March 19, 1936 – October 14, 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Mother and Grandma on October 14th, 2022, at the age of 86 at Stoney Plains Terrace in Beausejour. Mom will be forever missed by her two children daughter Janice (Mervin) Stobert, and son Terry (Lee) Loeb, along with her two Granddaughters Mackenzie and Alexis Loeb.
Mom was born March 19, 1936, to William and Mary Yestrau in Rosewood, Manitoba. She was one of four children, her two sisters Edith and Dorothy and brother Frank all predeceased her. Mom attended Rosewood School for eight years, Lorette Collegiate for high school, and Normal School where she obtained her Teaching Degree. She taught two years in Moniminto and six years in Lydiatt where she met the love of her life Billy Loeb. They were married on September 9, 1961, and enjoyed 52 years together, dancing, fishing, and playing cards where Mom would usually out fish and out play Dad!
She may have only taught for eight years but her influence as a teacher lasted with her students their lifetime. She was an amazing homemaker and Dad’s favourite camp cook at Barrier Bay. Mom was an exceptional seamstress, she worked at The House of Fabrics and Helga’s Fabrics. Also, for many years she served as the Secretary of the Beausejour AG Society, and later managed the Brokenhead River Community Hall until her retirement.
Mom loved cooking, baking, and hosting family dinners and could she cook and bake! She was an avid bird watcher and loved saying hello every year to her Purple Martins, she could grow all types of flowers, her orchids were beautiful and the garden on the farm was bountiful. She enjoyed visits with close friends, playing card games and always played to win! Mom enjoyed passing the time doing puzzles whether it was crosswords or 1000 piece picture puzzles.
We admired Mom for her courageous decision to have open heart surgery at the age of forty-seven, at the time we were terrified, and Dad was out of his mind with worry. The Doctor’s said with the surgery a life expectancy of five more years…39 years later she proved them wrong!
As per Mom’s wishes, a cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lydiatt, Manitoba on Thursday, October 20th, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Sincere Condolences to all of Marys’ family upon her sudden passing. I have known Mary for many years and thought of Mary as a very pleasant and respectable lady. May all the wonderful memories live on in your hearts. She is now a beautiful Angel watching over all of her family. May she Rest In Peace.
So so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Terry. My thoughts and prayers are with you , Lee , the girls and your family snd friends. Take care. Gail
Our deepest sympathy to Terry, Janice and family on the passing of your dear mom and grandma. I have known her for many years going back to the Agricultural Society way back then. She was a very helpful, kind and friendly lady. Her memories are precious and may they comfort you all. May she rest peacefully. Roger and Sylvia Mroz
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a special friend and we enjoyed so many wonderful times together. She is now with her husband who was always so proud of her. Billy and my Bill who also was her partner in crime and a good friend. God’s peace be with you all.
Sorry to hear the very sad news of Mary’s passing. She was my early grade school teacher at Corrall School for 6 years. I have many, many fond memories from those years of Mary and her pleasant nature. She went a long way to making elementary school a very good experience. Allan Peter Lackman.
Kerry & Fran Mickey
Janice, Terry & Family, may our thoughts and prayers be with you all at this sad time in the lose of your loved one. Cherish the memories forever in your hearts always. Peace be with you all! God Bless!
Kerry, Fran, Ian & Tyson Mickey
Betty and Norma Buss
Our deepest condolences in the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful, fun and hardworking woman. Our thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow. May you cherish your many happy memories.
to all of Mary’s family, we send our sincere condolences. I, personally did not know Mary all that well, but whenever we would met, we would always have a good conversation, and I will miss her smile, it sure was infectious, she was a beautiful person.
Our condolences to all of Mary’s family in her sudden passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this sad time in your lives. Her wonderful smile & always a friendly hello shall be missed by us all who knew & loved her. May she RIP ….
Helene & Lou Savisky
Sincere condolences to all of Mary’s family. She was a true treasure. May she rest in peace with Billy as they were truly a very special couple.
Ernie & Debby Hlady
Mel & Grace Darroch
Our sincere condolences to Janice and Terry on the passing of your dear Mother.
We always enjoyed our visits and interactions with her over many years. We will miss Mary’s bubbly personality.
Our thoughts are with you and all your family at this difficult time.
Loretta & John Weedmark
We are so sorry for your families loss Always loved visiting with Mary at the hair salon .
Jonathon and Tamara Babisky
Our thoughts are with you during this time
Barry and Leona Malcolm
Terry, Janice and family, we are so sorry to read of Mary’s passing, she was a lovely lady and will certainly be missed.
No doubt she’s met up with Billy and have their Angel wings watching over you all, while enjoying fishing, playing cards and catching up for the last 9 years.
Sincere condolences to you all.
So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Always thought of her as such a classy lady!My condolences to Terry,Janice and families.