Lindsay Carroll Gates
Lindsay Carroll Gates - of Timberlea, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the age of 84 years. The son of the late Millage and Dorothy (Spidle) Gates, he was raised in the Forties, Lunenburg County. Lindsay grew up on a farm and always remained a country boy at heart. Together with his life-long love, Margaret, he moved to Halifax to pursue his education, set down roots and raise a family. A passionate fan of the automobile, and everything that entailed, Lindsay studied Auto Body Repair at trade school and began a career that spanned six decades of working, teaching and mentoring in automotive related positions. As an employee he worked with Trainor GMC, Canavan’s Insurance Appraisal Services and The Co-operators Insurance Services. Throughout his career and after retirement, he continued to work, volunteer, and serve on a variety of boards and committees of automotive related organizations, especially those that he considered relevant in building a brighter and safer future for the next generation of automotive specialists. A passionate community supporter and volunteer, Lindsay always made time to serve organizations such as The Boy Scouts of Canada, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, BLT Trail and the Community Monitoring Committee of the Otter Lake Landfill. He was a passionate hunter and fisherman and relished every moment spent outside and with his hunting and fishing friends. He was an ardent steward of the earth and always a proponent of planning current use to ensure future supply whether on his woodlot or in his annual vegetable garden. Lindsay was a natural leader and teacher. He seemed to attract the neighbourhood lads who were looking for guidance and advice on the issues of their day. The father of three daughters, Lindsay enjoyed the horseplay of young men and gained as much or more from the guy time as did the lads. A devoted husband and father, he taught his girls to sit up straight, live life by the golden rule and water-ski whenever you have the chance. He leaves to grieve his daughters, their spouses and children; Carla Gates-Morris (Bill Morris) of Dartmouth and son, Cory Morris (Gisele Morris) of Halifax; Peggy Gates-Hammond (Roger Hammond) of Dartmouth and Julie Gates (Lisa Kelly) and children, Thomas and Amelia Eaton of Toronto, as well sister, Winifred Forbes (Eldon); brother in law, Calvin Hiltz; sister in law, Maxine MacDonald (John) and many nieces, nephews and special others. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Margaret, his parents and sister, Jean. Special thanks to the friends, colleagues and neighbours who have been so attentive during Lindsay’s illness. Particular thanks to Dr. Robert Scovill for his excellent care, to the staff of the QEII Cancer Centre for their professionalism and attentiveness, and to the staff of the Palliative Care team of the QEII for their tenderness and caring touch. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Timberlea, The BLT Trail or a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Timberlea, The Reverend Mark Pretty officiating. A private interment will take place at a later date.