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Born: Mar 16, 1941

Date of Passing: Nov 25, 2020

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Rosemarie Yeo passed away at the Stonewall Hospital on November 25, 2020 with husband, Dale, at her bedside. A new angel is now in Heaven.
Rosemarie was born on March 16, 1941 in tiny Spring Valley, SK, but moved in 1950 to their new farm outside Dauphin, MB.
Having begun school in one-room schoolhouses, she found grades 9-12 at the Dauphin Collegiate quite different.
In 1959 she went to Winnipeg to commence nursing training, but one year later her plans begun to change. She met a fellow named Dale on a blind date at the Red River Ex. They hit it off and were married a year later.
A year after that, they moved to Roblin, MB to start Dale's high school teaching career. Little did they know that their arrival there in 1962 would signal the start of a 55 year residence there.
Roblin grew into a community that both loved dearly. Over the years, both gave much to Roblin because Roblin had done much for them.
Rosemarie's family expanded to four sons and finally a daughter by 1970. No children were ever loved more dearly. Rosemarie was "born to be a mother", it seemed, though she always credited her experience from being the oldest girl in her own Thiele family of five boys and five girls.
Always a pillar of her church, Rosemarie began seeking out ways to serve her community otherwise. She worked with the new nursery school as director for 21 years, helped and led the Food Bank, and joined the Roblin District Hospital Auxiliary. A pet project was her leading the effort to create a palliative care room in Roblin's Hospital. She succeeded.
The community acknowledged all this: in 1993, she was named Roblin's "Citizen of the year" by the Chamber of Commerce; in 2004, she was awarded the Parkland Regional Health Authority's "volunteer of the year" citation for the West District; in 2015, the Roblin District Hospital Auxiliary honoured her for 20 years as member, several years as secretary.
In 2004 Rosemarie suffered a major health setback when her kidneys failed. After two years on home dialysis, a wonderful friend donated a kidney to her to restore life to her and to Dale. In 2017, Rosemarie and Dale made the very difficult decision to leave Roblin. Needing to be close to family and the Health Sciences Centre, they moved to Stonewall and a new home at Lions Manor there. It proved to be a wonderfully warm and welcoming place, particularly helpful as Rosemarie's health declined.
Rosemarie was predeceased by her parents, Otillia and Frank Thiele of Dauphin, MB.; and by brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Roma Thiele, also of Dauphin.
Left to mourn her passing are Dale, her husband of 59.5 years; four Yeo sons: David (Laurel) of Stonewall, Douglas (Wei Li) of Ottawa, ON, Robert (Lindy) of Stonewall, Allen of Winkler, MB; and daughter Donna (Curtis) Yaschyshyn of Dauphin, MB.
Rosemarie loved her eight grandchildren with every fibre in her body. Devastated by her loss are Kelly (Spencer), Jamie, Scott and Jacynthe Yeo of Stonewall; Joshua and Jennifer Yaschyshyn of Dauphin, and little Elizabeth and William Yeo of Ottawa, ON.
The Thiele clan, so marvellous a family tie for both Rosemarie and Dale, will badly miss their sister: Thiele brothers, Leonard (Norma) of Dauphin, Richard (Gail) of White City, SK, Ronald ( Bonnie ) of Red Deer, AB, and Gerald (Glenda) of Dauphin; sisters, Gailene (Fraser) Webb of Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Julia (Bob) Coleman of Lexington, KY, Myrna (Lorne) Kopeechuk of Snow Lake, MB, and Sharon (Cliff) McArthur of Regina, SK.
Dale's only brother Clayton, wife Arlette, nephew Edmond and niece Amelia (Ben) and baby Cora over in London, England have been a bulwark of strength and support during these dark days, too. In such a small Yeo family, the loss of Rosemarie hits them particularly hard.
More than thirty nieces and nephews scattered across Canada, the U.S. and England have lost their beloved "Auntie Rosemarie". Many good friends in Roblin and elsewhere will feel a similar sense of loss. She was a loving friend and always there to help others in times of distress.
Thanks to everyone from near and afar for your help. Dale has gratefully declined flowers, food and sympathy cards. Keep him and the family in your mind and in your prayers instead.
Rosemarie has been cremated as she wished. A memorial service will take place next spring or whenever this cursed virus is vanquished.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 28, 2020

