Aug 5, 1937 – Mar 16, 2018
With great sadness the Pink family announces the passing of Yvonne Pink on March 16, 2018. She emigrated with her family to Calgary, Alberta in November 1954. She is survived by her husband Alf, her daughters Susanne, Michele, Leslie, Janette and Lisa and her son David, as well as her 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Yvonne was born in the County of Lancaster, England on August 5, 1937. Yvonne and Alf married on May 2, 1955 in Sidney, Montana. They lived in Calgary until September 1964, at which time they moved to Vancouver Island to a poultry farm near Sidney. In July of 1970 the family moved to a farm near Cobble Hill, where Yvonne started a riding school. In 1977 Yvonne enrolled at Malaspina College in Nanaimo. After two years she transferred to UVIC after winning the Governor General’s Award for the top marks in BC from a community college.
In May of 1980 she was awarded her Bachelor of Arts Degree from UVIC and continued on to enroll at UVIC Law School. She graduated with a Law Degree in May 1981. She was called to the bar by the Law Society of BC in September 1982 and practiced Law in Duncan, BC until 2005. After her retirement as a lawyer, Yvonne went back to her former career as a riding instructor and spent many happy years travelling across Canada and in the USA teaching.
During these busy years Yvonne and Alf made several trips to England and Europe. Sadly, soon after, Yvonne’s health began to deteriorate. She was finally admitted to the Lodge on 4th in Ladysmith, where she spent the last years of her life. The Pink family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the management and staff at the Lodge for their wonderful care she received during her time there.
There will be a celebration of Yvonne’s life held at the family farm on August 5, 2018.
Details will be announced well in advance.