Amelia Bates (25 May 1917 - 10 Mar 2015)

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Funeral Service

Location
Charter Chapel, Canley Crematorium Charter Avenue Coventry CV4 7DF
Date
20th Mar 2015
Time
3.15pm

In loving memory of the late Amelia Bates who sadly passed away on 10th March 2015

Amelia Maud Bates known to family and friends as Maud was born on 25th May 1917 in Smith Street, Coventry. Daughter of Edith and William Thomas, sister to Nance, Joe and Jack.

Maud married Charles Alfred in 1936 and had 7 children Jean (deceased), Eric (deceased), Valerie, Robert, Barry (deceased), Avril and Denise. Maud's family grew over the years and she became Nan, Great Nan, and Great Great Nan to 67 Grandchildren.

Maud enjoyed a number of activities gardening, knitting, cooking, travelling and spending time with her large family.

A much loved and admired lady who will never be forgotten.

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Jack Evans wrote

Where do I start? My Nan one of the strongest women I knew physically and mentally. There were lots of times she showed us how brave she was like the time my brother accidentally hit her in the cheek with a golf club. Not one flinch or tear. She got through so many battles and struggles but this one was too much for Nan. Even though our beloved Nan has left us we now know Nan is out of pain and in the Arms of Jesus. Rest in peace Nan. I will always love you and miss you XXXX

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Sam Evans wrote

Rest in Peace Great Nan Bates, such an amazing women who will be missed by many, sleep tight, love you loads.
Sam xxxx

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Justine McDermott wrote

Nan there are many wonderful words to describe you
Loving, caring, strong and energetic are only a few
You're loving smile and warm embrace
Would make anyone feel safe

With a passion for so many things
Such joy to our lives you did bring
From tending to the garden for all to admire
Knitting baby booties for our children’s attire
To spending time in the kitchen cooking
Making that special bread pudding

We will all have memories close to our heart
But in our lives you will always play a part
Whether picking a flower from the garden
Or cooking a Sunday roast, I know in my heart
You will always be close

I could stand here all day and praise you so high
But now I know it is time to say goodbye
Nan as you leave us please remember these words
You were an amazing women loved by all
A true Mum in a Million and Nan in a Billion


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Valerie Gradkowska wrote

Mum, you were there for me when I nearly died as a child and have been ever since. You were the best and will be sorely missed. For ever yours, Valerie
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A strong and determined lady who will be missed by everyone who knew her

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A strong determined lady who will be missed by all who knew her

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Denise Drew wrote

My mum, my confidante my very best friend. Sleep in peace in gods special garden.
Love and miss you forever xxxxxx

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Our deepest sympathy with love Sandra and family x

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zenon gradkowski wrote

Loved my Nan, she was everything you'd want a Nan to be. Her dinners were the best ever, I am so grateful she lived with us when I was younger. She was allways there when I needed someone, I'll miss her dearly.

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Danny Drew wrote

I spent some memorable times of my younger life living with Nan, often telling me she would box my ears if I didn't stop being cheeky, but always there to offer a kind word or meat and two veg for dinner. Amazing woman who had a boundless amount of energy for life that will be sorely missed by all that have known her. Rest in Peace Crinks, I know that you will be boxing ears and sorting out Gods garden now !

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