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Yvonne Lyne Martin (Hollingshead)

July 21, 1952 - May 31, 2019


On the evening of Friday, May 31, 2019, Yvonne Lyne Martin passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital with her husband Don by her side. Yvonne was born on July 21, 1952 in Dawson Creek, BC to Bill and Dorothy Hollingshead, one of eight children born to them.

Yvonne had a heart of gold and was willing to help out anybody she could. She cared about everyone and easily met people with an open and welcoming spirit.  Yvonne had many challenges in her life with the most being epilepsy and a form of MS.  Through these challenges she always kept a positive attitude.  She loved people and always lived her life to the fullest.  Yvonne will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Yvonne leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 27 years, Don; two sons Mark Jacobsen and Laine (Jen) Jacobsen as well as four grandchildren; Cameron, Alex, Makayla and Olivia. She also leaves her sisters Bonnie (Gary) Leach, Dodi Dube, Reta (Dan) Bostock, Sandy (Joe) Pommier and one brother Marty (Sandy) Hollingshead.   Yvonne was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Dorothy; one brother Jim and two sisters; Ellen and Beverly.

There will be no memorial service at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Yvonne’s memory may be made to the MS Society, PO Box 1314, Rossland, BC  V2C 2A7.  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kay Amundson
Relation: Brother Marty

My deepest thoughts Marty & family.

From: Sharron Billey
Relation: Fellow Dawson Creek family & known Dodi & Marty for years.

To Dodi, Marty and families. You have my greatest sympathies. Loss of a dear loved one is always very difficult, and Yvonne was a very special part of all of you. Prayers for all.

From: Tarri
Relation: Friend

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Yvonne was a very special human being and will missed by everyone who knew her.

From: Leslie Long

My condolences to Don and all the Hollingshead family. I enjoyed knowing Yvonne through the years.

From: Joan Manjak
Relation: A friend and neighbour

I knew Yvonne in the 80’s when she lived with Mark and Laine on 15th Ave. S. She had a brave spirit and a ready smile. Mark and Laine, you used to come to our home quite often, and now I send love and sympathy and prayers to and for you and your family. – Joan Zimmerman-Manjak

From: Germaine Besanger
Relation: colleague

Don, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear wife, Yvonne. I know how much you will miss her. Please accept our condolences. Germaine and Murray

From: Gayle etmanski slobodian
Relation: Friend

Don, so sorry for your loss. I always liked talking to her. Yvonne will be missed by many. Take care of yourself. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

MS Society, PO Box 1314, Rossland, BC  V2C 2A7.

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