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Ron Yates

Ron Yates

April 24, 2019

Ron Yates
William Ronald “Ron” Yates, of Mount Forest, passed away at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of June Yates (nee Humphries). Loving father of David Yates and his wife Suzanne Tucker and Gregory Yates and his wife Arlene Tehara. Cherished grandfather of Sam, Donald, William and Lauren. Dear brother of Joyce Tetlock. Predeceased by siblings Hazel Middlemiss, Trif Manning, Alice Pitsiladis. Ron was a graduate of McGill University, BSc ‘56, and a life-long employee of Sunlife Financial. Cremation has taken place.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or Mount Forest United Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.


Such a sad time and such a loss. Ron was one of the kindest and most decent men I have ever known. He was a true mentor to me when I started my career at Sun Life, and over time, he became a wonderful friend. Rod and I always enjoyed our visits with Ron and June and the Ron Yates golf tournament and dinner was something we looked forward to every year. June, you were blessed to call this man your husband, and David and Greg, you were privileged to call him your father. No one was more of a gentle man or a better person. What a legacy he has left with us and what memories his many friends and loved ones have. Cheers to you, Ron.

— Karen Christie, April 30, 2019

With Deepest Sympathy to June and her family. You are in our thoughts. Dennis and Lorri

— Dennis and Lorri Grein, April 27, 2019

I was saddened to hear of Ron's passing away. He was one of the nicest men I have met. He was very helpful to me in the Lions Club over the years. Helping out at numerous events and as Treasurer for many years. My condolences to June and his sons and their family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Treasure your Memories And those Memories Will become the Greatest Treasures of All.

— Bill Dineen, April 24, 2019

Contact Info

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