BAILEY Q.C., Earl Gordon

It is with great sadness that the Bailey family announces Earl’s passing, peacefully in his 83rd year at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, on Friday April 6th, 2018, with his wife Jean at his side.  Beloved husband of Jean (Samells) Bailey, and loving father and grandfather to Craig Bailey and wife Tricia (Shannon, Owen, Karen), Todd Bailey and wife Panagiota Dafniotis (Alexander, Victoria) and Lynn (Bailey) Carter and husband Kent (Holly, Wesley).  Born in Trois Riviéres, Québec, Earl grew up in Welland, Ontario, married Jean in 1961 and settled in the Oshawa area.  Besides being a devoted husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend, Earl practised law in Oshawa and Port Perry, was a board member of Kingsview United Church, a former Boy Scout leader, a past-president of Oshawa Little Theatre and the Westmount Kiwanis Club, and a former chairman of the Oshawa Kiwanis Music Festival.   Earl was passionate about serving his community, and also found ways to give back through his love for music as a member of the Westmount Kiwanis Wanderers musical group.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Extendicare Oshawa for their compassionate and understanding care.  A memorial service will be held at Kingsview United Church, 505 Adelaide Ave. E., (at Wilson Rd. N.), Oshawa (905-436-2000) on Monday May 14th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation will be held starting at 12:00 p.m. with refreshments after the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family encourages friends to consider a donation to Kingsview United Church, Parkinson Canada or the charity of their choice.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Online condolences may be shared at



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  • Apr 10, 2018

    Shirley McCabe
    Keeping Jean & family  in thoughts & prayers.  May the memories of wonderful family moments bring peace.
  • Apr 10, 2018

    Matthew Crosier
    My deepest condolences to Jean, Craig, Todd, Lynn and your families. Thank you for sharing your husband/father/grandfather with us
    He made everyone feel special, in our family. A true gentleman. Our annual visit to Port Perry was the highlight of the year and Earl was a big part of that. His warm handshake, his friendly smile and his sharp sense of humour were wonderful. I really appreciated his willingness to sit and listen to me as a boy, as a teenager, as a young man, and most recently as a middle aged father. Those times meant the world to me. I think of the advice he has given me about kindness and thoughtfulness and the importance of family every day. I loved how we put on the morning cartoons for myself and later for my kids and how he set out comics and other reading material at the cottage. I loved how he got my kids out in the rowboat and throwing the ball and so much more. We were blessed to know him and thankful he was in our lives.  
  • Apr 10, 2018

    Ronald and Fern Hope
    Please accept our condolences, Jean.
  • Apr 11, 2018

    Joanne Bond
    Mr Bailey was a treasured client at the bank when I worked there in the 80’s, always very pleasant and helpful to us when we needed a signature or help with an estate file.
    Condolences to his beloved family
  • Apr 11, 2018

    Angela Doswell
     Our Deepest Condolences to Jean and the Family. Keeping You All in Our Thoughts and Prayers at this Very Sad time.
                                  The Doswell Family
  • Apr 12, 2018

    Melanie MacLeod
    Dear Jean.
    I am so sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. He was a real gentleman and I enjoyed chatting with him at church. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time.
  • Apr 12, 2018

    Aline Bosnick
    So sorry to hear of Earls passing.  I remember when he use to come to aerobics too.  My thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family.
  • Apr 16, 2018

    Betty and Bill Fitches
    Betty and I were sad to hear of Earl's death. He was our lawyer for many years and did a wonderful job. He also had a good sense of humour.
    We hope  that you can get strength from your family to help you in this difficult time.
  • Apr 18, 2018

    peter crosier
    How sad I am to see this photo  - and  yet  there is a pained smile  too  -- forever kind - forever gentle - forever thoughtful  -  that was  Earl  Bailey  --  forever  young  --  I  miss  you  . My heart is with you Jean and with all  your family  with love from Peter      
  • May 9, 2018

    Gail Loeffen (Tresise)
    Sad to hear of Earl’s death.  My condolences Jean, to you and your Family.  Very sorry that I am unable to attend the Menorial Swevice.
  • May 14, 2018

    Nadine & Jeremy Crosier
    Our thoughts are with you. We have fond memories of the time we visited the cottage when Emily was very young and how you took care of her and made us feel so welcomed.
    Sending you Craig, Todd & Lynn our deepest condolences & prayers. 

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