Canadian fan Gary Bateman died at home in Oakville, Ontario on April 18. John Novak recently learned the news from Gary’s partner, Heather Ridge:
She informed me that Gary died from a heart attack early Saturday morning, April 18. Gary was a long-time fan and had attended many WorldCons throughout the years. I first met Gary at the 1981 Denvention and we became good friends. We kept in touch thru the years and I was looking to seeing him in Montreal. I’ll miss him dearly.
Bateman was a professional engineer. The obituary posted by his family is here.