Bates, Doreen Margaret – Passed away peacefully on January 22, 2011 surrounded by her family. Doreen is predeceased by her father, Arnet (Tommy) Tomlinson and brother, Rob (Judy) Tomlinson; husband, Clifford Bates and sister-in-law, Alice Tomlinson. Survived by her mother, Maisie Tomlinson; brothers: Chris (Marv) Tomlinson and Wayne (Myrna) Tomlinson; and sister, Darlene (Dave) Chisholm. Sadly missed by her children: Allan Bates, Judy (Rob) Mallam, Bradley (Linda) Bates and Susan (Dave) Bond, as well as five grandchildren: Melissa Elsom, Cory Mallam, Kyle and Austin Meehan and Travis Bates; two step grandchildren: Deidra and Kamie Williamson; three great grandchildren: Emily and Tyler Elsom, Brandon Mallam and three step great-grandchildren: Dawson Williamson, Karlee Duguay, Zxander McDonald.
A service was held Friday, January 28, 2011 in Kelowna.