OBITUARY – Sr. Yvonne Raiwet dies in Saskatoon at the age of 96 years

Sr. Yvonne Raiwet, NDC/CSJ

The Mass of Christian Burial for Sr. Yvonne Raiwet will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 at St. Augustine Parish, 602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon. Interment to follow in the siters’ section of South Hill Cemetery, Prince Albert, SK.

Sr. Yvonne Raiwet, NDC/CSJ, died Sept. 8, 2022 at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 96 years.

The daughter of Genevieve (Turpaud) and Omer Raiwet, she was born Feb. 12, 1926 at home near Whitewood, SK.

She entered the Sisters of Our Lady of the Cross in November 1941, professed her first vows in December 1943 and her perpetual vows in May 1949.

A gentle and compassionate person, she naturally gravitated to a ministry in health care, tenderly caring for those in need. She received her nursing certificate in Saskatoon and served as a nurse in Saskatchewan at St. Joan of Arc Home for the elderly and Mount St. Mary’s Home for the elderly. She later moved to Edmonton where she studied and received a medical receptionist diploma and worked at a doctor’s office as well as serving as a nurse in a girls’ residence at a school of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Cross.

Following her retirement from nursing, shebpursued bookkeeping, cooking, and archiving the history and works of her religious congregation.

During her retirement, she also pursued her artistic talents, painting works of art that adorn the walls of family, friends and sisters’ residences.

She studied religion academically at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, and each day, she faithfully lived a life of prayer and service, impacting the lives of many.

She spent the last years of her retirement at Trinity Manor at Stonebridge and since January 2018 at St. Angela Merici Residence in Saskatoon.

She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Sr. Marie Raiwet, NDC, and Elise (Don) Forbes, and her brothers Andy and Omer. She is survived by her brother Gabriel (Lil), and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.