Yves Gislain Rene


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yves Gislain Rene Friday, July 26, 2013.

He met his fate on a beautiful sunny day shortly after departing from Fortress Lake, on the final leg of his flight home to Vernon, BC. Having recently fought & overcome his battle with cancer, he was pursuing one of his greatest passions.

Yves is predeceased by his parents Germaine Labrie & Victorin Rene.

He is survived by his spouse Lise Venick; daughters: Johanne Rene and Louise and three grandsons: Ivan, Felix & Cedric.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday August 10, 2013 at the Cooking Lake Airport located at 51401 Range Road 221, Sherwood Park, AB at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of gifts and flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Cross Cancer Institute.

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Rob Taylor

I always enjoyed Yves dropping into my office at the maintenance hangar to talk about airplanes and much more. My thoughts and prayers are with you – his family at this time of sorrow. Yves often talked with me about family members with pride. May you enjoy good memories of Yves as I do. I enjoyed a short but good visit with Yves a couple of weeks ago when I “happened” to meet him when he came to get his IFR licence and thought how good he looked and how happy he was.

Rob Taylor

Carmen Lajoie

À toute la famille René

À Claude, Nicole, Normand, Jean-Pierre, Michel, leurs conjoints, leurs enfants et petits-enfants, j’offre toute ma sympathie et mon amitié.
Germaine a été très présente dans ma vie, elle m’a souvent guidée et par elle, j’ai toujours eu vent de tout son monde. Depuis bientôt 40 ans, la famille René demeure présente à mon esprit et dans mon cœur.
Nicole est devenue ma sœur de la Côte et je l’ai choisie comme témoin de mon mariage, c’est dire!
Claude, Nicole et Claude, Normand, Jean-Pierre, Michel et mon oncle Robert, je serre mes coudes aux vôtres,
je serre Lise et ses filles sur mon coeur et dans mes bras,
je pleure aussi mais surtout, je souris à la vie, à celle d’Yves, bien accomplie, à la vôtre et à celle de nos petits.
Toute mon amitié,
Carmen Lajoie

Anne Renaud

Yves, terre à terre et dans les nuages tout à la fois…..tu vas laisser un très grand vide là où on a eu la chance de te trouver. J’envoie mes sympathies à Lise, Jojo et Loulou, ainsi qu’à toute notre famille, et tes amis, et je partage leur tristesse. Tu as laissé derrière toi une poussière d’étoiles grâce à ton ambition, ton grand coeur, ton assurance naturelle, ton goût infectieux de l’aventure, ton sense de l’humour et ta vivacité d’esprit. Comme Germaine, tu n’avais peur de rien, mais rien! Tu restes une inspiration pour moi et pour tous tes proches, et tu ne sauras jamais mesurer l’amour qu’on a pour toi. On s’ennuiera même de tes taquineries! Je regrette que la distance ne nous ait pas permis de vivre plus de moments ensemble, mais je garderai toujours dans ma mémoire cette merveilleuse visite en Arizona, qui fut un réel cadeau pour moi. Nous t’embrassons tous, cher Yves.

Ronald Puech

It is with great sadness to hear of yves passing. I started to work for yves in 2001 when he only had five trucks. I left in 2011 and watched his business grow to over 50 trucks.
I can truly say that yves was the best boss that i ever worked for, and it saddens me very deeply to hear of his untimely passing. My thoughts and prays go out to his family and yves will always have a place in my heart and memories. May god bless and the angels take care of you until we meet again.

Ron Puech

Les Hicks

Yves was one of my first Private Pilot students after I obtained my flight instructor rating and it was a pleasure to fly with him. He had a great sense of humor and we had lots of laughs together. His passion for flying was obvious from our first flight together – he loved being in the sky, and although he struggled with the book work he was a natural pilot behind the controls. I was so proud of him when, after much hard work studying for the written exam, he obtained his Private Pilot License. I remember him being so thrilled and proud when he called to let me know he had been successful. To his family I extend my deepest sympathy over your loss. Yves will be greatly missed by many people.

Les Hicks

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