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Angus 'Buster' Bates

August 26, 1925 — July 2, 2013

Angus 'Buster' Bates

It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Angus 'Buster' Bates on July 2, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Waterford on August 26, 1925 he was the son of the late Martin and Mary (McInnis) Bates. He was employed by the Cape Breton Development Corporation as a Mine Examiner in #12 and Lingan mine. He was a member of the 3rd Degree K.O.C. for 60 years. His favorite pasttime was spent fishing and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his kind, gentle manner and being a true gentleman which was a great role model to his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Teresa (Gillis) Bates, daughter Donna (Wilbur) Wright and sons Martin (Rosemary), Terry (Charlene), Gary (Michelle) and Barry (Wanda); grandchildren Susan, Jaclyn, Greg, Danielle, Mark, Tara, Lisa (Donnie MacKay), Kaitlyn, Corey, Cody, Jaret, Faith and Rohan, Also survived by his brother Lawrence 'Lonnie' Bates and sister Martina Andrea. Besides his parents he was also predeceased by sisters Leona Ciancio, Carmel Hubbard, Loretta and Kate. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5thh from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and a funeral mass to celebrate his life will be Saturday, July 6th at 10am in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mt. Carmel Ave. with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Internment in Mt.Carmel Cemetery followed by a luncheon in the parish hall, Convent St. and all are welcome. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. In lieu of flowers donations may be made the Heart and Stroke or Lung Foundations or a charity of one's choice. To send online condolences to the family go to; www.mclellanfuneralhome.com

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