Obituary of Bernard Stanley Gates
GATES: Bernard Stanley
1935 (Essex, UK) - 2023 (Perth Road, ON, Canada)
Bernie is survived by his partner Diane, brother John (UK), beloved daughter Debra (John), grandson Evan (Katrina), granddaughter Rachel (Bryce), Diane’s sons Matt (Leela) and Michael (Alex) and grandsons Edison and Alexander.
Bernie is also survived by a host of grateful collectors whom he mentored on the art of “picking” antiques, art, ceramics, furniture, and especially the folk art of decoys. Bernie authored three well-researched books on the Ontario decoy and has left as his legacy a free on-line reference archive, Ontario Decoys III, of data on Ontario carvers along with his skillful images of their work: ontariodecoys.ca
Bernie’s amazing life will be celebrated on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 1-4 pm at Golden Links Hall, 4186 Colebrook Road, Harrowsmith.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Bridge Hospice, Warkworth, ON, K0K 3K0 can be made at thebridgehospice.com. Arrangements entrusted to The Hendren Funeral Homes, Norwood Chapel, www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or 705-639-5322.