Yvon Durelle is the son of a former boxer, forest ranger Yvon Durelle Sr. and Theresa Durelle. He was raised as a fisherman and farmer in Baie St. Anne, New Brunswick.
In 1973 Yvon moved to Bathurst to take a welding course which he completed. As well, he is licensed to teach welding. He traveled throughout Saint John (working on the Nuclear Reactor) and Canada working with his welding trade.
In 1975 Yvon married his wife Paulette and had one daughter, Erica who is a retired civil RCMP. They moved to Fredericton in 1975 where they still live. In 1978 he trained in Judo. In 1985 to 1987 he worked with the Mentally Challenged teaching them how to get into the workforce.
Throughout his career, he worked in the design of a 50ft. CC approved elevator.
In 1984 Yvon represented Canada in the sport of Professional Canoeing.
Yvon remained working in his welding trade as a Supervisor in Nackawic until he retired in 2006.
Yvon is against Fracking and Racism, as well he is tired of the hidden agendas of the former Governments. He feels the Greens as a new party will help shake things up and bring work to our local communities. We need to bring about change, and Yvon would like to be a part of this change.
After visiting Baie St. Anne recently he was informed by local fisherman of the challenges they face regarding the sighting of whales and porpuses near the Point Escuminac Warf. The threat of closure of the fishing in that area will greatly affect New Brunswick’s economy and put us in the same position as Newfoundland. For this reason, Yvon chose to run in Caraquet and fight to keep the fishermen of New Brunswick employed.