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Obituaries - Canada

These obituaries were sent to me by Alan Richards which he has found in various Canadian sources. Obituaries are important as they often name other family members as well as celebrating the lives of those dear ones who have passed on.

Gary J. Yeo - 3rd May, 2012

YEO, Gary J. - At Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Thursday May 3, 2012 at the age of 62. Beloved husband of the late Pauline. Loving father of Nena Dell and her husband Christopher, and David Yeo and his wife LeeAnn. Dear brother of Brenda Bailey, Kevin Yeo, Wayne Yeo and predeceased by his brother Brian Yeo. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Cierra, Jack, Victoria, Nicholas and Alyssa. Son-in-law of Edith Smith and brother-in-law of Janet Holman (Robert). Uncle to Matthew and Colin and great-uncle to Cora. Rested at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484). A Memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Palliative Care-LHO. On-line condolences may be made at www.courticefuneralchapel.com . 11318847 More Sharing Services Share | Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print

Floyd Ronald Yeo - 11th April, 2012

YEO, Floyd Ronald - Passed peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012, Ronald Yeo of London in his 80th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Dorothy (nee Wilker) Yeo in their 61st year of marriage. Loving father of Doug (Gayle), Ken (Kathy), Gary (Dawn) and Patricia (Ken) Leslie. Dearly loved grandfather of Laurie (Dana) Yeo-Schmidt, Jeff (Carmen) Yeo, Justin Yeo, Jamie Yeo, Michael (Karen) Yeo, Karry (Peter) Tischler, Chris (Shelby) Yeo, Jason (Alison) Yeo, Shawn (Brittany) Yeo, Travis (Courtney) Yeo, Craig Leslie, Kyle Leslie and Jessica Leslie. Proud great-grandfather of Cameron, Jenna, Patty, Ella, Quinn, Kody, Alana, Vivian, Emerson and Britton. Also fondly remembered by his sister Darlene (Jim) Walter. Predeceased by his brothers Len, Mel, John and his sister Florence. Ron retired as a stationary engineer from Labatt's Brewery in 1997. He loved tinkering in his shop, traveling in his RV with his best girl and spending time with his family. The family would like to thank the wonderful nursing staff on the 6th and 7th floor of Victoria Hospital for all their kindness and support and especially Dr. Sexton and Dr. Dunkerly for their compassionate care. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Private family inurnment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ron are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit at Victoria Hospital. Online condolences available at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

Gordon W Yeo - 12th January, 2012

YEO, Gordon W - (Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #34, Orillia and Retired Letter Carrier with Canada Post) Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Thursday, January 12, 2012; at the age of 81. Gordon, beloved husband of Jean for 57 years. Loving father of Peter Yeo & wife Cindy of Orillia and Eric Yeo & wife Tanya of Waterloo. Cherished grandfather of Stephanie, Natalie, Katelyn and Victoria. Special thanks to all the staff of CCAC, Bayshore, Comcare, Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital and at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Gordon's life will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

Donald Joseph Yeo - 9th January, 2012

YEO, Donald Joseph - At Strathaven Lifecare on Monday, January 9, 2012 in his 75th year. Don, beloved husband of Joan Buttery for 45 years. Loving father of Tom, Trisha and Peter and grandfather of Phoenix. Dear son of the late Don and Doris Yeo of Whitby. Dear brother of Bev Hickey and sister-in-law Joyce (Hugh Harmer). At the family's request there is no public visitation or services. Cremation at Bowmanville Crematorium and interment of cremated remains in Bowmanville
Cemetery. Donations in Don's memory may be made through the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4 Division St., Bowmanville to the Canadian Cancer Society, Clarington Community Care or Trinity United Church would be gratefully appreciated.

