It is with deep sadness that we announce...

On May 8, 2019, Yvonne (Teddy) London passed away peacefully in Edmonton, AB at the age of 88.  Yvonne is survived by her two daughters, Judith Van (Allan) of Calgary and Roxann Vaos (Sotiri) of Edmonton and two grandsons, Alexander Vaos (London, UK) and Nick Vaos (Airdrie, AB).  Also mourning her loss is a close friend whom Yvonne loved like a daughter, Anna Posteraro. 

Those who knew Yvonne, knew her as a strong, independent woman with many talents and capabilities.  Golf and gardening became passions for Yvonne but cheering on her beloved Edmonton Eskimos football team was her greatest joy.  Yvonne loved to travel and had wonderful memories of trips to Hawaii, Greece and the years she spent living in Europe with her young family.  

Above all else, she cherished her friends.  She was especially close to friends Nora & Ed, Pam & Frank, and Jenny, her best Tim Horton's companion for a medium double double.  Yvonne was also very fond of her trusted advisor, Jerry Zakariasen.  Aside from business matters, they shared a love of the stars and science.  Yvonne will also be missed by Rick Conlon who helped her navigate challenges like buying new cars or finding the right trades person to help with repairs to her home.  

Yvonne had a long and successful career as a bookkeeper and retired from Standard Safety and Consulting Services in 1995.  Her work and the relationships she had with her colleagues provided her tremendous satisfaction and personal delight.  

As Yvonne wished, a cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be planned for later in the summer.  Please send your contact information to Roxann via odduqk@gmail.com and you will receive all the details.  

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre for their tender care during the last years of Yvonne’s life. 

Posted by Anna Posteraro on December 12, 2019
Happy 89th birthday Yvonne! Miss you my friend!
Posted by Anna Posteraro on June 22, 2019
I have fond memories from the times we spent together. I enjoyed the stories you shared and always appreciated your candor. My memory of you was one of a strong, independent and resourceful woman. May you Rest In Peace Yvonne.
Love, Rick.
Posted by Jenna Brewer on June 15, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this different time. Rest In Peace
Posted by Larry Christensen on May 27, 2019
It may be said that Yvonne was a bookkeeper, but at Standard Safety she was much more than that. She joined our company in the late '70s and was there through a time of great growth in company activities, facilities, and personnel.  She was hard-working, accurate and diligent in her work and fiercely loyal to the company. But most importantly, she was trustworthy beyond reproach. She was able to grow in her responsibilities and was ready to tackle any new project sent in her direction, (of which there were many over the years!). 
She participated in all of our company social events and could be counted on to help us organize the event and always, always wore the company colours! 
No one worked harder than Yvonne and it was a bittersweet day when she reached that darned 65-year-old milestone and said goodbye to us at Standard Safety. I know Yvonne thought the world of my Dad and though we worked closely for many years, I'm not sure she ever knew how much I relied upon her work, her dedication and most importantly her sense of respect for the people we employed and the services we provided. If I had one comment that would definitely tell you about what I saw in Yvonne it would be: "Don't mess with Standard Safety!"
Posted by Tracey Partridge on May 27, 2019
I have wonderful memories of you, rest well Yvonne.
Posted by Jerry Zakariasen on May 27, 2019
Yvonne and I had many wonderful conversations over the 25 years that I knew her. I loved her sense of humour and we shared many good jokes back and forth over the years. I treasured our friendship, and will miss her until we meet again, in another realm.  Warm Blessings, Jerry
Posted by Nick Vaos on May 26, 2019
We will miss you grandma. Rest in peace. Much love xoxoxo
Posted by Spyros Tyreas on May 25, 2019
Rest In Peace.
Posted by Anna Posteraro on May 24, 2019
We shared many great times together. Ones that I will remember fondly. Rest In Peace, my dear friend Yvonne. Until we meet again!
Love, Anna. ❤️

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Posted by Anna Posteraro on December 12, 2019
Happy 89th birthday Yvonne! Miss you my friend!
Posted by Anna Posteraro on June 22, 2019
I have fond memories from the times we spent together. I enjoyed the stories you shared and always appreciated your candor. My memory of you was one of a strong, independent and resourceful woman. May you Rest In Peace Yvonne.
Love, Rick.
Posted by Jenna Brewer on June 15, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this different time. Rest In Peace
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