It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom and Oma, (Dicky) Yvonne deVoest on January 1, 2020 at home surrounded by the love of her family.
Born in Toronto, Ontario on July 24, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Joop and Elba DeVoest. She will be forever missed by her children, Yolanda and Pieter Gjaltema, Joshua and Raquel Lunshof, Jessica Lunshof, Monica and Jonathan DeVries, Tamar and Michael Kuipers. Best Oma ever to Justin, Jarrod and Emma Gjaltema; David and Nathan Lunshof; Jordan Lunshof and Brayden Kollaard; Judah, Isaiah and Levi DeVries; Sophia and Oliver Kuipers. Special “adopted” aunt to Boughdan, and Oma to Layla and Rhoen. Loved sister of Katie, Dorothy, Joop and Audrey.
Yvonne will also be missed by her extended family and many friends she met while travelling the continent in her beloved RV. Her passion for music, travel and researching betterment of life was evident to all that crossed her path. The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to all those who impacted Yvonne spiritually, medically and emotionally on her journey.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at Highview Community Church (295 Highview Dr, Kitchener Ontario) on Thursday January 9, 2020 for visitation from 2-4pm. A memorial service will be immediately following at 4pm.
Yvonne faithfully sponsored three Compassion Canada children since 1992. If you wish, donations can be made in her honour by calling 1.800.563.5437. Online condolences may be made through www.tricitycremations.com who are entrusted with her care. Please visit Yvonne's obituary notice on Facebook.