Donald Bates

Donald Price Bates

Wednesday, October 17th, 1934 - Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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Bates, Donald Price –

Passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Donald Price Bates age 85 years, was the beloved husband of Carole (Lamb) Bates for 61 years. He was the loving father of Stephanie Hayes (Adam), James Bates, and Peggy Cline (Late Paul). Donald was the proud grandfather of Andrew Hayes (Leslie), Jocelyn Rosborough (Brent), Fiona Hayes, Andrea Cline and Emily Cline and great-grandfather of James Rosborough. Predeceased by his parents Benjamin and Lois (Price) Bates and by his brother John Bates and by his sister Mary Margaret Vinet. Survived also by several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A private family funeral service was held at the Church of the Apostles (St. James / St. Matthias). A public Celebration of Don’s life will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Village by the Aboretum Centre 33 Village Green Dr. Guelph from 2-4 p.m. . As expressions of sympathy, donations to Sleeping Children around the World, Easter Seal Society or to a Charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the famiy. Donation cards are available at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph 519-821-5077 or online at
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 26th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, January 26th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Village by the Arboretum Centre
    33 Village Green Dr.
    Guelph, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, January 26th, 2020 |
    Sunday, January 26th, 2020
    Village by the Arboretum Centre
    33 Village Green Dr.
    Guelph, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jennifer Barnett

Posted at 11:32pm
There are too many stories to share. You'll always be my Uncle Don. My condolences to Aunt Carole and the family.

Jennifer Barnett

Rob Barnett

Posted at 03:07pm
I'll always remember 'uncle' Don as a patient, witty and kind man. Though we have fallen out of touch, I am very sorry for your loss Bates. We are thinking of you all.

Rob & family

Stan & Edna Brien

Posted at 01:48pm
Thinking of you at this sad time, Stephanie & Adam & family. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Stan & Edna Brien

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