Bailey, John – Scott Bradley “Scott”.
Scott suddenly and tragically passed away on Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at 33 years of age.
Scott, beloved son of Philip and Barbara Bailey, who are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of their youngest child and only son, was a loving brother of Bettina and Adelle Bailey, brother in law to Bogusz Szurkowski, and proud uncle to little Ezra. Scott was a beloved nephew and cousin to many: Douglas, Joyanne, Gregory, Brigitte, Jacob, Veronika and Stefan, Carolyn, Nick, and Carol.
Scott loved and cared very much for his family. Family was integral to him. He kept a loving eye over all of us. Our safety and well being was very much a concern for him, especially over the past year.
Scott was determined to live a fulfilling life and every moment was important to him. He built a successful career in the public service with the Department of National Defence starting in Environment, Health & Safety department, recently becoming Acting Assistant Director Corporate Services Opérations for the Department of National Defence and receiving multiple recognitions and awards throughout his career. Scott was described as devoted to his job, in 2021 Scott was awarded the Colonel Carl Walker Commendation for excellence, "for his corporate leadership contribution enabling TRC and CFEME to continue to successfully carry out critically operational activities on-site and remotely throughout the Covid-19 pandemic". His colleagues describe him as a great leader, one who is passionate, adventurous and genuine.
Born in Toronto, he grew up near Elmvale, ON. Scott formed his life and relationships across Canada, moving to Ottawa to study, and later started his career with National Defence Canada, which had him living and working for several years in Comox, B.C. After a relatively short time in Edmonton, he finally moved back to Toronto to be closer to his family.
Scott left behind his partner, Carissa, who loved him with all her heart. Scott will be greatly missed by friends and extended family who loved him dearly: Caleb, Paul, Simon, Keri and many others.
Scott could light up any room he entered. He was noble, charismatic and full of wonder. Scott was direct and spoke from his heart - You could always rely on him to tell you how things actually were. Anyone that really knew Scott knew how honest, caring and authentic he was and could be. Scott was unique, and will forever leave a lasting impression with us all.
Scott’s passing will leave an incredible void in all of our hearts - He will not be forgotten: Those we love that go away, walk beside us everyday.
A Memorial Service will take place at the St. John's Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Rd., North York on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 2 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be determined at a later date and time.
Please note that facial coverings, physical distancing and capacity limitations must be practiced.