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In Loving memory of Yvonne Marie Faulkner (nee Fredrikson) who was born on September 22, 1959. Yvonne passed away peacefully, surrounded and held dearly by family on June 22, 2017 in Kelowna, British Columbia.

It is with profound sadness and total disbelief that I announce the sudden passing of my beloved and forever cherished Yvonne.

She was predeceased by her loving mother, Dolly Fredrikson in 1968 and her very dear middle sister, Susan Huberfellner in 2004.

Yvonne leaves her husband, soulmate and partner in all life

Link: www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com
Condolence Messages
  • Jul 09, 2017
    Dan and Billy, we are so sorry to hear about Aunty Yvonne. She was taken way too soon. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Dave, Annette, Emily and Sarah.
  • Jul 08, 2017
    As a Master Gardener our membership will be diminished without Yvonne. She was the true embodiment of our purpose. Her kind and lovely soul will be missed. I always looked forward to seeing and talking to her at our gardening meetings. Jane Gates
  • Jun 29, 2017
    Dan and Family, we are so truly sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and in our thoughts. Sincere Condolences.
    Gord and Heidi Kirschner
  • Jun 28, 2017
    There are so few words to adequately describe Yvonne. She touched every person she knew in profoundly positive ways. Yvonne saw the very best in situations and people, and bubbled with contagious enthusiasm for all the things she loved, especially plants and pollinators. A better example of courage, grace, dignity and single minded determination could not be found as Yvonne accepted her diagnosis and quickly moved on to finding the best possible result from it while simultaneously making sure her family and friends were cared for.
    I'll miss you so much, my dear gardening partner. May you rest in peace knowing how many lives you've touched including those to whom you've given the gift of life.
  • Jun 28, 2017
    Dan, I am SO very saddened and shocked to hear of Yvonne's passing!
    My thoughts and prayers and with you and Billy.
    Sincerely ~ Yoshiko Ishikawa
  • Jun 28, 2017
    Beloved Yvonn, Dan and family,
    Fourteen years ago, we arrived to Canada and Kelowna, as new comers and immigrants. No family no friends. We knew no one. As soon as we met Yvonne and Dan, (I believe it was during one of the tennis tournaments) they "adopted" us.
    Yvonne, who unfortunately knew from her own life experience, what is like being "familyless", didn't wait too long before she added us among your friends, who you called "our family" always made sure that we were not alone in holidays. When we finally did become Canadian residents, you and Dan insisted you come to honour us in the ceremony (and, sure enough, you made sure we had pictures from the ceremony).
    Every Thanksgiving you would arrange a big feast in your beautiful, warm, very pleasant home to celebrate and appreciate together the friendship and love we all shared. Very often, you found other reasons to invite everybody over.
    On Tennis tournaments you always brought snacks and goodies enough to feed the whole tournament! As well, as checking about hotels and trying to make sure that we were all staying together! Of course you were the one who informed Asher about every coming up tournament and helped him register etc and you'd make sure to take as many pictures as you can, which were on our emails, before we even made it home!
    And Indian Wells...very interested about everything. What it's like to live in Israel, how our kids are, what do they do, are they happy.
    Always smiling, happy, good moods, good sport. (Once you both announced that you never partner in mixed doubles again, because your were so mad with one another, but happily enough, very soon you partnered again and no more frustrations over a bad play- after all, it's just a sport and should be fun.)
    Loving and caring for everything: people, nature, environment, society, art (always wondered how you found time for so many occupations and interests). Such optimistic, always see the bright side of everything, never complain, just appreciate everything you gained. And you did gain a lot!
    And on top of all, what a beautiful couple you and Dan made together. Accomplishing one other, caring to one another, same interests, same hobbies. Yvon is so excited about the garden, the insects, nature, preservation and Dan is joining happily and helping make a dream come true with four creative hands, minds, hearts and soul.
    How many times did you ask to take care of Dan. He's going to need you. No one will ever be able to replace you, Yvonne, but we promise to do our best.
    We already miss you, Yvonne. We miss you sooooooooo much. And Dan, we love you.
    Tamar, Asher, Uri, Tom, Amit
  • Jun 28, 2017
    Dan, words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Yvonne was clearly heaven sent and we were lucky to have met her.
    Take care, Russell & Maureen
  • Jun 27, 2017
