October 18, 1943 – Belfast, Northern Ireland
January 10, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Hugh, beloved husband of Margaret Bates (nee Wimmenhove) of Calgary, passed away at home on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the age of 71 years.
Hugh did extensive travelling as a young boy, venturing to Brazil and Australia before arriving back in Northern Ireland. He met and married Carol Briggs, his wife of thirty-nine years. Along with their three children, they immigrated to Canada in 1978, making Calgary their home. Hugh’s civil engineering and management career was spent in the construction industry throughout Western Canada. Several years after Carol’s passing Hugh was blessed to marry Margaret in 2008.
He will be remembered for his bravery, his gentle good humour and kindness to all.
Hugh is survived by his wife Margaret; children, Fiona (Colin), Sarah (Jaysen) and Edward (Daphne); grandchildren, Ashlynn, Owen and Ryan; his faithful four-legged companion Eslin; as well as his sister Edwina (Brian); brother David; and a large extended family. Hugh was predeceased by his parents “Queenie” and Eddie, and his first wife Carol.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (703 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. For those wishing to make donations in Hugh’s memory, please consider the Lunch Program at Louise Dean School, 120 – 23 Street N.W. Calgary, AB, T2N 2P1. Telephone: 403-777-7630.
In living memory of Hugh Bates, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences