Malcolm “Peter” Yelland

July 27, 1934 – September 2, 2019
Peter died at home on the evening of September 2, 2019 with his wife, soul mate and best friend, Ann, by his side. His passing is mourned by his step children: Erin Sutherland (Vancouver) and Christopher Sutherland (Nanaimo)and his wife, Gillian and adored grandsons, Declan and Calum; his daughter Elizabeth Yelland (Sydney, Australia); his daughters Katrina and Melissa (Victoria) and Sarah (Nanaimo); his sister in law, Jane Lessimore and her husband, Peter and their family (Pontllanfraith/Blackwood, S. Wales); his cousins: Liz Cross and family (St. Agnes/Porthtowan/London); Jean Sharp and daughters, Judy and Becky and their families (St. Agnes/ Feock). Peter’s passing is mourned by his many close friends whom he considered “family”. Also missing Peter terribly is his constant little four- footed companion, Sadie.
Special thanks to Peter’s doctors for their wonderful care: Dr. Kubatskyy, Dr. Morris and to Dr. Bronn and her staff at the Nanaimo Kidney Care Clinic. Thanks also to the nursing staff and care aids at the Cowichan District Hospital and in particular those on the 2nd Floor and on 3rd Floor North. The care Peter received was exemplary. Peter’s care at home was provided by the palliative care team headed by Dr. Masuda. A heart felt “thank you” to these special angels.
A memorial concert is in the planning stages to honour the life and contributions made by Peter to the arts community in the Cowichan Valley. The concert will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road at 2:00 pm.
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