Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Monday, October 15, 2012, William (Bill) Bailey passed away at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Lois (Graham) for 57 years, loving father of David (Heather) and Brian (Carole), and cherished grandpa to Jade, Ryan, Matthew, Alexa, and Reece. Bill is survived by his brother, Jack Bailey (Virginia), sisters, Margaret Sanderson (Graham), Eleanor Faas (Fred), sister-in-law Pauline Jones, and step-brother, Dr. Warren Squires (Clara). Bill also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Bill is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Dorothy (Lettney) Bailey, and sister-in-law, Glenna Decow (John).

Bill has been in the automotive business since 1954. He was the long time owner of ParkLane Motors and Bailey Toyota. Bill was involved in building the first plazas in Brights Grove and Corunna. Bill loved to golf and was a member for many years at Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and Atlantis Golf Club in Florida. Bill also enjoyed summers spent on his boats, Bail Out and Grand I and winters in Florida.

Special thanks to CCAC, Red Cross personal care workers, and the private care workers whose support allowed Bill to stay in his home as his illness progressed. Also, thank you to Bluewater Health Palliative Care for filling Bill’s final days with compassion and kindness.

Bill was a successful businessman but most of all he was a loving and generous family man who will be missed greatly by all those who had the good fortune to know him.

Private graveside service will be held, Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society or Bluewater Health Palliative Care.

“Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb@cogeco.net”

 

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