October 26, 1922 ~ August 31, 2013
George left us on a bright sunny day, doing what he loved to do (ATVing) and where he loved life the most (up the lake). George was predeceased by his loving wife Amelia, his brother Jim Yates, his parents George & Edith Yates, and other members of his extended family on the Williams side. He leaves behind his son George (Frances), daughter Marilynne, his much adored grandchildren Tyler and Meaghan (Colin), brother Fred Yates, in-laws Bob Lennox and Lillian Williams, good friend Betty Annand as well as nieces and nephews and many good friends.
He loved the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and a good BS around the fire pit.
He was often a reliable reference source for local historians.
He worked for 43 years in the logging industry, he was a master grapple operator, and much respected mentor for the next generation. He loved his job and often said the best part about the job was the chance to do better every day.
George loved talking to people and was always the first one to lend a hand when someone needed something done.
Bye for now Pop-Pop.
Please join the family to celebrate George on Sunday September 15th, at 2:00 P.M. at the OAP Hall in Cumberland B.C.