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BATES, Brett Eaton

July 12, 1969 – Calgary, Alberta
October 26, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Brett of Calgary, AB, lost his heroic battle against cancer on October 26, 2018 at the age of 49 years.

Brett was an athlete at an early age including hockey, high school football as a quarterback, wrestling winning a gold medal at the Alberta winter games. Brett’s biggest love and passion in life were his 3 children.

Brett is survived by his children Bailey, Jennessa, and Easton; his father Don and step-mother Carol; his sister Kelly and brother-in-law John; his aunts Betty and Joyce, as well as many other aunts, uncles and cousins, and his trusted best friend Boxer Bella.

Brett was predeceased by his mother Gail.

With respect to Brett’s wishes no funeral services will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Brett Bates, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Janice Turner :

    May fond memories of your son, brother and father bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Brett will always be smiling down at you and forever by your side .

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  2. Michelle Thur :

    I would like too sent our Condolences too Brett’s family, especially his children. We met Brett in Lethbridge, Alberta when he hired us as contractors. He was not only an associate but became a very giving friend. I hope where ever you are now, you are resting free and easy with your mom you Missed so deeply. Sincerely, Michelle Thur and Raz Bruce.

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  3. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Brett. My deepest condolences and sympathy to all the family.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rhonda Cardinal

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  4. Amanda McGovern :

    Brett was a kind loving Man who worked hard and cared deeply for all those around him. My heart goes out to his family and especially his 3 children which he spoke of daily and was so proud of! May his memories always keep you warm. It was a pleasure knowing Brett.

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  5. No words can possibly express what I am feeling for all of you. His friendship was something I held very close. It was such an honor to call Brett my friend and to have spent time with your family over the years.
    Love and hugs to each of you. XO

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  6. Terrie Mantika :

    Sending you all much love and strength.
    Love as always Terrie and Keegan Mantika

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  7. Sharon Wagner :

    So very sorry to hear of Brett’s passing. May you all feel comfort in all the wonderful memories of him. Hearing of his passing had us going through some old photos and remembering some of the great times we had together. Our most heartfelt sympathies and warmest of hugs to you all at this difficult time.

    Darren and Sharon Wagner

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  8. Mary & Larry Craig :

    Dear Don & Family,
    So sorry to read of Bretts’ passing. Are thoughts are with you at this very
    difficult time. Just know that we care.
    Mary & Larry

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  9. Jim, Lisa and Team Astoria :

    It is with Great Sadness in our Hearts that we hear of Bretts’ passing. He will always be remembered with great fondness as a kind, gentle and forthright individual who loved his family. Brett worked with us at Astoria many years and will always live in our hearts. Bailey, Jennessa, and Easton … your dad spoke of you always and loved you very much. We loved all the selfies with you all and they will continue to be a reminder of his love for you and all the wonderful memories that you made. You will be in our prayers.

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  10. Don Carol Kelly and family—.I offer my deepest symphathy for your loss of Brett –I had no idea that he was ill—quite an athlete- shades of his father.. See you around-God Bless All

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  11. darlene and butch crisanti :

    MAY your faith carry you through the challenges of today and the concern of others strengthen and encourage you always love to all your family darlene and butch crisanti

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  12. Nathan & Rachael Finseth :

    Brett was a kind and thoughtful person who often put the needs of others before himself. His generosity and sincerity were a blessing for those who had the privilege to meet him, and his smile often brightened up the room. We will always remember Brett for his kind soul and gentle nature – we were lucky to have known him and had him present for some of the special times in our lives. We offer our deepest condolences to his family & lovely Bella – you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Much love – N&R

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  13. Raye & Heather Thibeau :

    Don & Carol
    We are so sorry to hear of your son Brett’s passing. Our deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your family.

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  14. Vernon Bachor :

    Don & Carol; Bailey; Jessica; Easton

    We are sorry to hear of Brett’s passing. Our deepest condolences and sympathies to everyone. We have fond memories of our interacts.

    Vernon Bachor and Shannon Bond

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  15. Annette (Armitage) Wetsteyn :

    With deepest sympathies to Brett’s family.. “Growing away” from those we went to school with is inevitable.. But the memories never leave. All of us from Woodman and Henry Wisewood will be holding all of you in our hearts as we remember Brett…

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  16. To Don & Kelly,
    We were so sorry to hear of Brett’s passing! It seems such a long time since our families were together but we have so many good memories of all our visits & holidays. We have just returned from a six week trip to Australia to visit Allen & Linda who now live there.
    Know that we are thinking of you & would love to see you anytime you are on the coast!
    Lots of love,
    Don & Betty Anne Dobie

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