Dr. Warren W. Bailey
July 1, 1944 – March 31, 2016
It is with deep regret and sorrow that we announce the recent passing of Warren Bailey a well known resident of Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay and Port Alberni.
Warren was born in Ketchikan, Alaska, raised in Petersburg, Alaska, attended Montana State University, Tufts University School of Medicine, Residency at University of Alabama Birmingham, practiced Cardiac Surgery in Seattle, Washington, as well as Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Later Warren retired with his wife Sandy, to British Columbia where he was actively involved in community service: Pacific Salmon Foundation, Nanoose Power Squadron, S.O.S. and as well as generously helping many others.
Warren’s passion was spending time salmon fishing on his boat and fly fishing with friends and family. Warren was doing what he loved, fly fishing on a beautiful, sunny day on the Taylor River when he lost his footing and was overcome by the current.
Warren was a brilliant man. Generous, creative, gentle, and with a wonderful sense of humour. A raconteur, his friends and family will miss his original stories which usually had a surprise ending.
A compassionate family man, he is predeceased by his parents Dr. Warren W. and Ann Bailey, sister Norma Jean Bailey all of Petersburg.
Warren is survived by his wife Sandy and children: Geoff (Lucy) Bailey of Brooklyn, New York; Joey (Caroline) Benton of Summerville, South Carolina; and Jeannie (Jason) Schmidlapp of Campbell, California; his grandchildren: Joseph, Ivy, Ruby Schmidlapp and Joey and Keegan Benton as well as siblings: Lynn (Fred) Cadle of Evans, Georgia; Carol (Jim) Macmillan of Blaine, Washington; and Norman (Denise) Bailey of Poulsbo, Washington.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Pacific Salmon Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Service will be announced at a later date.