Art Bailey

Born: Fri., Jun. 4, 1937
Died: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
Location: Holy Family Church

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Arthur Thomas Bailey
Sydney Mines

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur Thomas Bailey, age 81, on Monday, November 26, 2018, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born and raised in Sydney Mines, Art was the son of the late Frederick and Lucy (McConville) Bailey. He was a devout member of Holy Family Parish, Sydney Mines.
Art, in his early years worked in the mines, for the Iannetti Brothers, and the Town of Sydney Mines. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Sydney Mines Legion. He will be remembered for his wit and great sense of humour. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends, including friends and staff at the coffee shop.
Art is survived by his step-daughter Sharon (Leopold), his granddaughter Cheryl (Derrick), and great-grandchildren Bailey and Ryder. Also left to mourn is his sister Anne Howard, brother David Bailey, special family friend Mary Viva, brothers-in-law Wayne (Mary), Brian (Maryanne) and Kevin (Corinne) Boudreau, sisters-in-law Judy and Monica Boudreau, Barbara Dunn, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Art was predeceased by his loving wife Yvonne (Boudreau), his brother John, sisters Renelda Howard, Agnes and Rose Marie, brothers-in-law Thomas and Sid Howard, Bud and Ronnie Boudreau, sisters-in-law Pam Bailey and Rose Reid, and nephew John Arthur Howard.
The family would like to send special thanks to the staff at the Northside Guest Home, the nurses of 4 West, Northside General, and family doctors Dr. M. Knott and Dr. Michel McKeough for their professional care and support.
In keeping with Art’s wishes, there will be no visitation. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations in Art’s memory may be made to the Lung Association or a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at

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Brian Higgins
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
my sincere condolences Brian

Richard Finney
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
So Sorry For Your Loss Art was a great friend he will be missed RIP Art God Bless You All Hugssss

Eileen MacKinnon
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018

I remember the days when we both worked for the Town of Sydney Mines. Art always had a great sense of wit and we shared lots of laughs when he would give his take on a situation or one of the Town's characters. RIP dear friend.

Bruce Tizzard
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
I met Art several times during his time with us at the Northside General. I enjoyed our short but happy chats, never once did I hear him complain! A real gentleman. I will miss talking to him. Bruce Tizzard Hospice /Palliative Care Volunteer! My sincere condolences to all the family. The Best is yet to come.

Carole and John Lovell boularderie
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
To the Bailey family's . So sorry for your loss He w I'll be missed by all who was close to him R.I. P.

Margaret Spencer
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
My condolences to Art’s family, I knew Art from Robins in town. I visit my family in Sydney Mines a few times a year and got to know and chat with Art when I am down. Art was a very nice man and will surely be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to his family.

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