BATES, Doreen May of Summerland, BC passed away with her family by her side on October 16, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Remembered and sadly missed by her loving children: Robert W. Bates (Judy) of South Surrey, BC and Leanna M. MacDonald (Bev) of Summerland, BC, 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, brother-in-law Gerald Bates (Jewel) of Prince George, BC, sister-in-law Roberta Bodger of Smithers, BC. Sadly predeceased by husband Robert F. Bates, siblings Earnie, Dawn and Helen. Special thanks to all the staff of the Summerland Seniors Village Care Home for their loving, excellent care and support. For complete obituary, please go to A celebration of Doreen’s life was held on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Summerland United Church, 13204 Henry Ave. with Rev. Armand Houle officiating. Interment will take place in Telkwa, BC in May of 2016. Memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC 300-828 West 8th Ave Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2. Condolences may be sent to the family through

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