Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Ronald “Ray” Bailey (1922-2015)
Born at Brandon on 2 June 1922, son of Ernie and Nellie Bailey, he completed a BSc degree at Brandon College (1944) then received a Diploma in Education from the University of Manitoba (1946). He later received BEd (1957) and MEd (1966) degrees from the University of Manitoba. He taught at Killarney School (1946) and served as the Principal of Melita School (1949-1950) and Morris School (1951-1956) before moving to Winnipeg where he was Principal of Jefferson Junior High School / Garden City Collegiate (1959-1961) and Arthur E. Wright School (?-1986). He retired in 1986. On 22 August 1949, he married Frances Joan Pettipher (1920-1988) at Melita and they had four children. He remarried after her death. In 2005, he wrote a personal memoir entitled Tadpole to Little Frog and received a Brandon University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award. He died at Winnipeg on 23 July 2015.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Engagement notices,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 1949, page 8.
Obituary [Frances Joan Bailey], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1988, page 30.
“BU alumnus mines childhood in western Manitoba for new book,” Brandon University Alumni News, Fall/Winter 2005.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 2015.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 September 2022