BATE, Keith E., of St. Thomas, passed away at Parkwood Institute, London on Friday, May 20, 2016, in his 97th year. Beloved husband for over 66 years to the late Jean E. (nee Holland) Bate (2007). Also fondly remembered by nieces, Jo Ann Day and Rosanna Stevens, and by nephew, Richard Booker. Predeceased by two sisters, Wanda Booker and Verna Gammon, and by a brother, Alvin Bate. Born in St. Thomas, Ontario, October 30, 1919, he was the son of the late R. Arthur and Hazel (nee Rhame) Bate. Keith was a retired administrative assistant to the Director of Nursing at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. He was a member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas, and the Elgin Military Museum. Keith served overseas with the Elgin Regiment during the Second World War. The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Friends and relatives will be received from 12:30 p.m. until service time. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Elgin Military Museum or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation re: Parkwood Institute (2 Perth) will be gratefully acknowledged.
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