TOGETHER AGAIN – BATEMAN, William Arthur
September 24, 1922 – September 19, 2011
William A. (Bill) Bateman passed away peacefully on September 19th in Peace Arch Hospice and has gone to join his beloved wife Mona who passed away on November 11, 2003. Bill is predeceased by his wife Winifred (1972) and he leaves behind to mourn their son Daryl (and family), and son Glenn and daughter-in-law Mary Jo and their sons Scott and Geoffrey (Kristine) and great – grandchildren Brett William and Kennedy MaryJane. He was also predeceased by his son Paul (1974) and his sister Ellen. Bill was born at his grandfather, William Harrison’s cattle ranch near Pritchard, BC on September 24, 1922. Following public and high school education received almost entirely in small schools in logging camps and logging communities on Vancouver Island he graduated from UBC as a Civil Engineer in 1947. Following his UBC graduation he immediately joined BC Electric building dams and power houses and worked with BC Electric and its offspring BC Hydro managing electrical operations for 33 years retiring in 1980. After his retirement Bill and Mona both worked for many years with the White Rock chapter of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron involved in teaching their much loved boating practices.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bill’s friends Darryl and Susan Day for all their loving friendship and support over the years. The family would also like to thank the staff at Peace Arch Hospital 6 North for the wonderful care they provided and the staff of Peace Arch Hospice for the exceptional care given in his last days. Bill has requested no service or flowers and those who wish to make contributions to his memory can do so to the Canadian Cancer Society for which Mona worked for many years.