GATES, Kevin ‘John’
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
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.
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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.December 27, 2021
Sending you love.
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.December 29, 2021
Regards Robert Paula King
Condolences to sue &Brock and the whole Gates family on the passing of a legend of sidecar speedway & a life memberDecember 29, 2021
RIP Gatesy. Greg OBRIEN
So sorry to hear of the passing of John.December 29, 2021
Deepest sympathy to Sue & Brock and the extended
Good bye uncle John , you will be missedDecember 29, 2021
Love Merelyne and Jeff
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 DavidDecember 29, 2021
Dear Sue, Brock, & extended Gates Family.December 30, 2021
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
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.December 30, 2021
Thinking of you both today and the extended Gates families.
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 JohnDecember 30, 2021
Condolences to Sue and BrockDecember 30, 2021
Sorry I couldn’t be with you today
Thinking of you
Lorna and families
to Sue and Brock, you are in our thoughts at this sad timeDecember 30, 2021