John Bate

John Bate

Wednesday, May 19th, 1954 Thursday, July 4th, 2019

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Obituary for John Gordon Bate

Bate, John Gordon
1954 - 2019
It is with deep sadness we announce the death of John Bate who died unexpectedly at home July 4, 2019. He leaves behind his wife, Susan and stepson, Alex (Chloe). John was predeceased by his mother, Diane Walden (Jack) and father, Gord Bate (Sylvia). He is survived by his aunt, Faye Hope (Jack) and uncle, Harry Lines (Sharon). He will be missed and fondly remembered by his many cousins. He will always be loved and remembered for his creative spirit and kind heart.

We will celebrate John’s life and his homecoming with the Lord, on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation from 1:30-3:00 p.m., at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St, Orangeville, Ontario. Donations in his memory can be made to Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation - University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto.

A tree will be planted in memory of John in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, July 12th, 2019
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, July 12th, 2019
  • Reception

    Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Dods & McNair Reception Centre
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, July 12th, 2019
    3:30pm - 5:00pm

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Gary Livingston

I am an old friend of John from his early days in Minnesota. He came to my wedding (1980). I had visited John on two occasions in Toronto years ago. I found his obituary when thinking I would love to connect and visit again. I have fond memories of John from my teen days. I remember a road trip we took to Colorado in his BMW on one of his visits. I spent many a night listening to records in his basement bedroom. Good memories of John. I hope you remember John with many good memories also.
Gary Livingston
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Tony Riggs

Very sorry to hear the news of your loss. My condolences. Tony Riggs
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Peter Leishman

John was a welcome addition to our Men’s Group at Singing Waters Ministries in Mono, Ontario. We knew him for just over a year and John came faithfully to meet with the guys every two weeks. John inspired us all with his courage and determination to push forward and continue to grow into relationship and love of the Father. Thank you John. We will never forget you my friend.
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Graham Ford

We are truly saddened by John's sudden passing. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most heartfelt condolences.
Graham & Diane Ford
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