FR Robert Orville Bates DND Fire Chief


Mr. Bob Bates, beloved husband of Mrs. Alice "Joyce" Bates of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, November 17th, 2007 at the age of 85 years. Bob also leaves to cherish his memory five sons, Dennis, Larry, Ron, Doug and Don; three daughters, Sharon, Beverly and Mary; as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Bates; two brothers; and one sister. The Funeral Service will be held in CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 1865 Division Avenue NE, on Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Richard Northcott officiating. Interment will take place in the Family Plot at The Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery, 16th Avenue and Garden Road NE, Calgary, on Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Mr. Bob Bates may do so with a gift to the Medicine Hat Cancer Centre, 666 - 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to, subject-heading Bob Bates. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, "The Chapel in the Park", locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 528-2599.