We, the family, regret to announce the passing of Steve Roger Yakemchuck on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney.
Roger was born on November 30, 1928 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. He was the son of the late Marco and Annie (Cherlca) Yakemchuck.
Roger worked for the City of Sydney Public Works for 42 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he loved the outdoors.
Roger is survived by four daughters, Carol (Bob) Keough, Shirley Yakemchuck, Connie (Scott) Skinner and Nancy (Kevin) Mailman; two sons, David Yakemchuck and Joe (Arlene) Sophocleous; Josephine’s children, Joanne, Greg, Jimmy, David and their families; sister, Florence Yakemchuck; three special granddaughters, Amber Mailman, Lindsay and Tammy Sophocleous; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Roger was predeceased by four sisters, Helen, Ida, Eva and Mary; brother, Archie; wife, Vernalda Blackie and long-time companion, Josephine Sophocleous.
Many thanks to Harbourstone staff on ‘Spanish Bay’ for their care and compassion for Roger in his time of need.
Due to Covid restrictions, there will be no visitation or service for the late Roger Yakemchuck at this time. A graveside service will be celebrated in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating at a later date.
Donations in memory of Roger may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
To Nancy ,Kevin And ,Family So Sorry To Hear Of Your Loss You Are All In Our Thoughts And Prayers .Dave MacKeigan .,Debbie MacIvor.
From: Debbie MacIvor
Our Sincere Condolences To The Family:
Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news of your father’s passing. No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. Your Father was a wonderful man, losing someone you love is never easy…. He will truly be missed by all and will live on in our hearts and cherished memories of him forever.
A person that departs from this earth, never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. May you find comfort and strength in your cherished memories.
Sending Our Deepest Sympathy to the entire Family. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time.
Rest In Peace Uncle Steve….
Love & Remembered: Florence, Marion, Garfield, Mona & Wanda
Condolences to the family on your loss. May your memories comfort you in the sad days ahead.
Nancy and family so sorry to hear about your loss your dad was a great person my prayers are with you xo
My thoughts and prayers to all the family. May your Dad and Grandfather RIP
My sincere condolences to Nancy and family he was a wonderful man always so friendly
Thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time..
I have known roger for 46 yrs. very kind man. I’m so sorry to hear the passing of roger. He led a great life. My heart goes out to the whole family. My thoughts and prayers r to each and everyone of you.
My deepest condolences to the family Rest In Peace Steve
I send my deepest condolences to Steve family. Loss of a loved one is never easy and I pray God will help you through this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.
Sorry to hear of your dad passing away I knew him and he was a friendly man condolences to all of his family
My Deepest condolences, my heart goes out to all the family, he was a great man and it was an honor to know him God bless
Sorry for your loss ❤️
My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are extended to all family members.
So sorry for your loss prayers thoughts and condolences to you Nancy and your family and friends he will surely be missed ❤😢