Margaret (Essery) Bailey of Sarnia

Passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday, February 5th, 2012, at the age of 69. Diane is survived by her loving partner William “Bill” L. Grant and her children Lori Bailey and Richard Bailey and his partner Tracy. Loving grandma of Amber, Tyler, and Ashley Bailey and great-grandmother of Aidan Whitney. Sister to Linda and Bob Bentley, Debbie and John Miller and Cheryl Jestin. Special aunt to Brenda Larry and Lacey LaCount and also survived by many nieces and nephews .  Step-mother of Todd Grant, Rod Grant and wife Ann Marie.  Grandmother of Abby and Emma Grant.  Special friend to Nancy and Jewel.  Diane is predeceased by her mother Ruby, father George Essery, brother David Essery and her cat Busy. She was a huge fan of hockey and loved the Detroit Red Wings. She was also a season ticket holder of the Sarnia Legionnaires for many years. She worked at Northern High School as a custodian for 17 years and loved having Aidan over to play games. At Diane’s request, cremation has taken place. Any donations may be made to the Sunshine Foundation or the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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