BOUVETTE, Lawrence


Gone to join his beloved wife Yvonne.  Born July 18, 1932 and died October 12, 2016 at the age of 84.  Lawrence was a lifelong resident of Kelowna, the 12th of 13 children, born to Frank and Ada Bouvette.  He was an expert on local history and loved to share stories of growing up here in his home town.  Like his father, Lawrence worked over 40 years at Simpson’s Sawmill (now Tolko).  It was there he met the love of his life, Yvonne Deleurme.  They enjoyed 52 years of marriage until her passing in 2005.  He missed her every day, but made the best of his years without her, making new friends at Chatsworth (2008-2013) and Village at Mill Creek (2014-2016).  Thanks to all of you who enriched his life with your friendship and thoughtful care.  Lawrence was kind and generous, a gentle soul.  He always saw the good in everyone, never complained and made the best of whatever life brought his way.  He loved playing the guitar around the campfire, dancing, country music, reminiscing, off color jokes and red wine.  Most of all he loved his family.  He was our number one cheerleader and supporter.  Survived by his daughter Denise Butticci (Dan), son Len (Joanne); grandchildren: Jason Bouvette (Leah), Terry Butticci, Lee Bouvette, Jamie Bennie (Kevin), Stephen Butticci, Stacey Butticci, Jessie Gray, Victoria Gray; great grandchildren: Jordan and Owen Bouvette, Kaylee Courtorielle (Brandon), Charlette and Hunter, Bennie, Olivia, Seth and Kalon Butticci, Landon Gray; sister Marion Fast (Ed); brothers-in-law Bob Gust, Marcel Deleurme, Lucien Deleurme (Rosemary), Lionel Deleurme, Denis Deleurme (Doreen); sister-in-law Angie Greenlay (Jim), as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by his wife Yvonne; daughter-in-law Charlette; brothers (and sisters-in-law) Bob (Gwen), Frank (Helen), Stan (Babs), Cliff (Joy), Don, Hurby; sisters (and brothers-in-law) Rose (Bert), Eva (Pete), Vera (Cecil), Blanche (George), Lillian; brothers-in-law Andre Deleurme, Ron Deleurme and sister-in-law Marilyn Deleurme.  A Memorial Service was held on Monday, October 17th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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