Born in Vancouver, BC, Dr. Tom Bailey devoted his life to family, medicine, and to family medicine. Growing up in Victoria, Beamsville (ON), Oxford (UK), and Vancouver, by his late teens Tom knew his vocation and knew the love of his life: Nancy, a young woman he had met in 1970 while both were Easter Seals camp counsellors. He married her in 1973 and earned his medical degree from UBC in 1976, his first son born the same day as his final exam.

He completed his residency in family medicine at Dalhousie University in 1978. He became the proud father of two more sons as he set up a medical practice in Victoria’s Western Communities, where he worked as a family physician for more than forty years.

His family grew to include four grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. His workload grew as well. He served in numerous capacities supporting family medicine, including everything from maternity through eldercare, from exam writer to committee organizer to president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (2006-2007). He did all his work without boast or complaint.

Tom is profoundly missed by his wife Nancy; children Stephen (Christine), Andrew (Elena), and Michael (Emily); grandchildren Presley, Hayden, Isaac, and Bergen; siblings John (Brenda), Peter (Janet), and Maggie (Don); nieces; nephews; friends; family; colleagues; teammates; and patients. Tom’s death was sudden and unexpected but he spent every day of his life doing what he loved with people whom he loved.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street, on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice in keeping with Tom’s life.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens




  • Angella Jennings

    My heart felt condolences to Dr. Bailey’s family. I was a patient of Dr.Bailey’s for just under 2 years, although a short period of time, it was when I needed him the most. I had never experienced a Dr like Dr. Bailey. Dr. Bailey was also my maternity Dr & my daughter arrived 5 weeks early (Nov. 23 2018), after 3 days of having her, the head nurse was asking me to leave, I was devastated, I wasn’t ready to leave my daughter, then an hour later Dr. Bailey visited me & comforted me saying I could stay as long as I needed!! I stayed an extra week before the need to return home to my family. My daughter stayed in the hospital for 5 weeks & Dr. Bailey continued to show his compassion by providing my husband much needed Dr’s notes for his work so he could stay at home to help care for our other child during this very difficult time. I will never forget Dr. Bailey, I wish there were more Dr’s with this level of compassion & care, Dr.Bailey thank you, our family will never forget you. ❤️

  • Dr. Emanuel Fritsch

    I met him through residential care meetings and I was impressed by his leadership skills, medical knowledge, dedication and ethics. My sincere condolences to his family.

  • Kristen, Andrew, and Ava

    To Dr. Bailey’s family,

    We are so sorry and deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Dr Bailey was Kristen’s family doctor for 19+ years and it was a great honour and privilege to have him deliver our first born Ava and have him watch her grow with us for her first 9 months. He will be greatly missed but remembered so fondly by our family. Once again, our deepest condolences go out to you during this difficult time.

  • Norm Peters

    My condolences to Dr. Bailey’s family. I had the honour of working with Tom in his capacity as Medical Director for Long Term Care. Tom was kind, compassionate, dedicated to his profession and had an encyclopedic memory of hockey. It was not uncommon for Tom to attend an early morning meeting after spending the night delivering a baby and then stopping on his way home to visit a resident. His impact and legacy will live on in his family and the many patients who had Tom as a physician.

  • Doug Blackie

    It was a great honour and privilege to count Tom as a colleague and friend when we worked together at Island Health. In addition, he was a fantastic family doctor for my two sons. My sincere condolences to his family. He will be missed by more people than I’m sure Tom would have ever imagined!

  • Greg and Ardith Symmes

    Dear Nancy and family,
    Our sincere condolences to each of you at this difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom will be sadly missed.

  • Alexandre Henri-Bhargava

    I met Tom professionally on a number of occasions and very recently had a very nice conversation with him at a medical event. He always struck me as a caring, organized, and dedicated individual. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be thoroughly missed in our community.


