Ernest T. Bates November 15, 1930 - July 22, 2004 Funeral arrangements by Nicholls Funeral Home (Retired Chief of Police, Town of Midland 1953-1991, Life member of the Ontario Chiefs of Police Association, Member of Caledonia Lodge #249, A.F. & A.M., Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #80, Midland, Member of the Georgian Bay Hunters and Anglers Club). Passed away at the Huronia District Hospital, Midland on Thursday July 22nd, 2004. Ernie Bates of Midland, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Lila Bates for 54 years. Dear father of Barbara and her husband Ron Dunlop of Penetanguishene, Daryl Bates and his wife Shelly of Midland, Tammy and her husband Robert Andrews of Calgary. Loving papa of Courtney, Shawn, Emily and Morgan. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Friday July 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 539 Hugel Ave., Midland on Saturday July 24th at 11 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Midland. Memorial donations to the Huronia Hospital Foundations-Palliative Acre Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family invites friends to sign the "Book of Condolence".