Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Dale Yeo (1941-2022)
Educator, community activist.
Born at Winnipeg on 24 November 1941, son of Frank Davey Yeo (1905-1969) and Lillian Evelyn Jack Yeo (1905-2001), he attended Mulvey School, Gordon Bell High School, United College, and the University of Manitoba, studying history, English, and education at the latter two institutions. His 35-year teaching career began in 1962 when he moved to Roblin and taught at Goose Lake School, also serving as its Vice-Principal.
In 1961, he married Rosemarie Thiele (1941-2020) of Dauphin and they had five children. He was active in the Roblin Credit Union, Roblin and District Community Foundation (2004-2007, 2010-2016), Roblin Lions Club, Trans-Canada Trail, Meals on Wheels, Roblin Centennial Committee, and was Deputy Mayor of Roblin. He moved to Stonewall in 2017.
He died at Stonewall on 10 December 2022.
Obituary [Frank Davey Yeo], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1969, page 27.
Obituary [Rosemarie Yeo], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 November 2020.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 2022.
Lillian Evelyn Jack Yeo, FindAGrave.
“Tea a happy tribute to Dale Yeo,” Roblin Review, 7 March 2023, pages 1, 6.
We thank David Yeo for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 April 2023