Yeats, Dorothy

Written by ECA Review



My mother Dorothy Yeats was born on Jan. 27, 1927 on the farm near Palmer, Sask.

Her parents Harry and Lilian Shave were both originally from England.

Out of this marriage came seven children, with Dorothy being the second oldest child.

She attended Palmer School up to Grade 12 then completed 13 by correspondence.

She continued her education at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Humboldt, Sask. where they covered her room and board, including a monthly allowance of $6, ultimately completing her degree as a Registered Nurse.

She worked one year at Mossbank Hospital in Saskatchewan, then moved to Coronation, Alta. to work at the hospital there.

My mother and father met at a dance that took place at Whittaker School.

They were married on Oct. 27, 1952 and shortly after moved into the house my dad built outside Coronation, where he farmed.

I was the first born of three boys on May 27, 1954, then came Alan on Mar. 14, 1964 and Donald on Oct. 21, 1966.

After many years of working at the Coronation Hospital, my mom eventually became the matron of the nursing home until she retired.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Travis, Corey and Caitlyn.

She had many different hobbies including gardening, photography, crafts and travelling whenever the opportunity presented itself.

As time progressed, home care came to the house with meals and to check on her.

Then one morning, when going outside, her hip broke.

Luckily Sanna Olson found her and called the ambulance, so off to Red Deer we go.

Mom pretty well went directly into surgery, so I was with her just outside the operating room where the nurses were prepping the patients.

Out of a room came a surgeon who walked over to mom and talked to her about what was going to happen.

After he was done, she asked him if when he was done fixing her hip, if he wouldn’t mind fixing her back. He took her hand and

said, “Dear, when you are reborn, we will catch that on the second go around.”

After her hip healed, we talked her into going into the nursing home. It was a struggle for a while until she got to know people and made friends.

After a while, she needed more care and attention so she went to Long-Term Care where she has remained until June 10, 2019.

by Robbie Yeats

Dorothy is survived by her loving family: sons: Robert Yeats, Alan Yeats and Donald Yeats; grandchildren: Travis (Bailey), Corey and Caitlyn; great-grandchildren Mason and Brilie.

She is also survived by sisters: Nora Spearman, Ruth Spearman and Joyce (Larry) Wood; brother George (Elsie) Shave; sister-in-law Georgette Shave and other family and many dear friends.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Edward; sister Anne (Dan) Yeats Kosolofski; brother Sidney Shave; brothers-in-law Ralph Spearman and Orrin Spearman and other family members and friends.

A funeral service for the late Dorothy Yeats was held on Fri., June 14, 2019 at the Trinity United Church, Coronation with Rev. Alwin Maben officiating.

Dorothy was laid to rest beside her husband Edward at the Coronation Cemetery.

Donations in memory are gratefully accepted to the Coronation Hospital Foundation c/o Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, P.O. Box 186, Castor, AB T0C 0X0, 403-578-3777, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

Card of Thanks

At this time, I would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff who looked after her.

Thank you from Robbie and thank you from all the Yeats Families

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