BAILEY, Harvey Christopher
March 24, 1934 – February 3, 2011.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Harvey Christopher Bailey on Thursday February 3, 2011 Harvey passed peacefully at Eagle View at St. Joesph’s in Comox B.C.
Harvey is survived and will really be missed by his Son Ron Bailey his wife Lilia, their 2 boys Ryan and Rinaldo. Harvene’s 3 children Tamara McIntyre, her 2 boy’s Cole and Jessie. Levi McIntyre and his 2 girls Ajaira and Adell. Tyra McDonnell. Son Ray Bailey and his wife Michelle, their 3 children Natasha, Billy-Ray, Chelsea and Natasha’s boys, his great grandsons Keegan and Kash. And numerous family and friends.
Harvey was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Helen Bailey, his parents Harvey and Adeline Bailey and sister Florence two brothers Alex and George and daughter Harvene McIntyre.
Harvey was born in Vernon B.C. Raised and very proud to be from Falkland just west of Vernon. His passion growing up was playing baseball, track and field, anything athletic and competitive. Harvey spoke fondly of growing up on his parents farm with his large family of three brothers and four sisters and everyone had a job to do. Hunting with his father and brothers was a necessity. Harvey worked in local sawmills and drove logging trucks and also worked in the local gypsum mine.
Harvey met Helen during her visit to her Uncle Clair’s in Falkland B.C., where they married and lived until moving to Alberta. Helen and Harvey built and operated a Motel in Bowden as well as the White Rose gas station and cafe. They later moved to Olds where they built and operated the Siesta Motel and Texaco gas and bulk station. Harvey and Helen shared many hobbies together, they were both pilots, loved old-time music, and great dance partners. Helen and Harvey retired and left Olds in 1972 and tried their hand at farming north of Caroline where her father resided. They left Alberta in 1983 and found paradise on Vancouver Island where they spent their remaining retirement years. Helen and Harvey had traveled the world together, spent countless winters in Mexico, and became avid fishermen living on the west coast. His gentle kindness will always be remembered and sadly missed.
A service will be held during the annual Falkland clean-up, the first Sunday in May.
The family would like to thank the staff at Comox Valley Senior’s Village, ER and second floor at St. Joseph’s, and Eagle View for the compassion, care and kindness you provided for Dad during his stay. We would also like to thank Dr. Gee for his special care that was above and beyond the call of duty.