Yvette Brule

Obituary of Yvette Denise Brule

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Our sweet, very loved mother, mémère, little mémère, great grandma, great great grandma, Yvette Denise Brûlé (nee Blais) passed away peacefully at Whispering Pine Place, Canwood on February 3, 2023, with family by her side.

Yvette was born in Mattes, Saskatchewan January 23, 1926, to Jean-Baptiste & Léontine Blais (nee Paquette) and was the 5th of 8 children.  Yvette attended school at Mattes until Grade 8 after which she stayed home to help her parents farm.  In 1944, Yvette moved to Saskatoon with her sister Rosa and worked as a dietary aide at St. Paul’s Hospital.  Three years later she moved to Prince Albert to work at the Tuberculosis Sanitorium for a year as a dietary and nurse’s aide.  In 1948, Yvette joined her sister Rosa in Port Alberni, BC working as a home aide until Rosa got married in December.  Yvette returned to the Prince Albert Sanitorium to work and it was there that her friend Léona introduced Yvette to her brother Elzéar Brûlé.  Yvette and Elzéar were married on October 21, 1952, and farmed in the Silent Call District until Elzéar’s passing in April of 1980.  Yvette had an incredible work ethic which was evident with all that she did especially caring for her garden.  Yvette sold the farm in 1983 but stayed on the farm until June 1985 to allow the last of her daughters to graduate.  She moved to Prince Albert where she, over the course of several years, babysat for the Guy, Pacio- Rivera, Théoret & Jones families.  Yvette loved to help her family and her “ladies”.  She had a very strong faith and right up until she made the decision to stop driving, she would take her “ladies” to the Sacred Heart Cathedral every Sunday then they would often go to Smitty’s after church and enjoy each other’s company.  In 2017, due to declining health and the progression of dementia, Yvette moved to Canwood and resided at Whispering Pine Place until her passing.  We, the family, would like to thank the staff for their compassion, care, and dedication.

Yvette is survived by her 4 daughters, 14 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren and 8 great great-grandchildren.

Aline (Mike) Kostiuk of Prince Albert and their family:

 Maria-Lynn (Tylor) Callaghan

          Michael Lorenz-Kissick(Emily)

          Jonathan Lorenz- Kissick (Kayley Sawich ) and their son Logan

          Nykolys Lorenz – Kissick (Kaylynn) and their children Addison & Parker

 Danielle (Garry) Fiddler

          Kevin Fiddler (Kaylan) and their children Kix & Bowynn

          Tiler Lorenz-Fiddler (Taylor) and their children Ryden & Nova

          Natalie Lorenz-Fiddler (Edward Schukei) and their daughter Kinsleigh

  Pauline Lorenz (Derek Bird)

          Liam Barrowclough, Lance Gareau, Jesse Gareau

 Megan Kostiuk

Dolorès (Richard) Beaulieu of Prince Albert and their family

  Christopher (Patricia) Beaulieu

  Matthew(Ashley) Beaulieu and their children Graydon & Saydee

  Richelle (Donny) Meiklejohn and their children Corbin, Mya, Rayjeanne, Cody.

Paulette (Léo) Compagna of Prince Albert and their family

  Marc Compagna (Angela Sterling)

  Guy (Amanda) Compagna and their children Dylan & Zoey

  Marshall Brûlé and his children Piper & Cheyanne

Odile (Ken) Aiken of Canwood and their family

  Dallis (Evan) Johnson and their son Maverick

  Rylee (Victoria) Aiken and their children Brynlee, Aubree, Kennady &Ridge

  Ryan Aiken (Sarah Jensen)

  Delayne Aiken (Blaine Sabraw)


Her sister

          Sr. Aline Blais ( Sisters of the Presentation of Mary ) of Mont St. Joseph, Prince Albert.

Her in-laws

          Odile & Lawrence Clark of Prince Albert

          Archie & Sally Brûlé of Prince Albert

Yvette is predeceased by:

Her husband- Elzéar Brûlé (1980)

Her granddaughter- Natalie Lorenz (1973)

Her son-in-law – Paul Lorenz

Her siblings and their spouses

Lionel (Yvette) Blais, Nativa (Albert) Blais, Rosa (Maurice) Gauthier, René (Adèle) Blais, Denis (Bibianne) Blais, Gilles ( 1st Caroline, 2nd Dorothea ) Blais

Her parents

Jean- Baptiste & Léontine (nee Paquette)

Her parents in-laws

Norbert & Éléodia (Marcotte) Brûlé

Her in-laws

Jérémie(Gilberte) Brûlé, Léona ( 1st Malcolm Anderson, 2nd Roy McLachlan), Constant ( Annette) Brûlé, Roger (Sylvia) Brule, Mercedès (Stuart) Barden, David Shambrook

Her niece

Debra (nee Shambrook) Lidberg

Her nephews

Douglas Shambrook, Léon Blais, Rémi Blais

There will be a Memorial Mass for Yvette on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 10:30 am, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 1401 fourth Ave West, Prince Albert, SK.  The interment service will take place at 3:30 pm at the Debden Cemetery followed by lunch and fellowship at the Golden Age Room in Debden SK.  

For those family and friends who were unable to attend Yvette's Memorial Mass, there is a video link below available of Yvette's service:



  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Debden Cemetery Fund. (Box 70, Debden Sk. S0J 0S0) Family and friends wishing to send online condolences may visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com .  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Tammy Smart and Lynn Anderson, Funeral Directors, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.

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