Emma Julia Yanyu

Emma Julia Yanyu

May 1, 1929 – July 26, 2017

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            Emma was born on May 1, 1929 in Bekevar district to Joseph and Esther Szackacs. She was raised on the farm with her brother Peter. On Oct. 3, 1949 she married the love of her life, our dad, Frank Yanyu. They farmed together and worked at Kenosee Gardens. She was a loving mother, grandma, Great-Gramma always ready to help if she could.

            Mom was an amazing cook never letting you visit without eating something. She loved her flowers, her house and yard were full. She said you had to talk to your plants so they did better, always had a window full of slips going. Mom was active in the Kennedy Legion for many years, making many friends.

Emma was predeceased by our dad, Frank in 2004; son Richard in infancy; her parents, Joseph and Esther Szackacs; brother, Peter; her in-laws, Andrew and Anne Yanyu; brothers-in-law: Paul, Joe, Alex, John; sisters-in-law: Mary and Annie.

            She leaves to cherish her memory, her children: William (Nola), grandchildren Jaret (Kristen), Janelle (Tom), Jason (Melissa) and Jolene; Edward (Lillian), grandchildren Curtis (Amber), Crystal (Dave), Carla, Chris (Melissa) and their mother Jackie; Julianna (Mike) Coffey, grandchildren Andrew and Hanah. She also leaves nineteen great grandchildren.



I’d like the memory of me to he a happy one.

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles

when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo whispering

softly down the ways.

Of happy times and laughing times

and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve,

to dry before the sun.

Of happy memories that I leave

When life is done.


Thank You

            Emma’s family wishes to thank everyone for their support, cards, flowers, gifts, food and hugs.

            Thanks to Moose Mountain Lodge staff for making Mom’s time there filled with lots of love and laughter.

            Thank you to Tubman Funeral Home, Richard Barta and all that came to share Mom’s celebration of life.

            Mom was an amazing lady. We will miss her smile, her jokes, her laughter and kind heart.


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