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Ace of `Bailey-baisse'

When Garnet Bailey would come to scout a game in Worcester, Mass., he would announce himself by saying, "table for two, please" as a tribute to the legendary meals served when the IceCats were at home.

That is how Bill Ballou, a hockey writer for The Worcester Telegram and Gazette, remembers Mr. Bailey, adding that he was "a pretty aggressive player on the ice, but a sweetheart off the ice."

Mr. Bailey, 53, known as Ace, played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League, and was a scout for 20 years, the last seven as director of pro scouting for the Los Angeles Kings. The team's general manager, Dave Taylor, said Mr. Bailey had a gift for measuring the intangibles that a player could "bring to the table."

Food mattered at home in Lynnfield, Mass., too, according to his sister-in-law, Barbara Pothier. For his wife, Kathy, his son, Todd, and friends, he would cook a dish called "Bailey-baisse, with "every kind of meat you could think of ‹ tenderloin tips, chicken, pork chops, sausages," Sautéed, then baked with onions and tomatoes, Ms. Pothier said, "it was fall-off-the-bone delicious."

Mr. Bailey took a Los Angeles flight, United 175, from Boston on Sept. 11. It struck the World Trade Center.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 25, 2001.


Of Lynnfield, September 11, Garnet "Ace". Loving husband of Katherine (Pothier) Bailey and devoted father of son Todd (23), both of LynnfieId. A veteran of 11 NHL seasons as a player. Bailey broke-in with the Boston Bruins during the 1968-69 season and spent five years with the club. While with the Bruins, he was a member of Stanley Cup championship teams in 1969-70 and 1971-72. Bailey also spent two seasons each with the Detroit Red Wings and the St. Louis Blues, and three years with the Washington Capitals. Bailey moved to the World Hockey Association for the 1978-79 season and joined the Edmonton Oilers where he was a line mate of teenage phenomenon Wayne Gretzky. When Bailey's playing career ended following the 1979-80 season, he turned to coaching, with one-year stints with Edmonton's Central Hockey League affiliates in Houston (1979-80) and Wichita (1980-81). In 1982 he became a scout for the Edmonton Oilers where he spent 13 seasons, during which Edmonton won five Stanley Cups. In 1994 he joined the LA Kings, where he was currently the Director of Pro Scouting. Ace Bailey has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success, a success that includes seven Stanley Cup rings, a reputation for enormous generosity; a fierce protectiveness of all those he loved and an ability to light-up a room and the lives of all those who know him. Ace's personality was larger than life. Mr. Bailey was born in Lloydminister, Saskatchewan. Besides his wife and son, he leaves three sisters and an extensive Pothier family on his wife's side, including twenty nieces and nephews and countless dear friends. The memorial service will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The (Cam) Neely Foundation, 30 Winter St., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02108.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Sep. 13, 2001.
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September 12, 2020
I can't believe it has been 19 years when it seems like I just heard the news yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are are with you and all the other who we lost that day. Not a day goes by that 9/11 isn't on my mind.
Shirley Rembold
September 11, 2020
Today. Is 9-11 my prayers are with you and the others who died your in my prayers always
Maryann Gonzalez
September 11, 2020
Today in class my history teacher showed us this website while we did a lesson on 9/11. I was excited when I read that Garnet once played for my hometown hockey team, the St. louis Blues. I just wanted to write to Garnet's family and tell them how sorry I am for their loss. My classmates and I will be praying for you and the other families that were effected by this tragedy.
Sammi
Acquaintance
August 24, 2020
As September 11 is approaching I JUST Want to say you are still missed every day My prayers are with you ant the others we lost on that tragic day
Maryann D. Gonzalez
June 2, 2020
Boston red Sox 1967 the impossible dream..
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
Boston red Sox autographs 1967
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
1967 Boston red Sox autographs
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
1967 the impossible dream. Boston red Sox autographs 1967
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
Charlene flight attendant and Beverley bass captain 2 friends unite after 20 years September 11 2019
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
Captain Beverley bass and her husband Tom September 11 2019
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
Dear Mrs Bailey..I found my Boston red Sox 1967 the impossible dream autographs..Carl yaszemski is in another autograph he actually sent to me in Quincy Massachusetts..I will have to take a picture..the red Sox and the Boston red Sox of 1967-1973 I am sure all knew one another..the other is captain Beverley bass retired American airlines and me..we flew together in 1988-1995..I started in my hometown BOS Logan and transferred to DFW international airport..also Mrs Bailey the Boston red Sox autographs were taken at Eastern airlines BOS Logan..may god watch over you your family and your friends today tomorrow and forever..love and peace Charlene Marie flight attendant American airlines BOS Logan..stay well

Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
Denise chablosis sent this to me..herbbrother David chablosis was captain on flight 77<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
Fireman tribute DFW international airport
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
You are HERE..beautiful show captain Beverley bass 2019
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
Come from away..celebrating everyone on September 11 2001
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
Hi Mrs Bailey...I hope you are having a good day...a few more pictures which I took..Denise chablosis sister to David chablosis captain of American air flight 77...love and peace Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American Airlines BOS Logan international airport


Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Betty Ann ong graduation class 86-42 Feb 3 1988..betty in top row to the right American Airlines
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
A flight attendant always knows how to be creative..running out of gloves..I will not touch mail or anything on the planes
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Tonya Sims-hill empty American Airlines flight to Mexico we only had 4 paxs April 2020
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Dear Mrs Bailey..well this is what a plane looks like now..coronavirus has added to a lot of sorrows to the whole world..our world needs to be young again..betty and myself graduated 1 day apart..love and peace Charlene Marie F/A American Airlines
Charlene Marie Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Charlene Marie 9/11 DFW international airport memorial September 28 2019
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Paige captain Beverley bass Bev husband tom September 11 2019
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Dedication tribute to our fellow crewmembers and our paxs..gone to soon
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Guy pappallo who volunteers at the 9/11memorial in NYC sherry and Alex..GUY came down to dfw..he knew I was friendly with all my crewmembers..they are family Sept 21 2019
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Captain Beverley bass book ME and the sky
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Captain Beverley bass book ME and the sky
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Captain Beverley bass book ME and the sky
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Captain Beverley bass book ME and the sky
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Captain Beverley bass book me and the sky Dec 2019
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
My sister Barbara Jones RN..Barbara just passed away..Charlene Marie the flight attendant in our happy place GREEN harbor Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Charlene Marie and Mr jerry stiller..writer's strike NYC 2007..UNITY
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Bobby orr book ACE Bailey is in bobby orr book 1970
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Bobby orr autograph 1970
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Charlene and Gregg Brock Quincy Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Amy Sweeney class graduation American Airlines..I am not sure the year I believe 1990..Amy is in the front row
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Charlene Marie graduation class 87-43 American Airlines Feb 4 1988..I am front row dark hair by the banister
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Dear Mrs Bailey..a few pictures for ace Bailey legacy..bobby orr and ace Bailey looked like each other..your husband gave me and my friends from BOS Massachusetts some of the BEST hockey games ever..peace and love Charlene Marie flight attendant American Airlines BOS Logan international airport
Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
June 1, 2020
Dear Mrs Bailey and your family..I do hope this finds your family well..with all this coronavirus stuff going on please be safe..I am sorry it has taken me awhile to post on Ace-
's legacy...I was thinking of your husband..I remember you are a flight attendant eastern airlines..I found my Bobby orr book the big BAD Bruins..ace Bailey is mentioned a lot in bobby orrs book...this year I met the man who takes care of the 9/11 memorial in NYC..I assure you Mrs Bailey..ace will NOT ever be FORGOTTEN..I also have reunited with my friend retired captain Beverley bass American Airlines..come from away is a Broadway show.well Broadway is dark as we all know..NYC needs to wait to open up Broadway..Beverley show was cxdl in DAL SFO..and many cities and countries..safety is most important..the sports news people were speaking of all the sports games being postponed..hockey was one..the only Boston Bruins team first rate is 1970..when Bobby orr took that flying leap..GOAL!! Stanley cup back to the old Boston garden..Mrs Bailey..your husband ace is watching over you and your family..if you ever want to talk my phone number is 617-369-2444..my email is charlenenyc33@yahoo.com may God watch over you and your family today tomorrow and forever..love Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American Airlines BOS Logan international airport


