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Ralph Yeomans

July 17, 2023

Ralph Yeomans

Ralph Yeomans

July 17, 2023

Ralph and Scott Yeomans Obituaries

Ralph Harvey Yeomans

Date of birth: December 8th, 1948

Date of death: July 17th, 2023

Monday evening, July 17th, 2023, Ralph Harvey Yeomans, died surrounded by family members in Vancouver General Hospital after a 7-week battle in intensive care fighting two aneurisms caused by infection to his heart. He went the same way he lived life, fiercely independent fighter of the cause, true to the end and resigned to his fate.

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick on December 8th, 1948, to Dorothy Gertrude Yeomans (Burchill) and Ronald George Yeomans, Ralph was a man of his postwar baby boomer generation. He was a young 74-years last week when he left us. Ralph is survived by his long-time spouse, Shelley Darlene Waller, and two sons Christopher Yeomans (49) and Brad Yeomans (41) and stepdaughter Candice Didier (41), five grandchildren, Marcel Yeomans (10), Bryden Yeomans (9), Grady Yeomans (7), Makenzie Didier (6), Bennett Didier (4). He leaves behind four younger siblings: Nancy Thorne, Fay Colwell, Ken Yeomans, & Margo Yeomans.

Ralph graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University (STU) in 1971, Fredericton, New Brunswick and was a Military Police Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces. He married Jacqueline Carmelle Desjardins (predeceased 2008) in New Brunswick in 1970 and had three boys, Christopher, Scott, and Brad in three different cities (Fredericton NB, Ottawa ON, and Surrey BC) given the military lifestyle he led at the time.

Ralph brought his family to Vancouver, British Columbia to the Jericho Military Base in 1978 and while looking out to the North Shore mountains above English Bay and before being posted to England, he decided to retire from the Military after a 13-year career to raise his family on the West Coast of Canada. He then took a series of public sector jobs helping to build the security systems at three large institutions in Metro Vancouver. These include Head of Security for BC Transit in the 1980s, starting its security service and inaugurating its first special constables at a critical time when Skytrain was introduced. Then, on to Simon Fraser University by the late 80s and into the 1990s as Director of Parking and Campus Security before spending over a decade with the City of Vancouver as Parking and By-Law Enforcement Manager until he retired in 2013.

Ralph and Jacqueline were divorced in 1988. He remarried in 1989 to Maryann Morrison who helped raise the three boys for over a decade. They divorced in 1998 and since then, for nearly 25 years, Ralph and Shelley have accompanied each other through thick and thin and a good 10 years of time in retirement, building their dream lake front property up at Cluculz Lake, Vanderhoof, BC. They escaped the winters while travelling with their fifth wheel on a yearly basis to Boca Beach, Jalisco on the Pacific Ocean, Mexico.

Ralph will be remembered as a man who was always quick to help others in need. He was an administrator, a leader, and a social convenor. He had a gregarious laugh, enjoyed making others laugh and he and Shelley were often the life of the party down at the beach or sitting around the campfire. He liked his good cheer sharing happy hour with those friends and family who were blessed to be in his company during the happy times throughout his life.

This last year was a tough one for Ralph and Shelley. Last March 2022, they lost their new fifth wheel (mobile home) to fire on Boca Beach, just barely getting out alive. A few months later, Ralph suffered his first stroke and, a month later endured the death of his son Scott to Muscular Dystrophy. In remembering our friend, brother, father, and colleague, we want to commemorate Scott’s life who was accompanied by Ralph and Shelley just under a year ago in Vanderhoof during his final days at 45 years young.

Scott Frederick Yeomans

Date of birth: November 29th, 1976

Date of death: August 19th, 2022

Scott was born in Ottawa, Ontario but spent most of his life in Surrey, BC with family and friends. Graduated from Queen Elizabeth Senior Secondary and looked to serve others most of his life. He played hockey in the street and on ice into adolescence before the disease progressed with age. Scott loved his job as a greeter at the movie theatres and was appreciated working over 20 years at the Metrotown Cinemas.

