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Yvonne Broughton

November 19, 1944 — September 3, 2019


Broughton, Yvonne Jean

It is with great sadness that the family of Yvonne Jean Broughton announces her passing after a lengthy battle with cancer on September 3rd, 2019, at the age of 74 years. Yvonne will be lovingly remembered by her children, Richard (Leanne), Charmaine (Greg) and Meagan (Scott), her 6 grandchildren Tyler, Colgan (named after Yvonne's maiden name), Eleni, Ava, Angelika, and Peter, and siblings, Roberta, Dorothy, Raymond and Marlene. Born in Belfast Northern Ireland, Yvonne lived with her parents (Robert and Elizabeth) and 4 siblings.  After spending some time in England for her father's work, Yvonne and her family moved to East York (Toronto) at the age of 13. Yvonne's 1st job was as a messenger girl at Eatons, and she later moved into dicta-typing and secretarial work. Yvonne called Markham, Ontario home during most of her adult life until moving to Bracebridge in early 2019. Yvonne was always up for any adventure with her children.  Ceramics, knitting, and baking pies were among her hobbies.  She enjoyed weekends at the family cottage in Bracebridge, Ontario, watching hummingbirds and chipmunks, and the seasons change on the river.  In later life, visits to the casino with her siblings filled her with excitement. Most of all, Yvonne's pride and joy were her three children and grandchildren.  Yvonne was lovingly known by family as "Wee Annie", "Nannie Annie" and "My Wee Irish Ma". Those Irish eyes will forever smile in our memories.

Memorial donations in memory of Yvonne can be made to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. Condolences for the family may be left at

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