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Donald Harry Yott

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Donald Harry Yott

March 18, 1924 - August 18, 2021

YOTT, Donald Harry b. March 18, 1924, d. August 18, 2021, Port Hope Ontario. Donald served honourably in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1944-46. After WWII he graduated from St.Michael’s College, University of Toronto and went on to have a lengthy career in sales and marketing. Don had so much love and was great fun to be with. He was known for his keen wit, affable charm, and love of jazz music. He had a lifelong passion for horses, which he pursued fully in his retirement. He will be remembered for the idyllic life he built and enjoyed with his wife and best friend, the late Rita Jeanne Yott, as they settled in Northumberland County. He will be sorely missed by his daughter Donna and son-in-law Rodney, his many nieces and nephews, neighbours and friends. The family wishes to thank the nurses, personal support workers and staff at Extendicare Port Hope for their care and support. We also wish to thank Jennifer Campbell for her dedication and compassionate care in Don’s final years. At Don’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Instead, he asked that his friends and loved ones listen to their favorite music. Whenever you hear a tune that moves you, he will be there. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Alternatively, the family invites you to make a donation to the Ganaraska Regional Conservation Authority Tree Donation Program (GRCA) in memory of Donald Yott.

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John and Elinore Fox - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Mike Heffernan - August 25, 2021

Uncle Don was a unique individual, a man's man as my mother would often say. As kids we would always look forward to his visits and the stories of adventure he would tell us. In my adult years I could always count on uncle Don for business advice, and of course anything to do with fashion. He was the most charming, sophisticated and kindest man I have ever known. He will be sorely missed.

Julie McKenzie - August 24, 2021

Donna and Rodney. What to say...he was an amazing human being with a smile to light-up the room, eyes that danced with mischief, and a personality that enwrapped you. It was a pleasure, and an honour to have had a small place in the life of both Don and Rita. Fill that heart-hole with love and memories, fill it to over-flowing. May you feel God's caring, comfort and strength holding you. Prayers, Julie McKenzie

Therese May - August 24, 2021

Dear Yott family. I have lovely memories of your mother sitting in front of me in Church. I also worked in a bank where they dealt & found them very friendly and both a delightful sense of humour. My deepest sympathy. Therese

Sheena Philp - August 24, 2021

My sincere condolences, I will miss him quite a lot at Extendicare. We always got along very well and always kept us on our toes. Thank you for the kind words of thanks.

Diane Vanwynsberghe - August 24, 2021

Uncle Don was one of a kind! Never to forget his great sense of humor, and his amazing interest and attention to so many worldly changes including family and friends. His love and connection to his nieces and nephews was nothing less than admirable; I am grateful to have been a recipient of those memories. And last, I know that anyone who witnessed the devotion and loyalty between he and his daughter Donna would realize that she was the love Of his life!!

Jennifer Campbell - August 24, 2021

I had the honour of taking care of don for 5 years and Words can’t describe how much I’m going to miss him ♥️ he was like a father to me had a heart of gold we had a lot of great times together you are going to be truly missed love you don xoxo

Lisa Morse - August 23, 2021

I am saddened to learn of Don’s passing. I had the pleasure of talking CDs re of him when I worked at Extendicare Port Hope. He was a pleasure to look after. Condolences to the family. Lisa Morse

Rose Cosgrove - August 23, 2021

You well be missed. I was so very happy I had the chance to meet you and Rita you well be missed xo