BAILES, John Douglas Glyndwr - John Douglas Glyndwr Bailes, beloved gay son of John Douglas Ferguson Bailes of Toronto and Pearl Jean Bailes (Jefferies) of Oshawa, Ontario, in his 78th year.
Named after Owain Glyndwr the last Welsh King.
President Canadian Metric Association and Beaches Electric Limited, his own company.
Survived by older brother Charles of Northbrook, Ontario, cousin Elizabeth Lomax, Vancouver and nephew David Bailes of Toronto.
Worked as student while at U of T for GM in Oshawa, designed and built electrical test equipment for complete final assembly car bodies.
One summer was spent at Ontario Hydro Niagara Falls Sir Adam Beck GS.
Graduated top of class Electrical Engineering U of T 1965.
First job after graduation was Johnson Controls Limited where he saw introduction of first commercial computer building automation systems. Wrote exam and obtained master electrician’s licence.
To Foxboro Canada to move up to industrial process control computer installations.
Installed large programmable controller (hardened computer) Windeler Electric for new GM stamping plant Oshawa.
At Custom Control Panels Mississauga, installation of Siemens programmable controller for control of variable speed motors to open and close SkyDome roof.
Electrical engineer and master electrician supervised design and construction all electrical including 120 kV transmission lines, transformer station, switchroom, governors, voltage regulators, protection & control & metering for 120 MW combined cycle private power station for Northland Power. Complete direct digital control redundant hot spare Rosemount with Allen-Bradley PLC bumpless transfer. Uninterruptible power supply for controls and backup generator to allow black start.
Worked on Y2k resolution for city of Toronto and Enwave Energy.
Partially retired 2005 only to continue to run Beaches Electric.
Suffered stroke in 2019 which paralyzed right side but he recovered completely at rehab in Toronto where he regrettably experienced some homophobia. Diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Used MAID (Medical Assistance In Dying) in last stage of this disease.
Passed away peacefully with friends at his side on Monday, September 14, 2020.
Visitation and Funeral Arrangements are with Rosar-Morrison funeral home, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto and interment will take place at Union Cemetery, Oshawa.