Due to COVID-19 restrictions a private Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
A live stream for this service will be available on Piche Hawkins Grondin Funeral Chapels Facebook page five minutes prior to service time.
Yvon Henri Piché passed away on May 19, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital/Foyer d’Youville, Gravelbourg, SK, with family at his side, at the age of 93 years. Yvon was born on December 28, 1927 to Robert and Sarah (Arguin) Piché on the family farm south of Gravelbourg. Yvon married Dorothy Pratte on Oct. 23, 1950 in Scobey, Montana, U.S.A. They were blessed with six children Lillian, Jocelyne, Alain, Joanne, Richard, and Christine. Yvon and Dorothy spent 31 happy years together. Sadly, Dorothy passed away on October 17, 1981. Yvon farmed, painted, hauled grain, and later in life worked at the College Mathieu. He loved to garden and faithfully planted one every year well into his late 80’s. He enjoyed sharing his produce with his friends and neighbors, especially his cucumber crop. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, telling jokes, and travelling to many destinations. His adventures included Jamacia, Las Vegas, an Alaskan Cruise, Hawaii, New Brunswick, France and Africa which was his dream vacation. He was an active member of the parish and faithfully attended weekly Masses. Yvon was an honest man, full of integrity, instilling these values in his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends but will be in their hearts forever. As Yvon would say, as he did after every call from his kids, “Talk to ya later! Say hi to your crew!” Yvon cherished family: wife Dorothy Piché (1981); daughter Lilly (Pat 2017) Paton; daughter Jocelyne Piché; son Alain Piché (Sylvie Girard); daughter Joanne (Pat) Deschenes; son Richard Piché (Kathy Lupino); daughter Christine (Miles) Eyre; grandchildren Scott Paton (Karena Munroe), Sandie (Joceran) Salat, Ryan Reid, Richard Reid (2007), David Piché, Josh (Natalie) Deschenes, Amber (Conrad) Unger, Laura (Franc) Gauthier, Jazlynn Eyre, Linsey Eyre; great-grandchildren Nève Salat, Joshua Gaudet, Chloe, Connor, Jersey, Jadon & Miguel Reid, Taylor & Trent Deschenes, Joseph Unger, Annabelle, Charlotte, Evelyn & Samuel Gauthier; siblings Jeanne Braconnier, Arthur (Elsie) Piché, Albert Piché, Denis Piché, Claude Piché, brothers-in-law Gerald LeBlanc, Henry Soucy; sisters-in-law Elizabeth Piché and Donna Pratt. Predeceased by parents Robert & Sarah (née Arguin) Piché; father-in-law and mother-in-law Bill & Muriel Pratte siblings Robertine (Raymond) Metz, Laurette (Jéremie) Bourgeois, Jean Piché, Yvette (Dollard) Bissonnette, René (Minnie) Piché; brothers-in-law Rosaire Braconnier, Kenneth Pratt; sisters-in-law Lucille Piché, Isabelle Piché, Sandra Piché, Marion Piché, Charmaine LeBlanc and Lillian Soucy. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, May 22, 2021, 3:00 pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan with Father Carlos Jimenez celebrant. Cross Bearer was Trent Deschenes. Readers were Josh Deschenes, Amber Unger and Laura Gauthier. Prayers of the Faithfulwere Taylor Deschenes, Nève Salat, Charlotte Gauthier, Annabelle Gauthier and Trent Deschenes. Eulogy was given by Richard Piché and Alain Piché. Urn Bearers were Lilly Paton, Scott Paton and Sandie Salat. Yvon was laid to rest in the Gravelbourg Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations in Yvon’s memory to the Foyer d’Youville Foundation were greatly appreciated.