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BATES, Cst. Donald Armstrong


Date of death: August 5, 2021

Date of birth: March 30, 1943

Age: 78

Location: Dartmouth


  • Life companion: Pierrette

  • Children: Paula Bates, Heather Manning (Brendan), and Brenda MacDonald (Tony); mother of his children, Pat Bates

  • Grandchildren: Lisa Bezanson; four great-grandchildren

  • Parents: Frank Armstrong Bates and Jean Beatrice Bates (Ganong)

  • Siblings: Linda Pollock (Bill), Leah Urquhart (Dale), Anne Ukrainetz (George), Robert “Bob” Bates (Janice), Joan Olive (Roy), and Richard Bates

Visitation: Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth.

Service: Funeral service, by invitation only, will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth, with livestream available. Private family burial will take place at a later date.

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