Liz Bailey

Obituary of Liz Bailey

Bailey ( Kish), Mary Elizabeth It is with profound sadness in our hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, wife and friend, Mary Elizabeth (Kish) Bailey on February 15, 2024 in her 85th year. Liz died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family and friends.Liz was born April 17, 1939 in Simcoe, Ontario being first born daughter of the late Charles and Kathleen ( nee Bretch) Kish. Liz is survived by her husband of 58 years Walter and her sons Steven (Catherine) and Kenneth (Kathleen). Loving Grandmother to Shannon, Sean, Connor, Carter and Caleb. Liz is lovingly remembered by her sister Margaret (Bob), her sister-in laws Liz (Ken), Laverne (Henry), Helen and brother-in-law, Joe . She is predeceased by Rex (Carol), Alex, Paul and Donna. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and cherished friends. Liz spent her early life helping out on the family farm and caring for others as an RNA in the Tillsonburg area.Once married Liz and Walter planted their roots in London, Ontario to raise their family. Liz stayed home to make lunch for the two boys during their elementary years. She was always happy to hear the daily school stories from her sons when they arrived home at the end of the day. To help out the family she began babysitting when the boys were young. When they had grown more independent she took work outside the home. She spent many years at the Bay as a switchboard operator. She made lifelong friendships with many of her co-workers there. When her sons had children she happily supported their young families by watching her grandkids in London and Kingston. Liz was a woman who loved and cherished her time with family and friends. She will always be remembered for keeping connections with old and new friends either by phone or written hand. She would never forget to recognize a special occasion with a call or a card. Liz had many passions during her life. She had a strong faith and would be at church every Sunday. She loved cooking many delicious and highly requested dinners and desserts for her family. Her Christmas cookies and pies were always a hit for family and friends. During her retirement years Liz found joy in crocheting many a blanket for new babies and countless other crochet projects. During her later years adult colouring, reading, spending time with friends and visits from her kids and grandkids was what she enjoyed most. For a woman who would not get on an airplane she sure visited a lot of places. She has been across Canada from one coast to the other. She also loved to take bus tours that would bring her to many places like South Carolina, Branson Missouri, Stowe Vermont and Florida to name just a few. She relished in recalling the places she visited and sharing the sights she saw through her stories and photos. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at St. James Westminster Anglican Church at a later date. More information will follow. Relatives and friends may send condolences, share favourite memories, upload photos or contribute memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada through Ontario Cremation Services (519) 472-2200 or online at Thank you to the staff at University and Parkwood Hospital, St Elizabeth Home Health Care, Palliative care team and dedicated neighbours who supported Liz in hospital and at home. Liz, you will be missed!
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