Age 83 passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
Predeceased by the love of his life Cora Arida Bate (nee Ram). Loving father of Shawn Andrew Bate (Heather Pritchard), Catherine Lynn Rizzo and Bronwen Stephanie Bate (Eric Ernst). Cherished grandfather of Taylor Miranda Bate, Nicole Alyssa Bate, Derek John Bate, Travis Lee Rizzo (Liezel), Taryn Raeanne Rizzo (Adis), Julian Felix Ernst and Elena Cora Ernst. Ever remembered by his sister Nancy McCauley. John will be greatly missed by many extended family members.
In his passing we remember the joy and camaraderie that John brought to those around him, including his good friends. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness, laughter and love.
Family and friends are invited to the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522) on Wednesday November 22, 2023 from 11 am – 1 pm for a time of visitation. Service to take place at the Funeral Home at 1 pm, burial to take place at Greenwood Cemetery following. Memorial donation payable by cheque or online to Sault Area Hospital Foundation- Critical Care Fund would be appreciated by the family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.arthurfuneralhome.com for the Bate family.