Chief Diane Bailey

In Memorial

MARCH 5, 1943 – OCTOBER 1,2012
With heavy hearts we announce her passing. Survived by Husband: Rocky Bailey Sr. Children: Rick (Tammy), Rocky Jr (Leslie), Rob, Sam (Connie), Shannon, Rita (John), 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many extended family members.
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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Diane. I will always remember the good times we had working together for so many years. You were a selfless lady and worked so hard for our Nation and your family. I will hold you fondly in my thoughts and I wish you godspeed in your continuing journey.

  2. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have very many fond memories of you Diane and thankful for them. You always gave so much of yourself and never expected anything in return. May you be at peace now in your journey and may your family find comfort in their time of sorrow.

  3. Lady Di: Sending kind thoughts and strong prayers for those you have left behind. In my mind, in my heart, you were a TROOPER, you were a FIGHTER, and you were DEFINITELY a WARRIOR. This is one tremendous loss to Katzie. I have been reminiscing over the last two days with my children, on the GOOD that you did for our community. .You gave direction well, when you spoke, everybody listened. it is hard to put into so little words, the 17 years that we worked together, as co workers and in politics. I listen to the young ladies, that you were there for. helping them along the way, raising their children, the number of children that you encouraged to complete their education. God has blessed us, with yet, another beautiful angel. I shed a tear, but not for long, you are no longer suffering. i ask you to watch over guide and protect all of us. just as you did, when you were with us. Continue on with your journey, my dear friend, you will be missed by so, many. Love ya, take care. PS: when i feel that gentle soft wind hit our face, i will know it is you. .

  4. My prayers are with you and your family. Going to miss seeing your smiling face. Love you, miss you

  5. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to all of your family.Diane’s love and support of all her family always inspired me. Fran

  6. Both my husband, Mark, and I worked with Diane in the school system and knew her to be a lovely, caring lady. She had a special way with the children that she worked with. They respected her and loved her and in return she loved them back and showed them that they could earn respect. She did great work in the school district and will be missed.

  7. So sorry to read of Diane’s passing. Only a few weeks ago, I told Rocky I planned to come to the house for a visit. I didn’t get there in time.
    I will remember you, Diane. I always liked you as a person, even though you were a challenge as a patient!

  8. My condolences go out to the family. I knew the family through Pitt Meadows Elementary and summer school. Diane was a terrific lady and dedicated her life to her family and Katzie. She will be missed by many and remembered by many.

  9. Barbara Andreasen

    Diane, my friend: When I visited with you a few days ago, I had no idea that it would be the last time I would see you alive. You were a lady of grace, compassion, courage and wisdom. You had such a positive impact on so many people and your contributions to Katzie First Nation and to the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows cannot be measured.
    I am so glad to have known you. Your friendship enriched my life. Your passing will leave a huge hole in my life and the lives of your family and community. I am so sad that you have gone but so grateful that you are now free from suffering. And I am so glad to have been able to see you so recently. Goodbye, my friend. Sleep in peace. You will live on in the memories of all of us who loved you. Barbara

  10. I was very sad to hear that Diane Bailey had passed to the other side. My condolences to Rocky,
    the rest of the family and the Katzie community.
    I had the privilege of working with Diane for many years, both in the Band Office as well as in the School District. She was well-respected in both these areas, had a real heart for children and their families and worked in a self-less manner to support them. Di had a positive effect on many lives.
    She showed people how to give rather than take. Everyone who met her was a better person for doing so.
    Di had a real love for her family and this always came through in our many conversations.
    Rest in peace Diane, you will live on in our memories. Jim McCulloch

  11. I did not know Chief Bailey, but had great respect for her thru stories I’d heard of her commitment to her people.
    Have just watched the video posted and am very moved by it.
    The Katzie peole, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have all benefited from your courageous life.
    Thank you…….

  12. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and condolences <3 I miss my Mom every single day, I don't think love like that will ever completely go away <3 Everything that all of you wrote is true and makes me cry because she was couragious, compassionite and had an infinate amount of wisdom about her, and can hope to be half the mother she was to me<3

  13. My thoughts & prayers to Diane’s family & friends. I will always remember her beautiful smile. Her & her sister Jean (my sister-in-law) had such loving, giving spirits. I know she will be missed.

  14. In admiration of a life well lived. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lyn Taylor-Scott

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