Raymond Frank Yantha
Raymond Frank Yantha of Barry’s Bay (January 5, 1927 - November 5, 2017) age 90, died peacefully at Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Theresa (Matecheskie), and children Garry (Lil), Bev (Pete), Donna (Frank), Sandy (Jon), Yvonne (Kevin), 7 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his siblings Sylvester and Loretta (Dagenais) and sister-in-law Roseanne Yantha.
He was preceded in death by his parents Marianna (Literski) and Michael, sisters Anne (Harry) Beingessner, Stella (John) Hudder and brother Gerald.
Visitation to be held at the Heubner Funeral Home, Barry’s Bay on Tuesday, November 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service at St. Hedwig’s Church on Wednesday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Interment in Parish Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers are Raymond’s grandchildren: Thomas, Shane, Sarah, Nicole, Amy, Jordan and Blake. Honorary pallbearer is Raymond’s nephew, Doug Beingessner.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, Barry’s Bay.
A special thank you to the staff at Miriamichi Lodge who treated Raymond with such warmth and care and handing out hugs and candy when needed.
Raymond was a career skidder operator and the last skidder he used is on display at the Logging Museum in Algonquin Park. He always enjoyed a rousing game of auction 45 with Edna & Winifred, euchre with Sally & Edward and Agnes & Jerome and really, anyone who could be persuaded to lose or gain a quarter. He enjoyed being a part of the Doug Beingessner hunting gang. Snowmobiling and ice fishing with family and a very large group of relatives were favourite pastimes for many years. Raymond had a great sense of humour and befriended and entertained all ages of people with his positive outlook on life and many stories. Raymond had a kind and gentle soul.
We will never forget you. Thanks for the memories.