Brian Bailey

April 14, 1940September 15, 2010

Brian Bailey 1940 – 2010

Brian Bailey passed away unexpectedly on September 15th, 2010 in Campbell River, BC. He was predeceased by his parents, John Murray Bailey and Pearl Theresa Bailey. Brian is survived by his loving family: Wife, Verna Madelyn Bailey; Children, Murray (Keiko) Bailey and Sandra (Kurt) Lueders; Grandchildren, Yuma Bailey, Kai Bailey, Myra Bailey, Olivia Lueders, and Matthew Lueders; Sister, Catherine Riva and his Brothers, Wayne Bailey and Neil Bailey. Brian was born on April 14th, 1940, in South Porcupine, ON, and displayed a talent for hockey at a young age. He pursued his passion playing for the New York Rangers farm team and continued playing in Northern Canada while working in the mining industry. Brian met and married Verna Branscombe in Uranium City, SK where he achieved the honour of becoming Canada’s youngest Mayor before moving to Yellowknife, NWT, Manibridge, MB, and finally Campbell River, BC. While in Campbell River, Brian furthered his mining career as Mine Superintendent at Westmin Resources and then moved into real estate as a realtor for Coast Realty. Brian was a member of Royal Canadian Legion and the National Association of Realtors. Brian was happiest while boating, fishing and entertaining with family and friends. Although he successfully beat lung cancer, Brian suffered a heart attack and died on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service in Honour of Brian Bailey will be held at the Campbell River Baptist Church, 260 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 3:30 PM with Pastor Randy Evans officiating. A Reception will follow the Service at the Coast Discovery Inn, 975 Shoppers Row, from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Cremation entrusted to Mission Hill Crematorium. Although not expected or requested, flowers will be accepted at the church. In lieu of flowers a donation in Brian’s name can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation ( or the Heart and Stroke Foundation ( Condolences may be left at

Arrangements under the direction of Sutton's Campbell River Funeral Home, Campbell River, BC.


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Cheryl Upright

September 29, 2010

Brian will always be remembered as a wonderful spirit, full of humour and caring for others. It was an honour to be involved in his care as a nurse.

September 25, 2010

Verna and family: You are on our minds and so much sadness for us because Brian was someone we felt so lucky to know - someone who will be deeply missed, a very compassionate, kind and loving friend. It was a privileged for me to have worked with him in real estate. Rom always had a good laugh with Brian. He will always be in our hearts. May he rest in peace!
- Medi and Rom Santos, 595 Cormorant Place, Campbell River, B.C., V9W 6A6

Ian Rogers

September 25, 2010

Like so many others, we were shocked to hear of Brian's passing. Our hearts go out to Verna and the family in this difficult time.

Jo-Anne Chapman

September 25, 2010

Brian was one of the most honest hard working people I had the pleasure of meeting and working with. The world is a sadder place without Brian in it.

Robyn Ellsworth

September 24, 2010

I was so sad to hear of Brian's passing. My heart goes out to Verna and her family. Brian and Verna were such a great help at the Children's Festival. He will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Sue Duval (formerly Page)

September 23, 2010

It is with sadness that I learned of Brian's passing. He was a friend, co-worker in the mining industry way back, and a realtor who helped us greatly. We will always remember Brian. Did not know he played hockey !! What a guy. Did almost everything.
My heart goes out to Verna and the family. Will keep you in my thoughts !

Peter Sabo

September 23, 2010

A tremendous loss to the community. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Gloria & Ed Ness

September 23, 2010

Verna and family: We will miss the sound of Brian's booming laugh. I can still hear it so clearly in my mind. No one loved a good laugh more than Brian.

Gordon Clement

September 22, 2010

My condolences to Brian's family......... I went to school in South Porcupine and worked at the Hallnor with Brian in the 50's.......

Gordon Clement

Louise Ryn

September 21, 2010

To all of Brian's family and especially his wife, Verna, our family wishes to express our sincere coldolences for the loss of your loved one. We are friends of Rick and Cathie Riva, and remember meeting Brian, you and much of your family at the Riva's. Brian's jovial personality was ever present. I know you miss him greatly. Remember to speak to him through God whenever you have the need which I am sure will be quite often. Verna, having Brian as an intimate part of your life for so long leaves a huge hole in your heart that you will now have to fill with your wonderful memories. We are so sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you and all your family, Louise & Paul Ryn, Todd & family, Rene & family