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Donald Albert (Don) Yake

Donald Albert (Don) Yake

July 20, 2020

Donald Albert (Don) Yake
Peacefully at Palmerston and District Hospital on Monday, July 20th, 2020 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Kay Ayres and the late Margaret “Jill” Yake (2011). Loving father of Dan Yake and his wife Kim of Mount Forest; Susan MacKenzie and her husband Blair of Waterloo; and Peter Yake and his wife Catherine of Acton. Cherished grandfather of Greg Yake (Nicole Schwehr), Jenna Yake (Craig Eden); Ian MacKenzie, Kate MacKenzie; Lindsey Yake, and Michael Yake. Dear brother of John Yake and his wife Dorothy of Oakville; Paul Yake and his wife Pat of Mount Hope; Harvey Yake and his wife Jackie of Tillsonburg; and brother-in-law of Barbara Yake-Kuhl. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Irene Yake, daughter Linda Yake, sister Janet Leach and brother Murray Yake. Don was a loyal member of the Masonic Lodge – King Hiram Lodge No. 78 in Tillsonburg, the Kinsmen K40 Club of Mount Forest and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 134, Mount Forest. Don enjoyed a few drinks and spending time with family and friends as well as playing cards and travelling. He loved to laugh and truly enjoyed life. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held with interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Don are asked to consider the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation or the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


Dear Kay, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I so enjoyed the story of how you met and then got married. How precious are our moments with our loved ones! My condolences to all the family.

— Claudette Liske, August 2, 2020

Our sincere condolences.

— Chris & Crystal Seifried, July 30, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Yake family. Rob Mulchinock

— Rob Mulchinock, July 29, 2020

My sincere condolences to you Kay, and to Don's children, Dan, Susan, Pete and families. It is so difficult to lose a husband, father and grandfather. Memories are what is left but always important to remember and celebrate. I will continue to think and pray for all of you as you carry on with your lives without Don. Miriam Long

— Miriam Long, July 26, 2020

Susan, Blair, Ian and Kate, and Yake family our sincerest condolences on this very sad occasion.

— Claudette & Greg Minnick, July 24, 2020

Kay, we are so sorry for the loss of your husband. We hope you can find comfort in friends and family. Lorna and Ken

— Lorna Allen, July 24, 2020

Dear Kay and family Sending our sympathy, my Dad (Len) enjoyed Don's company as a neighbor on Egremont St and playing cards with him. Treasure your memories. Leonard Seifried Diane & Bill Dineen

— Diane Dineen, July 24, 2020

My sympathy to Don's family. I worked for/with Don at Zehrs for many years. Don was a great boss and we had many interesting conversations over a cold one after the shift was over. RIP Don.

— Paul Stewart, July 23, 2020

My sincere sympathies to Kay and all of Don's family. Don was such a nice man! He will surely be missed.

— Susan Rawn, July 23, 2020

My condolences To you all. Sending much love and big hugs. A great man that I have been blessed to know and have some memories with. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

— Crystal Leach-Affleck, July 23, 2020

Dear Susan, Blair, Ian and Kate I am so sorry for your loss❤️ My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sending hugs Glenda

— Glenda Jamieson, July 23, 2020

Dan & Kim and family Sorry for your loss. Al & Pat Brubacher

— Al Brubacher, July 22, 2020

We always enjoyed Don's company and the times of card playing and good conversation with Don and his good friend and cousin Tom.. We share your sorrow and offer you our sincere condolences.

— Ron Linseman and Mary Kowaltschuk, July 22, 2020

To the family Don was a special cousin who enriched my life. He taught me not to take life too seriously and enjoy the good times. My sympathies

— Pat (Yake) Whyte, July 22, 2020

Dear Kay, Dan, Susan, Peter and Family, Our deepest condolences upon hearing the loss of a Father and Grandfather whom was loved so much. Uncle Don loved to talk and hear the latest news. He always had a smile on his face, and was such a gentle man to be with. We had the pleasure of having him down to visit us in Florida and he enjoyed the relaxation and I spoiled him bit. We will miss him terribly. His memory will live on in our hearts. RIP Uncle Don

— Tom & Suzanne Leach ( Belle River ) Ont, July 22, 2020

Dear Dan & Kim, we just saw this and are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. Larry & Georgina Nelson

— Larry & Georgina Nelson, July 22, 2020

To the Yake family. Very sorry for your loss. My condolences to all of you. Rest in peace Don.

— Bart Penwarden, July 22, 2020

Dan and Kim, so sorry for your loss.

— Shirley Ell, July 22, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Don's passing. My condolences to all of the family.

— Murray Adam, July 22, 2020

Susan, Blair, Ian and Kate Sorry to hear about the loss of your father and grandfather. Please accept our sincere condolences. Wayne and Arlene Jamieson

— Arlene Jamieson, July 22, 2020

Sorry for yor loss. Our prayers are with you at this time

— Shirley and Bob, July 22, 2020

Dan, our sincere condolences to you and your family. May your fond memories of your Dad and the support from your family and friends give you strength at this time. Patti-Jo and Jim

— PJ McLellan Shaw, July 21, 2020

my deepest sympathy to you Kay and to Don's family. Will be thinking about you in these sad times.

— Bob Adams, July 21, 2020

Dan & Kim & family we are sorry to hear about your loss . Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Wendy & Carl Abbott

— Wendy & Carl Abbott, July 21, 2020

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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