Obituary for Louisa Bailey
Peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia, Louisa “Louise” Marveline Bailey (nee Smith) passed away at the age of 97. Beloved wife to the late Lyle (1989). Loving mother to Gayle (John) Daamen, Mary Ellen (Keith) Davey, and Ilene (Adrian) VandenBroek. Proud grandma to David Daamen, Catherine (Rob) McDonald (nee Daamen), Linda Daamen (Brian Davis), Michael (Tricia) Daamen, Jon (Tanya) Davey, Alissa (Kesh) Malli (nee VandenBroek), and Heather VandenBroek. Great grandmother to Marlena, Nicole, Ashley, Joshua, Eric, Curtis, Taylor, Alex, Emma, Abigail, and Landon and great-great grandma to Gracie and Vaida. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Lucy Smith and her siblings Mary, William, John, Roy, Walter, Betty Jean, and Glenn. Born and raised in Petrolia, Louise lived there for most of her life, raising her three daughters, enjoying the rapidly expanding number of grandchildren and working as a long-term care aide at Fiddick’s Nursing Home. At the relatively young age of 65, devastated by the loss of her husband, she moved to Sarnia. Her stubbornness and sense of independence served her well. She volunteered regularly at the hospital until she finally retired at the age of 85. She continued to live by herself for the rest of her life and, even at the age of 97, regularly hopping in a taxi to spend the day with her friends at the bingo hall. She spent the last month of her life back home in Petrolia at the local hospital, her window overlooking the golf course where she and her husband spent so many happy days when they were younger. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service will be streamed online on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of Louise’s life will be held at a time in which it is once again safe to gather. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com
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February 7 1923 October 27 2020
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Louisa Bailey February 7 1923 October 27 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Petrolia, Province: Ontario