During the Pandemic, Scott moved up to Cluculz Lake to be close to Dad and Shelley and then off to Riverside Place where Scott spent the last few months of life before succumbing to complications related to Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. Scott always had a warm heart and a helping hand for those who needed it. He loved to give people a back and neck rub should they be stressed.

Scott will be remembered as a kind soul, who liked being with family and hanging out with his friends and his brothers’ friends watching a Canucks or BC Lions game while sharing a meal. 

On Sunday, July 30, at 3 PM, a Celebration of Life gathering for both Ralph and his son Scott will be held at the White Rock Legion, 2290 152nd Street, South Surrey.

Please RSVP to clyeomans@hotmail.com should you be able to attend. Overflow parking across the Street in the Christian Academy School.

In celebration of the life of Ralph Harvey Yeomans and Scott Frederick Yeomans, we invite you to consider making a gift in their memory to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. You can donate online at www.muscle.ca or by phone at 1-800-567-2873.

You are invited to leave a personal message for the family.

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Messages of Condolence

My older brother Ralph and his middle son Scott our nephew are together again leaving us with a hugh hole in our hearts. Our memories will keep us strong through this painful time.

~ Nancy Thorne

Cher Christopher, 

Je pense à toi en ces moments difficiles et t’envoie beaucoup de courage. 

Prends soin de toi, 


~ Marie-Anne

To all of Ralph's family we send you our most sincere condolences for your loss. Ralph was a friend of myself and my brother Greg in Lancaster, N.B.(now known as Saint John West) We were fortunate to grow up in a wonderful neighbourhood with many friends who still share an almost family-like affiliation. The Yeomans and Burchills were an active part of this Fundy Heights group who are saddened by this news and will offer  prayers for both Ralph and his son Scott. May they Rest in Peace!

~ Richard Sullivan

Shelley, Chris, Brad, Devyn and the boys.

Heartfelt condolences for this great loss of Ralph and Scottie.

So many good memories of our times spent at Sebago Lake, that boat! sure could tell some funny stories.

Find comfort in the fact that they're up there with all the pups that you've known along the way.  

Much love to all.

~ Nicole (Desjardins) Gagnon

Such a sad time for the Yeomans family. Both Ralph & Scott were beautiful people & will be sadly missed by all who knew them. ❤️

~ Kelley

Ralph had the most awesome smile and friendly personality.  Alan and I send our sincere condolences to Shelley and the family.  

~ Freddie and Alan Carlile

We're already missing Ralph and consider ourselves lucky that Ralph touched our lives. Our memories make us smile. Our hearts and condolences to all family and friends.

~ Sandi and Jose Flores

Shelley and our Yeomans family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of a very special man. I will always remember his deep voice, huge smile and wonderdul laugh.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves memories no one can steal, When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.

You are all in our prayers. ❤️

~ Rinny & Barry

Sincere condolences.  As you gather to celebrate the lives of both Ralph & Scott let the memories make you smile.  

~ Donna Doiron

Dear Christopher,

Deepest condolences to you and your family. May your precious dad and brother Rest in Peace. You and your family are and will remain in my thoughts.

Please accept my kindest regards,


~ Sally Yacoub

To Shelley and the Yeomans family.

So sad to hear of Ralph's passing. Having worked for him at the City of Vancouver, Ralph helped me to advance my career there. He took a chance on a young upstart and I never wanted to let him down. Ralph was gregarious and fun to be with, and he helped to make great advancements in our Branch. 

My condolences to all.

Paul Melten #225

~ Paul Melten

We wish you, Shelley, Christopher, Brad and all others close relatives our sincerely sympathies for Ralph and Scott death. Our thoughts are with you in these difficult time.

~ Jacques Theriault & Micheline Belanger

Just found out , so sorry for your loss,i loved Ralph, my Mother spoke highly of Ralph, he was always kind to me. I will miss his humor, his quick witt,

~ Paul Levesque