John BATES

John BATES

BATES; John Ivan

Fondly called “Jack”, he went home on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the age of 93. He was born April 3, 1922 in Huntingdon, BC. As a young man, he was proud to join the R.C.A.F. where he served during WWII. He continued on in the Air Force as a career. This took him and his family to various spots within Canada and France. After his retirement from the R.C.A.F. he moved back to Abbotsford and took work in the private sector. He held various positions, the last being a real estate agent, from which he finally retired to go fishing. Jack was a good kind man, with an interesting sense of humour. He was truly loved and made a lasting impression on each heart he touched. He was predeceased by his wife Viola in 2015, his parents Jonathan and Margaret, five sisters and one brother. He will always live in the hearts of those he leaves behind, his son Dale, daughter Donna (Brian), three grandsons, seven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. To quote Jack “I’ve had a good life, I have no regrets”. A memorial will take place at a later date.


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