The Telegram (St. John's)

BAILEY, Edmund Kevin


It is with great heartbreak that the family of Ed Bailey announce his peaceful passing after a lengthy illness on June 15, 2021, aged 81, at home surrounded by his family and wife of 57 years Dorothy (nee Lavigne). Ed and Dorothy met at the Catholic Youth Club on Harvey Rd, next to the old Paramount Theater, in 1962. Ed was a kind, gentle man, devoted husband, father, and poppy. He cherished spending time with his family and grandchild­ren. Ed was known in the softball community as a great "right fielder". We would like to thank his teammates in the softball and hockey leagues in St. John's and Mount Pearl, the St. John's Seniors Softball League, and the Canada Post Hockey League. Ed was a dedicated volunteer hockey referee and softball umpire in St. John's and Mount Pearl, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Wings in Pleasantvi­lle. He freely gave his time to volunteer for various charitable organizati­ons, including CUPW and the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundla­nd and Labrador St. John's Chapter. Predecease­d by his parents, Rita and George Bailey, three brothers George, Dave and Wayne and two sisters Helen Hearn and Elsie Legge, also by his mother-in-law and father-inlaw, Angela and Frank Lavigne. Leaving to mourn sisters Elizabeth Ann and husband Dave Antle, Terry and partner Betty Smith, along with many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his three wonderful children Ian, Guy, and Nadine and daughter-in-law Dawn (nee Mccormick) and son-in-law Geoff Clarke. Also, by his three grandchild­ren who adored him, Alexa Bailey, Matthew and Jack Clarke, all were Poppy’s pride and joy! With great appreciati­on and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Roger Butler and nurse practition­er Treena Tricco and all the staff with the Dementia Program at the Miller Center.

Many thanks to the visiting Eastern Health homecare on-call nurses, Vivian Ryan and Jeremy Newman and the occupation­al therapist Carolyne Chong. Many thanks to the homecare workers at A Better Living Home Care, Rosalyn Walsh, Michele Reneau and Glory Allison. To dear friends who helped and gave support along the way, Joan and Bob Melee, Mary and Gerry Rice, Sylvia and Wilf Snelgrove, Gloria Parsons, Brenda White, Mary Kieley, Margaret and Allen Snelgrove, Mable and Rueben Harding, Bengenia and Derrick March, Sharon and Bill Hickey, and Julie and Dave Eveleigh. Also, to our friends and neighbours, thank you for your kindness, it is truly appreciate­d! We would like to thank Father Flaherty and Father Earle from Mary Queen of the Peace Parish Church and the staff at Caul's funeral home. The loving and dedicated care that Ed received in his own home made a world of difference and would not have been possible without the dedication of his wife and family. Cremation has already taken place and a memorial service and celebratio­n of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Ed’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundla­nd and Labrador. To leave condolence­s for the family please visit to sign the memorial guest book.

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