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Obituary for George Thomas YATES

YATES: George Thomas - passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 15, 2020 at the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth. George Yates formerly of Plattsville in his 71st year.

Beloved husband of Susan (Kuepfer) Yates whom he married July 10, 1993. Dear father of Kim & husband Brian Rogers of Aurora, Ken Yates & Jane Stockwell of Hamilton and Jessica Yates & Robert Baverstock of Drumbo. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Alexander, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Neko, Noah, Lincoln, Reid and Charlize. Survived by his sister Louise & husband Paul Parker of Little Britain, brother Chris & wife Sheri of Brooklyn, father-in-law Levi Kuepfer of New Hamburg, sister-in-law Rose & Ross Yantzi of Tavistock and brother-in-law Dennis & Sandy Kuepfer of New Hamburg.

Predeceased by his parents Thomas & Vera (Reader) Yates, brother Don Yates and mother-in-law Beatrice Kuepfer.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A public graveside service will take place in the East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery 16th Line on Monday January 20, 2020 at 12 noon followed by the Memorial Service in the East Zorra Mennonite Church at 1:00pm.

At George's request, rather than flowers, please consider a donation to the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth (cheques accepted) and this would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences can be sent at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Glendinning Funeral Home, Plattsville

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