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Born: May 20, 1945

Date of Passing: Sep 25, 2020

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May 20, 1945 - September 25, 2020

With broken hearts we announce the passing of Doreen Yakiwchuk at the age of 75. She passed away on Friday, September 25 at Park Manor Care Home, with her family by her side.
Doreen is survived by her husband Metro, and their four children: Susan (Mark); Allan (Cori); Barry (Angie); Tammy (Ian) and eight grandchildren: Jonathan, Daniel, Jordan, Christopher, Brooklynn, Collin, Boeden and Drake.
Doreen's life was exactly what she wanted it to be. She was a stay at home mom who devoted her life around her husband, children and grandchildren. She was known as Baba and would always attend every sports event, dance recital or music concert. She was their biggest fan. She was so proud of her grandchildren. Doreen also enjoyed camping, and music concerts. Her and Dad traditionally attended Dauphin Country Fest for 10 straight years and always danced the night away. Those concerts were Mom's ideal vacation. Our house was always filled with family and friends as she loved to entertain. The door was always open. Mom always looked forward to family celebrations she just loved listening to Dad play his guitar alongside their children and grandchildren. She was born in Minnedosa, MB and raised our family in Transcona. Mom and Dad would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on September 28. Mom thank you for all you have done for us. You have left us with rich lives and many amazing memories. We love you with all our hearts.
Thank you to the nurses and staff at Park Manor Care Home for taking care of Mom.
Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Alzheimer Society.
Doreen will be buried at Green Acres Funeral Home & Cemetery. Attendance will be limited to immediate family due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the service will be available online at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2 by clicking the 'Join Livestream' link on Doreen's obituary at

Funeral Home & Cemetery
Hwy. #1 East at Navin Road, Winnipeg, MB
(204) 222 3241
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 30, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I got to know Doreen through Yakiwchuk parties and grandchildren's sporting events over the years. I always enjoyed sitting with Doreen and talking with her as she was such a positive force always excited to be there and glowing when talking about her children's, grandchildren's and family accomplishments. She enjoyed every minute of those events and it was a sincere honour to have gotten to know her. Sincere condolences to the entire Yakiwchuk family. - Posted by: Cindy Dawley Danko ((Allan's sister-inlaw)) on: Oct 12, 2020

  • Vermeylen and Rayner families are so sorry to hear of your huge loss. Thinking of you, cousin Angie, Barry, Collin snd Brooklyn. Praying for you all. - Posted by: Bonnie Rayner and family (Cousin) on: Oct 04, 2020

  • I'm sorry to hear about Mrs Y passing away, she was an awesome person a ball of Fire full of energy and always had lots to say. The whole family treated me like one of their own. I have so many good memories the Yakiwchuck family God bless you! Love Norm - Posted by: Norm J Desharnais (Friend ) on: Oct 04, 2020

  • I want to give my condolences to Doreen’s family. You were all her biggest joy , accomplishment and love . The Yakiwchuk family was a model family of love and being their for one another. Doreen was so blessed to have you all by her side . You didn’t only make her life better , but also the staff and residents lives more joyful . Doreen and Metro , you raised a wonderful family that I will always love and cherish. Doreen I have so many memories of your suspenseful stories . I will never forget the ‘ Wild Turkey ‘ story at Birdshill park . Made me cry laughing . Doreen your stories were priceless. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend to never be forgotten .💗 Love Kimberley XO - Posted by: Kimberley Hermary (Family friend ) on: Oct 02, 2020

  • I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of Auntie Doreen. She was a wife, mother and grandmother who deeply loved her family and made those around her smile and laugh. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories you have during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless and rest in peace Auntie Doreen. - Posted by: Gloria Hitra (Niece) on: Oct 01, 2020

  • Doreen must have felt so loved and cared for, as evidenced by the continual presence of family during her residency at PM. Our sincere condolences to Metro and family for your loss. We shall miss seeing Doreen and her musical family around PM. "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Posted by: Martha Ryland and daughters (PM resident) on: Sep 30, 2020

  • I just want to offer my condolences to the entire Yakiwchuk family. I remember when I first became part of the family gatherings when I joined the Hitra family and Doreen always made me feel welcome! She will be missed. May she rest in peace. Leslie - Posted by: Leslie Hitra (Relative) on: Sep 30, 2020

  • My condolences to our friends Tammy, Ian, Borden and Drake. Condolences to the whole family during this difficult time. May the memories and strength bring you comfort and help heal the void in your hearts. God Bless you all Rest In Peace Doreen - Posted by: Angela,Marcello and family Urciuoli (Friends ) on: Sep 30, 2020

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Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

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