It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Bert Bates on Friday, September 30, 2022. Born January 08, 1928, he was predeceased by his parents, Burleigh Lincoln and Glenna Marjory (Hastey) Bates and his sister, Gladyse.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Winnifred (Morton) Bates. Leaving to mourn are his children, Burleigh, Brenda (Mike) and Blair (Debb); grandchildren, Brad, Jason (Beth), Jeremy (Amy), Ben (Caley), Katie, Colin (Jill), Charlie (Mariah), Candice (Weston) and Corey (Carmine); nine great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family moved from Bates Settlement to
Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of York Funeral Home. At Bert’s request, and befitting someone who wanted no fuss over himself, there will be no formal memorial service or visitation. A private graveside service will be held for immediate family. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Chalmers Hospital Foundation. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com