Madge Bates (nee Flower)
April 26, 1945 – September 29, 2017 – Aged 72 years
Madge passed away peacefully September 29th, 2017 with her husband Barry by her side.
Madge will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband and best friend Barry; daughter Mandi (Australia); grandchildren Madison, Jack & Jason (Australia); siblings Margaret (Australia), Eddie, Jen, Tony & wife Irene (Yorkshire, England) and sadly predeceased by brother Joe; sibling in laws Frank & Joan (Canada) and many nieces and nephews in both England and Canada.
Born in Yorkshire, England to Joe & Lily Wilson, Madge was a coal miner’s daughter and the youngest of six children. Brought up in the same village, she met Barry, whom she shared 53 wonderful years of marriage.
A few years after the arrival of her only daughter Mandi they left England to live & work in Zambia, Rhodesia, Sierra Leone, The Bahamas, Australia & Indonesia (Irian Jaya) making life long friendships along the way.
Finally settling in Naramata 23 years ago, Madge loved to sew, play bridge & crib, enthusiastically cheer on the tennis and frequent the Elks 51 where she made great friends and of course enjoyed a glass or two of beer.
Madge touched the lives of many people all over the world and her smile and sense of humor will never be forgotten.
A private family service was held upon Madge’s request.
In lieu of flowers raise a glass and cheers to Madge.
Providence Funeral Homes, 1258 Main Street, Penticton. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com. 250-493-1774.
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