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Yvonne Anne Ford (nee: Ewart)

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Yvonne Anne Ford (nee: Ewart)

December 8, 1931 - December 24, 2022

It is with heavy hearts and much sorrow that the Family of Yvonne announces she has left this earthly life as she lived it, in celebration and love for all. At Ed’s House her hands being held and loving words being said, surrounded by her immediate family she slipped into God’s arms. Yvonne joined her husband Allan and her sister Diane in heaven. Yvonne was a Toronto girl taking courses at UofT. She had a Milliner business making hats until they unfortunately went out of style. Yvonne enjoyed floral design and oil painting and she sewed making most of her children's beautiful clothing when they were young. Church and choir were a big part of her life. Her deep faith and caring for others stayed with her throughout her life. In 1972 she moved with her husband Allan and family in tow living a country life . She volunteered at Friends of music and was a Lay Pastor in the area for years. Yvonne joined others downtown Cobourg as an adored staffer of several businesses including Mays Florists, Susan Dewhursts, Blue Box and most notingly Leonard Jewellers until she was almost 80 yrs. old. This is where she met and "adopted" her fourth daughter Susan and was caringly appointed Godmother to Paul. Anyone who had the pleasure to meet Yvonne met one of the last of the Real Ladies. Always making people feel like they were "The only one in the room". She had a beautiful quote or scripture at the ready when an occasion called for it, helping all to feel ... better. Yvonne was a beautiful woman inside and out. And loved by so many. "Bon'' loved all her great grandchildren so, and actually babysat and played with them until late. They miss her incredibly already. Yvonne was caringly nursed for weeks by her immediate family. Daughter Catherine nursed and also sang beautifully to her bringing tears to our eyes. Daughter Laura also nursed with gentle touch and words of love. Granddaughter Sarah went above and beyond with her loving nursing ways and lovely natural nutrition she made through her passionate adoration for her gramma. Son John with his strength, love and compassion for his mother. Daughter Sharon close by with love radiating, and sister Jill holding vigil with much love. There are no words in the English language that can convey the pain and sadness we are all feeling and will feel the loss for the rest of our lives. Yvonne will be so missed by her children Catherine {Don Young} Sharon {Harvey Morrison} Laura {Roger Herron} John Ford. Susan {Karol Shaw} Grandchildren Sarah {Glen Riley} Chris Morrison {Fawna} Jeremy Morrison Andrew Morrison {Marie} Nicole Herron {Josh Colley} Nigel Herron {Alison} Sister Jill {Ralph Carrol} Brother Paul Ewart. Great Grandchildren Yve, Riggs, Foster, Dylan, Cole, William, Austin, Jacob, Samantha, Isabelle, Hayden, Wyatt, Emma. Loving niece Marlene Huble. She will be missed by many friends, nieces, and nephews all too great to mention but were loved by Yvonne. Yvonne asked for a "Stroll down Memory Lane" when the flowers are being reborn when we can have a hug, a cry or a laugh talking about her amazing life and love. We know she will be there dressed to the nines! Date to follow. We would like to thank Dr. Tilley, Dr Stratford, and Dr Essak for their care And Ed’s house with its loving care from Pam, Megan and Sylvia . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre or a charity of choice.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Kate Beck - January 20, 2023

John and family, A fine lady that I met, knew, and will always remember. An impeccable dresser. Sincere condolences, Kate Beck

John Johnston - January 19, 2023

Always enjoyed talking to her at Paul Leonard jewelry,she was one beautiful lady

Julia Dawson - January 19, 2023

Dear Catherine, Laura, John, and all your family, I am truly sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing. She was an incredible person whose gentleness and elegance, and love was felt whenever she entered a room. I was one of those who was fortunate enough to feel like, “the only person in the room” through the light of her love, kindness, and generosity of spirit. Sending you and your family love and prayers, Julia

Rosemary Avery - January 19, 2023

l remember her wonderful smile and sincerity - a truly lovely lady taken from our midst too soon -

Ted Brown - January 18, 2023

My sincere condolences to the entire family and my thoughts shall be with you.

Marie Anderson - January 13, 2023

Catherine and Family, I am so sorry for this loss. Catherine I can imagine you singing your mother home. She always seemed to be present when you were singing. Grace, generosity, and beauty have been mentioned in so many of these tributes, and for good reason.

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - January 13, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Debbie Atanasoff - January 12, 2023

John & family so sorry to hear of your moms passing a wonderful women who will truly be missed my thoughts & prayers are with you

Mary Price - January 12, 2023

One couldn't help but adore the grace and poise of Yvonne. She was a lovely woman who I admired very much and will remember. Blessings to her family and especially her daughter, Catherine. May the memories you have aid you in the days ahead. R.I.P. Yvonne.

