It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Alan Yates on Sept. 19.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Melissa Dawn Woods of Winnipeg, Man., Troy Rossiter of Edmonton, Alta., Brittaney Louise (Travis Hals) Rossiter of Kamloops and his granddaughter Maci, his two sisters, Shirley (Roland) Denis and Linda Yates, his three brothers, Gary, Ronald and Ian (Ines) Yates all of Kamloops, as well as numerous close family and friends that became family to Don.
He was predeceased by his parents, Irvin & Joan Yates.
Don was born in Calgary, Alta. to Irvin and Joan Yates. He grew up in Arborg, Man., and he spent his young adult life in Portage La Prairie. The remainder of his life he settled in Kamloops. Don was an avid pool player and made many friends while on his journey.
A celebration of Don’s life will take place at 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at The Dirty Jersey, 1200 8th St, Kamloops.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.