Coates, Sr., Ernest Haley

Coates, Sr., Ernest Haley

September 29th, 2018


Feb. 1, 1938 – Sept. 29, 2018

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Westmount Gardens, London, at the age of 80. Beloved husband, for over 58 years, of Mary Linda Coates (nee Playne). Dear father of Ernest Alan Coates (Julie), Jane Marlene Coates Nolan (Tom) and Karen Accettola-Coates. Survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Ronald Coates, Hala Halderman, and Sharon Coates. Ernest joined the RCAF’s telephone communications department and served on radar stations from 1957 to 1963. For the following 5 years, he worked as a paint chemist at Nor-var Paints in Owen Sound. Ernest then joined PPG Industries where he was employed for over 3 decades, retiring in 1999. Ernest was very proud of his adult learning experiences:  he attended the University of Missouri (Polymer Chemistry); graduated from the PPG school of Glass Technology; and in 1993, at the age of 55, received his BA from the University of Western Ontario. The Coates family is extremely grateful to the wonderful staff of caregivers at Westmount Gardens in London. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. 


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JanetSo so sorry for your loss. I will always be grateful for having met ernie and his amazing family. He will be missed
JohnSorry for your loss and my condolences to all.
Steve DelormeLinda and family,Sorry for your loss. Will miss the hunting stories and the nights out in the woods. Glad to have met Ernie all those years ago and had lots of memories. Steve and Anna Delorme
KathyFrom the staff at Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Research, Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph's Health Care, we send our sincere condolences to the family of Ernest Coates. Mary you were a wonderful caregiver to Ernest. God Bless this family.
Bruce and Frances CoeSo sorry to hear about Ernie. We so enjoyed our chats at Timmy's!! Our condolences to all the family.
Sue Shantz Karen, my thoughts are with you. God bless your Daddy. I send you hugs! Sue Shantz 😘
Betty MorrisonSorry for your loss, it was a lot of fun working with Ernie at PPG for several years
Rose and Ron ChidwickDear Linda and family We are so sorry for your loss and wish we had been able to meet Ernie years ago.
Lanny & Elly BakerLinda & family - Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Ernie. We both enjoyed working with Ernie at PPG for many years and Lanny and Ernie playing hockey together.
Paul and Rose ByeLinda and Family - Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Sharon & Randy VanwyckDear Linda and family: Sorry to hear of the passing of Ernie. Our thoughts are with you and your family through these difficult days.
keith blackshawLinda and Family. Keith has many fond memories of working with Ernie for approx. 20 years at PPG. We spent many hours teaching the Crosby Quality course together to all of the PPG employees. He was always able to lighten the mood with a story or a joke. We were happy to hear that he was at peace at the end. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Albert MurraySorry for you loss Linda & Family. My deepest sympathy I worked with Ernie at PPG for many years He was always an upbeat guy
Sherry Diebel GibbsKaren so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Roy and Margie DomanLinda and family , So sorry to hear of Ernie's passing Roy has lots of great memories working with Ernie . Our thoughts are with you at this sad time .
Mavis and Bill JamesWe were shocked to hear of Ernie's passing and are thinking of you.
Cindy BakerI am very sorry to hear about Ernie. My heart goes out to Linda and your family.
Sharon FeltisI am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Vanessa ArthurLinda, Karen and family very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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