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Gary Richard Bailey


Gary Richard  Bailey

Gary Richard Bailey, 78, of Forest Dale Home and formerly of Caledonia Place, Hillsborough passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2018 at Forest Dale Home.

Gary was born in Moncton on July 6, 1940 the son of the late Walter and Thelma (Steeves) Bailey.
He worked mostly in Sales for Canfor and Moncton Lumber where he sold building supplies.  He last worked as a Maintenance worker for AI Enterprises.  Gary was a member of the Hillsborough Baptist Church.  He was also a member of the Hillsborough Seniors.  He enjoyed sports and coached hockey and baseball when his kids were younger.  Gary had a great sense of humour was always teasing and joking with everyone he met.  He was a real people person and made a lasting impression    He enjoyed playing crib and Phase 10 with his friends at Caledonia Place and was the life of the party.  His family was very important to him and he loved them all very much, teasing and carrying on with them was how he showed his love. He felt blessed to have a devoted wife who cared for him unconditionally and never missed a day at the nursing home while he was there.  He also had a special place in his heart for his grandsons who were his pride and joy.  He was one of a kind who will never be forgotten.   When you think of him remember all the fun you had together and smile.
He will be deeply missed by his devoted and caring wife, Mary (Lounsbury) Bailey of Hillsborough; his children, Penny Klepic (John) of Fredericton and Peter Bailey (Ronda) of Denver Colorado; his precious grandsons Alexander and Adam; sisters, Barbara Aspinwall of Rhode Island and Margaret Legere (Joe) of Sussex; sister-in-law Betty Hawkes (Donald) of Hillsborough.  He will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and by all his Forest Dale Home family and Caledonia Place friends.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Al Aspinwall and by his extended family members.
The family will be meeting with relatives and friends at the Albert County Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7-9pm.  A Memorial Service and Celebration of his life will be held at the Hillsborough Baptist Church on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 11:00am with Rev. Geoff deJong and Rev. Jack Allen officiating.  Following the service the family will be meeting for further fellowship and refreshments at the church.  Interment will be in the Grey's Island Cemetery, Hillsborough, NB.  
Donations to the IWK Children's Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 (506)734-2780


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Service Date
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Service Time
Service Location
Hillsborough Baptist Church

Wednesday evening, October 3rd, 2018
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Burial Location
Grey's Island Cemetery, Hillsborough, NB

Requested Charity
IWK Children's Foundation or charity of the donor's choice