    It was an honor to work with Tom for many years at St Anthony’s and at the Priory.
    We all know Tom will be greatly missed by his colleagues and by his patients.
    Dr David Lintern

  • Kelly orr

    I am so sorry to hear about doctor bailey and wish his family the best at this time…dr. bailey saved my moms life once or maybe even twice and he saved my life once. Dr bailey knows more about family medicine than any doctor I know and I have known have few. He is serious and sincere and knows exactly what he is talking about…with me we built a relationship of trust over the past years. I put my life in his hands and he handled me with sincerity and care. He was funny when it was needed and serious when he had to be. I will never forget this man and will miss him as a friend. Goodbye by Tom my family and I will always be thankful for your care and we know we will meet you on the good side. All respects to your family.

  • Ross McKay

    Dear Nancy, Stephen, Andrew, Michael, Peter, Janet and your families,
    I am very sorry to hear of Tom’s death. He will live on in your and our memories as a wonderfully dedicated family man in spite of his complex involvement in so many aspects of medicine- practice, politics and teaching.
    He is known as being among the best ever General/Family physicians and has been a great example to all doctors in Victoria and across Canada. He also was a quietly tough defenseman for the Oak Bay Wanderers Hockey Club for several years.
    We will miss his influence, caring manner, expertise and humour greatly.
    Best wishes to the Bailey family.
    Ross McKay

  • Katharine McKeen

    My sincerest condolences to Tom’s family; this is a sudden and tragic loss, for you and our community. I have been the Co-chair with Tom in the RCI Initiative since 2015. His vision and understanding of how to improve the lives and care of those in long term care will make a difference for years to come. I loved his sense of humour, his attention to detail and he was a terrific mentor. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  • Victoria Medical Society

    Victoria Medical Society
    Dr. Thomas Bailey was real, funny, dedicated, well loved and a very well-respected family physician who will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends in our medical community. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, we are thinking of you during this difficult time and hope that you will find some comfort in the memories of laughter and fun shared with him. He was an amazing man!

  • Carol, Gordon, Reid and Rachael Pirie and Henrietta Keating

    I and my family are so saddened and shocked to hear of Dr. Bailey’s passing. I have always been happy and felt blessed that I was referred to Dr. Bailey during my first pregnancy over 34 years ago. He delivered and cared for both my children, myself and my husband for the past 34 years. And when my aging mother came to live with us he welcomed her as a patient also. He was an amazing doctor and I trusted and respected him more than words can express. My sincere sympathy to his family and staff. He will be missed.

  • Jodi Dyrda

    Jodi Dyrda
    Such shock and sadness to hear the news today of such a beautiful man’s passing. Deepest condolences to his wife and family. Dr. Bailey was such a fine example to us all in the health care profession on how to make a difference with ease…he will be missed so terribly much. The paint could be coming off the walls with chaos at the shop (Labour and Delivery) but his joyful presence and snappy ties would make it all doable. Rest In Peace Lovely One.

  • Martin Poulin

    Heartfelt condolences to Dr. Tom Bailey’s Family & Friends,

    I had the privilege to know Tom from two perspectives.

    I’ve played hockey with him for almost 20 years on Thursday nights at the UVIC raquet club. “Doc”, as he was nicknamed, typically played wing and could be counted on for his accurate wrist shot. He was also well known for his quick wit in the dressing room and knowledge of older NHL players.

    As I work for the health authority, I would often cross paths with Tom at work. He was well recognized for his dedication to his role as Medical Director and to his patients. I was gifted a few months ago with travelling with him to Nanaimo for a leadership workshop and gained a much broader insight into his many other volunteer activities to promote improvements to healthcare. I was exhausted just listening to the hours he put in helping others.

    Tom was a true gentleman and healthcare advocate who will be greatly missed by his teammates and this community.

    My deepest sympathies,

    Martin Poulin

  • Wendy D

    So blessed to have you as mine,my sons,my Families Dr for over 25 yrs. An Ace Doctor.So caring. One of a kind. So shocked,Sad.
    My deepest condolences to the Family

  • Azeita Harding

    To Nancy, Stephen , Andrew , Michael and your extended families:
    Adrian and I are shocked and devastated by the passing of your dear husband and father Tom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Tom was a physician colleague of mine for 26 years in the Obstetrical units at Victoria general Hospital.
    He was the consummate professional , a true gentleman. He was very approachable, humble , compassionate, consistent and dedicated to his patients and their families.He will be missed by all of us who had the privilege of knowing him and working with him.
    Going forward there will be difficult times , but know that your memories together will live on forever in your hearts.God bless.

    Azeita and son Adrian Harding.

  • Beverly M Batchelor

    Our family want your family and friends, and the office staff, how much we admired and cared about this wonderful man! To replace this very kind hearted Doctor will be a challenge. His devotion to his family and patients was outstanding and he will be missed in a way that words cannot describe. Our prayers are with you all and hope your memories will sustain you and help with the pain and sorrow you are going thru.
    Our loving respect, Bev and Steve Batchelor and our children, and their families, Steven, Tana, Miranda,Jordan, Braydon

  • Patrick Ferguson

    Dr. Bailey,
    You were a mentor, a hero, a role model and a friend. Words cant express my gratitude for all you’ve done, not just for me but the entire community. The world is a better place for having you here, and I’ll do all I can to honour your memory, and be as thoughtful and caring as you are. Thank you for everything Dr. Bailey, you’ll forever be a friend in my heart.

  • Daryl Hardin and Mark Hanson

    To Nancy, and the family of Dr. Tom Bailey,

    Our hearts go out to you amid your grief over Tom. Our prayers are with you. Tom was a remarkable man, taken far too soon. Our connection was through our shared faith community, St. John the Divine. Though, clearly, he was a man of many talents and abilities, he also was approachable, humble. We only wish we could have gotten to know him more. He is, and will be, missed.


  • arlene wetherell

    My condolences go out to his family at this time , he was my Doctor for only 4 years but knew him through the priory for 32 , he was so dedicated to the patients he cared for along with staff members. Doctor Bailey has helped me through tough times the last 4 years since being diagnosed with my disease and for that I will be forever thankful. RIP Doctor Bailey may your wings be spread wide like an eagle , sore high my friend!

  • Heather Reid and Murray Press

    Dr. Bailey was an exceptional family physician. My family has been supported by his compassionate medical care for over 38 years. His positive, reassuring and patient attitude was also reflected by his office staff. It was a privilege to be under his care. What a blessing he was to the world. We send deep condolences for his loss to his family and friends.

  • John Giesbrecht and Jan Palmer

    My sincere condolences to the family and co-workers of Dr. Bailey. He was my husband’s doctor for many years and kindly agreed to accept me as a patient when my doctor closed her offices several years ago. He was always caring and compassionate and took the time to patiently address all our questions. He will be sorely missed.

  • Holly Blissett

    I am so very saddened and shocked by Dr. Baileys passing. He was a truly outstanding doctor and friend that was very much respected. Dr. Bailey was my Dr. For 42 years and will be greatly missed. I want to wish his family some peace and calm at this very difficult time, be proud of all that he accomplished in his life. A life taken way too soon, rest in peace dear Dr. Bailey, until we meet again. Sincerely, Holly

  • Mary Koffski

    What a profound loss it is not to have Dr. Bailey with us. I have worked with Tom in RCI for the past number of years and was so impressed with his dedication and kindness. He believed completely in what he did and wanted to make a difference every day. His legacy will be with us for years to come. He was always the quiet consistent force in the background, never wanting to compromise what was right but completely understanding what Family Physicians, patients and their families in the community need. He will be sorely missed.

  • Micah Simcoff

    It was a shock to hear about his death. He was a valued colleague, and an asset to the medical community. My condolences to his family.

  • Michele

    He was an awesime example of a dedicated Dr and of a good man . Thankyou Dr Bailey for your due care & attention for our whole family !
    You were very special !
    You will be greatly missed
    Your family was blessed to haveYou !
    Sorry for your loss Mrs Bailey and Family

    Sincerely ,
    Elsas Family

    Elsas Family

  • Bill Rattee & Sherri Pankiewich

    Our condolences and deepest sympathy to Dr. Bailey’s family:

    We are so sorry and shocked to hear of your loss. Dr. Bailey was our family doctor for 16 years. He was always thoughtful and kind with a great sense of humour. A fine man and a wonderful doctor. He will be greatly missed!

