Passed peacefully away at his private residence in Eddies Cove East on the 19th day of March 2014. Mr. William Coates was in his 88th year.  He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving wife of 66 years Thelma, Son Gerald(Ruby), Daughters Betty(Robert), Marilyn(Whyman), Daughter-in-Laws Hazel and Ivy, Grandchildren Gerald Jr. (Lorraine), Jennifer(John), Dean(Madonna), Quinten(Sherri), Carly Ann (Richard), Miranda(Sebastien), Ricky, Greg(Megan), Robbie(Deanna), Scott, Great-Grandchildren Tyler, Jada, Carly, Laura, Bobby, Skyler, Sharla, Connor, Willie, Renee, as well as a large circle of family and friends. HE was predeceased by his Father Nathaniel, Mother Annie, sons Harrison and Melvin. Visitation was held at the St. Andrews Anglican Church in Lower Cove from which the funeral service was held at 11:00am on the 23rd day of March 2014 with Rev. Marlene Harvey officiating. Internment followed at the Eddies Cove East Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger Funeral Director.