    Dan & family, I am so shocked & saddened to hear about Yvonne. I go back to Crafters Marketplace days when we all admired her beautiful painted items, we gathered quite a collection of them & on closing the store she gave me a very large painted rock that I have always treasured. Yvonne was always extremely kind, generous & thoughtful & I know she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was so proud of Billy, (my eldest son is almost the same age & we would chat for ages about 'our boys'). I will always remember her & my thoughts are with you.
    Chris Goncalves.
  • Jun 27, 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss, Dan...I was always greeted by you and Yvonne, after your tennis match with big smiles. Always appreciated and never forgotten..John Boruta
  • Jun 27, 2017
    Dan and family,
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    With heartfelt condolences,
    Marian and Steve McKay
  • Jun 26, 2017
    Yvonne was a very special friend. I loved her like a sister and will miss her so much. She was a trooper and an inspiration to us all, right to the end. Love you lots, Dan and Yvonne.
  • Jun 26, 2017
    Dan, I am shocked and saddened to hear about Yvonne. I am so sorry for your loss. Both of you always acknowledged me at tennis and always looked so happy together. I will always remember her smile! John Boruta
  • Jun 26, 2017
    For Yvonne and her beloved family,
    Be at peace lovely lady.
    Anais Nin wrote...We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
    from Linda Faulkner
  • Jun 25, 2017
    My heart is truly heavy at hearing of the passing of Yvonne. She was the kindest and most caring woman I have ever met. her smile was contagious and was always such a welcome sight. her zest and passion for her friends certainly carried over to her many hobbies and interests. I will always cherish the Thanksgiving dinners that Dan and Yvonne graciously hosted in their home. Dan .....life will continue and the memories of such a beautiful woman will never be lost on all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her. Much love to you and Billy.
    Derek and Barbara Turvey
  • Jun 25, 2017
    My heart is heavy hearing of the passing of Yvonne. If there was a more caring and kinder woman on this earth then I haven't met her. Yvonne could and did bring out the best in everyone she came in contact with. Her smile and positive attitude could transform bad day into a glorious sunny day. Dan... I will miss the Thanksgiving Day dinners you 2 would graciously host and share with so many of your friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Billy at such a difficult time.
  • Jun 25, 2017
    Dan, I can't express how shocked and saddened I am to learn about Yvonne. She was a sincere and caring person and whenever I saw her she was always truly interested in how I was doing and what was happening in my life. We will miss her greatly. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Rob Askin
  • Jun 24, 2017
    Dan and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Val Garding
  • Jun 24, 2017
    My heart is so heavy for you Dan and for your son Billy. Yvonne was a beautiful woman and you both embraced life with such joy. It is my prayer that all her beautiful gifts will wrap around you and be a blanket of comfort in the days ahead. Love and hugs Kim Fowler
  • Jun 24, 2017
    My heart is so heavy for you Dan and for your son Billy. Yvonne was a beautiful woman and you both embraced life with such joy. It is my prayer that all her beautiful gifts will wrap around you and be a blanket of comfort in the days ahead. Love and hugs Kim Fowler
  • Jun 24, 2017
    Yvonne thank you for being part of our family and for sharing your life your family and your love with us. You taught me to welcome a challenge and enjoy the moment. We will truly miss your smile that always seemed to hold a secret behind it. You will be missed but certainly never forgotten my friend. Until our paths meet again I will look for you in the garden and smile. As always we love you, Yvonne, Dan and family, Barry,Vickie,Tina, Jodi and Amber,
  • Jun 24, 2017
    Dan, I am shocked to hear of Yvonne's passing. She was such a vibrant and spirited person, it was always great fun to play tennis with her. She had such a great wit and there were always laughs when Yvonne was about. I am so sorry for your loss. My very heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of her loving family. Carol Millar
  • Jun 24, 2017
    I will miss running into you at the Greenery and everywhere we have met in the last few years. Our conversations were always so enjoyment, light and green with joy. Rest in peace.....you are missed and loved Yvonne, Lulu
  • Jun 23, 2017
    Dan & family, our heart goes out to you at this time.
    Don & Karen Cutting
  • Jun 23, 2017
    Yvonne - I am truly going to miss you!!! You were my rock, my pillar of strength - I will never look at nature the same again. Give mom & Susan a huge hug for me. Until we meet again - Love you always. Gail
  • Jun 23, 2017
    Dan & family, we are so deeply saddened to hear about Yvonne, she was such a sweet person, always had a smile and kind word to say. I still have my painted rock she did for me from the good old RMBA days. Our thoughts will be with you during this very difficult time.
    Greg & Sue Stearns
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