Theresa Helen Yantha (nee Matecheskie) of Barry’s Bay, (August 8, 1932 - January 8, 2019), age 86, died peacefully at the Water Tower Retirement Residence, Barry’s Bay.
She is survived by her children Garry (Lil), Bev (Pete), Donna (Frank), Sandy (Jon), Yvonne, 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Martha Yashinskie and Wella Rudkowski; brother-in-law, Isadore Yantha.
Preceded in death by her husband Raymond, parents Maryna Telka (Buch) and Stephen, brothers Alphonse (Barb), Edmond (Julie), Lorne, Clements (Theresa), Tony (Theresa), Gerald (Marguerite), Archie, and sisters Eleanor (Lawrence), Rita (Jim, Lorne), Monica, and Helen (Alphonse).
Visitation to be held at the Heubner Funeral Home, Barry’s Bay on Friday, January 11 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Funeral service at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, January 12 at 10:30 am.
Cremation to follow. Interment in Parish Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers are Theresa’s grandchildren: Shane, Sarah, Nicole, Amy, Jordan and Blake.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, Barry’s Bay.
We thank the staff at the Water Tower Retirement Residence and CCAC who tirelessly provided support and care for Theresa.
Theresa loved being in the kitchen and would have been happy feeding the world, one piece of dessert at a time. This love of baking started when Theresa worked at a lumber camp where she had a most appreciative group of diners. In bygone days Theresa & Raymond enjoyed dances and were known to take a spin around the kitchen together. She had a passion for playing cards and enjoyed auction 45 with Edna & Winifred and euchre with Sally & Edward and Agnes & Jerome. While at the Water Tower Theresa enjoyed having company and appreciated the many visits from relatives and friends who dropped by for a chat and kindly brought their homemade desserts. Theresa will be missed by her dearest friend Edna, who throughout the decades provided comfort, love and friendship during daily phone calls.
God has you in His keeping; we have you in our hearts.