Bruce Donald GATES

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    - Brad Veitch
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GATES, Bruce Donald
Bruce Donald Gates, age 57, of Vancouver, BC passed away on July 21st, 2014 in Tennecape, Nova Scotia. Bruce was born March 11th, 1957 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Archibald Dunham and Patricia Bernice Gates (née Wallis). Bruce was a long-service employee of Air Canada, working in their Customer Service branch. He was proudly living with HIV for over 33 years. He had recently been staying at the much-loved cottage in Tennecape, built by his mother. Bruce was an active and seasoned traveller and was a frequent visitor to Australia. Bruce's parents predeceased him, as did his stepmother, Simone. Bruce is survived by friends Tony Falcos & Diane Cahill, Cousin Terry Greenlaw, her partner Bill MacGillivray and her daughter Morgan Salter, his brother Robert of Toronto and his niece Juliette and his nephew Matthew, step-siblings Veronica & Francis McGuire and Sylvia Dakin, "Little Brother" Richard Hebblethwaite, friend Brad Veitch, as well as many friends in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax and Dartmouth and, indeed, throughout the world. Other family mourning Bruce include his Aunt and Uncle, Liz and Russ Wilcox of Halifax and their children Dave, Larry, Barb and Andy, and his cousins Bev, Rod and Pam, children of his late Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Bud Greenlaw. There will be a Memorial held for Bruce at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 16th, at Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver. Bruce welcomed flowers but asked that there be no carnations. A donation to a favoured charity would also be appreciated.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 14, 2014
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