A lifetime resident of the Brinston area, John Bailey passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He was 66.
John was born in Morrisburg, on March 7, 1947, to his parents John and Irene Bailey (nee Marcellus). He married Debbie Labre on June 12, 1975, and together they had two sons Jason and Jeremie.
John was an avid Hamilton Tiger Cats and Detroit Red Wings fan. When he was young, he played hockey and softball, and as he got older he loved to watch local athletes play these sports as well.
John is survived by his wife Debbie, his sons Jason Bailey of Williamsburg and Jeremie Bailey (Allison) of Amherstview and his brother Charles Bailey (Laurie) of Brinston.
John will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Makayla and Brayden. He was the loving uncle of Jeff Smith (Melinda) of Morrisburg and Jo-Anne McCrea (Michael) of Spencerville. He is also survived by great-nieces.
John was predeceased by his sister Marilyn Smith and his great-nephew Lucas McCrea.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Saturday, January 4th, from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., which was conducted by Rev. Valerie Vande Wiele. Spring interment will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston.
Pallbearers were Jack Fawcett, John DeVries, Terry Henderson, Brian Moran, Mike Ault and Miles Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Bailey, Donnie Wells, Jim Wicks and Bob Schell.
Donations to Brinston United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com