Charlene Jones
Acquaintance
September 11, 2019
Ace Bailey, or as we knew him in pre-hockey days in Lloydminster, Garnet, is missed by family, friends and those who shared in his hockey career. 9/11 was a terror we must never forget and as someone who knew Ace many years ago would know without a doubt that he would have stood up to the cowardly terrorists. Ace Bailey is missed and people like him are needed to help protect our values.
Rodney Mc
Friend
September 11, 2019
Never forget what happened on September 11th
Dave Lepkowski
Acquaintance
August 24, 2019
As September 11 is approaching I was looking thru my things I found 2 hockey cards of ace I just want to say you are missed everyday my prayers are with you and everybody who lost somebody that terrible day God bless you all
Maryann Gonzalez
June 23, 2019
President George Bush DFW international airport with our DFW crewmembers..picture was taken in 2000 before September 11 2001
Dear Mrs Bailey..this is my original picture of President George Bush when we charted him during his campaign..I am aware you were a flight attendant for eastern airlines..I read ACE biography..you guys met on a flight..soulmates..I hope to find other pictures..I am still planning on September 11 2019 in NYC..I spoke to captain Beverley bass she is promoting come from Away about 9/11..Beverley is still planning on being in NYC..she just did an interview with fox news last week about September 11 2001..captain Beverley was deverted to gander Newfoundland when air space was closed..we are crewmembers..first responders..civilians..father mother 3000 souls including your husband ACE will always always be remembered..God bless my phone number is 617-369-2444..my yahoo mail is up and running again..love Charlene Marie Jones American airlines flight attendant BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
Friend
June 23, 2019
Dear Mrs Bailey and family..I hope this finds you and your family well..I was thinking of your husband ACE today..I found my bobby orr book with his autograph..rick smith Gerry chevers Phil Esposito..I know I have ACE autograph..I am going thru my storage bldg..I found my 1967 Boston red Sox lineup with Tony conigliaro.Jim longburg and all the Boston teams..I so loved the Boston Bruins still do..I found a picture of President George Bush with our American airlines DFW crewmembers before September 11 2001...I was also based in DFW..please know your husband ACE Bailey will not ever be forgotten..god bless you and your family love Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 30, 2019
Ccaptain Beverley bass in the middle with silver dress..her husband on the left the producer's of come from away on Broadway NYC..the musical is a beautiful and emotional show the day the world stopped turning..ACE...go Boston Bruins
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
Tribute to all crewmembers the paxs..DCA shanksville PA..firefighters FIRST responders 9/11 memorial DFW international airport
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
Charlene marie jones and betty Ann ong on our layover
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
Charlene Marie Jones my first trip flight 11 BOS-LAX
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
Flight 11 and flight 93 from my American Airlines APFA union magazine
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
Charlene Marie Jones graduation American Airlines from Quincy Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
My flight attendant jacket American airlines BOS Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
Tribute to crewmembers..paxs first responders firefighters 9/11 DFW international airport
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
Tribute to flight 11 flight 175 flight 77 flight 93 from my American Airlines flight attendant APFA union magazine
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
Dear Mrs Bailey and your family..I sent you a few pictures I have in my house and pocketbook..a day does not go by without me thinking about my friends and everyone on September 11 2001..always in our heart and souls today tomorrow and forever. God bless you and your family Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American Airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
Friend
May 29, 2019
American airlines flight attendant graduation I am front row dark hair by the banister DFW 1988
Dear Mrs Bailey and family..my name is Charlene Marie Jones from Quincy Massachusetts.since Feb 4 1988 my flight with betty ong was flight 11 BOS-LAX..I was on vacation in September in BOS so I was not on the flight 11..my crewmembers my family were..I lost all my friends and 2 paxs Mr and Mrs David Angell..your husband ACE played for the Boston Bruins..I met him and have his autograph..what a treasure for me..I offer my sincere condolences to your family for ace to have been on United Airlines flight 175..I did not realize that until today..the world stopped turning on September 11 2001..I do have pictures of your husband with bobby orr Derek Sanderson..Phil Esposito..I totally am a Bruins red sox Celtics and patriots fan..bos is my hometown..we had season tickets right behind the cage..I am so sad to see ACE was on flight 175..please know ALL the flight crew..paxs..towers DCA..shanskville PA..and the whole world will NOT ever forget 9/11...I am planning on being in NYC this year..I have not been back to NYC since 2008..I just stood there and cried..its been 11 years..my time to pay respects to everyone..I lived in DCA 2009-2010 so I was able to go to the Pentagon..very emotional..I am sending you a few pictures from my American Airlines flight attendant union magazine..my friend captain Beverley bass is a retired captain from American airlines..betty and myself flew with captain Beverley..she has her Broadway musical come from away on Broadway..Beverley is planning on being in NYC on September 10 2019 so we can see come from away..I have spoken to tony Gardner at the 9/11 memorial and plan to attend the ceremony..please know when you are driving your car..eating..sleeping..ACE is on your shoulder watching over you your children and his family..my phone number is 617-369-2444...you may call me anytime..may you always have tailwinds softly blowing you forward..God bless you and your family Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American Airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
Friend
April 5, 2019
I wonder where Ace was on that plane, when the Hijackers took it over? Ace was no sissy, he would have fought. The most important goal of his NHL Career, was in 1972. Stanley Cup finals. Bruins vs. Rangers. Bruins led 5-2 after two periods. Rangers tied the score. With just under two minutes in regulation, Ace scored the winning goal. This was the fourth line that came through in a clutch situation. Bailey at Left Wing, Mike Walton at Center, and Ed Westfall Right wing. I did meet Ace a few times in person. He was real nice. Also during that series, Bailey had a fight with Ron Stewart. Bailey broke Stewart's jaw in two places.
Derrick Bell
Acquaintance
September 11, 2018
Its been 17 years and its still is hard to believe that 9/11 happened so many lives lost that day and Garnett you and so many will always be missed my prayers are with you and your family and the families of the victims of this tragic day
Maryann Gonzalez
September 11, 2018
I think of Ace every year on this date... I was in the stands the Caps first year and years since.. RIP sir!
Judy Dillon
September 11, 2018
Cincere Briggs
September 11, 2018
I met Ace when he played with the Bruins. Can't believe it has been 17 years since that horrific day.
Shirley Rembold
Acquaintance
September 10, 2018
Years pass but memories last. Garnet made a positive and lasting difference in people's lives. Hockey was even a tougher game than now and Garnet persevered using his toughness and spirited play to move on from Lloydminster, to Edmonton to thr NHL. A testament to his development as a person and a hockey player was that he stayed with the game as he loved as a scout and in player development.
Rodney McLean
Neighbor
September 9, 2018
I remember watching "ACE", when he played for Hershey, in the 60"s. I went to Milton Hershey School then. He looked a lot like Bobby Orr with his blond hair flopping in his face. A fan favorite for sure.
Charlie Winkler
August 26, 2018
just my prayers are with you today and always
Maryann Gonzalez
September 11, 2017
RIP Ace
James Cerreta
September 11, 2017
Remember Garnet from early years in Lloydminster and through his hockey career. Thoughts to his sister Betty and family. Garnet would have been fighting for the lives of others to the last moment with all his strength and commitment.

