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Mansfield-Cunningham; Yvonne Caroline

Posted By Obits On April 18, 2010 @ 12:02 pm In Obituaries | 54 Comments


God received a beautiful angel Saturday, April 17, 2010. At the break of dawn, graced with her loving family by her side, at home, Yvonne Caroline Mansfield-Cunningham, 54 of Westfield embraced her new journey.

           Born February 9th, 1956, daughter of the late Theodore Weare and Avis (Canning) Weare. Yvonne endured great happiness in being outside, enjoying the beauties of nature, whether it be camping in Hibernia, watching Frisko and Vibe, enjoying an ATV ride, adoring her gardens or having a BBQ with family and friends.

Yvonne was an employee of North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia until her retirement after giving 35 dedicated years as a PCW, building a wonderful web of friends. Yvonne was admired as a quiet, strong, remarkably courageous woman. Yvonne had many challenges embark on her throughout her life, but she was able to meet them with her sheer determination. Family was an important part of Yvonne’s life.

Surviving are her husband Roger Cunningham, mother Avis (Canning) Weare, son Benji (Heidi) Mansfield of Westfield, daughters Natasha (Jody) Rhodenizer of New Elm and Trena (David) Smith of North Brookfield, and stepdaughter Kristina Cunningham at home. Grandchildren Justina and Jayden Rhodenizer and Cameron and Colten Smith, brothers Alva (Louise) Weare, Roger (Joanne) Weare, Ward (Marilyn) Weare and Floyd (Colleen) Weare, sisters Mary (Delbert) Weare, Anna (Howard) Mansfield, Eva (Allan) Weare and Cheryl (Benson) Frail.

Yvonne was predeceased by her father Theodore Weare, first husband Henry Mansfield, son Shawn Leigh Mansfield, brothers Maynard and Terry Weare and sister Paulette Weare.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 19th, 2010 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 20th, from Westfield United Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Lloyd Gillieo officiating. Burial will take place at Hill Crest Cemetery, Westfield. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to South Shore Health Palliative Care or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Mona Mosher on April 18th, 2010 1:13 pm

To all of Yvonne’s families we extend our heartfelt sympathies! Words cannot express how we are feeling right now, it has been a true honor to have known her and had the pleasure of working with her for 15 yrs @ NQNH, she was one of the most devoted hard workers I have ever known and a true mentor, she definitely accepted me into the NQNH family and showed me the ropes!
Hold dear to your hearts all the good memories you have, they will see you through the rough ones!! Dear Yvonne you have definitely earned your wings, ” FLY HIGH”, till we meet again, RIP!!!!

Condolence from Darren Whynot/ Lisa Tarr on April 18th, 2010 1:21 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss Roger and family may Yvonne rest in peace

Condolence from Sylvia and Bruce on April 18th, 2010 1:51 pm

To Yvonne’s family — Yvonne was a gracious lady and true friend. I had the priviledge of working with Yvonne for 10 years at the “home” and she never once entered the doors without a smile on her face. She was and showed the true meaning of “life” and showed me how to tackle any problem head on and made me realize no fight is too hard to be won. Yvonne fought her battle for years until finally her body grew tired and she just wanted to rest. So rest my dear cousin , you deserve it , and know you will always be remembered and live in our hearts .
Cuz Silvie


Condolence from gwen smith-oickle on April 18th, 2010 2:26 pm

Yvonne in one word was” inspirational”.I have known her since I was in diapers.She has always been a quiet light ,that never cast judgment or felt the need to be anything but sweet..I have watched in the past years ,as she endured so so much loss..,But always found a way with the love of her family to push on.S he has three wonderful children that she has so enjoyed,and been apart of. Her beautiful grandchildren that meant so much to her.
In recent years was able to find love again..I know that she is now finally in heaven watching over all of them ,and saying how thankful, she was to have all of these great things during her life..I will never forget the kindness she has always shown to me,and i send all
of my love and prayers to all of you….
with all my love
Gwen smith-oickle

Condolence from Mike Ozon on April 18th, 2010 2:30 pm

Yvonne’s family: so sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing. I got the privilage to know and to work with her at NQNH. My sincere sympathy goes to you at this heartbroken time. May you trust in God at this time and know that He will help you and guide you through. God Bless your family.