 

Pauline J. Yeo - 6th January, 2012

YEO, Pauline J. - (former employee of St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital and Reed's Florist) - at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Friday January 6, 2012 at the age of 61. Beloved wife of Gary. Loved daughter of Edith and the late John Smith. Loving mother of Nena Dell and her husband Christopher, and David Yeo and his wife LeeAnn. Dear sister of Janet Holman and her husband Robert. Loving Nan to Cierra, Jack, Victoria, Nicholas and Alyssa. Loved Aunt to Matthew and Colin. Pauline will be resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) where the family will receive friends on Saturday January 14th from 1-2 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday January 14th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Oshawa Hospital Foundation -Palliative Care Unit in memory of Pauline. On-line condolences may be made at www.courticefuneralchapel.com

Roy James Yeo - 29th December, 2011

Yeo, Roy James - Passed away at the St. Joseph's General Hospital in Elliot Lake on Thursday December 29, 2011 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of 66 years to Marion Yeo. Loving father of Carolyn Hall (Stephen) of Lakefield, Ontario. Dear grandfather of Dr. David Hall (Mary Jane) of Toronto and great grandfather of Andrew and Daniel Hall. Also survived by sister Ruby Pogue of Sault Ste. Marie, brother Cecil Yeo of Bowmanville and numerous nieces and nephews. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stoke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel & Cremation Centre (36 Ontario Ave).

Leonard Williams - 13th December, 2011

Leonard Fred Williams (also known as Johnny), 44, of London, Ont.

Loving son of Dave and Eleanor (Yeo) Williams of St. Marys. Father of Sierra O'Donovan of London. Brother of Chris and Manon and their children Eric and Renee; Sandy and Tom Bishop and their children Brendan and Scott; Beth and Jeff Wambolt and their children Kaelyn and Thomas. Grandson of Effie Yeo. Very special friend of Marg O'Donovan, her son James and Lianne O'Donovan and family and her daughter Katie who Leonard treated as a daughter. Nephew of Bud Yeo, Harold and Sharon Williams and family and Don and Diane Williams and family.
Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. where a memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Nancy Wetselaar officiating. Memorial donations to a trust fund for Sierra O'Donovan would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home or at www.LockhartFuneralHome.com. Online condolences at www.LockhartFuneralHome.com.

Marian Francis Yeo - 19th November, 2011

MARIAN FRANCIS YEO age 86, died peacefully at the home of her daughter after a long illness. Marian was well-known in Winnipeg for her work as a feminist, political activist, art historian, writer and critic, and was a tireless champion of social justice and change. She supported the rights of women, and numerous left-wing political causes, launched a landmark exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and wrote numerous articles for prestigious art publications.

Marian was a warm, cheerful and gregarious person who loved people and enjoyed her family and friends. Her keen intellect, her curiosity and love of learning informed her values and her social interactions. She always felt an obligation to help others and improve the human condition. She was active in supporting labour, protesting war and working for social and cultural causes. She hosted many memorable parties at her home on Grosvenor Avenue.

Marian was part of a group of writers who founded Canadian Dimension Magazine in 1963 and was hired as its feminist editor. Her long dedication to social justice led Winnipeg's activist community to honour her with Canadian Dimension Magazine's first annual Person Who Changed the World award in 2004. In her work as an art writer and critic, Marian contributed to many art journals in Canada and the United States and her writing appeared in exhibition catalogues of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and 1.1.1 Gallery at the University of Manitoba. In 1975, she and an artist friend, Sharon Zenith Corne, coordinated Woman as Viewer, a historic exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. It was the first national show to work to erode destructive stereotypes of women and present authentic images of women's experience. It won critical acclaim in the Winnipeg Free Press and the Toronto Globe and Mail. In 1978 Marian organized another successful event, the Festival of Feminism, which featured distinguished panelists, such as Germaine Greer and Henry Morganthaler. Marian was honoured on International Women's Day in 2007 by the Grassroots Women, MB, a movement which she helped to organize, honouring women whose lives are lived in the best of struggles and, in May 2010, she was presented with a plaque by MAWA, recognizing her as a founding foremother of women in the visual arts.

