Yvonne Adrienne Hickman (nee Gray)
1923 – 2010
Passed away peacefully at Pleasant Valley Manor, Armstrong, BC on September 18, 2010.
Predeceased by her husband Tom, Yvonne is remembered with love by her three boys and their families; Bill (Inge) Kitimat, David (Vicky) Salmon Arm, Ian (Cathy) Prince George; her grandchildren, Kirsten, Kevin, Corrine, Clint, Tom, Steen, Diana; and her great grandchildren Colton, Madisen, Derek, Justin, Tyson and Kyle; her brother Mike (Jean); sister Betty; and many neices and nephews.
Yvonne was born in Fulham, London, England, August 26, 1923. Married Tom Hickman in 1940, arrived in Winnipeg, Canada as a war bride in 1944, and moved to Kitimat in 1954.
While raising a family in Kitimat, Yvonne started with the BC Telephone Co. as an operator. She became Chief Operator in Terrace, BC and later Manager of Northern Telephone Operators in Prince George, BC. Yvonne was named a member of the Telephone Pioneers of BC.
Yvonne retired to Kaslo, BC with Tom and later moved to Salmon Arm to live with her son David.
A memorial service will be held on Sept. 25 at 1:00 pm., at
St. Georges Church, Enderby, BC.