Monday, December 22, 2014 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Betty Jean (nee Ferguson) and predeceased by Dorothy (nee Babcock). Loving father of May Steeves (John) of Cobourg, Tim Bates (Patricia) of Harwood, Nancy Hall (Bob) of Cobourg, Beverly Krieger (Scott) of Palmer Rapids and Mark Bates (Lisa) of Harwood. Will be missed by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by his brothers Bruce and Stephen. Predeceased by siblings Ada, Ron, George, Ruth and May. Visitation will take place on Friday, December 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 27 at 2 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, Grafton. Those wishing may make donations to the Canon Nind Hall of St. George’s Church. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.