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Published On: Thu, Jun 20th, 2013

Bates, Alfreda Amoret (Begbie)

Bates, Alfreda Amoret (Begbie). Born in Brockville, Ont., August 31st, 1909, died on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, after a short illness, in St. Thomas in her 103rd year, at Caressant Care on Mary Bucke long term care home. Predeceased by her husband (of more than 58 years), Sidney and by her son Bruce. Also predeceased by her brother Kendall (WWII) and recently, her sister Mary. Loved mother of Lyle, Bruce and Brenda. Mother, Grandmother and Great grandmother fondly remembered. Her wide circle of dear friends were always in her prayers. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A public memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 25th at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Thomas Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 451 Wellington St. Cremation will be private. A donation to a charity of your choice would be welcomed. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to

About the Author

- Nathan is originally from Cardiff, Wales, and was imported to Canada as a internet mail order groom in 1998 and has managed to avoid deportation ever since. Even though sometimes mis-interpreted, possibly to retaining a Welsh accent, he continues to try his best to make a difference to the community he has grown to love.