Marian was born in Winnipeg on April, 1925. She taught herself to read at an early age and remained a life-long reader. She attended local schools and United College briefly where she became an early member of Baha'i World Faith. Later, after she had her family, she returned to school and earned a master's degree in history and continued her studies on the doctoral level. At the same time, she worked as an editor and writer for her husband's business, Mercury Publications.

Marian was predeceased by her parents, Beatrice Pirie and Frank Metcalfe, and her husband Grenville Robert Yeo. She is survived by a sister Barbara Germain and brother Frank Metcalfe; a half-sister Debbie Metcalfe and two stepsisters, Margaret Fenton and Elizabeth Dasinger. She leaves four children, Monty Woodman and Maggie Paskaruk, from a first marriage and two sons Robert Grenville and Frank Yeo from her second marriage; four grandchildren James Paskaruk, Martha, Michael and Oliver Beach-Yeo, and four step-grandchildren, Josh, Natashia, Ben and Jamie. A memorial service will be held at the Plug-in Gallery, where Marian had been a board member, on Tuesday, November 22 at 4:00 p.m., at 460 Portage Ave., second floor. As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on November 19, 2011

Desmond Elmer Yeo - 1st November, 2011


YEO, Desmond Elmer - It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of Desmond Yeo, on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Loving husband of Doris Yeo (nee Noye) for 53 years and devoted father to Clayton Yeo (Bernie), Brenda Lever (John) and Marcia Werkhoven (Rick) and grandfather to Todd Youden, Bradley Yeo, Abby Lever, Richard Yeo, Andrew Lever, Stephen Lever, Douglas Yeo, Matthew Werkhoven, Jessica Yeo and Sarah Werkhoven and great-grandfather to Addyson Yeo and Zachery Yeo. Beloved brother-in-law of Edgar (predeceased), Norma and Wayne, Judy and Chester, Sylvia and Charlie, Lil and Jerry, Robert and Pat, Marjorie and Wayne, Linda and Jackie, Donna and Ronnie, David and Glenn, Carol and Ross.

Desmond was born December 29, 1938 in Harmony, Prince Edward Island, to Clayton and Bertha Yeo. Desmond and Doris moved to Toronto as young newlyweds to start their family while maintaining strong ties with friends and family in Prince Edward Island. Desmond has been very active in his retirement, travelling with family, spending time at his favourite Brampton club "Rutherford Bingo" and cherishing his time with his wife Doris and friends.

Desmond will be deeply missed by all for his love of life, his rich sense of humour and his devotion to family. Visitation will be held at Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South, Brampton, ON Thursday, November 3, 2:00-4:00 and 7:00- 9:00 p.m. with funeral services to be held at St. Paul's United Church, 30 Main Street South, Brampton, ON on Friday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Published in the Toronto Star on November 3, 2011

Mrs. Lois (Grant) Yeo - 10th October, 2011

Mrs. Lois (Grant) Yeo 94, beloved wife of the late Ernest E. Yeo, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at her home. Born in Plainville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Carleton H. and Anne E. (Cockell) Grant. She was raised in Attleboro and graduated from Attleboro High School.

A resident of the Town of Wenham since 1952, Mrs. Yeo was a member and volunteer at the Wenham Tea House, the Wenham Museum and the Hamilton-Wenham Library. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

Lois' family would like to thank Visiting Angels for their dedicated and loving care of Lois over the past two years. She is survived by her son, Norman H. Yeo and his wife, Emily of Supply, NC, two grandsons, Daren Yeo of Stafford Springs, CT and Alec Yeo of Mt. Airy, MD and seven great grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Phillip E. Yeo and Christopher G. Yeo. Her funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Campbell - Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Lois' memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. Information and online condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

