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Mark Gates

Mark Stewart Gates

Tuesday, December 5th, 1950 - Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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Mark Stewart Gates, 70, passed away at Burlington Health & Rehab on Tuesday December 15, 2020. He was born on December 5, 1950 in Burlington son of the late Rex and Dorothy (Stewart) Gates.

Mark worked and lived most of his life on Gates Farm, his family’s dairy farm, in Cambridge Vermont. Mark loved music, and was an incredible guitarist. He loved working on cars, motors, and drag racing. He was a very loving father, husband, and friend. He will be missed dearly, and never forgotten.

Mark is survived by his daughters Hanna Pease and Sara Gates, grandson Stanley Pease, brothers David and Tory Gates, sister Susan Wieferich, and many, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service in Mark’s memory will be held next year when the current restrictions are lifted and time allows. Memorial contributions in Mark’s memory may be made to the Fender Music Foundation. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting
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A graveside service in Mark’s memory will be held next year when the current restrictions are lifted and time allows.


Donations are being accepted for: Fender Play Foundation.


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Pam Sills

Posted at 09:39am
Mark was a Regular these last few years at Sunrise Physical Therapy, as he loved the pool. It seemed it was the only place he could exercise (particularly in the deep end) and float (on his back, he really enjoyed that), with some relief from his pain. It was hard to see him go through so much illness with his body. We all enjoyed his company, and reminiscing about days gone by, especially taking about the "older" Rock and Roll groups! We send our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Pam Sills and staff from Sunrise Physical Therapy

David and Patti Lutton

Posted at 10:14pm
Dear David, Liz, Angus and family, David and I are sorry to hear about your loss.

David andPatti Lutton

April Edwards

Posted at 10:46am
To All of the family of Mark Gates,
May you eventually fill your hearts with warmth of the kind memories of his life. When I think of Mark I think of the love he had for music, the seriousness of the races in Naperville, PQ., the love he had for his family and the farm.
When there was a race to get to the tractor pulling the manure spreader was pushed into high gear. When Sarah needed him to get ready for school, the cows waited. Hannah, when you went on your camping trip in high school and he asked Zack, to watch out for you at the meeting, Put a song in your hearts that you heard him play.
From the Edwards Family to yours. April Edwards

hanna Posted at 08:14pm

Thank you so much April for writing this. It makes me so happy to hear of the memories you had with him, and that he told Zack that.

A W Rich Funeral Home

Posted at 07:00pm
The entire staff of A W Rich Funeral Home wishes to express our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family during this difficult time.

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