Rodney McLean
September 11, 2017
It's been 16 years. Where has the time gone? I remember it like it was only yesterday.
Shirley Rembold
August 8, 2017
As we approach. September. 11 I just want to say Ace you are still missed . May you rest in peace my prayers are with you and all of the other victims of that tragic day
Maryann Gonzalez
August 7, 2017
Ace you are still missed everyday my prayers are with you
Maryann Gonzale
November 12, 2016
God Bless Ace
Christina LeCompte
September 11, 2016
Ace , we will never forget
September 11, 2016
Garnet was an important part of Lloydminster and it's hockey legacy. Knowing Garnet he would have been fighting to the end to try and help others. His loss and others is a reminder that we must not think terror cannot happen; we must be proactive.

Rodney formerly of Lloydminster
Rod McLean
September 11, 2016
Rodney MCLean
September 10, 2016
I first became a hockey fan when Mr Bailey was a member of our St. Louis Blues in the mid-1970's. He was one of my favorite players. I always think of him, and his family, every September 11th. May God bless Ace, and all of those whose lives he touched.
Tammy Herbert
September 10, 2016
Another year has gone but it still feels like yesterday. I will never forget those who died that day. Thoughts and prayers are still being sent to Ace's family and friends.
Shirley Rembold
August 11, 2016
Ace you are missed always my prayers are with you.
Maryann Gonzalez
March 7, 2016
My heart sank when I heard about Mr. Bailey's tragic death on 9/11. I visited New York City recently and saw Garnet "Ace" Bailey's name on the memorial at Ground Zero.I shed a tear for him and the innocent lives lost on flight 175. He was a wonderful human being. What a tragic loss for his family, friends and fans. My prayers are with them.
Janne Brown
September 12, 2015
Lloydminsterites of Garnet's time there will remember him as a feisty, talented young hockey player. Now we remember the man he became and sadly because of 9/11 too early his legacy. Garnet was always a "fighter" and I know he would have been fighting to the end for his fellow passengers against the terrorists.

