BATES, Walter (Wally) Harold, MWO (Ret’d), RCN, Logistics – Cook
Wally passed away 26 July 2018 at the age of 90. Born in Winnipeg, he was predeceased by his loving wife Joyce, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage, and his sons Michael and Ted. He leaves behind his son Tom and grandson William.
Wally was proud of his service in the Royal Canadian Navy from which he retired at the rank of Master Warrant Officer in 1971. His service included time at sea including HMCS Stettler and ashore at VU33 Sqn, Pat Bay, BC.
After his time in the service, Wally along with Joyce started a successful catering business which provided food services to various Armed Forces Bases. Wally had a full life and after retirement, he enjoyed travelling with his wife to thoroughbred race tracks across North America. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
A celebration of his life will be at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10AM.