BAILEY, June Kathleen Elayne (nee Smithson) - Passed away peacefully at Crown Ridge Nursing Home on Thursday, January 5, 2017 in her 87th year.
Beloved wife of the late Dr. W. Stuart Bailey for 63 years.
Adored mother of Mark Bailey, Kathryn Roe and her husband Mark all of Burlington.
Cherished grandmother of Robert, Katy, Bailey and her grand-dog Jasper.
Loved by her nephew and nieces, Brian Bailey, Susan Grace and Carol Gagnon and their extended families.
Predeceased by her parents Earl and Kathleen Smithson and her sister Audrey Smithson, all of Toronto.
June was born and raised in Toronto. She graduated from Etobicoke High School at the age of 16 having “skipped” 2 grades as they used to allow at that time. Universities weren’t admitting students that young, so she went to work as a reporter for “The Advertiser” newspaper where she had her own regular columns: “In Tune with June” and “Personality of the Week” which gave her the opportunity to interview interesting people. She also wrote for radio shows of the time and eventually her creative talents and writing skills led her to a job at the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency in Toronto.
She met the love of her life Stu on a blind date when he was a Queen’s medical student in 1950 and they married in 1953. She traded in her advertising career to move to Trenton with Dad and start a family while Dad set up his medical practice.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all of the staff at Crown Ridge for their kind and compassionate care of June and their wonderful help and ongoing support of the Bailey family.
The family will receive friends at the Weaver Family Funeral Home, Trenton on Sunday, January 8, 2017, Visitation from 12:30 to 2 PM followed by the Funeral Ceremony Rev. Ed Bentley officiating. Reception to follow. Interment will take place at Carrying Place.
If desired, memorial donations to the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation or MS Society would be appreciated by the family.