Condolences & Memories (48 entries)

  • Dale: I was so very sorry to hear of your terrible loss. Rose was an extraordinarily beautiful person, inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joyce - Posted by: Joyce Wagland (Former Colleague) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • Dale, Rowena & I are shocked and saddened by your loss. I have made a video tribute which I would like you to see. If you would trust me with your email address, please send me a message and I will answer, either by attaching the video or sending you a link so you can watch. I'd like to post it on my FaceBook page (where I have a number of Roblin friends who would know you). But it is for you, first, Dale. So I will wait to hear back from you before doing so. Your friend, Larry. - Posted by: Larry Powell (Friend) on: Jan 01, 2021

  • Terribly sorry and sad Dale to hear of Rosemarie passing. She was a wonderful person. I thought the love story between you and Rosemarie was exceptional, and most wonderful I know of. This is just to let you know am thinking of you Bud and hope to see you soon. Clarence - Posted by: Clarence Jack (Cousin and friend) on: Dec 13, 2020

  • Our condolences to Dale, their family and friends. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Eileen & DArcy Keast (Friends ) on: Dec 10, 2020

  • Verlyn and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Rosemarie. She was a wonderful, kind lady who helped make Roblin a better place. My earliest memory of both Rosemarie and Dale was of them walking past our house on Hospital Street as Dale was on his way to check out his new school. Rosemarie and he were holding hands and they both looked so happy. May God keep Dale and his family in His care. - Posted by: Theresa and Verlyn Ferguson (former students) on: Dec 07, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to you Dale and family. Rosemarie will always be remembered as a wonderful, kind lady who always shone a light on every situation. She was such a caring neighbor and friend to my parents in Roblin and that will never be forgotten. - Posted by: Brenda Poetker (Neighbor and friend) on: Dec 06, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of Rosemarie's passing. What a great neighbor she was (in Roblin) Very kind and thoughtful. She will be missed!. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Arlene Soenen (Neighbor and friend) on: Dec 03, 2020

  • Dale and Families, sending our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time. May all your memories help to ease your pain. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Ken and Bev De Smet - Posted by: Ken and Bev De Smet (Church friend) on: Dec 03, 2020

  • I am so sorry Dale to hear that you have lost your beloved Rosemarie. May you be comforted by the love and support of your family and friends as you share stories and happy memories. - Posted by: Diana Cruise (Student and colleague) on: Dec 02, 2020

  • So, so sad Dale and family. My heart hurts for you. Rosemarie was such a very special lady. She was so loved and will be so missed by many. Thinking of you Dale and your wonderful family. Prayers, love and hugs for all. ❤️❤️🌹🌹🙏🏻🙏🏻 - Posted by: Yvonne and Bob Kuttnick (Old Friends) on: Dec 01, 2020

  • DALE, Please know that I share your sorrow. Words are so inadequate. She was a remarkable person, and Roblin is so much better for having her as a citizen for all those years. Hugs to you all. - Posted by: Heather Fisher (Friend ) on: Dec 01, 2020

  • Dale and family. We are so saddened to hear of Rosemarie’s passing. Rosemarie was a wonderful cousin so easy to talk to even though we didn’t see each other often. We have fond memories of Thiele family reunions (they sure knew how to have fun) and mom Mary talked so highly of both Rosemarie and you Dale. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. - Posted by: Dianne and Gerry Bamford (Cousins) on: Dec 01, 2020

  • Dale & family, Very sad to hear about Rosemarie's passing. Our family is sending our sympathy and condolences at this difficult time. Rosemarie and your family are in our thoughts & prayers. God bless. - Posted by: Murray Fleischhaker (Cousin) on: Dec 01, 2020

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Rosemarie was one of the kindest people we knew. All her students loved her and will never forget her. One boy used to call me “The other Mrs. Yeo”. I remember when a child, among others, figured out she was Mrs. Claus at Santa Day one year. Their parent told them that she was helpIng Santa. They thought that made sense because Mrs. Yeo knew all the kids in town. Thinking of you, Dale, and your family. - Posted by: Evelyn and Nick Vogel (Friends and colleagues) on: Dec 01, 2020

