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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Beautiful service.
    Our love and thoughts are with you all.
    from Viv Chris and Family

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

    Viv and Chris Cabalzar June 3 2020