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Obituary for Betty Anne Mehrer (Yesnik)

Betty Anne Mehrer (nee Yesnik) of Yorkton, passed away with her family by her side on December 18, 2020 in Yorkton, SK at 74 years of age. Betty was born on July 31, 1946 in Yorkton, SK. She was the second born child of Joseph and Marie Yesnik (nee Kratochvil) of Dunleath, SK. Betty attended Dunleath Elementary School and Yorkton Composite High School. Betty gave her heart to the Lord at age 9 and was baptised when she was 18 years old. She was grateful for her Christian heritage and to grow up in a peaceful community. At 11 years old, Betty's mother passed away and she was suddenly responsible for housework, outside chores, and looking after her younger siblings. After graduation, she went to Secretarial School in Yorkton then worked as a Medical Transcriptionist and Executive Secretary for the East Central Regional Hospital Council in Yorkton. On October 10, 1967, Betty married Gerald Mehrer. In 1972, they welcomed their son, Darcy and raised him on a farm in the MacNutt district. Betty and Gerald built a cottage by the Lake of the Prairies and resided there until they parted ways in 2009. Betty then moved to Yorkton and began working in the deli department of the Superstore; a job she enjoyed thoroughly. Betty loved nature and had a gift for growing and nurturing the most beautiful flower and vegetable gardens; a gift she shared with the other residents of her condo. She also enjoyed passing her knowledge on to her grandchildren. She has instilled a love of birds in both of her granddaughters and told stories often of the chickadees she cared for at the farm. She also had great musical talent. Betty became a church organist at 14 years old and joined the Yorkton Adult Concert Band in 1995 as a saxophone player. She continued to play with this band until her illness overtook her in the fall of 2020. Her grandchildren shared her talent and loved to entertain Grammie by singing, playing piano and guitar. Betty loved Jesus and was eager to see Him face to face in her last days; so while we mourn her passing, we also rejoice with her as she tends heaven's gardens. Our comfort comes in knowing that we will see her again. Betty is survived by her son Darcy (Wendy) Mehrer and their children Chloe, Roman and Emlyn. Her siblings David (Fran) Yesnik, Harvey (Diane) Yesnik, Jewel Bubyn, Allan (Lori) Yesnik, Evelyn Yesnik and Leslie (Gina) Yesnik and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Betty was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Marie Yesnik, stepmother Agnes (nee Dyck) Yesnik and brother in law Gerald Bubyn. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 23rd 2020 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Kevin Sawatsky officiating. David Mehrer was the scripture reader. Neil Mehrer read the eulogy, and words of remembrance were given by son Darcy and niece Kim Halliday. Prelude and postlude music was provided by harpist Jeniel and pianist Dallas Mehrer. Granddaughter Emlyn sang 'Jesus Loves Me', accompanied by granddaughter Chloe. Soloist, Kelvin Wiebe sang 'Going Home', and the recessional was 'I Can Only Imagine'. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark with Kelly Halliday, Allen, Harvey & David Yesnik, and Neil & David Mehrer serving as the casketbearers. In Betty's memory, memorials to Autism Services of Saskatchewan, 209 Fairmont Dr. Saskatoon, SK S7M 5B8 would be appreciated by the family. Condolences can be left at