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Born: Sep 27, 1964

Date of Passing: Apr 18, 2022

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September 27, 1964 - April 18, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Robert James Yewish, on April 18, 2022, at the age of 57.
He will be greatly missed by his brother Ron (Candace), his sister Patti (Willie), his nieces and nephew, Sarah (Jason), Joel (Kendra), Tammy (Shaun), and Lizzie, his great-nieces and great-nephews, all his cousins, especially Kim Gulle-Daye and Jamie Gulle, his lifelong partner Donna Plante and his many other friends he acquired over the years. He was predeceased by his parents, Colleen Yewish (nee Courchene) and Lawrence Hewitt.
Robbie was a great friend to many who met him. He had a special gift of helping people that were less fortunate and was a real supporter of the little man. He had a special art of helping people with legal matters, and many would go to him and ask for his help. He was a self-made legal scholar.
In his early 20s, Robbie lived in Frobisher Bay, now named Iqaluit, where he owned a taxi business for three years and made many friends there. He could speak Inuktitut well. He had been working for many years for the City of Winnipeg at the Public Works Dept.

Robbie you will always be truly missed!

Cremation has already taken place. The family will be holding a small gathering for family and friends, to celebrate Robbie, on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Darlington Hall, at the West Kildonan Legion, 1748 Main St., Winnipeg, MB.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 07, 2022

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Robbie! What the heck! I miss you so much and still can’t face that you’re gone. How do I do this. How do I carry on with out you? I love you so much and I’m still shook. Miss you forever brother. - Posted by: Patricia Yewish (Sister) on: Jun 18, 2023

  • Miss you - Posted by: Kim (Cousin) on: Mar 13, 2023

  • Sad to hear this, my condolences to the family. Just like to say I had the pleasure of working with Rob. Glad to have been able to call him my friend. We had some great laughs while working the night shift. I'll surely miss him, He'll be in my prayers now. RIP big fella 🙏 - Posted by: Dale Ducharme (Friend) on: Jun 27, 2022

  • I'm so sorry to Ron and Patti and their families on the loss of your brother and my friend Rob. We all had a lot of good times back in the day. I'll miss your smile and laugh. Gone too soon. Been awhile since I saw you last but I'll never forget you. Until we see each other again..God speed, ride easy on your journey. 💙🙏✌ - Posted by: Rosemary (Faraci) Wade (Friend) on: May 09, 2022

  • My sincere condolences. It has been quite a while since I’ve seen uncle Robbie but I have nothing but fond memories. Sending my love and hugs from Cochrane AB. - Posted by: Liz (Family Friend) on: May 08, 2022

  • Rob, it was so nice of you and my sister Donna to come to Hay River. Was short but sweet. You will be missed by Blaine and I. This is good bye til we meet again. R.I.P.buddy 🙏🙏 - Posted by: Eleonore Thomas (Friend) on: May 08, 2022

  • My sincere condolences to Ron and the families I wish could be there on the 13th. Rob was a good man. RIP brother 🙏 - Posted by: Bob Kozubski (Friend ) on: May 07, 2022

  • My sincere Sympathy to Rob's family, may he rest in Paradise. He will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Joan Donald (Friend) on: May 07, 2022

  • You’ve gone WAY too soon my friend 😢, but, if Robby accepted you as his friend you had a true friend for life. He never wavered in lending a hand whether it is for a friend, neighbor or someone he’d just met. I met Robby having a “Cool one” at the Club 13 Legion on Main St in Winnipeg thru his brother Ronny and Ronnie’s wife Candace quite a few years back and our friendship just grew stronger through the years. Robby never stopped trying to better himself as he helped others (He’d always say): “I’m learning myself along the way!” Well, my (Brother from another mother) all I will say is So Long, because Good Bye-is too final as we will see each other down the road. You will be missed BIG TIME! ❤️ William (Billy) Elliott - Friend - Posted by: William Elliott (Friend) on: May 07, 2022

  • Robbie I miss you more than I ever thought possible. I miss your smirk. I needed you:( RIP. You will always be with me. - Posted by: Patti Yewish (Sister ) on: May 07, 2022

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