Geoffrey Bates

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    - Lesley Appel
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Oct 17, 1928 - Jan 8, 2013

Our dad passed away at the North Shore Hospice, predeceased by his wife Anna in December 2007. A proud Kiwi, Geoff was born in Ashburton, New Zealand. After working in Europe, he eventually settled in North Vancouver and started a family. He began his professional life as a shirt designer and tailor, ultimately developing his own successful home business on the North Shore.

Dad loved traveling with mom, visiting numerous countries around the world. He also enjoyed staying active and could often be seen walking from his home to the Village for a coffee. Dad was extensively involved as an elder and member of St. Andrews & St. Stephens Presbyterian in North Vancouver.

We would like to thank the many individuals and family friends who took time to care for our dad, particularly after our mom passed away. We are especially grateful for those who visited dad and made his last days in the Lions Gate hospital and the Hospice comfortable. The staff at Summerhill Retirement Residence and the North Shore Hospice offered exceptional care for dad as well.

His children, Larry (Mary Casey: David, Meredith, Matthew), Janet, and Lesley (Ray Appel) are honouring his request for no funeral service. Memorial contributions are welcome and may be sent to the BC Cancer Foundation, 150 - 686 West Broadway, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1G1. To make a donation online, please visit our in memory page at: