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Born: Oct 07, 1943

Date of Passing: Jan 21, 2006

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DOUGLAS GEORGE BAYLIS October 7, 1943 - January 21, 2006 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, grandpa, brother, and son, Doug Baylis. Doug passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at his home in Killarney, Manitoba, at the age of 62. He is survived by his large family who all felt incredibly loved by him. Doug's wife, Valerie was the love of his life, along with their girls Jessie and Shadow. His children: Michelle (Jarod), Tim (Deborah), and Jonathan; grandchildren: Jake, Jenna and Zack, Breanne and Christopher; parents: Doug and Eilleen Baylis; siblings: Linda (Jim), Jim (Bev), Greg (Linda) and Deb (Dave), and a large extended family, including three stepchildren and their families whom he loved as his own. Doug began his teaching career in 1968 and retired in 2003, at the age of 60. Throughout his life he was involved in many community and professional organizations. Among these was as Charter President of the Killarney Kinsmen Club and District Governor of Kinsmen. He served as Treasurer of the Manitoba Teachers' Society and turned several hobbies into home businesses. Some of these include professional photography, music services and apparel printing. Doug lived life to the fullest, and his family was his life and his joy. He loved to camp and listen and sing to music. He curled, golfed, and was a Blue Bomber season ticket holder for over 20 years. He recently discovered the joy of sailing with the Pelican Yacht Club and was on the board of the Disabled Sail Association. He won the very first race that he competed in and finished third overall in the 2004 International Mobility Cup competition. He was recognized as the Most Outstanding Disabled Sailor in the Province of Manitoba in 2004, and also finished in the top three at the 2005 Mobility Cup in Calgary. Doug's life was fulfilled by the arrival of Valerie into his life, and their marriage in August of 2002. The last three years were the happiest his family had ever seen him. He became a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Manitoba, and worked for Collette Travel as the tour coordinator for retired teachers. This helped to open the door for Doug and Valerie to tour the world. He also became a member of the Northern Stars Motorcycle Club with Valerie and dreamed of owning his own motorcycle. Doug touched the life of, and inspired so many people that he had met. One more day One more time One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied But then again I know what it would do Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you The memorial service was held, Wednesday, January 25, 2006, in Killarney. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Disabled Sail, 1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9, or online at Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 523-7791

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 28, 2006

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new I thought about you yesterday and days before that too, I think of you in silence I often speak your name All I have are memories and your picture in a frame Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. - Posted by: Valerie Baylis (Family) on: Feb 05, 2006

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