In Memory of




Obituary for Trevor John COATES

Trevor John Coates of Vanessa, Ontario passed away very suddenly at home on Sunday, October 8, 2023 just half way into his 79th year.

Dad was an exceptionally kind and generous man with a quirky sense of humor. He was an avid hunter but also a lover of all animals and the outdoors. He was an outstanding father, faithful friend and the world's best host. At home in Vanessa with all his girls and his cats was his very favorite place to be.

Unfortunately, he has left us far too soon to reunite with Mom his "Barbara Sue" (2022) and his "Number #1 Daughter" Tiffany Anne (2019). Dad leaves behind his "Number #2 Daughter" Deedra (Jackson) and "Number #3 Daughter" Chantel (Jason) as well as Bonus Son Sean Slusarchuk (Barbara) and son-in-law Timothy Willson.

Cherished Grumpa/Poppa/Puppy to Darian, Nathaniel, Toby, Alex and Nick.

Dad was also close to his long-term Lunch Date Partner Colleen Demarest and his lifelong "partners in crime" Jacques Deserrano and Lionel Kaye.

Dad was also blessed to have two step brothers that he truly loved and cherished throughout his life. He lost his brother David McConnell in 2022, but remained close with his surviving brother Gary McConnell until his death. Dad also has 4 surviving sisters Lana, Pam, Spring and Cindy. Dad was predeceased by both his parents Johnny (1994) and Rita (2007) Coates.

As per Dads request, there is to be no formal service or funeral, however his remaining girls would like to invite everyone who loved Dad AND Mom to an Open House Memorial Luncheon at their home in Vanessa, Ontario on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Please drop by anytime between 1-5 PM at 2764 Windham East Quarter Line Road, Scotland, Ontario.

Donations to Miklat House, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 526 - Teeterville in Dad's name would be greatly appreciated by the family.