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YEADON, Alan James

April 12, 1936 — March 14, 2024

In loving memory of Alan Yeadon, who peacefully passed away on March 14, 2024, at Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC, surrounded by his family. Alan was born on April 12, 1936, in Halifax, NS.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Eleanor Yeadon (née Mahoney); children Alan (Michelle) Yeadon, Peter (Michelle) Yeadon, and Jennifer (Michael) Della-Paolera; along with grandchildren Kyle, Kate, Jordan, Vienna, Emily, Rhys, Tess, and Savannah.

Alan began his career as an Air Traffic Controller in 1958 in Gander, NL, later moving to Montreal, QC in 1960 and spending most of his career at Dorval Airport until 1976. He then worked as a Supervisor in Halifax until 1981, followed by a role as an Investigator in Ottawa, ON until 1989. His final career chapter was as Superintendent of Tower Operations in Vancouver, BC until his retirement in 1995. Notably, he served as a controller with the UN in the Congo during the early 1960s.

Alan married the love of his life in Montreal in 1964 and cherished time spent with family, gardening, and travelling with Eleanor. In 2019, he developed vascular dementia and faced the challenge with courage.

He is preceded in death by his parents Allan “Jimmy” Yeadon and Madge Forwood, and sisters Shirley Lennox and Barbara Yeadon. Alan will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

A special thank you to Dr. Thomas Beilby, Dr. Turton and the nurses at Kelowna General Hospital for their kindness and support.

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