sorry to hear of Yvette,s passing sending our thoughts and prayers to her family,Rest with the Angels Yvette ♥️

  • 01/08/2022

    Ed and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will forever remember Yvette for the kind and caring person that she was. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Diane and Jack Pierce

  • 01/06/2022

    May you find comfort knowing that Yvette is now reaping all the rewards of God's promises. Her suffering is over and we all know her huge, loving heart and beautiful smile is lighting up heaven. She will always be with us in our memories. Until we meet again, rest peacefully in Jesus' loving arms! ❤️

  • 01/05/2022

    We send our deepest sympathy to you Willard & your family. Your Mom was a great lady & loved her children fiercely. We always enjoyed her visits to our office. Take care Your former bookkeepers, Gina & Nevada

  • 01/05/2022

    So very sorry to hear of Yvette's passing. A generous lady with a heart of gold! Dianne Fitzpatrick

  • 01/05/2022

    RIP Yvette. Thoughts and prayers for her family.

  • 01/05/2022

    So very sorry to hear of Yvette's passing. Finally at peace after much suffering. Hugs and prayers to all family and friends.

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