  • Eric George

    I had the pleasure and honour of working under Tom’s leadership in long term care for nearly 20 years.

    We couldn’t have asked for a better leader. Tom led by example even if none of us could measure up to him. He was so hard-working and productive. We would routinely all share credit for something that was 90% Tom’s work. He wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Tom was the smartest guy in the room yet remained humble. He made sure everyone’s opinion was heard and considered. He was a great mentor who was very encouraging to doctors starting into the field.

    I’m not surprised Tom’s family medicine patients are sharing their thoughts and grief. He seemed to embody everything a patient would want in a family doctor starting with genuine caring and kindness.

    I’ll miss Tom’s humour and playfulness. You could count on him to lighten the mood of a serious discussion with a witty quip, or insert a ridiculous acronym into the agenda of a meeting. Only Tom could skillfully chair a meeting while also keeping everyone abreast of the score in an Olympic gold medal hockey game.

    Tom was dedicated to helping give the best possible care for patients yet also worried about the well-being his colleagues. It seems unreal that someone that selfless and good can suddenly disappear. What a huge gaping void he has left us to try and fill in. I can’t imagine the loss for his loved ones.

    Dr. Bailey is gone but the good he did and the example he set will outlive all of us. We should all be so lucky.

  • Maureen Heys

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Dr. Tom Bailey’s family. I know that you had to share your husband and father with us the medical community over the years, as he was a very dedicated caring family physician. Having worked with him for many years in LDR, it was always a pleasure to work along side such a devoted Doctor. His cheerful personality was always as colourful as his wonderful Ties! May all the wonderful memories ease and replace the sadness in time.



  • The de Hoog family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Dr. Bailey always spoke so lovingly of each of his kids, and was such a proud grandpa. He always had a picture to share. Dr. Bailey was the best of the best. He was our family doctor for 15 years and saw me through 2 pregnancies. He even delivered our twins- his first twin delivery. His level of compassion and care is unmatched. He will be missed.

  • Kellie Anderson

    To Dr. Bailey’s family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. There is no need for me to tell you what a wonderful and amazing person Dr. Bailey was. His passing is a great, great loss to the community, but so much for you, his family. Dr. Bailey, he was definitely one of a kind and I am just so heartbroken he has gone. He took such good good care of me this year especially when I was very ill, and I am forever grateful. I shall miss that smile…..that lovely smile of his when he walked into the room, to greet you, his patient. Sleep well Dr. Bailey, you made a big impact on my life, and I shall never forget you.

  • Jean Moule

    Dr. Bailey was my doctor for 34 years. He was the kindest, most caring man, always took the time to listen and never rushed an appointment. My deepest condolences to his wife and family. He will be greatly missed.

  • Marie-Dominique Beaulieu and Laurier Boucher

    Dear Nancy,
    Our thoughts are with you and your family as you are accompanying Tom for his last journey. We share your grief. We will remember Tom forever, his dedication to his loved ones and to family medicine and his crisp sense of humour.
    With all our hearts,
    Marie-Dominique and Laurier

  • David Moores

    Nancy, Stephen, Andrew and Michael
    Over the years I have known Tom, we have been reminded of his humanity, his compassion and enthusiasm for life. We have all benefited from his being a skilled clinician, community-based, using effective relationships and being a resource to his many communities.
    Tom has represented the very best as a family physician and team player in health service delivery.
    There are many many people who have benefitted from Tom’s interest, enthusiasm and caring.
    His interests in modelling the effective roles of teacher, mentor, and compassionate carer validate what thousands of family physicians in Canada do every day and every night.
    I count myself as exceptionally fortunate to have worked with Tom and to have witnessed his impact as our National President.
    Tom made many differences during his tenure as a Canadian family physician and he has raised the bar of commitment to service for all of us.
    Tom is profoundly missed and you have our appreciation and thanks for helping him be the person he is and affecting all of our lives in the ways he did.
    David Moores
    Professor of Family Medicine
    University of Alberta
    CFPC National President ’93-’94

  • Adrienne Paget

    I’m so sorry for the shock and loss of Tom’s passing. I have recently spent time with his sister Maggie and know how proud she was of her family. My condolences go to all that knew him and or loved him.

