In Celebration of

Edie Yeomans

June 21, 1953 -  September 22, 2022

Edie Yeomans had a personality and presence that would have lit up the stage. Instead she chose a different path to the arts, becoming an internationally respected appraiser of fine art and collectible objects.

The depth and breadth of her knowledge made her a sought-after lecturer on both sides of the border including the Pratt Institute, and a Fellow of the American Society of Appraisers where she served as governor and in other executive roles. Edie also chaired Toronto's Outdoor Art Exhibition for several years and served as board member at the Varley Art Gallery in Markham.

Edie's appreciation of all things creative ranged from opera to Formula One racing. She was declared an "honorary car guy" by North America's top automotive appraisers for championing collector cars as works of art.

At home in Toronto, family and friends were spoiled by Edie's fabulous culinary skills (especially cakes!) that set the highest bar at special events and holidays.

Taken much too soon by sudden heart failure Edie will be dearly missed by husband Avo Koplimae, son John, sister Molly (Mike), mother Gladys, sister-in-law Ilge (Jim) nieces and nephews Sonya, Charlie, Dillon, Kayla and Aiden, extended family, business partner Stephen Sweeting, and many friends and colleagues across Canada, the U.S, Trinidad and the U.K. Predeceased by her father Lloyd.

A celebration of Edie's life will take place at a later date. In her memory a student bursary has been established at her alma mater. Donations may be made to the Edie M. Yeomans Bursary in Fine Arts, at McMaster University by following this link:


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Arlene Perly Rae (Friend)

Entered September 30, 2022 from New York

I will miss Edie very much. Her wit, wisdom, sense of humour and deep professional skills set her apart. But she was so much more than a wonderful Master Appraiser - though she certainly was that - (and assisted our family as such a number of times). Edie was a terrific wife and mother, a beloved sister and a friend. And so much more besides.
I will especially miss our “sister lunches”. Molly and Edie and my sister Jeannie and I were scheduled for one just when the pandemic hit. We had to postpone it, and sadly it never happened. Rest In peace Edie. We lost you way too soon.

Joanna Epstein-Wassyng (Friend)

Entered October 1, 2022

Dearest Molly, Mike and Family,
I am so very deeply sorry for the sudden loss of your beloved Edie.
She certainly was an incredibly accomplished and talented person, respected and loved by all who knew her.
I hope you find some degree of peace and comfort.
I wish you all long life.

Susan Dorrett (Friend of Edie’s sister Molly and her family)

Entered October 2, 2022 from Toronto

Our family have you all in our thoughts. Such a lovely woman.

Khalid Hassanali (Family)

Entered October 2, 2022 from Trinidad

Gone much too soon ......

Jane Gray (Neighbour on Cache Lake.)

Entered October 2, 2022 from Cache Lake

We are shocked by Edie’s passing.
I have not seen Edie in several years. I will always remember her enthusiasm and “can do” attitude in all things especially Art.
We send lake size hugs to her family. We will send Edie our goodbyes care of the half moon, Jupiter and the Milky Way.
Live life large!!


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