Jane Sica - January 12, 2023

I am so sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing. Such a beautiful women, inside and out. I will miss seeing her downtown Cobourg. May your many wonderful memories sustain you during this difficult time.

Tish and Frank Godfrey - January 12, 2023

Very sorry to hear about the passing of such a beautiful soul. Always the lady, kind and thoughtful. Condolences to all the family.

Judy and Wayne Ferguson - January 11, 2023

Laura, Roger, John and families, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Although I hadn’t seen her in years, I will always remember the sweet, soft spoken beautiful lady from my many years of friendship with Laura. She has no doubt left a mark on many who knew her. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Cathy Calnan - January 11, 2023

Yvonne, a woman of integrity, acceptance, and comfort. We need more Yvonne’s.

Jan & Rob Rowe - January 11, 2023

To Yvonne’s loving family, we send our heartfelt condolences. Yvonne lifted the lives of so many with her compassion, empathy and loving manner. It was a pleasure working for six years with her at the Seven Seas Shop. She will be missed!

Cam Christie - January 11, 2023

Fitting that one so serene should leave in a blinding storm. Safe journey home Yvonne.

Barb and Ron Swallow - January 11, 2023

Catherine, Susan and family: Kindness, elegance, a soft voice, a warm smile, a loving heart- Yvonne had them all. We were so fortunate to have met her through Leonard Jewellers - she always truly cared how we were all doing. Rest In Peace.

Eileen Sheppard - January 11, 2023

To Laura, Catherine and John, I'm sadden to hear of the loss of Yvonne. A beautiful lady inside and out, we certainly have lost one of a kind. Thinking of you during this difficult and sad time. Eileen Sheppard and Mike Pronk

Catherine, Laura and John - January 11, 2023

Lovingly remembering many visits at the farm when it was first being ‘“born”; pulling carrots from the garden with your dad too! Sending hugs and love. Heaven is rejoicing, its been a long wait for your dad.

Ken and Dorothy Way - January 11, 2023

Catherine, sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. We are sending our condolences to you and your family. Ken and Dorothy

Fran & George Tanner - January 11, 2023

Great words for a lovely Lady. Good friend to my Mother. RIP

Bruce Longman - January 10, 2023

My heartfelt love and condolences to Yvonne’s family and friends. She was always a wonderful ray of sunshine when we crossed paths and I will remember her warm smile and her kindness and friendship till my end. Thank you Yvonne ❤️ Safe travels

Judy Marsden - January 10, 2023

Beautiful lady, inside and out. Always gracious, warm and funny. I always enjoyed our chats when she came into the Dutch Oven . RIP Yvonne.

Susan & Dalt Spicer - January 10, 2023

Dear Catherine. I was saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. I don’t think I ever met a woman as elegant, gracious and kind as Yvonne. She was the epitome of class - a true lady. It was always a pleasure to chat with her at Leonard’s Jewelry, in the grocery store or on the street. Heaven has welcomed a true Angel. Our sincere condolences.

Reg Herron - January 10, 2023

Laura Roger and Family. There are no words to fully express ones thoughts at times like these. Please try and find comfort knowing that Yvonne lead a long rich life surrounded by the love of her friends and family . We can talk further the next time the family is together.

Mary Liz Clark - January 10, 2023

Catherine, I only knew your mother from noticing her walking on King St. throughout the years…You couldn’t help but notice her loveliness and poise, I always thought that maybe a film star had retired in Cobourg when I saw her.💕From this description of her life, she certainly was lovely and ever so capable on the inside too, a life beautifully lived … Sending hugs to you, Mary Liz and Dave Clark

Caroline and Brian McNamara - January 10, 2023

We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Yvonne was beauty, grace and elegance personified. Our sincerest thoughts are with you.

Kevin Crangles - January 10, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Kevin Crangles - January 10, 2023

Dear Catherine and Sarah, We were so saddened to hear of your dear Yvonne's passing. We hope that the families near with their love and support will help you over this difficult time . We will keep you in our thoughts and remember Yvonne's life well lived and her part in welcoming Betty and Paddy into the family there in those days past . Our thoughts of Love and Sympathy are with you all. All our love Kevin and Julie

wendy bowman - January 10, 2023

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Yvonne was such a sweet kind soul. Always a pleasure to meet her downtown and have a visit with her. Cherish all the good memories.

