Craig Yarde

Published on Thursday, 27 January 2022 16:43


My Final Thoughts - By Craig Yarde Craig Yarde died peacefully while surrounded by his family on Jan. 25, 2022, at the age of 71. He is survived by Barbara, his devoted, loving wife of 50 years and his two adoring children, Tracy & Craig Yarde. The three of them have provided constant love, support and laughter, not only over the past few challenging years, but for all of our years together. This memory of my time is unique as I wrote this obituary myself. I did not want to boast of accomplishments or the past, but just simply send out my appreciation for my time on earth and the great run I had, while always being surrounded by the best people. I am so beyond proud of my six grandchildren, Duke, Sam, Devin, Cole, Ben & Harlo. They are everything I hoped they would be and more. My greatest joy was spending time with them and seeing them grow into truly fun and unique individuals. I will miss them so much. I feel so truly blessed for the shared family times that shaped all of our lives and experiences together. I am also grateful for my entire family and numerous friends for the love and support I have received. These are cherished memories for Barb and me. I received a letter out of the blue from a friend who quoted Charles Krauthammer and it represents how I believe I lived my life and it resonated with my thoughts. "I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life - full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life I intended." To my wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends, remember to always TPD...Think, Plan, Do. Life always works out and if you make mistakes, you can change things by always focusing on the positive and forgetting the negative around you. Stay strong. It is a great world if you do not weaken, as my Dad always said. I cherish all the memories of my hometown, Bristol. What a place to live! To all the associates and colleagues that worked with me and my family at Yarde Metals, Inc. over the years, I loved you! We opened the financial books, shared profits together and you gave me all you had and I was forever grateful for your loyalty. We treated all like equals and with respect and dignity. Please continue to treat others as you would want to be treated as you move through life. It was an honor to create such an incredible company with you. That's it for me. Make each moment a great one and enjoy your life. Craig Yarde From Craig's Family: We would like to say "thank you" for the thousands of letters, cards, texts and emails he and we received over the past six months. They were truly heartfelt and they allowed him to realize the impact he had on his family, friends, community and industry. There are no immediate funeral services planned, but come spring we will celebrate our father and husband, Craig Yarde, at the Memorial Boulevard for a tree planting ceremony in his honor. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Craig's tribute page at

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Thursday, 27 January 2022 16:43. Updated: Thursday, 27 January 2022 16:46.