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Date of Passing: Feb 04, 2021

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June Bates of Winnipeg passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Neil Gamey, in Onanole, Manitoba, on Thursday, February 4, 2021, in her 87th year.
June will be missed and lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Barbara McFarlane (Gordon) and Valerie Gamey (Neil), her grandchildren, Christine (Jon), Matthew, Wade (Katelyn), Todd (Jessica) and Dean (Alyssa), great-granddaughters, Lina and Calla, her sister, Judy Tennant, nephew, Allistair Tennant (Michelle), sister-in-law, Donna Bates, many other nephews, nieces, cousins and loving friends. June was predeceased by her husband, The Reverend William (Bill) Dawson Bates on January 31, 2011, their baby daughter Allison Jean, her parents, John and Helen Dobson, and her dear friend Fran Rowlin.
The family would like to express their appreciation to all of those who comforted June in person or through calls, notes, or prayers, which brought her so much joy and laughter and a sense of God's presence in the last few months. Special thanks to all of the wonderful and compassionate people who have provided medical assistance to June over many years.
Cremation and a private family Committal Service for Cremation have taken place. A Service of Thanksgiving for God's goodness to June will be held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church when it is safe to do so. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date in the family plot in Queen's Park Cemetery, Calgary, AB.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Winnipeg, MB, The St. Margaret's Bursary at Wycliffe College (in honour of Bill and June Bates), Toronto, ON, or a charity of their choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of June and Fran's passing. i had the pleasure of cutting their hair for many years. We had many great conversations and many laughs over the years. Heaven saved a special place for both these lovely ladies! My deepest condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Mary-Anne Buffie (Hairstylist and Friend) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Ah June. Heaven will be a happier place because of the additions of June Bates and Fran Rowlin (Dec. 14/2020). They were inseparable pals in life and now will be together again in the hereafter. I worked with June (and Fran) at the U. of M. Between 1976 and 1987. During that time, June became my assistant. She was a pleasure to work with and to know. A naturally gracious lady whose wit and wisdom were her hallmark, along with her kindness and acceptance of others. I loved her laugh. I went to St. Margaret's a few times to see them both and was always impressed by their commitment to their faith and how it was reflected in their actions. So long Fran and now June. You are not forgotten. May they rest in peace, and may their memory be a blessing. - Posted by: Martin Robson (Co-worker) on: Feb 20, 2021

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