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Born: Oct 11, 1937

Date of Passing: Jan 05, 2005

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JEAN YARMIE (nee MAKOWESKI) October 11, 1937 - January 5, 2005 It is with sadness and deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Jean Yarmie on Wednesday morning, January 5, 2005 at St. Boniface Hospital, while clutching her husband's hands. Jean will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by her husband of 47 years, Michael. She was a loyal, faithful and loving wife, a jewel among jewels. Also left to cherish her memory are her mother Teanie and her mother-in-law Annie Yarmie, both residents of Holy Family Nursing Home. As well, she leaves sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, aunts, uncles and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by her father John in October 1991. Born in the 30's, Jean was fortunate to have hard-working parents who provided for her well during difficult times. Jean walked some four miles to attend a rural school and upon graduation from high school, completed a typing and business course at MTI. Her first employment was with Roco Oil Co. and then worked for many years as a switchboard operator and typist for Billinkoff Lumber. Jean married Michael Yarmie in August 1957. She enjoyed her family, gardening, reading and travelling to California, Nevada, Texas, Tennessee and throughout Canada. Her collection of cookbooks was important and she added to it each year. She loved tending to the flowerbeds and garden. Jean enjoyed life, visiting, cooking and dancing. She gave of herself freely, proving aid and support to all who came under her wing. Jean was compassionate, had a heart of gold and a soul of tenderness. So often she went out of her way to help someone else thus overlooking her own personal health problems. She will be sadly missed and always loved. Her home was her castle... a place for everything and everything in its place. Jean was meticulous in cleanliness, all things cleaned, dusted, shined and polished... even her hairdo, every hair had to be in its place, backcombed and sprayed. Whenever she could, Jean attend church, went to confession, accepted Holy Communion, as she was a strong believer in God and the Resurrection. Seldom would you hear an unkind word from Jean. She was a long time member of the All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The family would like to thank her close friends, neighbours and all who offered their prayers. Prayers will be said on Thursday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 8 at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1500 Day St., Transcona with Very Rev. Wasyl Wasyliw officiating. Interment will follow in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Paul Makoweski, Tony Drewniak, Tony Makoweski, Michael Yarmie, Peter Makoweski and Dennis Perozuk. Flowers are gratefully declined; donations may be made in Jean's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to a charity of your choice. To those I left behind, You held my hand... I felt your strength and I was not alone. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 07, 2005

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