Lieu de naissance : Glace Bay, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Lieu de décès : Glace Bay, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Date de décès : 18 octobre 2012
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Edward Yates, at the Glace Bay Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends on Oct. 18, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late David and Phillis (Davies) Yates. He was an avid sportsman, an outdoors man who loved to fish and hunt and also loved animals, he was a hard worker who loved his family and valued his friends and was always there to lend a helping hand. He lived for several years in Connecticut with his sister, Lilly, where he made many good friends. He loved to fish with his brother, David in the Mary Joseph River in Framboise where he spent many hours enjoying the tranquil nature around him.
Edward is survived by daughters, Corinna Yates (Steven Billard), Sherry Yates (Jeremy Bond), Maxine Yates (Melvin Wadden), all of Glace Bay; sons, Danny Yates (Kelly Kayter) Wade Yates; sisters, Joyce Debison, Ont., Lilly Brock (Richard), Conn. USA, Barbara Hart (Courtney), Sydney; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, also uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Kevin, David and Dennis in-infancy; sisters, Phyllis Yates and Gail Doucette.
There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel; 71 Union St., Glace Bay.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
Donations may be made to the Cancer Centre at the Glace Bay Hospital.
We would like to take the time to thank the doctors and nurses of the 3rd floor Glace Bay Hospital and also to the palliative care nurses who came to the house, for their care that was given to dad.
“We do not die, our spirit lives on in these we leave behind”.