Bathurst - Yvonne Fisher, wife of Robert "Bob" Fisher, of Centennial St., Bathurst, passed away Sunday March 10, 2019, at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, Bathurst.
Daughter of the late Lillian and Lawrence McCarthy, Yvonne lived in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, until she married Bob.
She was the loving mother of John (Natalie) of Bathurst.
She also leaves behind her greatest enjoyment, two grandchildren: Reid and Hailey Fisher, the children of Chris who predeceased her in 2016.
Also to mourn is her brother John (Marilyn) of Corner Brook, NF.
Daughter-in-law Kezia Stever of Bathurst.
Yvonne worked at the Bank of Montreal for 7 years after graduating from Community College. She was very active in her community having belonged to the Holy Family Church Choir, The Northcliffe Drama Club, the local bowling league as well as having served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (reserve).
Yvonne married in 1965 and moved to Quebec with her husband Bob. In 1966 they moved back to Newfoundland where their two sons were born. They remained there until 1971 when they moved to Bathurst. Yvonne soon became involved in Holy Family Church Choir and had been a member up until her passing. Yvonne was also a member of the Rotary Choir for a number of years. She was also a member of The North Shore Players where she performed in several plays. Yvonne delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge with close friends.
Yvonne worked as a Teacher’s assistant at Coronation Park School for 12 years. While there she was an integral part of the Music and Drama scene.
She was a member of the Gowan Brae Gold Club for many years and was also active in the Bathurst Curling Club where she served on the executive and also as President of the Ladies Club. Yvonne loved travelling and spent many winters with some of her friends from Bathurst in The Villages, Florida. Bob and Yvonne did some extensive travelling in Eastern Europe, The British Isles, The Caribbean and Costa Rica. Yvonne and Bob made many trips back to Newfoundland to renew old friendships and visit their families.
She will be dearly missed by her relatives and friends.
Besides her son Chris, she was predeceased by her sister Edwina (2010) and brother Lawrence Jr. (2014).
The family will receive relatives and friends at Elhatton's Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst, on Wednesday, March 13th and 7 to 9 p.m. only. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday March, 14th 2019 at 2 p.m. from Holy Family Church, St. Peter Ave., Bathurst. Donations in memory of Yvonne may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.
The family wishes to extend thanks to the staff of the Chaleur Regional Hospital, Dr. Wade and the Extra Mural Program for the care and compassion given to Yvonne.