  • Thinking of you Dale and your family in this time of sorrow, may all the wonderful memories help you threw this god bless you all. - Posted by: kevin sharon brett bailey kowalyk (friend) on: Nov 30, 2020

  • We are truly sorry to hear of Rosemarie’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family on the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. May the love of family and friends help comfort you in this time of grief and may precious memories of shared times always keep her close in spirit. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Violet & Norm Joss - Posted by: Violet (Case) Joss (Friend and former student) on: Nov 29, 2020

  • I am sending deepest sympathy to Mr.Yeo and all family and friends. I will be thinking of you. I will always remember how incredibly kind and gracious Mrs. Yeo was. She will always be a big part of Roblin. ❤️ - Posted by: Tammi Hrynkiw (Former nursery school student ) on: Nov 29, 2020

  • In these moments of loss, words are useless. God rest her soul in peace and the angels to always be there with you! Our heartfelt condolences to Dale and family. - Gordon and Jeri Lupul, Edmonton AB - Posted by: Gordon and Jeri Lupul (Cousin) on: Nov 29, 2020

  • Truly a wonderful person that will be missed. Our condolences to the Yeo family. - Posted by: Doug and Marianne Hunter (Friend) on: Nov 29, 2020

  • Our condolences to you and your family Mr. Yeo. - Posted by: Diane Shearer and Brian Titanich (Friend) on: Nov 29, 2020

  • We have all lost a wonderful, helpful, caring lady. I have good memories of Rosemary. Our boys loved “ Mrs. Rosemary” when they were in Nursery School. I asked Rosemary for her advice if the boys should be held back in starting school since they were both born the end of Oct. She felt that they were ready and would do well which they did. I also have memories of Rosemary and the Auxillary. She caused things to happen which was so needed. We saw her last at Greg’s class reunion and I had a nice long visit with her. Our thoughts and a prayers are going out to the Yeo family. Greg and Pattie Hunter - Posted by: Greg and Pattie (Friend) on: Nov 29, 2020

