107A-20171 92A Avenue, Langley, British Columbia
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Kelly Wood posted a condolence
Monday, August 14, 2017Such a kind, gentle, funny man. When I first moved to Hope I thought here is the epitome of the "country vet" but he was so up to date on my old dogs state of the art meds. a few months later he helped her go to sleep in my arms in the nicest way possible. Then I accidentally got into rescue and he was always available with help and advice and I owe a lot of my skill to his teaching. You made this world a better place sir and it was a privilege to have known you.
Karen Shaw posted a condolence
Saturday, August 12, 2017Dr. Bates was our vet for many years. I enjoyed his great sense of humor. We sure miss him in Agassiz. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family
Kathi marshall posted a condolence
Saturday, August 12, 2017Your were an amazing Vet here in hope. You were missed when you retired and are even more missed in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers to your loved ones. Kathi, Autumn, Star and Storm.
Darlene Peters lit a candle
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Eva Egas posted a condolence
Saturday, August 12, 2017So sorry for your loss! I wil never forget dr. Bate! I did my internship at the dairy centre in Agassiz! Alysha introduced me to dr Bate and his horse Minnie! Dit some foxhunts! Best time of my life! I will never forget him! Love, Eva from the Netherlands.
Angela Lott (maiden name McCormick) posted a condolence
Saturday, August 12, 2017When I was 15, I found a small kitten absolutely terrified on Wallace St. It had a broken tail and was malnourished + sick. I took her to Dr. Bate and told him I didn't have much money but wanted to help the kitten. He told me he would let me know how the kitten was doing and if I couldn't afford to pay the bill, he'd find a good home for her. The kitten was close to death but about a week later was healthy enough that he called me and asked me if I wanted to bring her home. I said I really wanted to but it depended on the cost. He said $50 and that I'd have to get her fixed. I was so happy! It was obvious the actual costs of curing the cat were much more than $50. I called the cat "Kink" because of her broken tail. She was quite the quirky character. I was always grateful to him. He had a huge heart and will be sorely missed.
Pat Perna posted a condolence
Saturday, August 12, 2017A very kind man with such a gift for helping animals. Of some of the few treatments he gave our little dog, I'll always remember the thoughtful "prescription" after treating her after her very first and swelling bee sting; "take her for a vanilla ice cream to help with the swelling." He said with a smile. And that we did. Thank you for your kind caring Dr. Bates. We shall see you again. Condolences to the family for your loss.
Claudia Cojocar posted a condolence
Saturday, August 12, 2017I am saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Dr. Roger Bate. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and his many friends in this difficult time. I will remember him galloping and jumping his brown horse with a huge smile on his face.
Bev Lawlor posted a condolence
Friday, August 11, 2017I will always remember how much you care for everyone's animals, including my own you had great compassion for the animals and the owners. When you left your paractice you greatly missed and you will be forever missed. I will always carry you in my heart until we meet again above. My deepest sympathies to the family may God give you the strength at this time. God Bless from Bev and Norm Lawaor
Shelley Chapman Malone posted a condolence
Friday, August 11, 2017I am so sorry for your loss.. Dr. Bate took care of all of our animals, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, birds and even a starling I found injured... though he told me they were the bane of the farmers existence he helped me nurture it to health. I left Hope 20 years ago but have never forgotten him and his wonderful humor and continue to tell stories of my vet in Hope who was so much like Dr. Dolittle. May your memories sustain you through the days ahead. My prayers for your family. Shelley
Kelli mosser posted a condolence
Friday, August 11, 2017So sad to hear of a great man. Many memories volunteer in with my sister kari whom worked in both of the clinics with great him and great staff. Kari and I use to watched his farm and animals when he would go away on holidays. We won't forget his laugh! He was super funny as well. Thoughts and our sincere go out to the Bates family.
Sharlene Harrison-Hinds posted a condolence
Friday, August 11, 2017Dr. Bate was an old fashioned, common sense, holistic, natural wonder type of vet. He was a rarity in today's world of drugs drugs drugs and truly upheld the idea of "First, do no harm." He was a hands-on fearless medical professional whose depth of true love for all living beings was evident. I only hope that his methods and style were the inspiration for other vets to offer the same kind of compassion, empathy and common sense to all creatures, great and small, and their 'owners'. It was a privilege to have met him and have him care for our furry family members.
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Friday, August 11, 2017
Anna posted a condolence
Friday, August 11, 2017The man is a legend.
Jackie Miller posted a condolence
Friday, August 11, 2017We are so very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful and unique man My family and I will truly miss Dr. Bate he was so very kind and good to us and all of our pets. My daughter Michelle worked for Dr. Bate in the Hope office and as well my other daughters Amanda and Katie did work experience with him. He was amazing to all of us. He was one of a kind and we were so blessed to have him in our lives. Hugs Jackie, Amanda, Michelle and Katie Mille.
Connie Wells posted a condolence
Friday, August 11, 2017So sorry for your loss. Roger always brought smiles wherever he went. His kind nature, enthusiasm and zest for life will be missed.
Laurie and Gayle Rowan posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 9, 2017Roger was a bright star, he always made me smile. Our thoughts are with you all
Jane Stone posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 9, 2017Roger was an icon at BC Horse Trials and will be sadly missed. He was such fun, I honestly don't think I ever had a conversation with him that did not end with laughter. My heartfelt condolences to all.
Cyndy Cassin posted a condolence
Thursday, August 3, 2017I am so terribly sorry to hear about your loss. May your memories sustain you at this time...
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107A-20171 92A Avenue
Langley, British Columbia V1M 3A5
Phone: (604) 888-9895