In Celebration of

Richard Clarence Yole

August 1, 1928 -  November 15, 2017

YOLE, Richard Clarence “Dick”
RCAF Veteran, Squadron Leader, Retired
August 1, 1928 – November 15, 2017

Richard passed peacefully at the Elizabeth Bruyere Continuing Care Centre on November 15, 2017 surrounded by family. Predeceased by his loving wife Irene, loving father to daughters Kathy (John) David, Deborah (Paul) LeBlanc and Gwen (Richard) Barrette. Loving grandfather to six grandchildren, Claude (Carly), Maurice (Vanessa), Alison (Justin), Pamela (Phil), Richelle (Ben) and Paul and six great grandchildren, Madison, Megan, Nathan, Jaina, Kiera and Jack. Survived by brother Raymond Yole of Sidney, BC and foster family, sisters Lorna Oldale and Elizabeth Ritcey and brother John McIsaac. Richard will also be missed by long time friend Jacqueline Bryden and family.
Friends are invited to visitation at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (East of Vanier Parkway), Tuesday November 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with funeral service at St. David & St. Martin Presbyterian Church, 444 St-Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, K1K 2Z6 on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


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Doris Toole and Jean Liberty (Friend)

Entered November 17, 2017 from Ottawa

Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather to whom family was central and pivital. A wartime child evacuee to Nova Scotia Dick gave a memorable talk about his experiences at a Remembrance Day service at St.D & St.M. church. Returning to Canada Dick spent many hours as aircrew flying sorties in noisy aircraft which resulted in substantial hearing loss. Over the years we often met Dick and Irene at various church's dinners where he relished getting a "second piece of pie". He enthusiastically embraced Debbie and Paul's family vineyard operations and could be seen spring, summer and fall meticulously cutting the grass. A true gentleman, he will be missed. May his family take comfort knowing he is at peace. Per Ardua Ad Astra.
Doris and Jean

David and Linda Wright (Friend)

Entered November 17, 2017

Kathy and family: I am so very saddened at the loss of your father, Dick. He was a marvelous man, and I enjoyed his company completely. Dick set a very high standard of love of family. I know you will miss him dearly, and I wish you all of God's Blessings as you move forward in dealing with his loss.


Pegi Crawford Newlands (Family friend)

Entered November 17, 2017 from Ottawa

Such a sweet man...I remember him looking particularly dapper and happy in his new beard, jeans and jacket, when he began his training as a ferrier, post retirement. The winery lawns and all who knew him will miss his tender care.
Sending heartfelt condolences to all the Yole family.

Meredith & Ken Mansfield (Cousin)

Entered November 19, 2017

We were shocked & saddened to read of Dicks passing !
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very sad & difficult time !

Mike & Jayne Mather 

Entered November 19, 2017 from Southampton

Kathy, Deb and Gwen
So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Our condolences to you and all of your families. Unfortunately we are unable to attend the visitation or funeral as we will be out of the country at that time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Nice seeing the pictures that have been posted on the site....your dad always looked the same and had a great smile!


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