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Robert Norman (Bob) Yeates

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On October 31, 2020 @ 8:50 am In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 34 Comments

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It is with deep sadness that we announce that Robert (Bob) Yeates passed away on October 26, 2020 after a short but courageous battle with leukemia.  He was the beloved and cherished husband of Joan for 54 years.  Much loved father and best friend to Norm and Victor.  Loving and proud grandfather of Kayla, Angelica and Alexander. Special cuddle guy to Mia, Tad and Magiver, his fur kids.  Bob was a sweet man who met his sweetheart Joan when they were teenagers.  After starting their family life in Pottageville, they moved to Nobleton with their boys where they would live for 37 years, having just moved to Rosedale Village in Brampton.  Bob was a man that cared deeply for both family and friends.  Always ready with a helping hand. Proudly served on the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force for 30 years and then Caledon Community Services ReStore would see Bob’s smile for 10 years. 

Cremation has taken place as per Bob’s wishes and a private family service will be held according to Covid19 restrictions at Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Friday November 6th, followed by burial at Nobleton Cemetery at 11:45.  Friends may join the family at the cemetery.  Masks are mandatory and social distancing directives are to be respected. 

Special thank you to everyone who donates blood.  Without that special gift we would have lost Bob sooner.  Know there is huge gratitude for what you do. 

In lieu of flowers donation to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the Canadian Lung Association

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

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Condolence from Raymond Manser on October 31st, 2020 9:04 am

I worked with Bob at 23 Division for many years and also saw him regularly around Bolton. A nice guy who was always smiling. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Condolence from Edna Clark on October 31st, 2020 10:35 am

So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Kirk and I enjoyed working with Bob at 23 Division and loved to catch up with him when we would run into him and Dick at Walmart in Bolton. An all round nice guy! He will be missed. My condolences to the Yeates family.

Condolence from Richard and Marian Kennedy on October 31st, 2020 10:58 am

We lost a really good friend when Bob passed away, now all we have are our memories, and we do have lots of them !!

Dick and Marion

Condolence from Harry & Peggy de Wolde on October 31st, 2020 11:14 am

Bob was a dear friend for more than 50 years. He & Joan were also godparents to our daughters. We have many fond memories & shared many special occasions. Thinking of Joan, Norm, & Vic at this time. Our thoughts are with you. Rest In Peace Bob.
With love
Harry & Peg.

Condolence from Lorraine Wood on October 31st, 2020 11:22 am

Condolences to the Yeates family. I worked with Bob at 23 Division. Always made me laugh and smile. Lots of memories for sure.

Condolence from Dan Mosey on October 31st, 2020 2:30 pm

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I had the pleasure of getting to know Bob at 23 Division in my early years on the job. He was a true gentlemen and always encouraged us to strive to be the best versions of ourselves. My condolences to Bobs family and friends.

Condolence from Brian Barker on October 31st, 2020 2:34 pm

I also had the pleasure of working with Bob at 23 Division. A truly nice guy with a ready smile. My condolences to his family and many friends.

Brian Barker

Condolence from Rodger Gail Goss on October 31st, 2020 4:43 pm

Sorry to hear about Bob”s passing. I worked with Bob at the old 12 Div. His wife Joan,myself and now my wife Gail made a trip to Myrtle Beach in a borrowed trailer from Harry DeWolde. Bob and I were kn own as Salt and Pepper at 12 Div. as we resembled each other Lots of laughs and good times. Rest in peace Rodger Goss retired P.C. 2755.

Condolence from Peter Munro on October 31st, 2020 4:45 pm

I would like to over my condolences to Bob’s family. I worked with Bob at 12Div. He was one of the nicest guys there. He was easy to get along with and a good guy to work with. Bob served the community very well during his Policing Career. I am sure he will be missed.

Condolence from Al Squires on October 31st, 2020 7:51 pm

Joan an family, I am saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. It was a pleasure to know him at CCS and to follow him as a bus driver for about ten years. I tried to walk in his footsteps and I guess I did because I was called Bob many times. Must be the absence of hair. Al Squires.

Condolence from Ryan Rogers on November 1st, 2020 7:14 am

This is terribly sad. I’ll always remember Mr. Yeates with a smile and a big a hello for me whenever we crossed paths around town. I don’t know how he heard about it, but he came to know that I was interested in learning to play guitar, and set aside a guitar and guitar case at the ReStore for me (and I barely paid more than a handshake for it!)
That’s just one little thing he did for me, someone he barely knew, and I can only imagine there are a thousand stories of little things he did for people all the time. He made a big difference in his time with us, and he’ll be remembered well. My condolences to Joan, Norman and Vic. Mr. Yeates will be missed.

Condolence from Penny Bishop on November 1st, 2020 8:50 am

Joan and family, my deepest sympathies on the passing of Bob. Bruce and I always enjoyed his visits to the mill and later catching up with you both when we would see each other at the grocery stores. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Penny Bishop.

Condolence from Robin Campbell on November 1st, 2020 11:40 am

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. After knowing you for a few years it was nice to get to know Bob through Probus meetings. He was a really nice man.
You and your family are in my thoughts

Condolence from Peter Stehouwer on November 1st, 2020 12:33 pm

I also became acquainted with Bob at 23 Division many years ago. He was certainly always a gentleman and achieved more with kindness than the usual harshness which seemed to rule the day back then. Meeting him regularly at the Bolton Restore was always a pleasure and a trip down memory lane. My heartfelt condolences to his family with your loss.

