Lori-Anne Maes Yanosik was the daughter of William and Jannette Maes of Mansfield Ontario. Lori-Anne grew up on a tobacco farm west of Alliston, Ont. She lived most of her life around Alliston. Although she did live in PEI for awhile.
I met Lori-Anne at the NA meeting in Alliston, Ont. She called me a newcomer and ask where her coffee was. Little did she know until we were in the meeting, that I in fact had 12 years clean. She was a beautiful attractive woman with a huge grin and smile on her face, so the next week I brought her a Tim’s coffee. She did not know what to say.
Lori relapsed on prescription medication and ended up in the Alliston Hospital. When I went to visit her she once again flirted with me, by saying “My eyes were saying I wanted to kiss her.” After she got out of the hospital, Lori and I started seeing each other in October 1998. Lori moved into my house in Beeton, Ont. On May 13, 2000, Lori-Anne became my wife.
We had our struggles and good times Lori-Anne helped me raise my son “Douglas”. I was doing contract work in the USA and was exposed to toxic funds and developed a lung issue, so Lori-Anne, Douglas and I moved out to Alberta, where I was born. I mentioned to my lung specialist, that Lori-Anne’s breathing was worse than mine and on April 27, 2006 Lori-Anne was diagnosed with Advanced COPD and Alpha one. She was put on oxygen 24/7, it did not stop her. However in 2014, the severe shortness of breath was affecting her ability to complete many activities and she started gaining weight.
In 2013 Lori-Anne went to Edmonton to check into a double lung transplant and in 2015, Lori-Anne was told by the doctors, that due to the fact she could not reach the required BMI weight she would live longer with her own lungs.
After my illness in 2016, Lori and I had to separate in order for us to be able to live, due to the fact my basic pensions were not enough for the two of us to live on and Lori-Anne could not get into Senior’s subsidized house due to her age. We lived separately, however every waking moment with each other.
Lori Anne helped me find unconditional love and friendship. We both grow up in recovery and shared the good and the bad. Lori-Anne was truly my partner, lover and best friend. The members of our NA Group in Lethbridge all said she was like the “MOTHER OF THE GROUP” she helped many women find recovery. She will be greatly missed.
With deepest Respect and Love her husband, Daniel L. Yanosik
No services will be held. Cremation.
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