1950 – 2023

Visiting Hours: 

June 2, 2023
from 1:30 p.m.

Visiting Location:

Lamarre & Son Funeral Home
Alfred, Ontario


June 2, 2023
at 2:30 p.m.
A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held in the Lamarre & Son Funeral Home’s Chapel, Alfred, Ontario.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Yelle of Rockland, Ontario, on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at the age of 72. Dear son of the late Henri Yelle and the late Marie-Berthe Cyr.  Beloved brother of Denise (late Jacques Mainville) of Ottawa, Gaëtan (Holly Love) of Fort Covington, New York, Robert (Françoise Leduc) of Montreal, late Roger (late Ruth Greenwood) formerly of Lisbon, New York, Suzanne (Benoît Labre) of Rockland, late Diane formerly of Ottawa and Norman (Joanne Cardinal) of  Rockland. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, André, Sylvain, Denis and Daniel Mainville, Sylvain Yelle and Sylvie Yelle, Carolyn Yelle-Gomes, Dr. Robert Yelle, Marianne West, Katharine Johnson, Ronald Yelle, Joanne Nigro, Dr. Katerina Yelle-Labre, Karine Yelle-Albinet and David Yelle.  He was also a great-uncle to many. Richard also leaves behind a very special and long time friend from his years living in Rome, New York, Lenny Mattison of Parish, New York.

Richard had been combatting cancer for over a year now, and while we knew it would eventually take him at the end, we were hoping for much more time with him.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York in 1973. Richard was a life long educator, teaching languages in the Rome City School District, Rome, New York for over 35 years until he retired in 2007 and moved back to Canada.

All who know him, witness of his gentleness towards others, his easy smile and kind words for all, and his sense of humour.

He will be greatly missed, however, we are not as those who have no hope, as the Bible assures us we will meet again in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

John 11:25-26 – NIV

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?””

A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lamarre & Son Funeral Home’s Chapel, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ontario, (613) 679-2802. The family would like to extend an invitation to family and friends to meet them at the funeral home before the Celebration from 1:30 p.m.

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    • Evelyn and Rene Benoit Posted 2023-06-28 3:31 pm

      Our deepest sympathies to the family. Richard’s cordial presence will be missed at RSCC53.

    • Chantal & Robert Schoenholz Posted 2023-06-14 8:53 pm

      Nos condoléances à la famille Yelle. Il est maintenant dans la présence de son bien aimé Seigneur.

    • Hélène Ménard et Mario Beaudry Posted 2023-06-07 4:52 pm

      Nos plus sincères condoléances. Nos pensées vous accompagnent.

    • Madeleine et Richard Garvin Posted 2023-06-02 10:28 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

      Je commençais juste à mieux connaître Richard car il venait souvent voir Jean-Claude à Roger Seguin les dimanches. Je garde de très bons souvenirs de lui, de sa bonne humeur. C’est un être plaisant et généreux. Reposes en paix, mon cher Richard, j’irai te voir sous le ciel de Lefaivre quand la température sera plus certaine. Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Pierre Cyr Posted 2023-06-02 8:37 am

      Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille

    • Denis Brisebois Posted 2023-06-01 8:36 am

      J’offre mes sincères condoléances à la famille Yelle…

    • Ray Lebeau Posted 2023-06-01 7:46 am

      To Suzanne, Benoit, Family Members & Friends,
      Muriel and I were deeply saddened by the news of your loving brother Richard’s passing. He was one of the most soft-spoken, kind and pleasant people we have ever known. It was always a pleasure speaking with him. I will forever remember Richard’s warm smile and the courage he demonstrated in the face of his challenging health issues. I never once heard Richard say a discouraging word. There is no doubt that our Heavenly Father has prepared a room for him (John 14: 2-3). Please know that you are being kept in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless
      Ray & Muriel Lebeau
      Rockland, ON

    • Maison funéraire Lamarre & Fils Posted 2023-05-31 10:52 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances!

    • kenneth cuyler Posted 2023-05-30 1:20 pm

      Thinking of him, a friend from when he lived in New York will be missed

    • Yvonne Ménard Posted 2023-05-29 5:45 pm

      Mes sincères condoléances à la famille de monsieur Yelle

    • Carmen Thibodeau Posted 2023-05-28 9:02 pm

      À toute la famille, je souhaite mes sympathies les plus sincères.

      Carmen Landriault-Thibodeau

    • Jean-Guy et Rachel Boucher Posted 2023-05-28 4:44 pm

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Maurice et Monique Labreche Posted 2023-05-28 11:23 am

      Sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Richard a fait du bénévolat jusqu’à la fin de ses jours. R.I.P.

    • Gisèle Cyr Posted 2023-05-27 5:49 pm

      Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Richard était devenu un peu un membre de notre famille en aidant l’amie de Jean-Claude. Je ne pourrai pas aller à la célébration de sa vie. J’ai promis mes services pour conduire des Soeur pour la célébration à notre cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa pour nos Soeurs depuis six mois.. Je m’unis à vous dans cette grande peine. Je vais très bien et j’ai de la peine de vous manquezr.

    • Michelle Brisebois Posted 2023-05-27 7:57 am

      Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.
      Michelle Brisebois (épouse de feu Rolland Brisebois)

    • George & Alanna DaNova Posted 2023-05-26 5:00 pm

      Our sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to all the Yelle family.

    • Anni Lemay Posted 2023-05-26 3:44 pm

      À Normand et à sa famille, je vous offre mes plus sincères condoléances.

    • Gilles et Lise Perron (Yelle) Posted 2023-05-26 8:18 am

      Nos sinceres condoleances a la famille!

    • Maurice yelle Posted 2023-05-25 9:24 pm

      Mes sincères sympathies Suzanne et Gaëtan et à toutes la familles

    • Louise Lacombe Posted 2023-05-25 6:31 pm

      Mes plus sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Mes pensées vous accompagnent en ces moments difficiles.

    • ALINE FAUTEUX Posted 2023-05-25 3:08 pm

      Mes sympathies je l’ai connu dans la 2a lefaivre