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BATES, Hector Archibald Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on March 7, 2007. Hector in his 91st year was a W.W.II veteran of the Toronto - Scottish regimen and a retired letter carrier from the Toronto Postal Service. Beloved husband of Jacqueline Bates. Cherished father of Barbara Spiess and the late Louise Prosser. Loving grandfather of Gregory and Scott Prosser & Cameron and Sarah Spiess. Dear great grandfather of Nicole, Avery, and Cameron Jr. Dearest brother of Donald, George, William and Jenny McCracken, all predeceased. Hector will be deeply missed by his loving nieces and nephews and many friends. A visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E, Cobourg on Sunday March 11, 2007 from 2 - 4 p.m. Cremation is to take place. Private family graveside service will take place at Cobourg Union Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations can be made by cheque to the Northumberland Hills Hospital or a charity of your choice. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com.