OBITUARY

Thomas Edgar Bates

18 June , 194330 April , 2019

75 years. Passed away, surrounded by his family on April 30, 2019. Beloved spouse to Donna Filiault. Loving father of Marie (Gord) Wilder, Timothy (Debbie) Bates, Tammy (Garry) Metcalfe and the late Tom Bates Jr. (2012). Dear step father of Jody Filiault (Leigh-Ann), Jeff Filiault (Darlene) and Deanna Bertrand (Jessie). Survived by 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Dear brother to Alice (the late Ron), Crumb, Pearl Rusling, Doug (Bev) Hyland and the late Jennie Bates. Predeceased by his parents Edgar and Jennie Bates. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Thomas was retired from Chrysler Canada and is a member of Unifor Local 444. A special thank you to all involved with the care and compassion provided to Tom. Visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. www.andersonfuneralhomewindsor.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, 3 May , 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, 2 May , 2019
  • Interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens Friday, 3 May , 2019

Memories

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Donna Filiault

4 May 2019

ON BEHALF OF DONNA AND TOMS FAMILIES WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR
THEIR LOVE AND SUPPORT DURING THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME .
TO CRAIG AND THE ENTIRE STAFF AT THE ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT AND PATIENCE GIVEN BY YOU.
THE WORDS EXPRESSED BY KELLY MELOCHE BROUGHT US A SENSE OF PEACE AND CALMNESS.

OUR HEARTFELT THANKS

Mercedees Filiault

1 May 2019

Papa, you’ve taught me so many lessons through your countless stories which will be forever cherished. You constantly called me your “Funny Face”, but I never truly understood why. I’ve now heard the song where you got that from and I want you to know that I will forever love you too. You are my rock and your presence will never be forgotten. Rest easy up there Papa...❤️

Tammy Elliott

1 May 2019

My condolences to the family at this time for your loss. To Tom who was loved my many, we will never forget you! I'll hear your voice calling me, "rubber bum" 😂 I tried to make you a Red Wing fan over the years, but you remained faithful to the leafs. Just like you to to be so dedicated to your family! Love n prayers

Nicole (Amyot) Landry

1 May 2019

Condolences to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time
From Ray Amyot and family

Kelly Soulliere

1 May 2019

I am very grateful for everything you have done for me and having you in my life, and every time I hear the song daddy’s girl I will think of you!! I will miss you so much and I love you forever papa❤️ Xo

Miranda Metcalfe

30 April 2019

I will forever miss you papa. We love you oh so very much.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY