NORTHWICH GUARDIAN BATES on 23rd January 2008, suddenly at home after a long illness and of Rudheath, John Bates aged 64 years. Devoted husband of June, much loved dad of Joanne, Sue & John and loving grandad of Daniel, Kayleigh, Kirsty, Kristopher, Adam & Bradley. Also a sadly missed father in law and brother in law. Funeral service to be held at St Helenís Parish Church, Witton on Thursday 31st January at 1.00 pm, followed by interment in Rudheath Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations and enquiries to George Bell Funeral Service, 49 Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, CW9 7SN. Tel. 01606 42534.