Posted: December 21st, 2021

February 8, 1947 – Cabri, Saskatchewan

December 13, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta


Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Bob Yeast, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 13, 2021 at the age of 74 years.


He is deeply mourned by his wife Denyse Yeast; daughter Robin Yeast; son and daughter-in-law Jason Yeast and Nipa Chakravarti; grandchildren Gabrielle Coates, Ethan Coates, Rupali Yeast and Rohit Yeast. He is also survived by his siblings David Yeast, Joanne (Murray) Johnston, Perry (Marlene) Yeast; and in-laws Bruce Fandrich, Beverly (Christoph) Eversmann, Grant (Linda) Fandrich; and by many nieces and nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his parents P.A. and Estella Yeast; his parents-in-law Ed and Iris Fandrich and his brother- and sister-in-law Bryan and Bonny Fandrich.


Bob grew up, the eldest of four, on the Yeast ranch in the Cypress Hills south of Elkwater, Alberta where he excelled at all the cowboy skills. He and Denyse (Fandrich) married in 1965 and raised their two children, Robin and Jason, first on the Yeast home place and then on a ranch north of Eastend, Saskatchewan. Bob moved the family to Medicine Hat in 1977 and was a well-known realtor there until 1988 when he embarked on his 30-year real estate career in Calgary.


In retirement, Bob enjoyed his roles as chief cook, shopper and gardener. He will be especially missed in the Calgary AA community, where he achieved a remarkable 36 years of sobriety and service to others.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044. The service will be live-streamed at

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