YEO, Alyce (nee Cameron)  - 23rd September, 2011

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At Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa on Friday, September 23, 2011 at the age of 91 years.  Alyce, beloved wife of the late H. Keith Yeo (2009) for over 64 years.  Much loved mother of Roxy and John (Ted) Barnes.  Devoted and loved grandmother of Stephanie, Suzanne, Deanna and Khris Boniface.  Adoring great grandmother to Jack and Samantha.  Dear sister of Almer Cameron and the late Jean, Alfreda and Margaret. Loved Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Friends may pay their respects at the MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL , 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 12 - 1 p.m.  Funeral service complete in the MORRIS CHAPEL on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 1 p.m.  Interment Hampton Union Cemetery .  Lois Yeo Date of Birth: Thursday, May 17th, 1917 Date of Death: Monday, October 10th, 2011 Funeral Home: Campbell - Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home 525 Cabot Street Beverly, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES 01915 Obituary:

 

 

Roy Gerald Yeo - 21st July, 2011

YEO, Roy Gerald - of St. Thomas and formerly of Alberta, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, July 21st, 2011, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, in his 60th year. Dearly loved father of Raymond Yeo and his wife Lisa Swales of St. Thomas, Kathy-Jo and her husband Curtis Kehler of Fairview, Alberta and Crystal-Ann Yeo and her husband Stephen Graham of Grimsby and their mother Wanda Baldry of Ottawa, Much loved grandfather of Alyssha, Tyler, Adam, Krysta, Cody, Austin, Bryce, Talease and Payton. Extended family to Chad and Julie. Dear brother of Sandy Switzer and Barb Sutherland of Brampton. Sadly missed by his special four legged friend Taco and by a number of nieces and nephews. Roy was born in St. Thomas on August 2nd, 1951, the son of the late Mary (Caswell) Yeo Jones and the late Clifford Yeo and step- son of the late Murray Jones. He worked for Coco Paving. A Public Memorial service to celebrate Roy's life will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas. Visitation from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Pet Friends for Life or Animal Aid. 10379276

Ruth Yeo - 13th July, 2011

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Ruth Yeo Born In: Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Born: June 10th, 1920 Passed in: Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Passed on: July 13th, 2011 Yeo
At Summerset Manor, Summerside, on Wednesday July 13, 2011, of Ruth Elizabeth Yeo, aged 91, formerly of Harmony, wife of the late Wyman Yeo. Born in Summerside on June 10, 1920, Ruth was the daughter of the late Lewis and Margaret Ramsay. Dear sister to Ina MacLennan, Summerside. She is also survived by sister in law Sadie Ramsay, Springhill and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, brother Roy Ramsay, sister Mildred (Clinton) MacLeod, brothers and sisters in law Eric MacLennan, Gladys (Frank) Hardy and Kathleen (Russell) Stewart.

Resting at the Ferguson Tyne Valley Funeral Chapel with visiting hours Thursday evening 7-9pm . Funeral will be held on Friday at the Presbyterian Church, Victoria West at 1:30 p.m. Interment following the service in the People's Cemetery, Victoria West. In memory of Ruth, donations to People's Cemetery, Victoria West would be appreciated.

John Francis Yeo - 13th June, 2011

YEO, John Francis - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Francis Yeo on Monday, June 13, 2011. Beloved son of Joan and the late Don Yeo; brother to Bill, Barbara (Rick Hayman) and Jane (Joe Jazbec); uncle to Kyle and Colin Jazbec. John will be greatly missed by his daughter Emily and her mother Catherine. John will also be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of John's life will be held at St. John the Divine Church, 390 Baseline Road West, on Friday, June 17th at 11 am. (Visitation 1 hour prior). In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. 10236331

Roy Garth Yeo - 28th October, 2010

YEO, Roy Garth
Born January 9, 1929 in Kerrobert Saskatchewan and passed away October 28, 2010 at Burnaby, British Columbia, Hospital. Garth is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lorraine; many nieces, nephews and friends. Garth joined the Burnaby Fire Department in 1955 and retired in 1988 as Chief Training Officer. Celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Firefighters Banquet and Conference Centre, 6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

 

