Yeo, Kenneth William:
Gone too soon, Kenneth (Ken) William Yeo passed away suddenly in his sleep on Friday, June 9, 2023. He was born June 4, 1957, in Huntsville, ON to Melvyn (Mel) and Jessie (née Todd) Yeo, and he is survived by his wife, Kerry (Lawson), children Tom, Sarah (Brent Roubos) and Jake, grandchildren Mackenzie, Trace, Alistair, Melvin and Max, his sisters Ann (Keith Ehrhardt) and Deb (Bob Clarke), and niece and nephews Hannah, Gavin and Jonathan. Predeceased by his parents and his ex-wife Tracy (née Tremblett), mother of Tom, Sarah and Jake.
Ken grew up in Huntsville, attending Huntsville High School. He has often spoken of how he had friends on all three floors of the school. Over the years, he played competitive hockey until he reached junior, skied competitively, and was an active member of the Rovers.
Ken was proud of his educational accomplishments: after high school, he attended University of Waterloo, graduating with a B.Math and later attended the University of British Columbia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering). Later, he graduated from teachers’ college at Queen’s University.
Ken took a year to travel in his early twenties, travelling through Europe and the Middle East. He and Kerry also travelled extensively during their time together, in Canada, Bermuda, and Roatan as well as one extended trip to Oceania and southeast Asia.
After UBC, Ken decided working as an engineer really wasn’t what he wanted to do, and instead become an electrician and welder. After completing his apprenticeship, he worked as an electrician/welder for several years with Ontario Hydro and IBEW, before an accident dictated a career change that led him to teaching. He taught Construction Technology, along with the occasional session of Career Studies, at Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, ON until his retirement in January 2018. Ken returned to his native Huntsville, where he was able to spend time with old friends.
Cremation will take place this week. In accordance with Ken’s wishes, there will not be a funeral. Instead, a wake / celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 8th, 2-5 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion 21 Veterans Way, Huntsville, ON. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (https://support.cancer.ca/cancer/donation) or the Huntsville Hospital Foundation (www.huntsvillehospitalfoundation.org/donate).