Donald R. Bates

Hodgdon, Maine

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Donald, Dad & Steve at the drive in at Hodgdon Mills 7/03

Condolences to all of the family. There are insufficient words to say that would reduce the sorrow and loss I know you feel. Blessings on his journey and your memories of shared enjoyment. I love you.

Linda, I have many fond memories of your dad and wish I could have hugged him one last time. Many memories of large weddings and family reunions from my youth and he stands out in all of them. I can't help but picture the big get together all the Bates' in heaven are throwing right now to welcome your father back home! All my love and prayers, Wanda

I had the pleasure of working with this gentle soul for many years. Steady as a rock and always ready with a kind word. RIP Don.

Thoughts and prayers,Linda and Paul, and to your family, at this most difficult time.

Uncle Donald,
I will never forget your love and kindness. It was so important to me that you would always talk about my mother. Your memories of her have filled my heart. I love you and will sadly miss you.

I really loved seeing Donn smile everyday.
Emma Brown

Hi it's me Emma Brown granddaughter of Gary Sawyer. Gary was in the same room as Donald when he was in a double room. I loved to see his smile everyday when I waved to him when I visited my Grandfather. 2 days after his death I was notified of it I cried myself to sleep that night. I will always remember those 6 small words he said to my grandmother Linda Sawyer '' You have a beautiful grandaughter'' I smiled and blushed a little. Linda my mother and I did what you said, to show Jake the...

Dear Linda,Paul, Kevin, Misty and families,
Your dad was like a favorite uncle to us...not just a cousin by marriage. Such a wonderful,kind, strong and loving man he was! We always enjoyed our visits every time we were up that way and I know he will be greatly missed by all. May wonderful family memories sustain you at this difficult time.
Love, Linda and Steve Bond

Linda and Family, I am so glad I got to be part of this wonderful Mans life. I will never forget the times spent with him.. He could always make me laugh and sometimes cry. He will be missed..


Donald's Obituary

Donald Bates passed away in Hodgdon, Maine. Funeral Home Services for Donald are being provided by Donald Dunn Funeral Home - Houlton. The obituary was featured in BDN Maine on June 20, 2013.