Bayley, Gerard

Bayley, Gerard

October 29th, 2020

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Gerard (Gerry), our loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, to all whose lives he touched, in his 87th year, at University Hospital, London.

Gerard was born in Guyana and came to Canada to attend the University of Guelph. Soon after, he married his wife, Doreen, of over 60 years, with whom they raised six children and have been blessed with eight grandchildren. Gerard was a high school teacher with the London District Catholic School Board for most of his career where he gained the friendship and respect from colleagues and students alike. Gerard was also an accomplished wrestler and a successful wrestling coach at CCH. Gerard was actively involved with the Canada – Wide Science Fair and The Optimist Club for many years. In retirement, Gerard and Doreen, made their winter home in Florida where Gerard became an avid cyclist. Gerard will always be remembered as a thoughtful, kind and gentle man.

Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Registration will be required to attend the visitation and the family has requested only those who have been double vaccinated are to attend.

To register for the visitation, please click here: Registration page for Gerard's visitation on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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Roderick SinghGerry and I grew up as neighbors in Guyana. We both came up to Canada to complete our Educational Careers. It was very thrilling when we met when he was at Central High School many years later.
Patrick W. O'BrienGerry Bayley was my teacher, later my teaching colleague, a political supporter, a fellow Optimist, and a good friend for many years. He was a kind and gentle man who touched the lives of many people in so many positive ways; as a teacher, as an outstanding wrestling coach, and as a very community -minded citizen. It was an honour to call him my friend, and I am so pleased we were able to have a good talk not too long before he died. Gerry Bayley made the world a better place because of his active, generous life, and he will be sorely missed. My sincere sympathies to Doreen and the entire Bayley family! Gerry and you are in my prayers! Pat O'Brien, M.P. (Ret.)
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