COATES obit pic croppedSuddenly at Bluewater Health on July 25, 2013, Iris “Nana” Muriel Coates (nee Menezes) of Sarnia passed away at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Terence Coates of 48 years. Loving mother of Lisa D’Agostini (Domenic), Marc Coates, and Lynn Vallée (Luc). Cherished grandmother of Julian, Myléna, Christian and Tiana. Dear sister of Linda, Yvette (Emil), Marion (Glen), Andrea (Sebastian), Gloria (Vernon), Ivan and their families. Survived by best friend Cecil Lobo of Australia. She will be dearly missed by many dear friends of Sarnia, and especially by those in her Prayer Group.

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Corunna.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Bluewater Health Ambulatory Care (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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