Shane Leigh Yates

Born on February 19, 1960. Passed away May 28, 2020.

Much loved father of Layla and partner Brock, and Montanna. Cherished son of Henry (dec.) and Zita. Loved brother, brother-in-law and best mate of Gary and Karen, Dean and Kym. Loved uncle of Cassie, Cameron, Zoe, and Bella.

Shane was a champion family man, friend, supporter of others, sports lover, race caller, journalist, sports administrator and loyal Tasmanian.

He fought a tough and brave battle.

He has gone from us but we are pleased he is now with his beloved dad.

After a very busy and full life, may he now Rest In Peace.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private service for Mr Yates will be held on WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. A livestream will be available at

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  1. As his parish priest in Devonport, I had much to with Shane in his younger years…He was very special…love to his families…I followed his career over the years…God rest him…Denis….

    Denis ALLEN May 29 2020
  2. I only met Shane once, when visiting Zeta with your cousin Jillian, but in that short time we instantly connected and I felt like I had known you for years with your warmth and personality.

    Rest In Peace

    Dean Simpkins May 29 2020
  3. I will miss you

    John McCoy May 29 2020
  4. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Shane Yates. Shane was much more than a race caller to me. Shane was a gentleman, a friend, a mentor and an absolute inspiration! My life, like so many others is much richer for knowing Shane Yates. Shane’s humour, sense of humanity and his very essence transcended Australian racing.

    Victoria Shaw May 29 2020
  5. A much loved member of the Devonport community.The best racecaller over all codes i met.Rest peacefully Shane.
    Simon Harper.

    Simon Harper May 29 2020
  6. On behalf of myself and my wife who were Managing Directors of Western Video Pty Ltd who used to provide the pictures to Skychannel and worked with Shane for nearly 30 years our deepest condolences to family..

    Brian Watson May 30 2020
  7. Rip old boss x legend x

    Shelley May 30 2020
  8. RIP old boss x legend x

    Shelley May 30 2020
  9. Shane’s passion for those he cared for were second to none. Thank you for your belief in those you lead. RIP
    Trudi and Tyler

    Trudi and Tyler Jones June 1 2020
  10. Shane you will be missed by many, always had a smile and up for a chat, deepest condolences to the family.

    Sharon Neville June 2 2020
  11. Shane you will be missed by many, always had a smile and up for a chat, deepest condolences to the family.

    Sharon Neville June 2 2020
  12. You will be missed by the many people whose lives you touched through footy, racing (or any sport really), but above all being the great bloke you were to work with, and the mentor and dad you were to your kids. Rest easy now Cobbarrr. Good onya champ.

    Bill Wagner June 3 2020
  13. I have been deeply saddened at the passing of Shane, he was a colleague and friend over the past years and he was the epitome of a good bloke with a sharp wit and always good humoured. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. May he RIP.

    Mercedes Howard June 3 2020
  14. Beautiful service.
    Our love and thoughts are with you all.
    from Viv Chris and Family

    Viv and Chris Cabalzar June 3 2020
  15. Beautiful and fitting service
    Our love and thoughts are with you all.
    Viv, Chris and family

    Viv and Chris Cabalzar June 3 2020
  16. Shane was an inspiration to me, and someone I always looked up to. He was the broadcaster that I aspired to be. He trusted my skill, and believed in me. He is responsible for my first Football commentary stint on radio. It was early 80s, it was on 7AD, and half time at the Devonport Oval: Devonport v North Launceston. He crossed back to the studio, took his headphones off, and much to the shock of our Expert that day Leon Wootton, said Mick, its all yours, call the third quarter, and I will listen on the radio from the other side of the ground. There started something special for me that has taken me on a broadcasting journey In many areas that I continue to love.

    Rest in Peace Shane, you were an ideas man, Family Man and a Gun Broadcaster.

    Michael Maney June 3 2020
  17. Great times and lots of laughs my friend , memories that will last in my mind forever, will miss you mate

    Rick sutton June 3 2020