Yvonne S. Laberge, 58, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at home with her close family by her side. Yvonne bravely fought cancer for 23 years with a determination that will be remembered by all who knew her. She was born May 23, 1955, in Middlebury, the daughter of Calvin Hawkins and Ernestine Cloe Hawkins. She grew up on the family farm where she developed a love of the outdoors which would follow her the rest of her life. From an early age, she had a keen interest in horses and competing in show competitions, also enjoying hunting and fishing with her brother, Scott Hawkins. After attending Vergennes Union High School, she worked her way through and successfully graduated from Trinity College. She found her calling in the dental field where she worked at a dental lab for 14 years and was an office administrator for 11 years at Shelburne Dental Group. In 1987, she married her soul mate, Gerald Laberge. Three years later, she gave birth to their son, Allen. As he grew up, her spare time was spent supporting him in his participation in music, sports, and Boy Scouts. Yvonne is survived by her husband of 26 years, Gerald Laberge of Ferrisburgh; son, Allen Laberge of South Burlington; brother, Scott Hawkins of Ferrisburgh; her parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, Gerald’s extended family, and many loving friends. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at her home, 2365 Hawkins Road, Ferrisburgh. There will be no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.