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Peter Yates

Post by Paul Shaw » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:46 am

Hi All

Unfortunately I have just learned that Peter died on Sunday 27th December.

I’m afraid that is all the information I have.

What a terrible year 2020 has turned out to be

Paul

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Re: Peter Yates

Post by Internalfitness » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:09 am

What a terrible shame, for a man so determined to do all he could to maintain his fitness and share his knowledge, who seemed to almost exist on a different plane, and who seemed to have a lot of life left to live.

Sincere condolences to his family.

Richie.

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Re: Peter Yates

Post by Paul Shaw » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:28 am

It appears Peter only died yesterday 29th December

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Re: Peter Yates

Post by Jarett Hulse » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:38 am

I was just emailing with him two days ago.

Peter was such a kind, wonderful man. He was so overly nice with his time and I always felt he and I were kindred spirits from a different generation. He's generosity with his time, knowledge and friendship was really something. A real gentleman and also a physical culturist from another era. Really someone I felt like I wanted to emulate. A role model to me and a friend. I really can't believe it.

I'm saddened. I'm going to miss him...

If anyone hears about a memorial, please let us know.

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Re: Peter Yates

Post by Harry Hayfield » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:39 am

He was commenting on that very thing when he sent me, Steve, Diane, Colin, Ray, Thomas, Paul and Gil a Christmas message on Christmas Eve (a message I didn't respond to because my uncle had just sent me a message saying, in a nutshell, "Blame, Liar, Not a carer", which made me feel completely fed up all over Christmas)
"Great heavens, what is there to adulate in me? Am I particularly intelligent, or remarkably studious, or excruciatingly witty, or unusually accomplished, or exceptionally virtuous?"
(The Duke of Dunstable, Patience by Gilbert and Sullivan)

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Re: Peter Yates

Post by dhartnet » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:29 pm

I cannot believe this.

Such a great person who I am proud to call "friend" and actually got to hang out w/ in person.

Condolences to Madong and Robert... :cry:
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Re: Peter Yates

Post by dhartnet » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:32 pm

Myself, Mighty Stefan, Anibal Lopez, Peter Yates.
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Re: Peter Yates

Post by Gil Waldron » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:33 am

Peter was a good friend of mine and most of you who are reading this post.
Even though we lived on different sides of the pond we met on many occasions
In England we have a rivalry between Lancashire and Yorkshire, Peter was a Lancastrian and myself a Yorkshire man, On our weekly Skype, Peter used to rib me mercilessly. Oh God am I going to miss it. Peter as many of you will know was the kindest, most caring individual I have ever known. He always put others first. he lived his life according to his physical culture creed. And I am informed he died just after finishing his training. He kept strong to the end.

My condolences go to Madong and Robert.

REST IN PEACE PETER THE WORLD HAS SUFFERED A GREAT LOSS
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Re: Peter Yates

Post by Handson » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:59 am

Hear, hear.
What a shock.
One more aspect to an annus horribilis.
RIP.
Handson.

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Re: Peter Yates

Post by Jarett Hulse » Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:39 am

Gil Waldron wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:33 am
Peter was a good friend of mine and most of you who are reading this post.
Even though we lived on different sides of the pond we met on many occasions
In England we have a rivalry between Lancashire and Yorkshire, Peter was a Lancastrian and myself a Yorkshire man, On our weekly Skype, Peter used to rib me mercilessly. Oh God am I going to miss it. Peter as many of you will know was the kindest, most caring individual I have ever known. He always put others first. he lived his life according to his physical culture creed. And I am informed he died just after finishing his training. He kept strong to the end.

My condolences go to Madong and Robert.

REST IN PEACE PETER THE WORLD HAS SUFFERED A GREAT LOSS
Gil, I know you guys were close. Sorry for your loss as well.

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