Christopher Tully Yeo 7th July, 2010


CHRISTOPHER TULLY YEO It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Chris Yeo of Georgetown, ON, in his 45 year, on Tuesday, July 7, 2010. He is survived by wife Angie Thomas-Yeo, daughter Ryann and son Ethan of Georgetown; mother Donna Mae Yeo (nee Tully) of Vernon, BC; sister Jennifer Yeo, brother-in- law Bruce Paracholski, niece Hannah of Vernon, BC; in-laws Emily (nee Pelletier), David Pittfield, Morgan and Scott of Kingston, ON; Ron and Vicky Thomas of Kamloops, BC; Daphne and Dale Jackson and family; many aunts,uncles, and cousins; predeceased by father, Frederick Cecil Yeo. Born in Winnipeg, MB,

Chris became involved in the restaurant business at a young age. His gift for socializing and business made this his lifelong career. His greatest loves were his children, family and kitten Cache. Chris was most passionate about family time at the cottage and enjoying the 'dining experience'. Honorary pallbearers: Don Selver, Doug King, Trent Jones, Scott Jackson, Todd Jackson, Scott Pittfield, Bruce Fraser, Trevor Boyce, Mike Marcotte, Jeff Yee, Gill Tyrell, Todd Buttwell, Steve Ciglen, Rolando Ayala and Scott Tuck.

The family would like to thank the Emergency Team at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge and the ICU Staff of Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orilla, who showed great concern and compassion for Chris and family during this time. A special thank you also to the Sussex and Dorset Dialysis Units. The family will receive their friends at the Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, 3164 9th Line (403/Dundas), Oakville, ON, 905-257-8822, Sunday afternoon 2-4 and evening 6-8 o'clock. Funeral service will be in the Chapel, Monday, July 12, 2010 at 3 o'clock, officiated by the Reverend Carol Fletcher. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400-522 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 2R5, www.diabetes.ca or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 300-5165 Sherbrook St. W., Montreal, QUE, H4A 1T6, www.kidney.ca Online condolences at www.glenoaks.ca

Grete Yeo 10th July, 2010

Published in the Toronto Star on July 10, 2010 Grete Yeo  
YEO, Grete (née Knudsen) - It is with sadness and regret that we announce that on July 27, 2011, Grete Yeo (née Knudsen), wife of the late Leslie Yeo, stepmother of Jamie Yeo and sister of Anne (Tüm) Knudsen, lost her battle with her demons. To be notified regarding date and location of service of remembrance, please call either 416-967-9398 or 416-543-3639.

Brian Kenneth YEO - 18th March, 2010

YEO, Brian Kenneth - of St. Thomas passed away on Thursday March 18, 2010 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, in his 55th year. Dearly loved partner of Elisabeth Buck of St. Thomas. Loving father of Terry Yeo and his wife Adriane of St. Thomas and Brittany Yeo of Sundridge. Dear grandfather of Layne Linden Yeo. Loving son of the late Lawrence and Shirley (Karl) Yeo. Dear brother of Gary (Pauline), Brenda Bailey (Gary), Wayne, Kevin (Tammy). He will be sorely missed by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Brian was born February 13, 1956 in St. Thomas. He was an assembler at the Lear Corporation. He was an avid pool player and enjoyed the outdoors at Long Point at his trailer. He enjoyed fishing with his boat and also hunting. He also was involved with martial arts. A Memorial Service to celebrate Brian's life will be held at the Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 41 Veterans St., St. Thomas on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Visitation at the Legion on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. with a reception to follow. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Clinic. WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements

