On Saturday October 23rd, Yves Louis Bureau passed away at the age of 80. Yves was born on February 12th, 1941 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Meracia and Philamar Louis Bureau. He was the eldest of four children, followed by Marie Carmel, Wilfred, and Andre Louis Bureau. Yves lost his father at the age of eleven, and took up the responsibility as a male figure for his mother and siblings. He emigrated from Haiti in his late teens; first traveling to the Bahamas, then Florida, before settling in New York. He worked as an entertainer in theaters, hotels, and cruise liners to support his family back home. Yves continued his education in America, eventually obtaining his Master’s Degree. He went on to work as a bus maintenance analyst with Greyhound and MTA for over 40 years. Yves was a true intellectual. He loved to read, engage in political discussion, and encouraged all around him to gain as much knowledge as they could. He loved his country Haiti, and actively participated in elections and attempts for growth in the country for which he had so much pride. Unfortunately, Yves was unable to see the change he pushed for so strongly back home. Yves was an avid traveler; he has traveled to Israel, Spain, Switzerland, and countless other countries. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly. Yves was a giving person; he was always willing to give a hand to anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Cange, four children Yvesnande, Marjorie, Patrick, and Valery, his sister, Marie Carmel, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Wilfred and Andre, who passed on two weeks prior.
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