Peacefully on February 20, 2012 in her 101st Year. Born and raised in Guysborough, NS.  Mom was the last remaining sibling of 16.  Beloved wife of the late Fred Henry Bates.  Loving Mother to Ronald, Fred (Carole), Rod (Patricia), Cyril (Beverley), Rosemary (Mike) MacNeil, Theresa (Gord) Watkins and Martina (Ken) Phillipo.  Fondly remembered by 14 grandchildren (2 deceased) and 26 great-grandchildren (2 deceased).  Mom will be truly missed. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., (between Islington & Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Friday, February 24th, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Browns Line and Evans Avenue, Etobicoke, on Saturday, February 25th, at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.  Messages of Condolences may be placed at

For more information about this obituary visit

Filed Under: Ontario, Toronto