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John Bates

January 5, 1941 — July 31, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John David Bates at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Heidi Bates of Bracebridge. Loving father of Scott (Jennifer) Bates and Kristina Bates (Harris Davidson). Proud grandfather of Oliver, Alexander, Dylan and Jacob. Brother of Gerry Bates (Linda), Margaret (Habib) Khan and the late Dr. Robert Bates (Judith). David's priority was his family and he cherished his friends in Toronto, Muskoka and Florida. David enjoyed business success and lived life to the fullest. Cremation has taken place. A private internment and celebration of life with friends will be held at a later date. Thank you to the caring nurses and doctors at SMH for their attentiveness during his final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be to the South Muskoka Hospital In Bracebridge or St Michaels Hospital in Toronto. Messages of condolence can be offered to the family at

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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 10:00am, Bracebridge United Church

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