Yvonne Mabel Trumbla
January 14, 1935 - May 25, 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Yvonne Mabel Trumbla on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home in Ste Rose du Lac, MB at the age of 87 years. Mom passed away peacefully with family by her side after a lengthy battle with dementia.
Mom was born on January 14, 1935 in Waterhen, MB to David and Mable Carriere. She was predeceased by her first husband Walter in 1970, and her second husband (and love of her life) David in 2006, her parents David and Mable and all of her siblings Hazel (Asmunder) Erickson, Mary (Albert) Campbell, Clarence (Laverne) Carriere, Florence (Jim) Jackson, Annie (Harry) Sanderson, Cyril (Olive) Carriere, Leonard Carriere, Joe Carriere, Donald Carriere, Ernie (Victoria) Carriere, Arnold Carriere and sister Catherine Carriere (who passed away 3 months prior to Mom).
Mom is survived by her 7 children; Doug (Judy) Popowich, Carol (Ephrem) Saltel, Clarence (Della) Popowich, Olive (Bill) Patterson, Arnold Popowich, Betty (Wayne) Popowich, Marilyn (Robb) Muir, 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; her sisters-in-law Margaret (Arnold) and Yvonne (Donald) Carriere as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mom was the most amazing cook. Not only could she cook, but she was also an amazing baker. She took great pleasure in teaching her family how to perfect the wonderful family recipes, especially her crazy chocolate cake, cream pie and strawberry shortcake, and her noodles were the best around. We are so fortunate to have learned from the best! She could make a simple dinner look like a banquet, and it was always amazing.
Mom had great love for all of her family. She was a quiet woman by nature. but she was always willing to share her wisdom with us. She would tell the best stories and gave the best advice. She really was the best Mom!
Mom was widowed in 1970, but got a second chance with love and she married Dave on June 26, 1976. Mom and Dave were devoted to each other until he passed away in December 2006; but now they are finally reunited again.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking for family, sitting on her swing in the sunshine reading a book or doing her crossword puzzles (she was amazing with those puzzles) and watching the hummingbirds out her front window. Mom planted the most amazing flowers and vegetable gardens. Even in the PCH, Mom could spend hours in the courtyard looking at the flowers, especially the bright colored ones (she called them the "showy" ones). Lilies, marigolds, dahlias and Gerber daisies were her favorite. Mom was one talented lady; if she wasn't doing her crosswords, she was quilting or knitting. She knit dishcloths for everyone and she made many quilts, pillows and afghans for her kids and grandkids.
Mom was a funny. loving, sassy lady with a kind heart. She loved her family and she loved her Lord. She was always interested in what was going on with you and what you had to say. Whether it was family dinners, special occasions or weekend cocktail hour, Mom was happy to sit and visit with family and friends. Before moving to the PCH, the Relay for Life, walking club and gardening kept her body active while marathon canasta games, crossword puzzles and jeopardy kept her mind active. Mom loved music. It was so calming for her, and she was an amazing singer. When she would sing "Coat of many colors" with her sister Catherine, everyone would stop and listen.
Mom often thought of others before herself. She was an active participant in the Relay for Life from 2006 - 2016 raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Mom was always the top fundraiser for her relay team Riff Raff (her secret was perogy sales). She enjoyed participating in the relay and she was an inspiration to the whole team. Mom would often spend the summer months knitting scarves to donate to Siloam Mission and she was an annual contributor to the Siloam Mission Christmas campaign. Mom always thought she was blessed. She would say "I may not have a lot, but I have family, shelter, and food and helping someone have Christmas dinner is the least I can do." This is just another example of her kind heart. Mom was a humble woman and she had no idea what a difference she made in other's lives.
Mom moved into the Dr. Gendreau PCH in January 2018 until her passing on May 25th. We would like to thank the staff of the Dr. Gendreau PCH and Dr. Gudmundson for her care over the past 4 years.
In keeping with Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place and our family hosted a celebration of her life on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Waterhen Community Hall, Waterhen, MB. Interment in the Waterhen Catholic Cemetery.
While we are sad you are gone, we know you are no longer suffering, and you are reunited with your loved ones. You were finally able to go home pretty lady! We will all miss you, but we know you are finally at peace.
Rest in Peace, sweet lady
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