Born: Oct 18, 1951
Date of Passing: Feb 13, 2017Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
ANN BAILEY October 18, 1951 - February 13, 2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Frances Ann Bailey, aged 65, on February 13, 2017 at Victoria General Hospital, with her family by her side. Ann will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Gary Craven; her children, Trevor and Sara; her brothers, Ron (Sharon Goertzen) and Robert (Brigitte Insull); and her sister, Mary Stanger (Ted). Nephews and nieces treasure fond memories of Ann, including: Melissa, Graham and Emma Bailey; Margaret Seavers (Jerrimy); Melanie Gluchi (Kyle) and Curtis Craven (Patti). She is survived by her stepmother Barb Bailey, as well as numerous extended family and friends. Ann was predeceased by her parents Raymond and Joan Bailey, and her nephew Dustin Craven. Ann was born in Morris, Manitoba and grew up there until the age of five, when she moved to Winnipeg. She started her academic career at the University of Winnipeg and obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She later moved to Ottawa for work but returned to Winnipeg to pursue her Bachelor of Law at the University of Manitoba in 1977. After her call to the bar, she practiced family law with the firm of Krawchuk Galanchuk before joining the Legislative Counsel Office of Manitoba Justice as a Crown Counsel in 1986. Ann was a dedicated public servant. Never one to be afraid of hard work, she had a deep respect for government and the process by which the law is made. With her commitment and hardwork, she lived what she taught, "seat of the pants on the seat of the chair until the job is done and done well". Her office benefitted from much more than her talent for drafting laws and dealing with clients, she took a personal interest in each co-worker and brightened spirits with her sense of humour. Public service was a natural fit for Ann since she always tried to make her community a better place. Volunteering with charitable organizations, supporting the arts, participating in sport and fitness activities, and enjoying nature from Fort Whyte to baby falcons, she was always ready to contribute. Her actions reminded us all to patronize local artists and small businesses, protect the environment, drop off clothes to women's shelters and generally be compassionate and responsible members of society. Throughout her life Ann loved to travel. She shared this love of travel with her friends and family through many wonderful trips. When they were first together, she accompanied Gary on his consulting work for the Caribbean Commonwealth and in Australia. They enjoyed sailing with friends in the Caribbean and many family trips throughout the U.S. and Mexico. While her daughter, Sara, studied in France, she met her there and they toured Italy. In recent years, Ann and Gary shared many wonderful vacations including travels to Europe and Asia. Ann was a loving wife, mother and friend. She was truly both the foundation and roof of her family, looking out for everyone and holding everyone together. Grounded and wise, her genuine caring and generosity touched all those around her. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and aides who professionally and skillfully attended to Ann during her stay at the Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue, Hawaii as well as the nurses in the Community Palliative Care Program and at CancerCare Manitoba. The funeral service for Ann Bailey will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave., Winnipeg, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ann Bailey may be made to the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, 100 - 4 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1C4; Agape Table, 175 Colony St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2W2 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were under the care of Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave,, Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B9.
Publish Date: Feb 18, 2017
ANN BAILEY We are deeply saddened to announce that Frances Ann Bailey passed away at the Victoria General Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2017. The funeral service for Ann will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave., Winnipeg, MB. Arrangements are under the care of Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B9. Longer obituary notice to follow in Saturday's paper.
Publish Date: Feb 17, 2017
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 18, 2017
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
My deepest sympathy to Ann's family and many friends. I had the privilege to work with Ann on legislation related to early learning and child care, particularly over the last 10 years and have great respect for Ann's care and dedication to this work. At every meeting ever held with Ann, we were challenged to ensure the writing of clear legislation and to understand how it would impact children and families, the ELCC workforce/service providers, government and the general public. Ann always facilitated our deep thinking and hard team work to successfully deliver on the strategic goals and plans before us. She was a beautiful lady who took the time to get to know us, as well as our families. She always made me work hard and smile. She will be greatly missed by all. Sincerely, Marg Ferniuk - Posted by: Margaret Ferniuk (Work colleague) on: Feb 22, 2017
I am very saddened at the loss of such a nice person and send sincere condolences to her family. I first met Anne in 1988 when I came to work for the Legislative Assembly and developed a very strong respect for her over our years of working together. She was always a very positive, happy and upbeat person, even in the face of challenging obstacles or late nights in Standing Committees. She provided valuable work to the Assembly in the drafting of legislation and amendments to bills, and was ever so helpful when new rules were being drafted to review the formatting and consistency of the drafts. We shared a passion for the Fringe Festival, and caught some plays together. One of her dreams about retirement was to make the trek through the upper levels of the Legislative Building to visit the Golden Boy, and I am so happy that we were able to make this dream come true for her. Rest in peace sweet lady. - Posted by: Patricia Chaychuk (colleague) on: Feb 22, 2017
I am very sad to hear about Ann. I had the great pleasure of working with her on various projects. No one worked harder or more thoroughly than she did. And always with humour and cheerfulness. I really liked Ann and I am very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Ian Anderson () on: Feb 18, 2017
Our condolences to the family. We had the pleasure of traveling with Ann and Gary abroad. Anne was a real lady and we very much enjoyed getting to know her albeit briefly. Life can be too short and it was our privilege to get to know her. So sad. - Posted by: Harry & Cindy Schulz (Travel Partners) on: Feb 18, 2017
I was shocked and saddened today to hear that Ann has left us. I worked with her on several projects and got to know her as a person. She was the definition of integrity and kindness. I am so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Sharyl Thomas (co-worker) on: Feb 18, 2017
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