William Frederick Yeates, age 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Stratford General Hospital. Born in Toronto, son of the late William and Rose (Jameson) Yeates. Survived by his loving wife of 71 years Alma Winnifred (Brown) Yeates. Proud father of Audrey Balazs, Bill Yeates and his wife Sharon and Brenda Yeates. Loved grandfather to Michael Balazs, Sarah Mae Gravill and her husband Chris, Ben Yeates (Amanda Noonan) and Matt Yeates. Loving great-grandfather to Carter and Isabelle Gravill. William will be fondly remembered by his siblings; Marge Himmelstein and Peter Yeates and his wife Sandra and many nieces and nephews. William served with the RCAF during World War II and was a retired longtime employee of Square D in Stratford. Besides his parents, William was predeceased by his first wife Eva Beggs, by his grandson Timothy Andrew Yeates, his son-in-law Tony Balazs and his brother Kenneth in infancy. Friends and family are invited to call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 4 – 8 p.m. A private family service will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Stratford General Hospital or the Stratford Salvation Army through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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