In Celebration of

Derek Yates

February 17, 1959 -  April 19, 2023

Passed away at William Osler Brampton Civic Hospital on April 19, 2023, at the age of 64. Beloved son of Anna and the late Edward Yates. Cherished brother of Melinda Ewart (Scott), Harold (Kim), Patrick (predeceased), Brenda (Pablo) and loving uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Derek was born February 17th, 1959, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He spent his early years in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, and the Dominican Republic, and then lived 18 years in Calgary before returning to Ontario. Derek loved working in a variety of jobs, including New View Blinds (Calgary), as well as Options Printing and Cousins Grocer (Mississauga). He enjoyed family trips to France, Spain, England, the United States, and places across Canada. Derek was a loving and forthright individual with an inquisitive mind. His love of sports, music, comedy, trivia, current events, and pop culture was well known. He spent the last few years living at Tall Pines Long Term Care (Brampton), where his big heart touched many lives. Derek will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, 11 Peter Street South, Mississauga, on Thursday, May 4th at 11 a.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association,, and Special Olympics Mississauga. Online condolences may be made through


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Clarence & Brenda Bauer (Aunt and Uncle)

Entered April 30, 2023 from Okotoks

We wish to offer our condolences. We all loved Derek and will.

Much love from Clarence, Brenda, Lindsay and Holly.

Jill Sherret (Cousin)

Entered April 30, 2023 from Cranbrook, BC

Rest in peace dear Derek. Sending love and hugs to Auntie Ann, Harold, Melinda, Brenda, and their families.

Crystal Andrews (Cousin)

Entered May 1, 2023 from Toronto, ON

I have such wonderful memories of Derek from Grandma and Grandpa Bauer's home watching hockey over Thanksgiving weekends and later at Auntie Janet and Uncle Fred's talking baseball and his many other interests. He was so kind and thoughtful, always asking about everyone else and making sure all was good. He will be missed. My deepest condolences and prayers to you Auntie Ann and to Melinda, Harold, Brenda, and your families.

Love Crystal and James (and girls)

Michael Easterbrook (Friend)

Entered May 1, 2023 from Mississauga

Derek you touched my heart in so many ways. Your smile, laugh, excitement and adventures ways will always bring a big smile to my face.
I feel blessed by God to know you as you walked your journey through life.
Now you are with your maker for eternity. Looking into the face of God.
I love you buddy.

Alero Omoruyi (Care giver)

Entered May 1, 2023 from Brampton

Please accept my condolences , may Derek soul rest in perfect peace.


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