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On May 6, 2021, Frances Joan Yanitski (Yaceyko) of Myrnam passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years. She will be forever loved by her husband of 71 years, Nick, and cherished by her four sons, Jim (Janice), Jack (Lori), Ron (Carol) and Don. Baba was deeply loved by her nine grandchildren & five great-grandchildren; her sisters in-law, Janet (Emile) Longpre and Natalka Yanitski; and numerous extended family and friends. Frances was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Nancy Yaceyko; and brothers, Peter (Eunice) Roberts and John Roberts. Our dear mom was infamous for her heart-warming smile and generous nature; always known to have an extra spot at the table should someone drop in. Not wanting to miss a single moment with her precious family, she was consistently the first one up in the morning and the last to go to bed at night, a habit she maintained to the very end. Our family would like to thank all of the staff at Myrnam Eagle View Lodge for their excellent care and kindness during this difficult time. Our gratitude is also extended to Two Hills Homecare staff, in particular Brandon for his boundless care and compassion. A private graveside service was held at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Myrnam. Due to COVID-19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit