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Marie (Yollanda) Forsyth

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On February 25, 2022 @ 2:19 pm In Obituaries | 18 Comments

February 28, 1934 ~ February 19, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Grandma, Memere Yo and Great Grandma, sister and aunt, but most importantly friend, to all whose lives she touched.

She left us peacefully while sleeping, with her daughter by her side, into the loving arms of the Lord.

Mom was predeceased by her adoring husband, John Victor, son Keith and grandsons, Chad and Matthew.  She spent her last few weeks reminding everyone that she would soon be reunited with her “Boys” and how she could not wait to see them.  She was also predeceased by her parents, Archie and Caroline Lambert, baby brother Allen, brother Dennis, sister Marguerite, in-laws Jack, Iris and Bruce, as well as numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, and very precious nephews and nieces.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Viki (Henry), David (Nicole), Bruce (Tara), Bryan, Ian, 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, all of whom she referred to as The Loves of Her Life!  Also left to remember her are her sisters Jeannette (Jack), Helen (Frank) Gail and brothers Maurice (Nancy), Francois, sisters-in-law Phyllis, Joy, Gayle (Loch), Susan (Wayne), plus many loving nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Mom lived most of her life in Transcona where she completed her education, and was chosen as the East End Community Clubs Carnival Queen.  Upon graduation that summer, she attended Teachers College where she achieved her teaching permit.  She immediately started teaching school in a one room schoolhouse outside of Eriksdale, Manitoba.  It was there that she met her future husband, Vic Forsyth.  She always says that it was love at first sight.

One of Mom’s greatest passions was sewing.  She sewed all of our clothing, spending many evenings working tirelessly at her sewing machine, into the wee hours of the night. Mom was always working on some sort of craft, decoupage, crocheting, knitting and her favorite of course was quilting.  Quilts made with so much love were given as gifts to family and friends, many of which won her top honors at the various quilting shows.

Mom had the special gift of being able to teach and we all benefited from her knowledge.  She was an active member in her community: she belonged to the C.W.L., she volunteered many hours at St. Amant, she helped with the reading programs at various elementary schools, she sewed costumes for our various school plays, taught students to quilt, and she volunteered at the Food Bank and Mrs. Lucci’s.

Mom had a very strong faith and a great love for all things musical, which she instilled in all her children.  Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, teaching them to sew, play games, burn cookies, and frog hunt.

How lucky we were to have our lives enriched with so much pure Love and Laughter!

The family wishes to thank the staff at Pinawa Hospital for their care, kindness, and compassion… Such an incredible group of people.

Cremation has taken place and Mom will be laid to rest at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation; Unit 1-883 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0M4, info@bruceoakerecoverycentre.ca

Sobering Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

“Mom, now You know the Secret”


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Condolence from Lindsy on February 25th, 2022 4:16 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She was well loved, she will be well remembered. Steve and Lindsy

Condolence from Nancy Lee Kollinger on February 26th, 2022 12:33 pm

Viki, Dave, Bruce, Bryan & Ian
My deepest heartfelt sympathy & love to you all. She was a lovely inspiring woman & friend.
Nancy Kollinger

Condolence from Moe Lambert on February 26th, 2022 7:11 pm

God be with you all during this difficult time. She’s at peace and watching over us all. Yes we will miss her a lot.
Be assured of our prayers.
Mass for her at 11 am St. Al’s in Gatineau QC. March 6th

Condolence from Edith Wittenberg on February 28th, 2022 1:59 pm

Extending sympathy to Yolandas’ family.

I met Yolanda and her husband at a craft show in Beausejour . I stopped to look at the unique items they had. When I found out she was a quilter, we soon became good friends. It always amazed me how she did such gorgeous intricate quilts/hangings and all were sewn by hand.

She had a beautiful smile, very friendly lady and I envied her for the fact she had the most beautiful hair, always looked as if she just stepped out from the hairdresser.

You will have beautiful memories of your Mother.

Condolence from Cindy Fosty on March 1st, 2022 10:07 am

My sympathies to the families of Yolanda. I met her when I worked at chicken delight where she and Vic were regulars. Such a sweet couple. My prayers are with you.

Condolence from Lise Audette on March 2nd, 2022 10:49 am

My sympathies to all the Forsyth family as well as to her many friends. I will fondly remember her friendliness and joie de vivre.

Lise (Nicole’s sister)

Condolence from Helen Barron on March 2nd, 2022 6:44 pm

My heartfelt sympathy to all of Yo’s family. She will always have a special place in my heart. I will always cherish the memories I have, from camping as a teen to having lunch and visits in the later years. RIP sweet lady.

Helen Barron

Condolence from Gisele and David Okrusko (Dave’s in-laws) on March 3rd, 2022 2:42 pm

Our sympathies to all of you who dearly loved her. We will remember her big smile when she met us and always caring to know how the family members were doing.

Condolence from Vi Marek on March 3rd, 2022 8:31 pm

My deepest sympathies to all the family. Yo was a lovely lady and a pleasure to have known her. May she Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Lisa Moorhouse (Langford) on March 4th, 2022 7:24 am

Our sincere condolences to you all! The memories we cherish because of the love Aunty Yo shared with our family. I still have the aprons she sewed for Miles and I with love and her great sense of humor. She welcomed our family with open arms and her smile lightened up a room when she did so! We are blessed for all the moments we shared and she is forever in our hearts. May she Rest In Peace with her family of angels who are singing with her now. Love you all. ❤️

Condolence from Carol Langford-Pickering on March 4th, 2022 8:12 am

Our deepest sympathy to the Forsyth family. Yolanda was a beautiful, strong, loving and compassionate woman. She will be missed by many. Yolanda treated me and my family like her own. Her humor lifted our spirits.

Condolence from Ralph and Liz Hogue on March 5th, 2022 9:23 am

Our condolences to your family on Yollanda’s passing. She was Ralph’s favourite teacher!

Condolence from Tony Belisle on March 5th, 2022 12:46 pm

I worked for the family for many years and she showed me how to do some office filling and we talked and got along so good I know the family and friends will miss her very much

Condolence from Ted Sokol on March 7th, 2022 11:04 am

Yo was a lovely woman and a dear friend. I will miss her. My thoughts are with your family.

Condolence from Georgina Klassen on March 10th, 2022 8:00 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to Yo’s immediate & extended families. She was a lovely & gracious person.
May the memories you hold dearest to your heart, bring you comfort, now & always.
And may you find great consolation in knowing that she is now reunited with Vic, Keith & all others of the family gone before her.

With healing prayers & hugs,
John & Gina (Schiller) Klassen

Condolence from Fred Ross on March 12th, 2022 9:18 am

To the Forsyth family: our deepest sympathy at the passing of this very dignified and lovely lady. We have many memories of happy times with Vic and Yo whose lives together was a story of love. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.. With love and caring: Fred & Laura

Condolence from Kera on March 12th, 2022 11:11 am

So precious & such a beautiful angel & blessing in all your lives, our family’s lives & anyone who had the honor & privilege to have her in their lives. May God comfort all your hearts & minds, my precious cousins, aunts, & uncles “We grieve, because we were loved so deeply & because we loved so deeply”

Condolence from Jim & Elsie Forsyth on March 13th, 2022 12:40 pm

Dear Viki & Henry
Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear Mom. She will be so missed by all of us. We shared so many happy times with Yo and Vic and all the family. Memories we will always cherish. We send our love to all the family at this very sad time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Jim & Elsie

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