Rodney McLeanf formerly of Lloydminster
September 11, 2015
Thinking of you.
Patricia Marson
September 11, 2015
Remembering you today.
Joyce Blume
September 11, 2015
Another year has gone by. Your family and friends are still in my prayers. RIP, Ace.
Shirley Rembold
September 5, 2015
bella b
July 29, 2015
My prayers are with you Ace and your family, miss you .
Maryann Gonzalez
June 23, 2015
ACE//THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS AND POINTERS WHILE WE WERE SKATING THOSE PICKUP GAMES FOR CHARITY,,LOCAL 1363 WILL NEVER FORGET YOU,,GOD REST YOUR SOUL,,,FIREFIGHTER DON
May 11, 2015
Whenever the Rangers win a game a mention some of the opposing teams players in my '
"Rangers Win" facebook cheer. I also try to remember a player from that same team when I was a kid growing up watching the NHL. Last night's 4-3 win over the Caps game included some of the Caps players, my anti Ranger facebook friends aannnnnd a player from the 70's. The only player I remembered was Ace Bailey. After I posted it on my FB page, one of my co-Ranger fans mentioned he was lost on 9-11. My condolences to his family and Capital nation. Living in NJ just 50 miles from Manhattan and coming a canceled job assignment from being in that building that day, I feel very fortunate to be able to share this story.
RIP, Ace
September 23, 2014
Melissa Blue
September 11, 2014
bella beltz
September 11, 2014
I attended Eastglen Highschool the same years as Ace & shared numerous classes with him. I remember Ace as a wild & crazy guy
With a terrific sense of humour. He was hilarious! I never forgot him after all these years.
God bless you and your family.
Linda (Stiles)
September 11, 2014
what was his hometown
September 11, 2014
13 years, Ace, but I still remember the horror, grief and fear of that day. You will never be forgotten.
Shirley
September 11, 2014
We knew Ace as Garnet and the whole town of Lloydminster followed his fesity on ice personae. Garnet, Ace Bailey, would have fought those terrorists with all his
might to try and prevent this tragedy. September 11 is a truly.black day where so many innocents were lost to their families, friends and organizations but they could not erase the legacies.
Rodney McLean
August 10, 2014
I will never forget you and those days when we were very young.
Terry MCGarrigle
August 5, 2014
As September 11 approaching I just want to say Ace you are missed my prayers are with you and your family
Maryann GONZALEZ
May 15, 2014
I walked a mile for you (mile #295) on 5/14/14 as a dedication to your life.
Barbara Boam
May 6, 2014
I have great memories of ace as a bruin I was a youngster growing up in Boston ma northshore area in the late 60 s and 70s 9 11 was a very sad and heart breaking day for us all Donald Marsden Joshua Texas
April 24, 2014
We loved you Ace Bailey
September 14, 2013
It might be 12 years later, but I still clearly remember how I felt when I found out Ace was on flight 175. He will always hold a special place in my heart and he will never be forgotten. My prayers are with his family and friends.
Shirley Rembold
September 11, 2013
Lil McLean and Rodney McLean remember the dynamic personality of Garnet Bailey! Condolences to all family and friends.
Rodney McLean
September 11, 2013
With fond thoughts, Dawne Marson (Patricia Marson Vaughan)
August 20, 2013
As September. 11 be upon us again. my prayers are with all of the families and special missing to you Ace, you are not forgotten
Maryann
September 29, 2012
My 1st thought on that horrible date is of you and all who were lost. Not Forgotten, Dennis
Dennis Griffiths
September 12, 2012
Yesterday Sept. 11 was remembering Garnet and the lives lost on this tragic day. I was speaking with a man who drove a taxi in Regina and he said he picked up a group of hockey players from the Hotel Sask. in town for a banquet; he said one of those was Ace Bailey and that he had heard that he was on one of the planes. He went on to say that of all the passengers Ace was the most friendly and most friendly of them all and what a strong impression he left. We never know where memories are left but rest assured that they have been.
Rodney (and Lil) McLean
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