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ELTON YEREX Passed away in Guelph, Ontario on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Predeceased by his beautiful wife, Letitia Goberdhan and his well-remembered parents, Alfred Isaac and Clara. Survived by his sister, Alice Yerex and his sister-in-law, Zadel Tackoor. Dearest father of Catherine (Jean-Yves Dumaine) and Elizabeth (Paul Van Brug). Grandfather to Victoria and Charlotte Dumaine and James Yerex. He was born in Manitoba and raised in Winnipeg, later attending Neepawa highschool. Elton graduated from the University of Manitoba (B.F.A.), University of Michigan (M.F.A.) and Wayne State University (M.A. Art History). He taught in the Fine Art Department of the University of Guelph for many years. His interests were in making abstract art and collecting antiques and paintings. He enjoyed living history in his two homes designated architecturally significant for their period of construction. Elton and his family wish to thank Dr. Paul Mendonca and Dr. Sid Brodovsky for their excellent care. Cremation has taken place and a memorial event will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel 519-822-0051 /

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February 21, 2021
The family of the late Peter Knowles send sincere condolences to Elton's family. Peter first met Letitia when he began his teaching career at GCVI in 1969. He soon became long-lasting friends with both his fellow English teacher and with Elton. We met Elton for the first and only time at Peter's funeral. Although we didn't know Letitia, we have a copy of the eulogy Peter delivered at her memorial service. Perhaps they're all reunited and discussing their mutual literary and artistic interests.
May he rest in peace.
Peter's sister Carolyn Knowles, his nephew Andrew Rivett and his niece Julie Rivett.
Carolyn A Knowles
February 19, 2021
My condolences to the family. May you find comfort during this difficult time in the many memories. Many come to my mind at this time of all the times that I spent with Elton and also Letitia. God Bless
Edna Moreira
February 17, 2021
our sincere sympathies to the family.
we remember alto as a happy chap, magnificent abstract artist and enjoyed his subtle humour at our /Christmas parties year ago with Letitia. ?remembering the little cottage up north and his desire to paint there. The last we saw him was at Letitias memorial service and we will always remember his smile and his art and his absolutely wonderful baroque home in Guelph, the piano playing and the conversations on art.
Georgina and Bernard Rodrigues
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