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 www.dodsandmcnair.com