Mike Ozon

Condolence from Janet and George Fletcher on April 18th, 2010 4:13 pm

Roger, We were sorry to hear about Yvonne. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Tammy (Whynot) Nickerson on April 18th, 2010 4:20 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May God give you the strength to get through this. Many blessings.

Condolence from Patsy& Burt Laing on April 18th, 2010 4:31 pm

To Crystal and Cheryl and all of Yvonnes family,
It’s been my pleasure to get to know Crystal and you ,Cheryl.I think of you in this time of need and want you to know my prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.

Condolence from Frank & Janet Merry- Smith on April 18th, 2010 4:47 pm

We would like to express our sincere sympathy at this difficult time.May God Bless you all.

Condolence from MR.&Mrs. Maynard Carrier on April 18th, 2010 5:32 pm

Roger we are so sorry to hear about yvonne, Our throughts are with you my dear . yvonne was such a wonderful & throughtful person. We are going to miss she very dearly around Hibernia, We all just loved her homemade breads, If there is anything we can do please let use know . Also to the family our throughts are with you .Debbie & Maynard Carrier.

Condolence from Michelle Uhlman and Family on April 18th, 2010 6:45 pm

Thinking of you all at this sad time, i just have to say she was a wonderful lady always had a smile no matter what, she will be sadly missed and if there is anything we can do please let us know, take good care,

Michelle, Melanie, Edward & Roberta Uhlman

Condolence from Perry Potter on April 18th, 2010 7:05 pm

Roger,I am so sorry to hear about your wife Yvonne .My thoughts and prayers are with you .

Condolence from Barry Whynot & Brenda Dexter on April 19th, 2010 3:40 am

You will be missed , may you rest in piece

Condolence from Debbie & Gene Wamboldt on April 19th, 2010 4:56 am

our prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of need

Condolence from Carolyn Tufts on April 19th, 2010 4:59 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time ,,, May you all find strenght in God to help you heal … hold on to all the wonderful memories that you have of a lovely wife , mother , grandmother, daughter and sister . Yvonne was a very strong lady and she will be missed by all who knew her .God has called home another beautiful Angel .RIP

Thinking of you all
Carolyn Tufts

Condolence from Sandra and Curtis Haley on April 19th, 2010 6:05 am

So sorry to hear of your loss,deepest sympathy to you and your family

Condolence from Dwight & Christine on April 19th, 2010 6:25 am

Roger and all of Yvonne’s family,
We are both thinking of you all at this time with sympathy in our hearts. She lived life to its fullest and loved you all dearly.
May God be with you all.

Condolence from Western Nova Scotia Draft Horse Association c/o Dot sweet on April 19th, 2010 8:38 am

On behalf of the Western Nova Scotia Draft Horse Association we would like to express our deepest condolences to Alva Weare and Family ,also to the Family of his sister Yvonne Caroline Mansfield-Cunningham.May God Bless you all.

Condolence from Dale Mckinnon on April 19th, 2010 9:13 am

roger and family… so sorry for your loss of your wife yvonne.deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Elaine Park on April 19th, 2010 9:41 am

Trena and her family. You have a lot of good memories, keep them close to your heart and take comfort in believing she in a good place.

Condolence from rev mrs john sullivan david on April 19th, 2010 10:56 am

love and prayer to you roger and your family
in passing of YVONNE
at this time
please pass on her sister Alva

our SYMPATHY AT ths time
rev and Mrs Sullivaa and son David

Condolence from REG & PAM MILLER on April 19th, 2010 11:40 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .

Condolence from Debbie Spinney on April 19th, 2010 12:16 pm

Roger and family..i was sadden to hear of the passing of Yvonne..i never got to meet her but looking at your wedding photos..i know that she made u very happy and i know that u will miss her deeply… u are all in my prayers and god bless u at this time take care

Condolence from Steven Ringer and Family on April 19th, 2010 2:13 pm

To all of Yvonnes’ family our hearts go out to you at this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Judi Wamboldt on April 19th, 2010 2:39 pm

Natasha, Trena, Benji, Roger, Kristina, and extended families,

I was shocked to hear of Yvonne’s passing, even though I was aware of her struggle. It didn’t seem like she would ever leave us, but what a legacy she has left. Anyone who knew her will always remember her sweetness and the enormous courage that she silently portrayed. She was such a great example to all of the students she mentored at North Queens Nursing Home, and a treasured caregiver to residents there.

I’m sure you will feel her strength in these difficult days.


Condolence from Carolyn on April 19th, 2010 3:12 pm

So sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Rest in peace my dear cousin! You will never be forgotten and will forever be remembered.

Condolence from Sharon Frail on April 19th, 2010 3:12 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Yvonne showed all who knew her what it was to have courage and strength to keep going on – and always with a smile. She took whatever was put before her and never complained. Yvonne will live in our hearts forever God Bless You all
Cousin Sharon

Condolence from Cathy Merry on April 19th, 2010 3:29 pm

To Yvonnes family,

Please know that we have lost a good friend and a person we
not only loved but were amazed by her couage and strength. She fought a great battle. I got to know and love Yvonne while working with her. She was always the same andv treated her resident with respect and a lot of tlc. To her children you had one of the best mothers and she always was at her best when she spoke of you with so much love. So from Leigh, Cathy and our family we send our love to you all. I will miss my friend and never forget her.

Condolence from Gail and Paul Fancy on April 19th, 2010 3:54 pm

Roger, Aunt Avis and all the family:
It is so heart wrenching to loose someone you love so deeply. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Yvonne endured in her short life span more than most people have. She took it all without complaining. I remember her heartfelt sympathy at the passing of my dad.
May God bless and comfort each one of you at this sad time in your life. Hold on to all the precious memories that you shared with her.
With deepest sympathy,
Cousin Gail and Paul

Condolence from Shelley and Roberta Frail on April 19th, 2010 4:34 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Dianna Freeman and Family on April 19th, 2010 4:45 pm

Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow. Yvonne always made me feel welcomed from the first day I met her. She and Natasha gave Paige the first dress she ever worn and had pictures taken in. It is still tucked safely away. God bless all of Yvonne’s family and remember she will always be watching down upon you.
Our deepest sympathy,
Dianna and Family

Condolence from Corina & Willis Huphman on April 19th, 2010 4:57 pm

Corina & Willis says:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at the very difficult time…Yvonne was a very courageous lady who fought a long rough battle…the battle is over as God has bigger plans for her…may you hold onto the memories and cherrish them forever…take comfort knowing she is now free from pain…may you R.I.P. Yvonne.

Sincerely Willis & Corina Huphman

Condolence from Wanda and Glenn MacNutt on April 19th, 2010 5:31 pm

Glenn and I want to express our deepest most sincere sympathy to Yvonne’s family. Yvonne to me was a mentor, someone that if some day I can become only half the person she was I will be truly blessed. She had a piece of each and every genuine quality, never fake, never over rated. She was just Yvonne, smart, funny, honest, sincere, brave, dedicated, trustworthy, and the list could go on and on. I cherish the past 10 years that I really had the chance to get to know Yvonne. Working with her was a true honor.
Yvonne will surely help you all through these difficult times that lye ahead, she is a powerful woman, whether it be here on earth or from above she will see that her family is taken care of. She always has and always will.

Glenn and Wanda

Condolence from annette waterman and brian weare on April 19th, 2010 5:47 pm

roger aunt avis and family we are so sorry to hear about yvonne may god give you the strength to go on and bless each and every of you yvonne will be deeply missed bye her family and friends with deepest sympathy cousin brian and annette

Condolence from Lynn and Steve Martin on April 20th, 2010 3:03 am

Losing a loved one is so difficult. But may you draw comfort from knowing that so many people loved this wonderful woman. Last time I seen Yvonne was at Dad’s funeral now she is at hers. She has died at a young age, but we are called at any time. God will truly enjoy having her with him where He will take care of her and watch over her with no more suffering to endure. Treasure those wonderful memories. Our prayers are with you ALL at this time of lose. God bless each and every one of you at this time of hurt and grief.