Jan Atkinson - January 10, 2023

Yvonne had such class and style!!! She always had a smile and kind words to share. She will be fondly remembered by many who were blessed to know her.

Caroline Medd - January 9, 2023

I agree with everyone when they said Yvonne is a classy lady! Whenever I saw her she had a kind word to say, she was gentle and softly spoken, elegantly dressed and I appreciate that especially in this modern day of age. Of course I am sorry for the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother and pray for peace and comfort during your time of loss.

Lorraine and Ross Barth - January 9, 2023

Yvonne was such a classy lady always dressed impeccable and always a kind word. Our sincere sympathy to all the Ford family hang onto your memories

Bill and Carmel Scott - January 9, 2023

Laura, Roger and the entire family. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother. It seems like just yesterday, that Laura and I were classmates at the East High School. We know it certainly wasn't yesterday, but it just goes to show you how times travels on. May she enjoy eternal peace and happiness. Sincerely, Carmel (Ferguson) Scott.

Jane Lawson - January 9, 2023

Catherine, with great sadness I heard of the loss of your beautiful mother. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched, especially her immediate family. Thinking of you all.

Susan Brown and Michael O’Connor - January 9, 2023

So sorry for your loss Catherine

cindy greer & joe ferguson - January 9, 2023

Laura, Roger & family, My heart aches for you. You were truly blessed to have a wonderful mother/mother in law/ grandmother and to have so many heartfelt memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love & Hugs to all. Rest in Peace Dear Lady

Karen O’Rourke Shaw and Ed Shaw - January 9, 2023

We are saddened to hear of Yvonne’s passing. She was a beautiful soul, and a very classy lady. Our condolences to her family. Karen and Ed Shaw.

Lois Hurtubise Tessier - January 9, 2023

All my love and condolences to m'y cousins and their children. Love, Lois

Betty/Ross Calberry - January 9, 2023

Our deepest condolences to Cathy and her family during this time. Ross & Betty Calberry and family.

Zbigniew Balkowski - January 9, 2023

I'm sorry for big loss for the family. I am with prayers with all of you for Yvonne. The angels are always going to heaven. Let her fly with other angels and let her know we are with her. Marian, Zbigniew Balkowski

Lauren Robins - January 9, 2023

Nathan and I send our deepest condolences to the whole family. Although I never had the pleasure to meet Yvonne in person. I heard so many wonderful stories about her through her daughter. Elegant, graceful, thoughtful and kind are some of the words that come to mind. Thinking of the whole family at this time

Richard McEntee - January 9, 2023

With love and grace I will miss you very much. So many things I didn't get to say. I was blessed by YOU. Rick

Brad and Heather Halls - January 9, 2023

To Catherine and all the members of the family of Yvonne Ford... Both Heather and I were saddened to hear of Yvonne's death. We were aware how much she had struggled recently and are comforted to know she is now at peace. She could not have been more loved by her family and friends. It is difficult to recall knowing a woman with more elegance and grace than Yvonne, someone who was always so warm, supportive and encouraging. She was so very beautiful both inside and out, and her smile was always present for everyone. Losing her will not be easy for you, but I trust you know how much our thoughts are with you. Brad and Heather Halls, Fergus, Ontario (formerly of Cobourg).

Johanne Loken - January 9, 2023

All my condolences to the family. Yvonne was a refined and beautiful woman. A heart of gold, a heart as deep as the ocean. With the looks of a French actress, and soft spoken she was very devoted to her entourage. Ce n'est qu'un au revoir!

Kevin Ward - January 9, 2023

I'm am so very sorry to learn of your loss. Mrs. Ford epitomized elegance, kindness and graciousness. A true lady in every sense of the word.

Anne Burnham - January 9, 2023

What a beautiful tribute to Yvonne. I learned more about this vibrant gracious lady. To her wonderful family I wish you all the best at this difficult time.

Barbara Harnden - January 9, 2023

Yvonne was a beautiful and kind woman..I worked with her when she was at Borg-Warner /GE plastics, and she always had a kind word and smile for all. She will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to all the family

Marilyn & Vern Andrus - January 9, 2023

Vern & I send our condolences to you John & your family. We want you to know that we saw your Mom's beauty both on the inside & out. We will miss her smiling face.

Ann Stokes - January 9, 2023

Yvonne was truly a lovely lady. Always a warm smile and inquiry in to our own families when she met anyone . I know she will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Ward & Penny Beebe - January 9, 2023

We are sorry for your loss. She always had a beautiful smile and pleasant greeting when we met in Downtown Cobourg or in the grocery store. Thinking of your families.