Condolence from Michelle Veinot on November 2nd, 2020 8:59 am

Joan and family,
Sending my deepest condolences to your entire family. Bob was a very special man and always so giving of his time when he volunteered at CCS. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.

Condolence from Jason Lee Batista on November 2nd, 2020 10:19 am

Joan, Vic and Norm, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your Husband and Father Bob. When I had a chance to come up and visit, Bob was always in a good mood and welcomed me with a big smile and a genuine conversation. He was such a welcoming, friendly man, which I’ll truly miss. My deepest condolences to the entire Yeates family, the world lost a great man.

Condolence from Robin Pereira on November 2nd, 2020 6:29 pm

So Sorry to hear the news about Bobby. I enjoyed the pleasure of his company while working at 23 Division. As one of my Sgts at 23 Division he truly embodied the spirit of treating everyone with kindness and respect. A super nice guy with a great sense of humour. Knowledgeable and helpful in every regard. The world has lost a true gentleman. My condolences to his family and many friends.

Condolence from Deb Malevris on November 2nd, 2020 8:25 pm

A great man, please accept my sincerest condolences ~

Condolence from Jacqueline Tugnett on November 3rd, 2020 12:14 pm

Joan and family, I am truly sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I met Bob while working at CCS and he always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He will be missed.

Condolence from Doug and Ruthann on November 3rd, 2020 3:49 pm

Joan and family when I think of Bob I remember the good times we had at your homes and at the cottage by the fire. The times that you came down to Ottawa we really enjoyed the company of you two. He will be truly missed.

Condolence from John Ferguson on November 3rd, 2020 9:10 pm

Remembering Bob in old 12 division under the York Courthouse as a baby faced blond kid who was very quiet. I moved on to Willowdale and lost touch. Condolences to the family. Retired PC Little John Ferguson 1963

Condolence from Mary Oram on November 4th, 2020 1:00 pm

Joan and family. I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Bob was a kind and sincere man who brought great joy to all he met. It was a pleasure to know him . Love Mary

Condolence from Maureen Tymkow on November 4th, 2020 10:13 pm

Dear Joan and Family. I was truly saddened to read the news of Bob’s passing away. I always enjoyed talking to him about all different subjects when we’d happen to meet at Caledon Community Services, Peace Ranch or even the Dollar Store. Take care Joan.

Condolence from Adam Claus on November 5th, 2020 8:29 am

Bob was a caring and generous person. He helped furnish my first house at university, years ago, and more recently provided the means for my continued exploration of the wilderness and outdoors. He was a supportive father and husband and incredible friend to my parents for many years. I’ll always remember him fondly.

Condolence from Mary & Shawn Summerville on November 5th, 2020 10:01 am

Our condolences to the Yeates family

Condolence from James Dawson on November 5th, 2020 1:07 pm

I worked with Bob in 12 Division. He was a gentleman and great man to know and work with. I was so sadden by this news. RIP

Condolence from Wynne Ericson on November 5th, 2020 1:42 pm

Wynne {Eaton’s}

Joan and Family.
I am so sad to hear of Bobs passing. I have known Bob and Joan for 50+ years. Whenever we would meet in the sore over the years, neither had changed. They were sill the nicest people and couple you could ever meet. You are in my prayers.

Condolence from Heidi Phillips on November 5th, 2020 2:42 pm

Dear Joan and Family, My sincerest condolences. Bob was just a ray of sunshine and always brightened my day. I used to wonder how he could have possibly been a policeman, but having read other messages now I understand. He was just himself. Part of every conversation included the love and pride he had for his family.

Condolence from Deb Robertson on November 6th, 2020 11:47 am

Dear Joan and family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Bob was one of the best people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know and we shared many a wonderful moment and countless belly laughs. I will always remember his kindness and sense of fun. I can’t believe he is gone. He was one of the greats. My heartfelt condolences for your loss.

Condolence from Llinos, Bryn, Bleddyn & Hâf on November 8th, 2020 8:58 am

Thousands of miles may have separated our families, but when we met we found a friend immediately. You have always been in our hearts. Rest in peace, Bob.

Condolence from Margaret Ford on November 8th, 2020 9:51 pm

Dear Joan and family. I am so sorry to hear Bob passed away. He was a wonderful man always with a smile on his face. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Frank Aida on November 9th, 2020 8:41 am

Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time

Condolence from Susan Biggs on November 11th, 2020 10:32 am

Dear Joan, Norm, Vic and family,

As you know, we are deeply saddened by Bob’s passing. We treasure our longtime connection with your family and share in your grief.

We will all miss Bob.

Susan Biggs, Matthew Biggs, Stacey Corley (Biggs)

Condolence from Tim Gull on November 17th, 2020 10:34 am

I’m so sorry for your loss, Joan, Norm, Victor and family. Bob was always so kind and welcoming when we would visit. He also had such a great sense of humour! I’m grateful to have known him and I’ll remember him fondly.

Thinking of you all.

Tim and Layla

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