November 2, 1934 - October 7, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of mother and grandmother, Yvonne Moen. Yvonne sadly passed away on Saturday, October 7th.
Yvonne leaves behind her daughter and son Maxine and Gary (Stephanie), and grandchildren Garrett (Romy), Nastassia (Shaun), Peter (Chelsea), and Brian (Kalei).
Yvonne was born in St. Rose, Manitoba, on November 2, 1934, to parents Louis and Dora Armit. She was the third of 7 children.
Yvonne moved to Kitimat in 1956 to work for the newly opened Hudson Bay Company. She married Don Moen on June 28, 1957. In the late spring of 1959, she moved to Terrace, where she would settle and raise her family.
Yvonne's love for Terrace was endless. This was evident in the many ways that she selflessly volunteered to help her community. Among her passions were the Terrace Historical and Beautification Society as well as Terrace Seniors and The Happy Gang Centre.
Other groups that she volunteered for were Brownies and Girl Guides Canada, Blueback Swim Club, Figure Skating Club, Miss Terrace Pageant, Terrace Regional Museum, Heart and Stroke, and The Cancer Society.
For 11 years, Yvonne was a regular columnist for the Terrace Standard with her Here and There column, where she wrote about the life stories of local residents. Yvonne also coauthored two local historical books as well as contributing historically to others.
In 1999, Yvonne was chosen as Riverboat Day's Queen, and in 2015, was given her proudest moment when she was named Freeman of the City of Terrace.
Many heartfelt thanks to all of the amazing staff at Terraceview Lodge, especially the staff of the Copper Community that Yvonne called home for the last year and a half. They touched her life and really made a difference with their compassion and caring.
A private gathering of family and friends to share memories will be held, as well as an open gathering to be announced at a later date.
An open gathering will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Terrace Beautification Society or Terrace View Lodge.