Mrs. Mary S. Yanke of Churchbridge, passed away the evening of February 5, 2018 at the Centennial Care Home in Langenburg, SK. Mary is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Mary (Fulton) Scobie, her first husband Russ Debnam, her second husband Melfort Yanke, her sisters Ena Wondrasek and Nan Kaeding, her brothers David, John and Hugh Scobie, her son Ronald Debnam; her granddaughter Maureen Debnam Elliott; and her daughter-in-law Kelly Hrycay. She leaves to mourn her children Pat (Brenda) Debnam, Tim Debnam, Kathy (Cam) Morash; her grandchildren Rhonda, Russell, Derek, Brooke, Jack, Cale and Andrew; her great grandchildren, Aaron, Alyssa, Logan, Amber, Brynn, Wade and Eli, her brother Laurie (Bev), sisters-in-law Sherry and Eila Scobie, Leotha, Violet and Marie Yanke; and her nieces and nephews. Mary was born in Russell, MB on May 13, 1927. She was the 4th child born to Robert and Mary Scobie. Her family resided in Harrowby, MB, until they moved to Churchbridge in 1942. Mary married Russ Debnam in 1945. Together they had four children. On February 7, 1972 Russ passed away. On April 23,1976, Mary married Melfort Yanke. Mary loved both playing and watching sports. She spent many hours at the curling rink, throwing rocks for Melfie and sweeping a lot of rocks for Speedy. Mary knew all the curlers on television, she could tell you which team they previous belonged too. Mary enjoyed playing cards. She, Marie, Jean, and Angie would meet most Wednesday's to play cards, enjoy some laughs and good times. Mary lived in her own home in Churchbridge until she became a resident of the Langenburg Centennial Care Home in December 2017. To describe Mary in a sentence, she was strong, protective of her family, set in her ways, never idle, and made due with what she had. Our family would like to sincerely thank the staff at the Langenburg Centennial Care Home for the loving and compassionate care they provided Mary and her family. Memorial donations can be made to the Churchbridge Town Cemetery or the Langenburg Centennial Care Home. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home. Shelly Morris conducted the service. A eulogy was shared by Cam Morash. The cremation committal took place in the Churchbridge Town Cemetery with Brooke Debnam and Cale Morash serving as urn bearers.
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