GRANT, Mary Anne (Yaki) Age 78, of Abbotsford and formerly of Aldergrove, passed away October, 21, 2012 due to complications from a brain tumor. Mary Anne was born on the farm near Sandwith, Saskatchewan to John & Selma Yaki. She is predeceased by her parents and sister Dorothy (Ed) Gasper. She is survived by brothers Stan (Mary) Yaki, Gus (Aileen) Yaki, sister-in-law Rae, and sister Margaret (Ralph) Weger.
She was a devoted mother to sons Dean (Debi) and Daryl (Marj), a proud grandma to Stefani (Tyler), Carlee, Derek, Chantalle & Sean, and an affectionate greatgrandmother to Lincoln. Mary Anne received her nursing education in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and served as an R.N. across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and later in BC at the Oakalla Prison Hospital (Burnaby), and Langley Memorial Hospital. She retired in 1991.
She will be remembered for her baking, babysitting, home canning, and holiday meals. She was famous for getting a “good deal” & conscientiously recycling. Although she insisted she “didn’t need anything”, she was a cheerful consumer of Tim Hortons coffee. She was a generous giver of time and resources to family, friends, neighbours and charities. In her retirement, she loved to garden: her dahlias, roses, rhododendrons & geraniums were admired by many.
The family would like to thank Liah (Tom) Luu, and the caring staff of the Menno Homes. At Mary Anne’s request, no service is planned. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at: www.MyAlternatives.ca