Calvin Bates

Obituary of Calvin Bates

Calvin passed away at his home in Owen Sound on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  Born in Owen Sound on December 16, 1953, Calvin John Henry Bates, was in his 67th year.

Survived by his siblings Jerry Gordon Bates and Shirley Ann May Malloy, his sons Gordon, Kenneth (Lynn) and Adam McMurray, his grandchildren Sarah, Isaac and Joseph, his nieces Patricia and Tammy Baker, Ashley McMurray, Freida McMurray, Tina Malloy, his nephews Paul, Shawn and Keith Baker, Leonard McMurray (Shannon), and his great-nieces Jennifer McMurray, Gracie Huizenga, and great-nephews Todd McMurray and Damian and Nathanial Huizenga. 

Predeceased by his parents Gordon Robert and Anna Louise Bates, and by his sister Viola Wilhelmina Baker.

A private graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, Owen Sound, 519-376-7492.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Online condolences can be sent by visiting Calvin’s memorial at

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