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Tuesday January 8, 2013

BATES, Alphonse (Al)
Passed away peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, due to complications of Parkinson's Disease, on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Paula for 56 years. Loving father of Mary Lynn (Matthew) Manton, Paul Joseph Bates (Giovanna Artuso), and James Michael (Sandy) Bates. Proud grandfather of Sarah, Elizabeth, Sienna, Alun, Wendy, Hilary, Kurtis and Jack. Dear brother of Selica Mesher, Patricia MacDonald, Dolly MacNeil, Theresa Lulik, Velma MacDonald, Anna Hines and Cyril Bates. Al will be sadly missed by all of his family and many friends. A Service of Remembrance in Celebration of Al's life will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. Private Interment. For those who wish, donations to the Parkinson Society would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter 'Yorke' Chapel (416-767-3153). On -line condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

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