Yvonnette Comeau


Yvonnette Comeau (L’Heureux) was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan on August 6th 1920 to Beatrice and Napoléon L’Heureux. When she was nine years of age she moved with her family to Driftpile Alberta.
Yvonnette went to school at the Peace River Mission (St. Augustine) for two years and continued on at the Donnelly Convent. She furthered her Education in Edmonton at the McTavish Business College taking Secretarial and Bookkeeping. After finishing her education she was then hired by Mr. & Mrs. Windsor at their store in Driftpile as assistant post mistress. She also took care of the welfare returns and learnt how to grade and buy furs.
On April 14th 1942 she married the love of her life Lucien Comeau; they made Joussard their home raising a family of seven children, Paul, Raymond, Jeannette, Denise, Roger, Beatrice and Gaby.
Over the years she was involved in many aspects of the community. She worked part time at the Joussard School as substitute teacher, secretary and librarian. For twenty years she was also the secretary for the Joussard Advisory School Board.
Book keeping was her thing; she did this for the Joussard Sports Committee and St Anne Catholic Church. She was the organist for the church in 1939 and played right up until she moved from her home in 2011.
She moved to St. Albert/Edmonton in 2011 where she lived in a senior’s home until she fell sick in December 2015 and moved in with her daughter Denise and family. She lived with them for nine months until sickness forced her to be hospitalized at the University of Alberta Hospital on August 30th 2016. She passed away on September 22nd 2016 at the age of 96.
Yvonnette was predeceased by her husband Lucien, son Raymond, and her parents Napoleon and Beatrice L’Heureux, her brothers Ephreme, Robert, and Roger. Son’s in law Dale Vance, Doug Lauck and Daughter in law Marge Comeau.
She leaves behind her children Paul (Lorene) Comeau of Joussard, AB. Jeannette Vance of St. Albert, AB. Denise Blaikie of Edmonton, AB. Roger (Bev) Comeau of Nanaimo, BC. Beatrice (Graham) Holmes of St. Albert AB. Gaby Comeau of Grande Prairie, AB. She also leaves behind her sister Frances Beach of St. Albert AB., as well as 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren with 1 more great great granddaughter on the way.
This is the legacy of Yvonnette Flore Marie Comeau, one of the last pioneering women of our day. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Joussard, Alberta.

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Joussard, AB T0G 1J0

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Bea Holmes

Dear Mom

Really miss you but i know you are in a much better place.

Love you


Denise L’Heureux

My aunty was a very special lady with a heart of gold and the courage of a lion. I will always remember our summers spent at her house. The smell of her house how warm and inviting it always was. I loved to hear her talk. She had the cutest accent. She saved my brother’s life when our trailer caught on fire and treated my burned foot with all things tooth paste and it worked.
Aunty I am going to miss you and I regret not spending more time with you over the years.
I love you and I hope you and unclé Lucien are together again along with all your brothers and Raymond. Give my Papa a hug and kiss for me.
Love Denise

Lionel L’Heureux

Aunty, I remember Christmas in your house Dec 59. I was 4 yrs old. It was a great Christmas in your mansion, as we thot It was the biggest house ever. Bernie & I sat on the stairs at the top & watched all the family & guests that xmas eve. You told Dad to leave us be & not send us back to bed . It was wonderful. You would make the most delicious bread I had ever eaten as a child. I will miss u for ever. I know you are happy to be with uncle Lucien & your brothers RiP Aunty.

Julie L’Heureux- Stevens

Condolences to the family. Aunty you will be truly missed. RIP

Remi & Tilly Garneau

Our condolences to all the Comeau families in the lost of your mother, grandmother, and aunt. Rest in peace auntie.

Daniel J. Leblanc

A great friend to my mother Jeanne Leblanc. Lots of memories of her playing the Church piano in Joussard every Sunday mass in our local Parish Church. She leaves behind a lasting legacy in Alberta for those that know her.

Cheryl Kruger

A lady with many friends of every age. Her door was open , kettle was on & cookies were shared. Thank you Aunty RIP

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