David Patrick Yanor Obituary
David Patrick Yanor passed away tragically on the morning of January 19, 2024 in Osoyoos. He was 74. Born in Montreal in 1949, he went on to obtain a BA English (Hons) at the University of Western Ontario where he held the record for longest javelin throw.
He settled in Osoyoos in 2006 to care for his elderly mother.
Shortly after, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer which he battled valiantly until he was taken by fire.
He lived a fit lifestyle, characterized by epic walks in the desert.
He had a keen sense of humour and loved spending time on his boat on Lake Osoyoos. He was a crusader for the environment and was proud of his vocabulary and autodidacticism (look it up, he would have said).
A true bibliophile, David was passionate about books and newspapers, which led to a later career as an editor of independent books.
Pre-deceased by his parents Richard and Patricia Yanor, and his siblings Stephen, Peter and Pamela.
He is survived by six brothers and sisters.
He will be missed by many, including: his former wife Michelle; his children Stephen (Michelle) and Angèle (Neil); and by his grandchildren Tori, Demi, Tate and Atlas.
“Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling” – Walt Whitman
Memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society or Osoyoos Fire Rescue.