Yvonne Louise (Vonnie) Forbes

January 2, 1931 – September 18, 2022


It is with great sadness that we announce that Vonnie Forbes passed away suddenly at the age of 91. Vonnie is survived by her children: Karen (Mark), Kristie, and Mark (Donna); son-in-law Bruce Kellow; grandchildren Leslie (Steve), Steven (Bronwyn), Scott (Lindsay), Tyson, Brian, Kandra (Kyle), Halle (Brett); great-grandson Magnus; siblings: Don (June) Ferguson, Dale Ferguson, and Marjorie (Gordon) Ward; sister-in-law Marilyn Forbes; as well as many nieces and nephews. She will also be greatly missed by special friends Lisa Plank and Jim Life. Vonnie is predeceased by her parents Fred and Louise Ferguson; husband Bernie Forbes; daughter Kelly Kellow; brother-in-law Larry Forbes; sisters-in-law, Pat Ferguson, and Patti Gamble.


Born in Mortlach, she married Bernie Forbes, also from Mortlach in 1954. The family lived various places in and around Mortlach, where they raised their four children.  Eventually, their journey took them the Victoria, BC, with a transfer of Bernie’s job in 1971.  They settled into a lovely home and enjoyed their time there. Vonnie rejoined Bernie in Mortlach in 1980. She continued to go back and forth between Victoria and Mortlach until her passing. 


Vonnie was very active in the Mortlach Community.  She was a member of the Mortlach United Church, UCW, volunteered at the Mortlach Museum, and was a docent at the Moose Jaw Art Museum.


A Celebration of Vonnie’s life will be held at the Masonic Hall, 1755 Main St. N., on Sunday September 25, 2022, at 2:00 pm. Della Ferguson will provide the tribute.


Donations may be made to the Mortlach Museum, Mortlach, SK S0H 3E0.


In living memory of Yvonne, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.jonesparkview.com (Obituaries).

Blake Seebach- Funeral Director