as born to Ruby and Hector Waite in the Duncan Hospital on February 28, 1944. Andrea completed her circle of life February 14, 2012.
She grew up in Youbou on the Lake with sisters Bobbi, Jeannette and little brother Jack. Andrea met and married Rick Bates 40 years ago in a simple ceremony in Duncan. Their children Lauri, Keith and Sheri grew up in Youbou and later the family moved to Lake Cowichan. Andrea and Rick loved their cabin, their lifestyle and friends in Salmon Beach, Barkley Sound, on the Pacific Ocean.
Andrea is remembered for her love of family and friends, her volunteer work with the Legion, and her excellent culinary skills. She loved to play games on the computer and especially crib. She was a member of the Canadian Legion Crib Team that won the Nationals in Halifax.
Andrea will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Rick and all the family would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support and encouragement.
A Legion service will be held Friday, February 24 at 2:00 pm at the Lake Cowichan Legion, 15 North Shore Road, Lake Cowichan.