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Brian "Wine Eyes" Bates

May 20, 1949 — December 12, 2015

Brian "Wine Eyes" Bates

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Brian “Wine Eyes” Bates on December 12, 2015 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital surrounded by his loving family.Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Buddy and Evelyn (Rigby) Bates.

Brian was an active member of Local 92 Edmonton Construction Labor Union. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, walking his buddy “Yarder”, all sports and especially attending his granddaughter Morgan’s hockey games.

He is survived by his wife Mary (Gillis), daughter Leanne (Nolan Walker), son Lawrence
(Rhonda), sisters Wilma MacSween , Evelyn (Ron) MacDonald and brother Lawrence (Dinn),
Grandchildren Morgan Rory and Brydan.

Besides his parents he was also predeceased by sister Leonese and brother Bryon.

Cremation has taken place and a chapel service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11 am in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Ray
Huntley officiating. Internment in Mount Carmel Cemetery followed by a luncheon at
the Army, Navy & Airforce, Smith St., New Waterford. All are welcome.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home,
3183 Plummer Avenue, New Waterford, 902-862-7500 .Donations can be made to the Pallative Care . To send condolences to the family go to; mclellanfuneralhome.com

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