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Pete (Peter) Yanko died peacefully in his chair at home, in front of his window, on a sunny afternoon Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Piccadilly Care Centre, Salmon Arm at the age of 96 years.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years Tassie and granddaughter Cindy Hitchcock.

Born in Kelliher, SK, one of 13 children, he is survived by two brothers Joe (Nancy) and Ernie (Ann Marie), sister Stella (John) Bruschinsky, children Ken, Don (Sonya), Carol Ann Reid, Tammy (Vince) Fischer, grandchildren Alisa Bagshaw (Roger), Leon and Nelson Yanko, Jeremy (Olivia), Vinnie and Dawson Fischer, great grandchildren Braeden (Jenna) Hitchcock, Kirsten Hitchcock (Quinlan) and Jordon Fischer as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Sincere thanks to Dr. Skubiak, Lander’s Lodge, Piccadilly Care Centre and ALL the community care professionals who assisted with Dad’s care in the past four years.

Pete lived and worked in Burnaby, where he built their home, as a plastering contractor for over 60 years. An honest man who loved to dance, play cards and had a smile for everyone.

An open house will be held Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the residence of Don (Sonya) Yanko, 2151 1st Ave SE, Salmon Arm.

Inurnment to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby, BC on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow.

Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm. Email condolences and share memories through Pete’s obituary at

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