The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is sad to notify you of the death of Donald F. Yates, OLS 964
Don passed away peacefully on January 24, 2019 at the stroke of midnight.
Beloved husband of Gwen (Dafoe) Yates, devoted father of Karen and Glenn Yates, grandfather of Carter, Palmer and Chandler Simpson and remembered fondly by his first wife Catherine Joanne Yates.
Don was born at 943 Greenwood Avenue in East York, to Raymond Yates and Pearle (Graham) Yates. He was predeceased by his brothers Graham, Gordon, George and his sister Norma (Iley). His sister Mary and sisters-in-law Rose, Sandy and Lorraine remember him with love.
Don graduated from East York Collegiate Institute and then attended the University of Toronto for one year. He decided to follow in his brother Georges' footsteps and became a Land Surveyor. He was a partner with his brother George at Yates & Yates Ontario Land Surveyors and PhotoMap Air Surveys. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the OLS, he was on the council and later became the President for one year in 1981.
Don loved to curl, skate, and ski. He also enjoyed fishing, swimming and snorkeling at his cottage on Brough Lake. Perhaps reminding him of his childhood, where the Yates children spent their summers at the Yates cottage in Port Union.
Don was a loving, caring and patient man. He will be missed tremendously.
Visitations will take place between 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on February 1, 2019, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home Scarborough Chapel, 2900 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON M1M 1N5. Interment will be at 12:15 - 1:00 PM on February 1, 2019 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
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