Marvin Bateman

Obituary of Marvin Bateman

Bateman, Marvin

He is greatly missed.

…we sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (1 Thessalonians 13-14)

Marvin went home to be with his Lord in his 89th year on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Beloved husband of Lydia Bateman (nee Beleutz) for 68 years. Loving and patient father to Marcie (Gary) Kroeker, Mark (Wendy) Bateman and Patricia (Michael) Simpson. Grandfather to Matthew (Jacquie), Danielle (Joe), Brianne (Steven), Josiah and Jordan. Great grandfather to Isaac, Benjamin, and Jacob. As a grandfather, Marvin wore many hats. While in Manitoba he spent time flying kites and building birdhouses with Brianne. He challenged Matthew and Danielle to tetherball in the backyard and shooting hoops in the church gym. He would spend hours building lego towers and hot wheels racetracks with Josiah and Jordan. With all his grandchildren, he spent precious time reading from the “Character Sketches” book series; a series devoted to creation, animals and developing good character and loving the Creator. Dear brother to Dorothy (Gord) Findlay and the late Belva Hollingsworth. He will be missed lovingly by many nieces and nephews. For 50 years Marvin served the Wheatley and Leamington community as a plumber, electrician and associate and at Lynn’s Pro Hardware. He was always ready to support and received great satisfaction in assisting in the needs of his clients. He served the Lord at Wheatley Baptist Church for over 65 years. He loved his family and friends and sharing the love of Jesus with everyone he met. Special thanks to the staff at Country Village Homes for their care. Private family visiting at Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Saturday, August 7, 2021 followed by the funeral service to celebrate Marvin’s life. Interment to follow at Erie Cemetery in Wheatley.  Arrangements entrusted to Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631). Memorial donations may be made to Billy Graham Missions or to The Bridge (Leamington Youth Resource Centre). Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at



Visitation 1

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre
14 Russell St.
Leamington, Ontario, Canada