1940 – 2010
Brian Bailey passed away unexpectedly on September 15th, 2010 in Campbell River, BC. He was predeceased by his parents, John Murray Bailey and Pearl Theresa Bailey. Brian is survived by his loving family: Wife, Verna Madelyn Bailey; Children, Murray (Keiko) Bailey and Sandra (Kurt) Lueders; Grandchildren, Yuma Bailey, Kai Bailey, Myra Bailey, Olivia Lueders, and Matthew Lueders; Sister, Catherine Riva and his Brothers, Wayne Bailey and Neil Bailey.
Brian was born on April 14th, 1940, in South Porcupine, ON, and displayed a talent for hockey at a young age. He pursued his passion playing for the New York Rangers farm team and continued playing in Northern Canada while working in the mining industry. Brian met and married Verna Branscombe in Uranium City, SK where he achieved the honour of becoming Canada's youngest Mayor before moving to Yellowknife, NWT, Manibridge, MB, and finally Campbell River, BC. While in Campbell River, Brian furthered his mining career as Mine Superintendent at Westmin Resources and then moved into real estate as a realtor for Coast Realty. Brian was a member of Royal Canadian Legion and the National Association of Realtors.
Brian was happiest while boating, fishing and entertaining with family and friends. Although he successfully beat lung cancer, Brian suffered a heart attack and died on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
A Memorial Service in Honour of Brian Bailey will be held at the Campbell River Baptist Church, 260 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 3:30 PM with Pastor Randy Evans officiating. A Reception will follow the Service at the Coast Discovery Inn, 975 Shoppers Row, from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Cremation entrusted to Mission Hill Crematorium. Although not expected or requested, flowers will be accepted at the church. In lieu of flowers a donation in Brian's name can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation (www.bccancerfoundation.com) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstrokefoundation.ca). Condolences may be left at www.suttonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements under the direction of Sutton's Campbell River Funeral Home, Campbell River, BC.