  • Ken Simpson

    Deepest condolences to Dr. Bailey’s family. He was my Dr. for over 40 years and a good friend, he kept me alive all these years, I am truly saddened. He was one hell of a Dr.
    Rip my friend, you deserve it.

  • Megan Sampson

    He Who has Achieved Success

    Who has lived well, laughed
    often and loved much;
    Who has gained the respect of
    intelligent men and women, and
    the love of little children,
    Who has filled his niche and
    accomplished his task;
    Who has left the world better
    than he found it.
    Who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s
    beauty or failed to express it;
    Who has looked for the best in others and
    given the best he had.
    Whose life was an inspiration.
    -A.J. Stanley

    As I continue to reflect upon the passing of the best doctor in the world. I can not help but think that I will forever carry with me all of the advice and knowledge he has provided me… advice that has helped me continue to get better with my medical issue. When times are hard I will forever think about his words of wisdom. In years to come, I’ll think “what did Dr. Bailey say to do… remember what he said.” For me, besides the medical advice he gave to me, he also gave me solid life advice. He told me to move forward from what had happened, that it might happen again but that I needed to focus on my children, to focus on my hobbies and things that make me happy. He gave me hope that things would get better and I was doing the right things to move forward. Even though he is gone he will continue to make my life and so many other peoples’ lives better. He will continue to accomplish his ‘niche’ and ‘task’ as an incredible doctor and most obviously a great family man. His life will continue to inspire others and he will continue to make the world a better place.
    Sending all my love to his family, friends and patients.

  • Marjorie and John Nylander

    We are so sorry to hear that Dr. Bailey had passed away. He took care of us for many years, a caring and dedicated doctor, we will miss him. Our condolences to his family at this time.

  • Carol

    Sincere condolences to all who loved and will miss him.

  • Diane Spicer

    All my love and prayers to Dr. Bailey’s family…I am so grateful to have worked with Dr. Bailey on labour and delivery…his compassion, kindness and dedication to his patients and their families was evident in day to day practice. I will miss his smile and fun camaraderie on the unit.

  • Margaret Nelson

    My husband and I are so sorry for your loss. Dr. Bailey has been our doctor for 20 years and we have counted ourselves lucky to have been under his care. His kindness and caring nature really was exceptional. I have had two surgeries in the past year and with both I woke up in the hospital to his cheerful face most every morning – a huge comfort. Our condolences to your family and his loved ones.

  • Sherri

    Condolences to the family, he will be sadly missed. He was our family Dr. for over 30 years. He provided outstanding care. Rest in peace Dr. Bailey.

  • Wendy Sehn

    To Dr. Bailey’s family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Bailey’s passing. I can just imagine how you will be missing him and my heart goes out to you all. I always looked forward to seeing him walk through the doors of the NICU. Always so positive and caring and with a wicked sense of humour and kindness. He was a wonderful person and physician.

  • Kimberley, Andrew and Grant Neufeld

    To the family of Dr. Bailey
    Our hearts are heavy for you all. Your husband, father and grandfather gave so much of himself to my two sons while growing up and even into their early adulthood. He was my strength when my son, Grant, passed a few years ago. Always an open appointment the day I would call, an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on, even a few tears to share with me during my many dark days. A great support to my oldest son Andrew offering the same support to him as he did for me during our difficult times.
    I can only imagine the shock and devastation you all must be feeling. Please know Dr. Bailey was so much more than just a Doctor to myself and children, he was our hero!
    He will be missed more than words can express by our family.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • Deanna

    He was certainly “one of the good ones”.
    The maternity care he delivered was top notch and always a special type of kind to the mothers and the staff. We will miss him very much. May his family find support in this terrible time by all the expression of how special he was.

