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Louis Yeotes

A newspaper headline once accurately proclaimed Louis Yeotes as “A Man Who Likes People.” Over the more than 70 years he lived in Peterborough, Louis donated to almost every league which operated sports teams, most notably baseball, soccer and hockey.

He purchased equipment for struggling teams throughout the Depression (1930s) when it was virtually impossible to raise funds for sporting endeavors. He bought skates for countless youngsters; in fact, he had an open account at LeBarr’s Sporting Goods store. And he supplied bats and balls to any youngster who simply asked. Louis was a generous donor to all charities and civic endeavours. Yeotes was “an easy touch” for many former athletes down on their luck. He provided money and meals — no questions asked. In later years, he donated hundreds of hours to youth and senior bowling leagues.

Louis was born in Greece in 1886, emigrated to Canada in 1903 and soon settled in Peterborough, running a variety of businesses until his death November 17, 1977.

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