It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Dr. Edward Michael Yamka on May 14, 2020 at the age of 80 after a lengthy illness.
He is predeceased by his loving parents William and Anna Yamka (nee Osachuck). He is survived by his children Jeffrey Edward and Lori Yamka. Cherished grandfather of Mykailo Yamka, brother Walter Yamka and many nieces and nephews
Ed was born and raised in Kirkland Lake. He graduated from University of Toronto Medical School in 1964. Ed practiced medicine in Kirkland Lake and Vancouver before heading to the renowned John’s Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where he trained in his specialty of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Yamka returned to Canada with his Fellowship in Anesthesiology and practiced his specialty at Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Yamka finished his lifelong career in medicine at Etobicoke General Hospital as Chief of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Yamka will be laid to rest at the Kirkland Lake cemetery.