  • Leslie Zinger

    To Dr. Bailey’s Family. Tom will be missed. I have worked as an RN with Tom for 40 years on the Maternity ward at Victoria General. Tom was always pleasent and cheerful no matter what time of the night or early mornings we would need to call him about his patients. It was very evident that he genuinely enjoyed the role he played in bringing babies into this world.

  • Sherri Orr

    Dr. Bailey delivered my two daughters and was our family Dr. for years, wonderful man and will be sadly missed. R.I.P Dr. Bailey

  • Jenna

    To the family of Dr. Bailey

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It was so shocking to hear this news of Dr. Bailey.
    He was a wonderful doctor when I had my son. He was very caring and understanding person. He will be greatly missed.

  • Kim Bond

    God bless you dear Dr. Bailey. You have been such a wonderful support to me and my family for almost 40 years. I have shed many tears for your family and countless others whom you have given so much of your life to. You were a very kind and understanding man and you were always a source of strength for me. We will miss you so very much.

  • Cindy and Brian Hayward

    We were so heartbroken to hear about Dr. Bailey, he was such a wonderful man and Doctor. He delivered both my babies and we were fortunate to have him care for us for the past 30 yrs .. he will be missed by so many… Our condolences to his family and his staff at this time.

  • Betty Triplett

    My sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Bailey was my family doctor for 32 years and delivered both of my children. He was also the doctor of my husband, my children and my granddaughter. He was always so kind and understanding. He will be greatly missed.

  • Liz Leonard

    My deepest condolences to Dr. Bailey’s family. Dr. Bailey was my doctor for many years. He delivered 3 of my children. He always knew just want to say to give me a push in the right direction. Dr.Bailey helped me though my darkest times and never judged me. He was a amazing man. He will be missed by so many.

  • Paola Wilson

    Dear Family and friends of Dr Bailey,
    It was a shock to our family to hear the news of his sudden passing.
    It caused us to talk about how he impacted our lives, and we are so very grateful. He was there for the birth of my two children, and has seen them through to adulthood! I moved away earlier this year and said goodbye, only to be returning in mid-October to share my joy of having beat what was ailing me…
    So instead, I had a little conversation with him and told him my way… I was always heard with my concerns and appreciated him for his kindness and ethics. He leaves a big hole in the Langford community and will be warmly remembered and dearly missed.
    Sending his family strength and courage to face times ahead without his presence, but knowing he watches directly over you now Love and Gratitude, Paola Wilson Audrey Winkler and Vincent Winkler

  • Lexi Allen

    I have worked with Dr. Bailey for about 15 years on LDR. He truly will be missed, he was very caring and supportive and always a pleasure to work with. My thoughts are with your family.

  • Norma

    To Dr. Baileys family my condolences and deepest sympathy. He was a great Doctor and we will miss him very much.

  • Sharon Ferguson

    My sincere condolences to Dr Bailey’s family. May he RIP. I will sure miss him as he has been my family doctor for over 30 years. He was always so caring and understanding, an amazing doctor and great asset to our community. He will not be forgotten.

  • FRank Egan

    My Condolence to Tom’s family. I worked on several projects involving residential care with Tom over the years. He was old school caring dedicated, inspiring, always advocating for doing the right thing and his legacy will be long lasting. He made a difference. I am privileged to have worked along side him on residential care and in patient care.
    Dr. Frank Egan

  • Heidi Murray

    To Dr Baileys family….
    We are so sorry for your loss and wish you our deepest condolences. Dr B was my doctor for 40 yrs and he was always kind, caring and was able to comfort during tough times. He had a way to soothe patients with his humor and funny ties. Always told me not to google lol. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. RIP

  • Patti Gendron

    It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest sympathies for your loss. Dr. Bailey will be sorely missed by many but mostly his family. When your hearts heal may you embrace the fond memories of a well respected, love husband, father, friend, boss, doctor & confident. Prayers, love & respect.

  • Carolyn & Peter MacKean

    Sincere condolences to Nancy and family, on the loss of a wonderful person. We will miss him dearly

  • Megan Samspon

    I have so many thoughts and feelings flooding my mind after I heard about the passing of Dr. Thomas Bailey. He was one of the most kind, compassionate, intelligent, patient, remarkable man and doctor I have ever known. He delivered my siblings and myself into this world. He delivered both of my boys into this world. This past summer when I was diagnosed with epilepsy he was there for me through every treatment and medical test. He always made me feel that everything was going to be ok. I am so blessed that he was there for me through these major moments and milestones in my life. I thought there was nothing he didn’t know… so when he said something I just trusted it wholeheartedly. He is an irreplaceable doctor. My deepest condolences to his family, patients, and friends. He will be truly missed.

  • Cheri Bethune

    Nancy, Stephen, Andrew, Michael,

    Our kind wishes and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We knew Tom through our shared work at the College of Family Physicians of Canada where Tom served in many capacities. We are proud and privileged to have known Tom and Nancy! A donation to Red Cross will be made in Tom’s honour.
    Cheri Bethune and Bob Miller

  • Lorna

    To Dr.Bailey’s family I said my deepest condolences to you.
    Dr. Bailey was my family Dr. for 30 years delivered both my children, was always so kind
    he will be greatly missed

  • Lynne Craigie

    I am so very sorry to hear this tragic news. Dr. Bailey has always been kind, caring and always willing to listen to me. He just delivered my first grand child, and he was my doctor for over 24 years. I want to express my sincere sadness and condolences to his family. He was a wonderful doctor and my girls and myself with miss him greatly.

  • Anne Bowd

    To Dr. Bailey’s family- I send my sympathies to you all.
    Dr. Bailey was my mother’s doctor for many years. My mother developed dementia & Dr. Bailey gave her excellent care . When my mother went pass his office which was at St. Anthony’s Clinic then, she would think “Oh, I have an appointment with Dr. Bailey” and she would go into the office. She didn’t have an appointment but Dr. Bailey always saw her. She was comforted by the visit.
    Dr. Bailey has been my doctor since I moved to Victoria 12 years ago. I have received very good care & advice from him. He will definitely be missed by many patients.

  • Paul Rainsberrry

    My deepest condolences. Tom was a special member of the College of Family Physicians and in my nearly 40 years working there I had the privilege of working with Tom on many different projects. He was devoted to his career and to the discipline. It was an honour to know him. A donation to World Vision Health Care has been made in his memory.

  • Barb Bourne

    Dr Bailey will surely be missed. Having shared many birth experiences over the years in Labour & Delivery with Tom, l was aware of his joy and dedication in all aspects of his career and his community. He has inspired and supported many to follow his path—a credit to his own family. May the memories heal and comfort us all.

  • Ted Lavallee and Dan Lavallee

    Tom was one of the best men we have ever known, and a close friend of 40 years. He will be greatly missed by all. His family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ted and Dan Lavallee

  • Carol Harwood

    I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Bailey’s passing. He was my doctor for a no of years and also looked after my husband at the Priory in Langford. He will be greatly missed! My condolences to all his family.

  • Megan Schulz

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    I began working with Dr. Bailey in March, through the RCI program. He was always so kind, generous with his time, intelligent, and had a funny sense of humour.

    Our team would often share with each other how much we respected him and were so grateful to have him on our team. He always treated everyone with respect and kindness, for which I am so grateful. Every facility team member that spoke of him did so with the highest praise.

    My last memory of him was during team pictures, where he was explaining to me that it was a myth that you could tell if someone was from Ireland or Scotland based on the ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac’ of their last name.

    He is irreplaceable.

  • Lorrie Gale

    I am profoundly saddened and so sorry for your loss of a great man. He has been my doctor for 40 years as well as my families. He was genuinely caring and patient and they will be no other like him. We will miss him dearly.

  • Catherine Teele

    You will be missed. Condolences to your family friends and patients.

  • Laura St-Jean

    I just heard this sad news yesterday. Dr. Bailey has been my GP for 35+ years and took on my family as it grew. He even went to the trouble of setting us up with a GP in QC when we moved away for 3 years, and happily took us back upon our return. I saw him last week and asked if he had any plans on retiring on us any time soon and he said no. I told him how happy I was to hear it and that I really appreciated having him as a Dr. If anyone deserved to enjoy his retirement, it was that man for sure; he worked tirelessly through his career, would visit you in hospital etc, etc, etc. I recently nominated him for GP of the year; wish he had won it! Such a loss for his family, friends, and patients. My condolences to all those that loved him; I am so very, very sorry for your loss!

  • Emily

    Dr Bailey was a kind soul with quick wit and a sense of humour to share with his hospital colleagues. Never bothered by a phone call day or night no matter the reason. He was loved by his patients, they always expressed gratitude towards him saying how lucky they were to have him.
    Sincere condolences to his family. May the find memories shared help ease your pain.

  • Shawna Abbott (Dennis)

    I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Bailey’s passing. Dr. Bailey has been my Doctor for 35 years, almost my whole life, he has been in my life through every up and down I have experienced, from delivering my daughter, then grandchildren, to sicknesses and hospitalizations. Through it all he has always been so kind and caring, he always took the time to listen to me, never rushed an appointment, and we normally ended with some sense of humour. He was one of a kind and will be truly missed.

  • Gail K

    A great loss and a wonderful Doctor. I was very fortunate to have Dr. Bailey as my Doctor at the start of my family. RIP

  • Telen Harper

    I hold high respect for Tom. He was always courteous and friendly. A great loss of an excellent colleague. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Tamara Rhodes

    I am still so shocked and devastated to hear the terrible news of Dr. Bailey’s passing. My thoughts go out to his family and friends as the impact he had on my life was so small relative to the role he played in their lives, yet the impact feels so big to me as he was such a friendly, happy and devoted doctor to me and my family. Doctor Bailey delivered me 29 years ago at Victoria General Hospital. Since, he has been there for me through chicken pox, severe childhood asthma, colds, flus, pneumonia, sports injuries, addiction problems in my family, anxiety, depression, car accidents, workplace injuries, workplace absences due to chronic pain, infertility, pregnancy, delivery of my daughter, then a recent hospital admission for her when she was only 3 weeks old. He was there to see her in the hospital every single morning! He has been there for me also every single time with a smile on his face and always a willingness to help, but more importantly to listen and to care. I work in the healthcare field and I sincerely have never met a more amazing doctor than he. He has helped me through every rough period I have ever had in my life. I seriously do not know what I will do without him, as not only a doctor, but as a companion. He knows more about me than anybody does, he even met me before I met my own mother. His passing is a true loss to our community. He will he sincerely missed and never forgotten by my family and I. Thank you Doctor Bailey for everything. You were a one of a kind man and a one in a million his family, I am so so very sorry for your loss.

  • Michael Ellis

    I’m very saddened by this he was a great dr and person he will be missed

  • Debbie Corbett

    Our family has been fortunate to have been in Dr. Bailey’s care for very close to 40 years. I can’t imagine a kinder, more dedicated physician. We will miss him very much, please accept our heartfelt condolences.

  • Daniel Marple

    It is with deepest condolences that we send prayers for comfort and healing as you mourn the loss of Thomas. He will be missed by many who he cared for, doing what he loved. We would also like to thank you for all he did in helping my father and me. We realize to many of us he was our Doctor; but to you he was more. He was family, Father, Grandfather, Husband, Brother, Uncle. He will always be remembered as a great person because of his role in life. On behalf of my family, I wish you deepest and heartfelt condolences..

  • Shannon edwards

    I am so sorry for your loss, dr Bailey was my family doctor for many years he will be greatly missed.

  • Sarah

    To Tom Bailey’s family
    I am so sorry for your Loss.
    Tom was a great guy and Doctor, he was my Maternity Doctor with my Daughter and became our family doctor just after she was born almost three years ago. He will be greatly missed as our Doctor. Again im so sorry for your loss.

  • Ashley

    Dr.Bailey delivered three of our four children. He was my maternity doctor for all four. His knowledge and compassion always made me feel safe. He went above and beyond for outstanding care. He was a brilliant doctor and will be very missed! Our condolences to his loved ones durning this difficult time.

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