  • Rosemarie was indeed a giving pillar of our community. Through her many years of kindness and giving of herself at nursery school, she touched many lives and I dare say she will be remembered warmly for many years yet to come. It was an honor knowing her. Our deepest and most sincere condolences to the whole family.💕 - Posted by: Richard and Vera Russett (Roblinite) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Sending sincere condolences to my favourite teacher, Mr. Yeo, from one of his former students! The way he loved his wife came through in many stories he shared with his students, and at my young age then, I dreamed of how amazing it would be to be loved that way by a future husband- they were such a sweet couple. Much love and sympathy to the family as well, as I can imagine this loss hits them all so hard in these difficult times. - Posted by: Sherri Branconnier (Former student of Mr. Yeo) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Just to let your family know that we are very sad to hear of Rosemarie's passing. Such a nice lady always, a smile every time I saw her. She will be missed. - Posted by: Nancy Leflar (friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Such a wonderful lady. Great person, warm smile, kind hearted and cared and loved everyone. Thoughts will be with all of you during this time. - Posted by: Darren Wandy (Former student) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss Dale and family, my thoughts are with you, take care! - Posted by: Wendy Shurvell (None) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Condolences Dale and family, Rosemarie was a wonderful mother to many, even when she was very young she could very lovingly put you in your place with a look - Posted by: DerryAnn Delamare and Murray Delamare (Student/friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Deepest sympathy to the Yeo family. She was a wonderful and caring lady. Rosemarie will be greatly missed, by all who were lucky enough to me her. I was very fortunate to me Dale and Rosemarie. So sorry for everyone's loss. - Posted by: Peter Davey (Friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • My heart goes out to you and your family Dale. Please know that our family is thinking of you. It was a few short weeks ago on Remembrance Day that I watched a video of you interviewing the Roblin and District veterans of WW2. It served to remind me of two things. One being the sacrifices made by the veterans of the Roblin community who served in that war for the greater good. The other was the force of good Rose and you brought to the town of Robin. When I think about Roblin I think about your family. I hope you and your family find comfort in all of the sweet memories you have of Rose. - Posted by: Bev Patenaude (Friend of the family) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • My condolences to Dale and family. I am thankful to have known Rosemarie through Roblin Roblin Nursery School and church. She was a wonderful friend. - Posted by: Ava Gaber (Friend ) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Rosemarie was a LOVELY LADY. I capitalize those words because "Lady" is what I think of when her name comes up. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. I am glad that your years in Stonewall were happy ones. Dale, it will be hard to live on without your partner, however there "is one who sticks closer than a brother" and I know that He is able to offer you comfort. Sincerely, Vester and Carol Bailey - Posted by: Carol and Vester Bailey (friends from Roblin) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to you and all the family. I didn’t realize she was David’s mother. Such a loss of a real wonderful lady. - Posted by: Veronica Laycock (Acquaintance ) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • I am very sorry for your loss. The love and support of your family will help get you through this difficult time. Take care ❤ C. Ritchie - Posted by: Colin Ritchie (Friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Mark Shenderevich (Aquaintance) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Deepest sympathy Dale and family on your loss. May the love and laughter Rosemarie shared sustain all of you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Darlene Michalot-Dumas (Teaching Colleague in Intermountain) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • My deepest sympathy and condolences over the passing of sweet Roaemarie. You are all in my prayers and may she rest peacefully in the arms of our Lord and Savoiur. Blessings of sweet memories keep you surrounded by her love. - Posted by: Stephanie Kehler (Shwaykowski) (Mr Yeo was my favourite teacher ) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Dale and the entire Yeo clan. Being born and raised in Roblin and having gone to school with some of her kids, I’ve been privileged to have known Rosemarie all my life. Her faith, kindness, generosity, friendship, and love are an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She was always quick to help wherever it was needed, and never passed up an opportunity to do good wherever she could. The world has definitely lost a lovely person. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel. - Posted by: Debbie Andres (Friend ) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • My deepest sympathies to your family. - Posted by: Mary Welsh (family friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Rosemarie will be missed but her legacy will live on in the projects that she was part of. - Posted by: Marilyn & Harv (friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • My condolences to the Yeo family. Rose was always a pleasant and kind woman. You could see the kindness in her eyes. She was always so friendly when I would see her in church when I would come to visit my family. She always asked how my family and my kids were. She is now in the hands of the lord. May she Rest In Peace. Cherish the memories you have gathered over the years and hold them close to your heart. - Posted by: Leah Beattie (Friend ) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dale and your family. Rosemarie will be greatly missed. She was loved by so many, for she touched so many, and is held dearly in their hearts. - Posted by: Arla and Ian (Friends) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • My deepest condolences going out to Dale and the family. Rosemarie was such a wonderful lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. - Posted by: Carrie-Ann Moore (Friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • I wish to personally extend my condolences to Mr. Yeo and family on the recent passing of Rosemary. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult time. - Posted by: Jennifer Laviolette (Former student) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Dale and Family. Our sincere condolences to you for the loss of Rosemarie. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sincerely, your Bomber buddy from over the fence. Craig & Diane 😥 - Posted by: Craig Ross (Friend ) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Rosemarie was such a wonderful mentor to our children while they were in Nursery School in Roblin. What a wonderful gracious lady. We were so glad to be able to reconnect with Rosemarie at Edgar’s 50th reunion. Our deepest sympathy to Dale & family. We know you will miss her terribly. - Posted by: Edgar & Marilyn Nernberg (Friends) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Condolences to the family. She was a kind,caring,and loving lady who will be missed by many. Both my children was a "student" of Rosemarie's at nursery school and both loved her. Halloween we needed to go to her house every year until they stopped trick or treating. Love to all. - Posted by: Ramona Shiner (Friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to the Yeo family. Rosemarie always had a warm smile and kind words whenever we ran in into her (both of you) on the street. Rosemarie's memories & love leaves an indelible imprint in the hearts of those who knew her. She will be missed. Holding you close in thought and prayer. Jack & Marlene Miller - Posted by: Marlene Miller (Friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • Dale & Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Rosemarie. I have many great memories of visits with Rosemarie & Dale on numerous occasions. Those were always the fun times. God has taken a new angel to Heaven. Time will pass and the pain will lessen, but memories will be forever present of someone who was so special to so many people. RIP Rosemarie! - Posted by: Betty L. Paley (Friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

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