Fredrick Cecil Yeo - 26th December, 1999

FREDRICK CECIL YEO March 12, 1918 - December 26, 1999 After a brief illness, Fred passed away on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 81. Predeceased by his parents Emily (1963) and Samuel William Yeo (1962) his sister Norma Boyd Rowe (1999) and his brothers, Earl (1985), Jack (1983) and Irving (1998). Fred is survived by his loving family, wife Donna Mae; daughter Jennifer Lynne Yeo, husband Bruce Paracholski and granddaughter Hannah Christien of Vernon B.C.; stepgrandchildren, Lindsay and Tyler Paracholski of Morden, Man.; son Christopher Tully Yeo and wife Angie Thomas-Yeo of Calgary, Alta.; special mother-in-law Beatrice Tully of Winnipeg; sisters-in-law, Cecilia Yeo of Sydney, B.C. and Margaret Yeo of Abbottsford, B.C.; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Born in Swan Lake, Manitoba, Fred lived in Melita, Manitoba and Yorkton, Saskatchewan before settling in Bowsman, Manitoba where his family was in the hotel and restaurant business. He graduated from the Provincial Normal School in 1941 and taught in Egilson and Bowsman. He served in the RCAF from 1943 to 1945, then attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with a Bachelor of Interior Design in 1951 and a Bachelor of Education in 1957. After graduation, he was an in-house designer for Arnett Refrigeration and Hudson Bay House. However, he missed working with children and in 1954, returned to the teaching profession and spent 29 years with Winnipeg School Division No. 1, teaching at Riverview and Sargent Park schools. In 1965 he became an administrator and retired as the Art Consultant to the Division in 1983. Fred influenced many young lives, encouraging people to enjoy art and to appreciate the design and beauty of natural objects and the world around them. He taught "Painting in the Park" and "Saturday Morning Art Classes" for the Art Gallery. For over 20 years he worked on the Manitoba Association for Art Education Easter Art Exhibition which presented student art from all over Manitoba. He gave art workshops for teachers throughout the province and worked on the Provincial Art Curriculum. In 1995 he received a special award from the M.A.A.E for his "..Outstanding Contribution to Art Education in Manitoba."

Always a young man at heart, Fred was kind, loving and dedicated to his family. He enjoyed traveling and camping with the trailer, gardening, the theatre, lawn & five-pin bowling and spending time with family and friends. He was a founding member of the Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba, a past-president of the Manitoba Association for Art Education, co-chair of the Canadian Society for Education Through Art Conference, a member of Westworth United Church AOTS, the Mentors Club and The Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba.

The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at the Health Sciences and Riverview Health Centres, as well as the Home Care and the VON programs. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 30 at 12:30 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. with Rev. Carol Fletcher and Rev. Jeff Cook officiating. A gathering of family & friends will be held in the Chapel Lawn Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3A 0C8. Arrangements entrusted to: CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM 885-9715 As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 29, 1999 ,

Grenville Yeo - 13th December, 1999

GRENVILLE ROBERT YEO Passed away at the Concordia Hospital on Monday, December 13, 1999 as the result of a stroke. Gren is survived by his wife Marian; children, Monty, Maggie, Robert and Frank; grandchildren, James Paskaruk and Martha, Michael and Oliver Beach-Yeo. After graduating from United College, Gren moved to Regina, SK to work for the newly elected CCF Government under Tommy Douglas. He then moved to Prince Albert where he established a government information centre to publish and broadcast news to the north. In 1949, Gren with associates founded Mercury Publications. He later founded Business Communications to service the transportation industry and agricultural machinery manufacturers. Today, Mercury Publications is the leading publishing company of business magazines in Western Canada. Gren especially enjoyed travelling, reading history and writing. A Service to Celebrate Grens life will be held on Thursday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m. from Thomson Funeral Chapels, 669 Broadway. GREEN ACRES FUNERAL CHAPEL 222-3241

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 15, 1999

Leonard D. Yeo - 12th June, 1999

Leonard D. Yeo , 72, of Laurium, Mich., died on June 12, 1999. He was born in Calumet on November 19, 1926, to Annie and Leonard Yeo . He married Margaret Beaton in 1953. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Cheryl of Fresno, CA, Mary and Alan Rautio of Copper City; two sons, Dale Yeo of Houghton, Dave and Mary Yeo of Laurium, four grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn and Robert Kaarela of Sterling Heights.

 

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