Longtime Nelson resident, Yones Couch, passed away at KLDH on October 18, 2012 with her sister and best friend Fermina and brother-in-law Harold at her side.
Yones was born May 5, 1933 in Nelson to Italian immigrants Guiseppe and Evelina (Mocchiutti) Mores.
She was very proud of her Italian heritage but more proud to be a Canadian. Her happiest moment was to see the flagpole she donated erected on Elephant Mountain.
Yones lived in Nelson all her life attending Central, Junior High and Senior High Schools, where she was involved in many activities which also included playing basketball for the Bomberettes.
Yones began working for the City of Nelson in the old city hall situated on the corner of Ward and Front Street after school and upon graduating from high school in 1951 became a full-time employee for 20 years as payroll clerk.
Yones loved nature, all wild animals and birds. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, doing difficult jigsaw puzzles, cooking and baking for others, we will miss those tasty treats. Yones was a caring and giving person.
She married the love of her life, Ray Couch in 1970 and had 35 years of a very happy life together. Ray predeceased her in April, 2006.
Yones is survived by her sister Fermina (Harold) Bath, brother Atillio (Linda) Mores, niece Lisa (Dan) Markevich, Ethan and Colton, nephew Chris (Aimee) Mores, Alyssa and Connor. Yones will be greatly missed by many.Yones requested no service. Many thanks to all the doctors and nurses on the third floor who took such wonderful care of her, also thank you to all the home care nurses. A very special thank you to Dr. Keith Bridger.