Cousin Lynn and Steve

Condolence from janet Merry- Smith on April 20th, 2010 4:22 am

We would like to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one…Our sy mpathy goes out to all the Family . May God Bless You All… R I P Yvonne !!!!!

Condolence from Jeff and Erin Ingram on April 20th, 2010 4:29 am

Roger we are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you…

Condolence from frank & Janet Merry- Smith on April 20th, 2010 4:31 am

We would like to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Loved One Yvonne. MayGod Bless you all at this difficult time . R I P Yvonne!!!

Condolence from Bert & Linda Lloyd on April 20th, 2010 5:05 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .

Condolence from Ron & Suzanne Frail on April 20th, 2010 5:37 am

We would like to express our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
God Bless.

Condolence from Ronnie & Debbie Uhlman on April 20th, 2010 5:42 am

Trena, Natasha, Benji, Roger, Kristina and families.

There are no words that can express the sympathy we feel for you during this difficult time. May time and cherished memories gently ease your loss and may it bring some comfort to know others care.

Condolence from Lucille, Willy, and Family on April 20th, 2010 7:11 am

Trena,Natasha,Benji,Roger, Kristina, and families.

No words can express how sorry we are to hear about Yvonne. She was the kind of person that was truly genuine and honest. I’ve truly enjoyed working with Yvonne, she was a great teacher and she helped alot of people. She was truly a great teamplayer. As a person she was a great daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Our thoughts are with all you guys, take care. R.I.P. Yvonne, i know you have your wings already.

Condolence from Sharon Saunders on April 20th, 2010 8:06 am

My deepest sympathies, Yvonne will be fondly remembered.

Condolence from Murray and Donna Rolfe on April 20th, 2010 8:47 am

Roger and family our thoughts are with at this difficult time

Condolence from Cindy Dorey on April 20th, 2010 8:54 am

Roger my deepest sympathy to you and Kristina at this most difficult time, Yvonne was a wonderful, beautiful person and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Keep all the memories close in your hearts to help with the days ahead. God has called home another angel. Take care and God bless.

Condolence from Treena, Andy, Angie, Rhonda & Ray on April 20th, 2010 3:45 pm

Roger, we are so sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing. Her warm smile will be sadly missed at the campground. Take care of yourself.

Condolence from Donna Conrad on April 20th, 2010 6:31 pm

I am so,so sorry to hear this news.Please know you are in my thoughts.

Condolence from Mark and Rose Wright on April 20th, 2010 11:08 pm

Roger, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!

Condolence from Donna & Donald Huphman on April 21st, 2010 7:09 am

Rodger we was very sorry to hear about your loss .our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time

Condolence from Donna & Donald Huphman on April 21st, 2010 7:20 am

Roger we was very sorry to hear about your loss .our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time

Condolence from Chris and Shirley Whynot on April 22nd, 2010 7:52 am

Our deepest sympathy goes out to cousin Roger and Yvonnes family. She was one of the most loving caring person and a strong fighter in her battles. She will sure be missed . The angels above are still watching over us and she is one of them and she will always be in our hearts.

Condolence from Laurie-Anne (Whynot) & Jamie Brown on April 24th, 2010 4:52 pm

Heidi & Benji.

So very sorry to have heard of your loss. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Kind Regards,

Laurie-Anne, Jamie & Casey Brown

Condolence from Melissa Moore-Campbell on April 25th, 2010 7:16 am

Benji, Natasha, Trena and Families,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Yvonne will truely be missed by all. Keep the great memories of her close to your hearts…she will be missed but never forgotten.
Natasha, Please know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the families.

Condolence from Annette Killam on April 27th, 2010 5:47 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please find comfort in your family and friends during this time. My thoughts are with you.

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