BAILEY, Captain John tragically left us April 12, 2005. John was born August 23, 1972. At an early age, he moved across Canada with his parents Pat and Wayne and sister Kym. He spent time in Whitehorse, Yukon and Fort Nelson on the Alaska Highway. In 1988 he moved with his family to South Surrey and graduated from Semiahmoo High in 1990. He graduated from BCIT in Helicopter Engineering. He then trained as a fixed wing pilot, followed by commercial helicopter pilot certification at Boundary Bay Airport. John flew for his father’s company, “Bailey Helicopters” in the northern BC Oil and Gas Industry. He received his I.F.R. and A.T.P.L. ratings. He flew the S76 on the Vancouver-Victoria shuffle and Helijet’s Air Ambulance. John fulfilled his dream of being a helicopter pilot; however his life’s greatest gift was his ability to befriend anyone with a single smile. He was loved by so many people and loved people so much. Even in death he donated life to six people. He is survived by his best friends: his parents Pat and Wayne and sister Kym (her children Joshua and Alexis); brother-in-law Brent; stepmother Judith and her children Tacita, Heidi and Josh. He will also be profoundly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and so many very close friends. A Celebration of life to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 – 28th Avenue, Surrey.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to BC Transplant Foundation, 555 West 12th, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7.
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre