Passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at the age of 53 years, Quinn Martin Bailey, of Stockton, MB.
Quinn was born in Calgary AB on May 4, 1967 to Joyce & Martin Bailey. The family moved back to Manitoba in 1973 where Quinn attended Glenboro School. Upon graduation he worked in various places until he enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve on January 22nd 1985 at the young age of 17 years.
He attended St. John Quebec military base where he learned the French language. When he completed his courses he joined the military police with the air force and was stationed in many places such as CFB Cold Lake, AB, CFB Shilo, MB, CFB Goose Bay, Labrador & 17 Wing in Winnipeg, MB until his retirement on November 14, 2013 following a serious motor vehicle accident.
While in the military, Quinn mentored many of his colleagues & was well respected. He was always ready to lend a helping hand when needed. We know he had his hardships in the military but he was very proud of his hard work there and received a ton of praise while working in the military.
He was the most humble person that we knew, and would never brag about any of his accomplishments or any of the great things he did, but you could always tell he was proud of himself for pushing through and doing such an amazing job. Quinn loved his job and was very proud to have served his country.
In December 2012 he received the Queen's diamond Jubilee medal. He had received many awards & acknowledgements during his time but the Diamond Jubilee he was exceptionally proud of.
Looking through his personnel file, in both the letters that his co-workers wrote about him and his course reports, he excelled in leadership roles and always had a great attitude. He was easy to get along with and was recommended by many to be appointed as an instructor for many of the courses offered in training.
-- A funny note: (prior to military enrollment) he apparently ate his report card from high school to stop his mom from seeing it. He didn't exactly love his high school education per se as we have been told but really excelled during his military training.
After retirement Quinn continued to live in Stony Mountain, MB, with his daughters Samantha & Alyssa until they became adults. He then moved back to the Bailey homestead in Stockton, MB, to give his ladies room to grow and become more independent. He loved the peace & quiet of rural life.
We also can't stress enough how humorous he was - always playing pranks on people like putting his CPR training dummy out on the front lawn at Halloween, sticking fake hands out of the trunk of the car to scare people behind the car, etc. He loved to laugh and find the joy in things. We think he got a lot of that from his dad, whenever we saw them together they would always be conspiring to play funny jokes on people like nailing golf balls to trees.
And of course he knew how to do EVERYTHING. He liked to do things himself and wanted to show others that they don't have to rely on anyone else to do anything for them. He was a great teacher in every aspect of his life from teaching others how to be patient, kind and understanding, to how to change a tire, fixing vehicles, or building crazy contraptions. He was a true and honest role model for us all; a real family man who will be deeply missed.
Quinn Leaves to mourn his passing his daughters Samantha Bailey of Winnipeg, MB, and Alyssa Bailey of Victoria, BC, his mother Joyce Bailey of Neepawa, MB, sister Candis Sholdice of Stoney Mountain, MB, brother Brad Bailey of Bonneville, AB, nieces and nephews Ryan & Bryce Sholdice and Taylor & Kyra Bailey and by extended relatives and friends.
Quinn was predeceased by an infant daughter Shya Dawn (1991) and by his father Martin Bailey (2009).
A Family Graveside Service was held on Saturday May 8, 2021 at the Millford Cemetery, Stockton, MB, with Sandra Rex officiating. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Quinn’s memory to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba Inc., 4 Fort St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1C4.
"He listened without judgement,
He helped without conditions,
He understood with empathy,
He loved us all, no matter what.”
Online condolences can be sent to the Bailey family by visiting www.willmorchapel.com.
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro-Holland were in care of arrangements.
Rest in peace Quinn, you will be forever in our hearts. Till we meet again. “Later”!
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