Donald Gordon Mates

15/03/1951 - 15/07/2023


Obituary For Donald Gordon Mates

The family of Donald Gordon Mates announces his peaceful passing in Grande Prairie surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at the age of 72 years.

Donald is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Mates, his son Bradley Lydell Mates (Jana) and their children Tyler and Kensley, his daughter Amber Dawn Martineau (Danny) and their children Abby and Ethan.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742

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  • 07/28/2023

    Shirley, my thoughts and prayers are with You , Brad, Amber and families at this difficult time. Cherish the memories of Don , he was a great guy. I will, always remember him as very kind but, a "jokester" with me ! Ann Johansen

  • 07/21/2023

    Deepest condolences to the family.

  • 07/21/2023

    Shirley I'm sorry to hear of Don's passing. My condolences to you & your family

  • 07/20/2023

    Shirley and family - sending love and hugs my dear to all of you - he was a special soul and will be forever fondly remembered for his music and the legacy he leaves.

  • 07/19/2023

    So sorry for your sorrow. I was at Teepee Creek on the weekend and thought of Donny (and all of you) fondly at the music. That was the last time I saw him! Big hugs Jan Gass

  • 07/18/2023

    All my Condolences. One of my memories, playing fastball at Laglace we were getting beat real bad, Don said if we pull this one out of the fire, I will buy the beer. We ended up winning the game and we had Don buy the first round in the Sexsmith Hotel!

  • 07/18/2023

    Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Don was a great man. ( Lynn Kirkham)

  • 07/18/2023

    We are so sad to hear of Don's passing. May God be with you all at this difficult time.

  • 07/18/2023

    Sorry to read of the passing of Don. A gentle wonderful man. I first met him when he play in the band that played at our wedding almost 50 yr ago. Rest in Peace Don 🥲

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