Burleigh Bertram Bates

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 Fredericton where Bert attended Fredericton Business College.  After graduating from College he worked with Coca-Cola Ltd., Provincial Motor Sales and owned Bates Vending Service, Modern Office Furnishings and Acorn Storage.   He went on to be a commercial real estate developer of properties including 100 Clark Street, The Bates Building, Hilton Place, 55 Whiting Road, 640 Prospect Street, 22 Durelle Street and 42 Durelle Street.  Bert was a Nashwaaksis Village Councillor. He was a member of United Commercial Travellers and Nashwaaksis Kinsmen, Life member of the Miramichi Salmon Association and Honorary lifetime member of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. Bert was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed his family and friends at the cottage at White’s Cove, Grand Lake.


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