Yvette Y. Demers

 

1928 – 2018

 

AUBURN – The angels came for Yvette Demers, 90, of Auburn, early Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2018 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn with her loving family by her side.

She was born on July 2,1928 in Waterbury, Conn., the third child of eight, to the late Aimee Rose (Lessard) and Alcide Giguere.

She met the love of her life, Norman Demers, while working at Laberge Bros. grocery store in New Auburn. They eventually bought the store and worked together for many years until their retirement in 1978. They enjoyed traveling and did so until Norm’s passing in 1994.

Yvette and Norm had two children, Robert “Bob” and Jane. Family was her whole life and she dedicated it to them. She was by Bob’s side every step of the way through his long illness, and did the same with her husband. She truly was an angel on earth.

These are words that best describe Yvette: patient, understanding, supportive, courageous, unbelievably strong, compassionate, considerate, and especially loving. She never complained- no matter how sick she got. She loved going to the casino, making jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, giving cookies to Rylee, cuddling her cats, making the best macaroni and cheese, amazing crepes, as well as her world-famous brownies.

She is survived by her daughter, Jane McGuire and son-in-law Steve, of Auburn, with whom she had lived for nearly twenty-five years; three grandchildren: Allison McGuire of San Francisco, Robin Desjardins and her husband, Kevin, of Greene, and Scott McGuire and his wife, Kristina of Richmond, Virginia. Rylee Desjardins, her great-granddaughter was her most precious gift. She also leaves behind Diane Lacasse, her special daughter-in-law of Virginia, two sisters: Muriel Sampson and Nancy Barnes and one brother, Maurice Giguere, all of Massachusetts. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who were so important to her, especially Linda Morin, Carol Desjardins, and Rachel Morin.

Yvette was predeceased by her husband, Norman, and son, Bob; her brothers, Bern Giguere and Raymond Giguere and sisters Rita Morin and Emilienne Desrochers.

A gentle and caring soul, Yvette was the quiet strength in her family and will be remembered for her ability to see the best in people, as well as her incredible faith. She was a member of Sacred Heart parish.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the nurses and doctors of Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice for the devoted care and compassion they showed Yvette and her family.

Condolences may be shared with Yvette’s family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Tuesday Nov. 27, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn on Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018 at 10 a.m., followed by committal prayers in the mausoleum at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston.  Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St., Auburn.

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