David Coates of Airdrie passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the age of 81 years.
David was the youngest of three children of Walter and Isabella Coates of Calgary. He worked for Calgary Transit, retiring as Superintendent of Major Construction in 1980 after thirty-seven years. In retirement, David traveled and played golf in Canada, Scotland, USA and New Zealand.
David is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Grace and Gary Barber of Drumheller, AB; grandsons, John (Nadine) Edgerton of Stony Plain, AB and Ryan (Chris) Edgerton of Calgary; great-grandson, Alexander Edgerton of Calgary; sisters-in-law, Margaret Skuban of Medicine Hat, AB and Georgie Syryda of Calgary as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Helen; daughter Annabella; his parents; his brother Walter Coates and sister Isobel Platt.
A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at the Balzac Community Hall on Thursday, March 6, 2008 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes, in David’s memory may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of David Coates, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.Print This Obituary & Condolences