Frederick George Bates

July 13, 1944 – July 4, 2019
After a valiant battle with complications of diabetes, Fred passed away peacefully with family and friends at his side. Fred was very devoted and dedicated to his family and friends and was always there for whoever needed him. Fred dedicated his life to serving the public of B.C as a member of B.C Ambulance for 36 years, as well as serving three terms as Mayor of Cumberland and serving on numerous boards and committees in the Comox Valley.
Fred was pre-deceased by his wife Barb, father Andrew, mother Ethel, brother Les and sister Dorothy.
Fred is survived by his children, Shelley(Scott), Angie (Mark), Stuart(Jody), and Tracy (Mike). His grandchildren: Ryan, Kevin, Reggie, Curtis, Sarah, Michael, Kat, Christopher, Jessica, Jackie, Ricky, Justin, Clayton, and several great grandchildren. As well as his brothers and sisters: Bobby, Gary, Ernie, Betty-Anne, Kathy, Andy, Johnny, Gordie, and Doug.
A celebration of Life will be held at the Courtenay Fish and Game on Sunday, July 21 2019 from 2-4 pm.
Refreshments will be served.
In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
 Sands Funeral Chapel


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