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JoAnne Lee DeBaets

JoAnne DeBaets Obituary

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our family announces the sudden passing of a great daughter, wife, mother and grandmother JoAnne DeBaets with family at her side on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 64 years of age.

JoAnne was born on February 17, 1960, in MacGregor, Manitoba. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Gary DeBaets; her children, Justin (Adel), Krystle (Chris), Rachelle (Randy) DeBaets; and grandchildren Lillian, Jackson and Carter.  She is survived by her mother Gail Yeryk; her brothers Joe (Diane), Micheal (Monica), Richard, and Mark (Tracy) Yeryk.

She was predeceased by her father Steve Yeryk;

JoAnne grew up in Rainy River, Ontario and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1978 to attend school at Red River College. Shortly after moving to Winnipeg JoAnne meet the love of her life Gary where they married in 1981 and started their family.

JoAnne was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She always had a warm and happy personality, making friends wherever she went. She enjoyed spending time sharing stories and catching up with her family & friends over a cup of coffee.

Her most enjoyed activities were camping, traveling, playing card games, weekend shopping trips to the U.S., evening bike rides with her family, gardening, spending time with family and friends at the family cabin in Grand Beach, and cherishing every minute she spent with her grandchildren.

JoAnne enjoyed traveling to Rainy River any chance she got to visit with her parents, where they would spend time gardening in one of their many gardens, cooking and baking the days meals for all that were there visiting and ending every evening playing card games together.

Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 11:00 am in St. Joseph the Worker Church, 505 Brewster Street, Winnipeg, MB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in JoAnne’s memory

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Memorial Service
March 28, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Joseph the Worker Church
505 Brewster Street
Winnipeg, MB R2C 2W6


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