Passed away peacefully on May 12, 2015, at Nurse Maude Hospice, aged 72 years, surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband of Diane, loved father of Matthew, and Lucy, treasured grandfather of Christopher, and Natasha. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude Hospice, would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Bate family, c/- P O Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A celebration of Keith’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, Friday at 2.30pm. Private cremation thereafter.