William BATES


William Allan Bates gently left this world at the age of 68 years on May 27, 2006 at the FCH, surrounded by his family. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Helena Marie as well as his parents Alfred and Thelma Bates.

Bill is survived by his loving family: daughters, Shirley (Don) Penner, Cindy (Wade) Kelly, both of Hope, BC, Suzannne (Ray) Dean and Lillian Husband both of Kamloops, BC; sons, Richard Beeckman of Kamloops, BC and Victor Beeckman of Passmore, BC; grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Crystal, Danielle, Melissa, Jacqueline, Andrea, Levi, Natalie and Adam; great grandchildren, Grayson, Kaeleb, Shasta, Chelsey, Nicole and Alexander; and his sister, Betty Ditchburn of Kamloops, BC.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 03, 2006 @ 2:00 p.m. at the Mountainside Funeral Chapel, 1270 Ryder Street, Hope, B.C. with Reverend Ken Wotherspoon officiating. A Reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Branch #228, 344 Fort Street, Hope, BC starting at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to request that donations can be made to the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society on Bill’s behalf.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. S. Christie, Randi, Lynn G, Sherry Michelle C, and all of the FCH nursing staff. Special thanks to Deena and Marla.

Mountainside Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements 604-869-8229.

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