GATES, Kevin ‘John’

Passed away December 22, 2021.

Surrounded by his loving family, John passed away at Chaffey Aged Care, Merbein, on December 22, 2021, aged 73 years. Loving husband of Susan. Adored father of Brock.

John was a much-loved son of Jack and Flo (both dec).  Loved brother of Betty Maude (dec), Valmai Hancock (dec), Lorna Biddle, Lindsay Gates (dec), Margaret Millett, Florence Hancock (dec), Elaine Simmons, Jennifer Thomas, twin of Leslie Gates, and their partners and families.

Loved son-in-law of Arthur and Joan Gathercole (both dec).  Brother-in-law of Ross Gathercole, Margaret Liguori and their families.

A friend to many.

‘He will be sadly missed’

Funeral Notice
Murray Pines Lawn Cemetery Deakin Avenue, Mildura SouthView Map

Family and friends of the late Mr John Gates are respectfully informed that his graveside funeral service will be conducted at Murray Pines Lawn Cemetery, Mildura South, on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 2.00pm.

If preferred, in lieu of flowers, donations to Chaffey Aged Care would be appreciated and may be made at the service.

Funeral streaming available on the button below.

  1. Dear Sue and Brock,

    Words can not express the passing of John. The space that is left empty is never filled. Hang onto the good memories.
    Sending you love.

    Joanne Emily Hancock December 27, 2021
  2. We are sorry not to be able to attend John’s funeral, health issues. Will miss as he was our groomsman at our wedding in 1972. We have fond memories of travelling and racing all over the country, they were good times. So sad for Sue and Brock, Les and the extended family.
    Regards Robert Paula King

    Paula King December 29, 2021
  3. Condolences to sue &Brock and the whole Gates family on the passing of a legend of sidecar speedway & a life member
    RIP Gatesy. Greg OBRIEN

    Greg OBrien December 29, 2021
  4. So sorry to hear of the passing of John.
    Deepest sympathy to Sue & Brock and the extended
    Christine Woodham

    Christine Woodham December 29, 2021
  5. Good bye uncle John , you will be missed
    Love Merelyne and Jeff

    Merelyne Bronsgeest December 29, 2021
  6. Dear Sue and Brock, we are so sad that our distance keeps us apart. We wish we could be there at this time. I have fond memories of Uncle John from when I was just a little tacker out on the farm….both of us must have been cheeky as I remember him chasing me around but couldn’t catch me! And also growing up I always loved going to watch the sidecar racing and seeing my Uncle John and Uncle Leslie race. Thinking of you and sending all my love – Glenise and husband David

    Glenise December 29, 2021
  7. Dear Sue, Brock, & extended Gates Family.
    With sincere sympathy, We are sorry to hear of Johns passing. Take strength from our thoughts and support at this very difficult time. A passionate racer at rest.🏍.
    Cyndie Kempton & family

    Cyndie kempton December 30, 2021
  8. Deepest Sympathy to Sue and Brock on the passing of John. Many fond memories of times spent around the speedway track. May your memories of him and your time spent together be cherished and remembered always.
    Thinking of you both today and the extended Gates families.

    Nikki Gledhill, Mark Sutherland & Family December 30, 2021
  9. Our Sincere thoughts are with Sue and Brock . …..and Johns extended family
    We have Special Memories of John as a friend and wonderful neighbour of 40 years nigh.
    Congratulations Sue..your loving care for John was truly inspirational.

    Vale John

    Paulene and John Sutton ...Holly, Melanie and families December 30, 2021
  10. Condolences to Sue and Brock
    Sorry I couldn’t be with you today
    Thinking of you
    Lorna and families

    Lorna Biddle December 30, 2021
  11. to Sue and Brock, you are in our thoughts at this sad time

    Enid and Lee December 30, 2021