Obituary of Patricia Bailey-Beer
On Sunday April 2, 2023 Patricia Bailey-Beer of Wingham, as she imagined and prayed for, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home in her 89th year.
Devoted wife of the late Renus Bailey (1991) and Harry Beer (2012). Loving mother of Cheryle & Brian McGregor, Bernie Bailey & Angela Cowley-Bailey, Jim & Carol Bailey, Laura & Tom Visser, Pamela Bailey and Renus & Genevieve Bailey. Devoted grandmother of Melissa, Ronnie; Patrick, Crystal; Jessica, Mark, Michelle, Amber; Jennifer, Laurie, Tommy; Michael, Tashina; Morgane, Madeline and the cheerleader of 15 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Dale Osmond, Sheila Sherman and Wayne Brown. Pat will be lovingly remembered by Harry’s children Lynda Keats, Gordon & Donna Beer, Robert & Theresa Beer, Larry & Angela Beer and Beverley Gilvey and their families. She will also be missed by her faithful companions Muffy and Marcie.
Predeceased by her parents Archie & Dora (Clapp) Brown, daughter-in-law Grace Bailey, son-in-law Robert Keats, sister Doreen LaRoche, and brothers Reuben, Clarence and Carman Brown.
Over the years as her family members grew she held them as a priority but that was not all. She co-owned SunRise Dairy, was one of the first women on municipal council (councillor and deputy reeve), a champion of quality daycare, the library in Wingham and women’s equality. She had grit, ambition and did not shy away from putting herself in tough positions, especially when advocating against injustice.
Family, neighbours and friends will miss seeing her enjoying her garden, walking her dog, and conversations over tea, something she always offered as soon as you entered her home.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Greg Antoniadis for the extra-special care and compassion shown to her during the final weeks of her well-lived life. Too, a heartfelt thank you is conveyed to Lincoln and Laurie Dinning who loved her dearly and their actions consistently demonstrated this.
Visitation will be held at McBurney Funeral Home in Wingham, Ontario on Wednesday April 5, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday April 6, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be live streamed, please click here to view the service. Interment will take place at Wingham Cemetery. Following the interment a celebration of Pat’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 180 in Wingham, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to North Huron Community Food Share (her advocacy for equality continues) or to a charity of choice would be appreciated.