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Lillian Bayley

1932-2019

Lillian Bayley
On Monday August 12th, 2019 Lillian Hazel Bayley (Wilson) passed away at the age of 86. Lillian was born on September 26th 1932 in Hoylake England, to Thomas and Margaret (Cooper) Wilson. Lillian had five siblings predeceased by Peggy, Florence (Flo), and Eric. She is survived by sisters Amy and Norma. All from England. On October 25th 1952 she married Alfred Bayley. Alfred and Lillian immigrated to Canada on April 10th 1967. Lillian lost her best friend and husband Alfred to cancer on July 14th 1999. They raised their two surviving children Geoff (Helen) Bayley and Janet (Terry) Smylie. She is survived by her five loving grandchildren Kimberly (John) Mirotta; Jake (Lindsay) Bayley; Jennifer Smylie; Nicholas (Kelly) Bayley; Lucas (Rebekah) Smylie. She was cherished and loved by her eight great grandchildren, forever known to them as ‘Nanny the Great’. Lilly and Charlie Mirotta; Scotlyn and Whitaker Bayley; Benjamin and Cole Bayley; Layla and Frank Smylie. Lillian will be extremely missed by her family including many nieces and nephews. They will always be grateful for the loving family she and Alfred created. She was full of endless hugs, kisses and encouragement. The loss to her family may be best described by a letter from one of her great grandchildren
“Nanny the Great fought very hard, so many times. She cared for people, loved people, has an amazing family that she made. We love her very much. Nanny the Great lived an amazing life. We will miss Nanny the Great, she gave us love, happiness, fun and so much support. We are all so very lucky to have known such an amazing lady and to have so many memories to remember her. Now she gets to be with her husband, parents, siblings and her dog Telly. Thank you Nanny the Great”.
Please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society or Green Peace Society on Lillian’s behalf.
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