Friday, 27 February 2015

A Funeral Tomorrow

Yvonne Luella (Seip) Fountain 

FOUNTAIN, Yvonne Luella (Seip) - After a courageous battle with cancer, Yvonne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Brantford General. In her 79th year.

Devoted mother to Terry Fountain (Kim), Cherie Rose (Jim), Cheryl Rhodes (Brent), Paul Subject (Sonja), Richard Subject and Heather Tackaberry (Paul). Cherished Grandma to Cody, Austin, Karley, Taylor, Justice, Josh, Tina, Jamie, Samantha and Jason. Great Grandmother to Taylor, Kellan, Emily, Jacob and Tanner. Survived by her sister Nancy, brother Dale and sister in law Lois. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Madeline Seip and brother Eldon.

Yvonne was involved in Paris Seniors Group and longtime member of Paris Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Respecting Yvonne's wishes, cremation has taken place.

A memorial service to celebrate Yvonnes life will be held at WM KIPP FUNERAL HOME, 184 GRAND RIVER STREET NORTH, PARIS on Saturday February 28 at 11am with friends gathering from 10am - 11am. In leu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Stedman Community Hospice appreciated.

- Obituary published in the Brantford Expositor

Mrs. Fountain, or Bon, was my 'nanny' or babysitter. Because of my parents strange work schedule it actually made more sense to have a private child care than to have me in a group style one that you usually had to pay by the week for. The term 'nanny' didn't come around until I was much older and I never felt comfortable with it when describing Bon; it made me seem spoiled and it made the relationship seem less personal.

Bon was a major part of my life growing up, she took care of me (and Mike) from when I was one and a half until well into my teens. Even after I got 'too old for a babysitter' she still cleaned for us and my parents had her 'house sit' if they were away, so that she could still watch us.

I love her so much and I am so sad that she is gone. She was so close with her family and it breaks my heart to think of the pain they must been in as they adjust to this.

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