(L-r) Bernie Easson (health services administrator for Thompson-Caribou rural), Abbey Bates, Melissa Ferreira (nursing program lead) and Wesley Bates stand with three paintings by the late Ann Bates that were donated to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Feb. 7.

Ann Bates bequeaths three paintings to hospital

Bates blessed local residents with her wonderful works since moving to this area in 2001

By K.A. Pendergast

Three truly beautiful paintings by the talented Ann Bates were passed into the hands of the Clearwater Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital staff on Feb. 7.

Bernie Easson (health services administrator for Thompson-Caribou rural) and Melissa Ferreira (nursing program lead) were there to receive them.

READ MORE: An art exhibition by Ann Bates (Apr. 22, 2015)

Bates bequeathed the paintings to the hospital as a thank you for the wonderful care she received before her recent passing. Her daughter Abbey Bates (who lives locally) and son Wesley from Ontario came to present and hang the offerings.

Ann Bates studied in the Art Students League in New York City and blessed local residents with her wonderful works since moving to this area in 2001. The oil paintings given to the hospital are a depiction of Bob Miller’s pond.

Her son recalled a running inside joke with a smile, During her stay in the hospital, each time she went by some of her own artwork on the walls she would make a comment about how lovely they were. When he shared this, it brought an answering smile from of all of those present.

While living in the area Ann had taken a great interest in all the wild ginger and flora in the area and couldn’t resist painting them to everyone’s pleasure with whom she shared them. An amazing legacy now for everyone to enjoy for years to come!


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Wildfire sparks near perimeter of devastating 2017 Elephant Hill fire

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 50 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

A Chance to fly

What a wonderful scenic flight experience for them all to help them understand this beautiful area

Weather (almost) perfect for Ladies Golf Night

It was another wonderful day for Ladies Night Golf on May 10

Wish Trail Ride helps sick children

The annual Wish Trail Ride in Clearwater will be held on Sunday, May 27

Police release video on how to ‘run, hide, fight’ if there’s an active shooter

Vancouver police offer video with input from E-Comm, BC EHS, Vancouver Fire and Rescue

Two-year-old found unresponsive in pool

Mission RCMP located toddler after she went missing from a local daycare

Toronto opening 800 emergency spaces to deal with influx of refugee claimants

Beginning Thursday, Toronto will temporarily house refugee claimants and new arrivals in 400 beds in the city’s east end.

Breaking: Trump cancels summit with North Korea

Trump cancels June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim, citing ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ in recent statement

Rivers rising: Floods in B.C., New Brunswick a warning of what’s to come

In B.C., thousands of residents are returning to homes this week marked with red or yellow signs indicating a health inspection is necessary

North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

Study recommends jurors receive more financial and psychological support

Federal justice committee calls for 11 policy changes to mitigate juror stress

Research needed on impact of microplastics on B.C. shellfish industry: study

SFU’s department of biological sciences recommends deeper look into shellfish ingesting microbeads

B.C. dad pens letter urging overhaul of youth health laws after son’s fatal overdose

The Infants Act currently states children under 19 years old may consent to medical treatment on own

Most Read