Yolande Olive Vivian Rothermel of
Cranbrook, BC passed away peacefully on Dec 18, 2016 at the age of 93.
Yolande was born in Lincolnshire England.
At the age of 4 yrs. she came to Canada with her parents Francis Marie Everett and Oswald Lewis Everett and her 8
brothers and sisters, where they settled in Brock Saskatchewan. After moving to Medicine Hat, Yolande helped her Dad Oswald at his photography shop and later moved to Calgary where she met Jack
Rothermel, while working for her father. They were married in February 1952. Jack and Yolande opened their own photography shop in Calgary and worked many years
before moving to Cranbrook in 1963 where they opened Rothermel Portrait Studios.
Yolande’s greatest love was her family and was always willing to care for, cook and clean for the children and grandchildren. Her home was always open to all. For those who knew Yolande know how sharp witted she was, she always had a comeback. She was full of beans and loved life to the fullest. She loved bowling, bingo, gardening and fishing. Idlewild was one of her favorite fishing spots.
Ivy House extended care in lnvermere was her home for the past 3 years.
Yolande leaves to mourn her 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, and sister-in-law’s Betty
Everett of Calgary AB, and Anne Everett of Abbotsford, BC.
Son, Derrick (Rita) of Kamloops, grandson Scott Rothermel (Gail), great grandsons, Tebo & Lebo of Victoria, BC, son, Wayne (Janice) of Calgary, AB; grandson Dean Rothermel and great grand-daughters Alysia and Ashley of Calgary
AB; grand-daughter, Kristel Rothermel (Wes) of Calgary and great granddaughter Victoria and great grandson Kade of Calgary AB; son, Everett Rothermel of Cranbrook, BC; grandson Daniel Rothermel (Shandi), great grandsons Dawson & Jack of Sparwood BC; grand-daughter Annica
of Cranbrook, BC; grandson, Kolten Levac (Megan), great grandsons, Karlin, Drayden & Dalin; great granddaughters,
Kiera,Olivia and Adison of Creston, BC.
Yolande was predeceased by her parents Francis and Oswald; husband, Jack Rothermel; brothers, Doug, Geoff, Major, Monty, Tony; sisters, Zena, Mary, Joan; daughter, Wendy Worobec (Rothermel) of Parksville BC; grandson, Landon Rothermel of Cranbrook, BC.
Mark Memorial Funeral Services providing cremation.
A private family celebration of life will be held in the summer of 2017.
Those wishing to make donations in Yolande’s memorycan do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or your favorite charity.
Yolande Olive Vivian Rothermel
February 27, 1923 – December 18, 2016