It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Margaret (Lundrigan) Bates, announce her sudden passing on Sunday, February 18, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. 

Margie was born on September 1, 1954 to the late John and Tena (Boudreau) Lundrigan.

Margie is survived by her loving husband and soul mate of 44 years, Michael Bates; her children, Gina (Joey MacFarlane) and Lisa (Dwayne) Moore, and the pride of her life, her grandchildren, Bryden MacFarlane, Kaeghan MacFarlane and Caitlyn Moore.  She is also survived by her brother, George (Peggy) Lundrigan; sisters-in-law, Juanita Bates, Lucy (George) Lewis, Eva (Tom) Brushett and Gerardine Bates, as well as her many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Aside from her parents, she was predeceased by her grandson, Bryson Moore.

A special thank you to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital staff on 4A and the Palliative Care Team on 4E, as well as a special Thank you to Dr. Critchley, your professionalism and compassion was second to none.

As per Margie's request there will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Alban's Church on Thursday,
February 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. There will be a reception to follow at the Pier Community Funeral Home.

Donations in Margie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Mike, Gina, Lisa and Families, I am so very sorry for your loss.  I remember Margie fondly, she was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
from:  Donna Murphy

Lisa gina mike and family I am so sorry to hear of margies passing please know you are all in our thoughts amd prayers margie was such a sweet and caring lady ??
From: Tara Keough

To the families of the Late Margaret Bates my deepest heartfelt condolences thoughts and prayers to you all God Bless and may Margie R.I.P.
From: Mary Borden Hurel

For Michael Bates, My sincere condolences on the loss of Margie,a wonderful mother, a great grandmother and the love of your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Love, Edwardean (New Jersey,USA)
From: Edwardean MacDougall

To Michael and family, we wish to express our deepest sympathies during your time of sorrow and loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Jim and Debbie MacDougall

thoughts and prayers are with the family on her passing. My parents were friends of her parents . I also went to Sydney academy with Margaret.
From: John And Donna Hayes

Michael & Family: We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless.
From: Donna & Dave MacDonald

Michael& Family I am very sorry hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:  Don and Judy