Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, on September 12, 2022, aged 64 years. Loving husband to Sue, father and father-in-law to Jessica and David, Martin and Vanessa, Steven, Victoria, Charlotte and Sam. Adored Poppah Rog to Chelsea, Esjay, Zachary, Jethro, and Isabell. Brother of Glenys, and Dawn, loved uncle to all of his nieces and nephews. Messages may be addressed to the The Family of the late Roger Bates, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made directly online at www.cancer.org.nz.
Celebrations of Roger’s life will be held in Christchurch and Whangarei. Christchurch: In the Kirwee Community Hall, 26 High Street, Kirwee, on Saturday, September 17 at 2.00pm. Whangarei: In the Tikipunga AFC, 10 Reed Street, Tikipunga on Friday, September 30 at 2.00pm.