Doreen Yakiwchuk

20 May, 194525 September, 2020

What a beautiful memory you leave behind...

With broken hearts we announce the passing of Doreen Yakiwchuk at the age of 75. She passed away on Friday, September 25th 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 8 grandchildren: Jonathan, Daniel, Jordan, Christopher, Brooklynn, Collin, Boeden & 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 & 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 along side their children & grandchildren. She was born in Minnedosa, MB. and raised our family in Transcona. Mom and dad would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Sept 28th. 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 PM on Friday, October 2nd by clicking the 'Join Livestream' link under the Services tab below.



Doreen Yakiwchuk

have a memory or condolence to add?

April Baker

October 7, 2020

Tammy, Metro and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I saw Doreen last year at Park Manor and was reminded of how lively and kind her energy was when I visited your home as a child. You are in our thoughts as you move through this challenging time.

Sherri Talbot (Broome)

October 3, 2020

We send our deepest sympathy to uncle Met and the Yakiwchuck family on the passing of auntie Doreen. Today my dad Sam and I took a long trip down memory lane. May she dance with angels. Love the Broome family.

Kimberley Hermary

October 2, 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 Hermary XO

Diane Evans

October 2, 2020

The laughter, (so much), the tears (thankfully not so much), All the great times (so many) watching our children grow, over our cups of coffee, into fine, strong, loving adults with families of their own.
I consider myself lucky to have had you in my life.
This is not goodbye as we are forever friends. So until we meet again, thank you for your friendship.
Hugs and kisses.
Your friends
Diane and Bill

Christine Shindela

October 2, 2020

Auntie doreen was a very special lady and a very good listener. My sisters and i would love to visit at aunties house and lots of fond memories. Kids and i had a blast at Tinker Town with auntie lots of fun and laughs. We had lots of great times at Long Lake camping with the clan. We will miss you dearly. 🌼 Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yakiwchuk family wish we could be there! 🥰 McManus Family!

Nicole McManus

October 2, 2020

Auntie Doreen was a very special lady with a heart of gold. It was always very exciting to go and visit because you knew there was a great adventure in store. We have so many memories that we would need a lot more space on this page. She will be missed by anyone that had the pleasure to meet her. Our thoughts are with you today and wish we could be there. The McManus clan. Xoxo.

Charlie Bobrowich

October 2, 2020

Joanne and I want to send our deepest condolences on the loss of Doreen. We remember when we first met and the good times we spent together. That was long ago but the memories remain. She was such a great lady. She truly adored her family and was proud of each and everyone. Losing a loved one is not easy no matter the circumstances. Take comfort that she Is now at peace and free of her illness and she would want you to carry on in her place. Sending our love your way.

Jodie Cornwall

September 30, 2020

As a child I recall visiting this home with fond memories. Basketball hoop in the driveway, live family music, walks to the park and homemade food to feed all with laughs, comfort and kindness always. A few times as a teen I remember watching 90210 with Tammy, while Doreen did her bike exercises and we all laughed because she could just giver. Later in my twenties I started doing Doreens hair regularly and I always looked forward to her times with me. Doreen was a wonderful lady full of hugs, laughter and stories that had her saying OH MY GOD, you’re not going to believe it; You new the peak of the story was coming once she said those words. The anticipation to hear what happened next kept me wanting more! Met would pick her up and the way they looked at each other made me blush... they had such a love and friendship that somehow balanced each other out perfectly. Doreen was head of the family and the love and energy that made things so wonderful. Dorren took over a dance floor and I can see her dancing and laughing now💞 One story I remember Doreen telling me in the later years was going to the sand pits to swim with the kids ( adults but kids ya know) ... And “OH MY GOD “guess what happened next?? “The cops came”! “Met and I were running and trying to hide behind a little tree... we couldn’t stop laughing” is what Doreen explained laughing harder than I can express in words to you. Doreen always had wonderful stories and it really made my world better having her share them with me:)
Doreen , you were one of a kind. Full of life and you made a beautiful home and beautiful family and you made so much happiness wherever you would go. I am grateful I got a small piece of it. Rest In Peace you beautiful soul 😘
Love Jodie

Wendy and Al Trumbley

September 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of the loss of Doreen. She was a wonderful, fun lady who would do anything for you. I remember camping one time at Long Lake and I had unfortunately had to much fun the night before so she took me to her camper and gave me something to rid of my headache and a cup of coffee so i would feel better. Very nuturing lady she was. We will miss this wonderful lady>

Bonnie Block (Evans)

September 30, 2020

𝑯𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝑵𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕, 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 26 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘭𝘥. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘐 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘠𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘸𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘬'𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 "𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙠"𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘤 "𝙃𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙨" 𝘋𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘳, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘣 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘸𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘨!
𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝙀𝙔𝙀𝙎, 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘢𝘯'𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯.
𝘈 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘪𝘨 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤.
𝘈 𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯.
𝘈 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘯.
𝘈 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥
𝘢 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴.
𝘈 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺, 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥
𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵.
𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴.
𝘔𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘭, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘤𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘧𝘶𝘭.
𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘔𝘰𝘮/𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥.
𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦.
𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘹𝘰𝘹𝘰

Learn more about the Yakiwchuk name