Maj John "Jack" Yeats, CD (Ret'd)

    • Maj John "Jack" Yeats, CD (Ret'd)
    • Maj John "Jack" Yeats, CD (Ret'd)
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Major John “Jack” Yeats CD, (Retd) peacefully at the Colonel Belcher Care Centre, Calgary AB on 14 October 2007 at the age of 91 years. 

    Jack was born in Calgary where he received all his education. He attended the University of Alberta in 1939, studying Mining Engineering. He served in World War II as a Lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1941 to 1946, landing on D-Day. After the war, Jack returned to the University of Alberta to graduate with a degree in Geology. He then went to work with Imperial Oil until his retirement in 1980.

    Jack was involved with the Military Engineer Association of Canada, the Glendale Community, the Killarney Swim Club and Kiwanis Club, all in the Calgary area, volunteering in many capacities. He retired to Sorrento, BC before returned to Calgary in 2003 for his final retirement.

    A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on 30 October with internment to follow in the Garden of Last Supper, Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in Jack's name to the Colonel Belcher Care Centre, 1939 Veterans Way NW, Calgary, AB. {gdNov2015kh}