Ronald Yates

Ronald John Yates

Friday, July 12th, 1940 - Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Yates, Ronald John
Born in Brampton, Ontario July 12, 1940. Died in Brampton, Ontario September 16, 2020. Pre-deceased by his mother Violet Graham, his father Henry Stanley John Yates, his older brother Mervyn, his older sister Lorene. He is survived by his younger sister Marilyn. Ron was born in Brampton, and grew up on the farm in Bolton. He went to Brampton High School, and attended Ryerson. He spent many years in purchasing. He finished his working years buying and helping to build Northern Coatings. After retiring, Ron moved to Mount Forest where he became very active in the seniors organizations. He gained many new friends in the four years he lived there. He kept those relationships until the end. In recent years, Ron moved to Orangeville so he could be closer to his daughter Maryann, her husband Patrick and their three children.
They all took many memorable adventures, and holidays together. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Aven, Jada, Will and Mylo. They all carry special memories of him. Ron leaves many different family members, and friends behind. He was ultimately happy. And his sense of humour and comedic timing was untouchable. He will never be forgotten.
Funeral Service was held at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (Face masks or face coverings are mandatory in the funeral home during all events).
A tree will be planted in memory of Ron in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The next annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On L9W 2C8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 6:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On L9W 2C8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Monday, September 21st, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, September 21st, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home & Chapel
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On L9W 2C8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email



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Angie Linnitt

Posted at 07:18am
Love, strength and peace from the Linnitt's ... Wishing you comfort in your very painful loss ... Such a good, kind man...

Angie (Linnitt) Donaldson, Bill Linnitt Jr (Willie) and our Mum Lynda Woolley

Rose Scott

Posted at 11:47pm
I was shocked by the news that your Dad has passed. He was a great guy and will be missed by all of us. We are praying for your entire family.

Jim, Rose(Clements) and Rebecca Scott

Tina Essaye

Posted at 09:44pm
Sending you many hugs and sending our warm thoughts and condolences to your family. Keep your memories close and you will feel your Dad’s arms around you when you need him most. xo. Tina & Mark

Joe & Bernadette Price

Posted at 07:47pm
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Ron's family. We enjoyed playing cards with him at the Seniors Center. He will be missed
Joe and Bernadette Price

Shirley webers

Posted at 03:25pm
So sorry to hear of Robs passing . He was a gentle , funny guy . We lived to joke around at the senior centre playing our favourite card games . He will be truly missed by all of us . Rip Ron . Will miss you friend , Shirley Webers .

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