Stephen William Bates

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Passed away on April 19, 2017 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre at the age of 45. Sadly missed by Tom his long-time friend and companion for over 20 years. Predeceased by his Mother Wilma Bates (2016) and Stepfather James Bruton (2014). Survived by his Stepbrother Clifford (Donna), Nephews Timothy and Nicholas, Aunt and Uncle Lydia & Hank and their families of Calgary, Uncle and Aunt Bill & Linda and their families of Newcastle. Stephen will also be sadly missed by the Telford Family, Bates Family, Bruton Family, his many friends and loving neighbors. A special Thank You to the Nurses and Doctors of the ICU for their care and comfort of Stephen.

Service Information

There will be a casual Celebration of Life held at Stephen’s home, 613 Zion Line, Millbrook on Saturday, May 20th at 1:30 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair. If desired, memorial donations to the PRHC – Intensive Care Unit would be appreciated.


My condolences to Tom and Steve's family. I've known Steve since we were kids - we were only 8 when we met and for years were inseperable. I have some truly great memories of Steve in our younger day - he was a part of the whole group that made us all a family back then. Gone way to young. I hope he has found his peace. RIP Steve xo

Heather Hedlund

Tom so sorry to hear about Steve's death our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Carolyn and Jim