Robert "Rob" Bailey
1959 - 2020
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Rob was born in Kalmath Falls, California on October 26, 1959 . He passed away peacefully at home on June 14, 2020 after a courageously fought 3 1/2 year battle with cancer. His growing up years were spent in Silver Lake where Rob made many lifelong friends. Rob loved and participated in various sports, hockey being his favorite. He did a lot of coaching from his favorite living room recliner and usually made the right call.

Rob is survived by wife, Cindy; son, Robbie; three stepdaughters; eight grandchildren; two great grandsons; his brother, John Bailey (Sue); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at his Big Lake property (19120 Sulfur Springs Road, Mt Vernon, WA) on August 22, 2020 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Everyone welcome. October 26, 1959 - June 14, 2020

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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Jun. 28 to Jun. 29, 2020.
Celebration of Life
01:00 - 05:00 PM
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July 10, 2020
Rob exemplified everything about the word Friend. You never heard him speak negatively about anyone (except hockey referees who were always wrong). If you ever found yourself in need of anything, Rob was the first to step up no questions asked. Our sons grew up together playing hockey together, we spent many fun nights in hotels all around the PNW and Canada, many days at his favorite place on Big Lake, and many days on the water fishing. Our trips to Westport going out on the ocean fishing for halibut and ling cod on the Hula Girl are my favorite memories of our time spent together. Rob has a solid place in many peoples hearts and will be missed, this world could certainly use more people like Rob. Rest In Peace buddy, I look forward to seeing you again one day on the big ocean in the sky.
Bill Guerrero
June 30, 2020
Soldier on Rob! as after a courage battle with Cancer that you certainly battled, you Rob are in a better place as I know that one thing about you is that you never held a grudge or said a bad thing about anyone. So many memories from childhood group of us that remained close friends to this day. Lance, Duane, Rick, Phil, and many others from Kindergarten at Silver Lake Elementary School when Silver Lake froze solid, Roller Skating at the old Roller Fair, walking to Murphy's Corner store to buy candy, riding mangy horses at Benson's riding stable, and of course raising a little Cain along the way.
Joel Brown
Joel Brown
June 30, 2020
Its almost 50yrs since I heard Robbies name. There Dad was our Webelos scout master many players to his family.
Rick Baggarley
June 29, 2020
RIP Robbie - Lots of memories growing up in Silverlake with you.
Lois (Scott) Jamieson
June 29, 2020
Dear Bailey Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up with Robbie in the Silver Lake area was a lot of fun. The Baileys lived less than a block from the Lake. We spent countless days fishing, swimming and causing trouble. Then spend the night watching Hockey on Canadian TV.
Robbie was such a great natural athlete. In 1974 we drove to the Roller Hockey National Championships in Indiana. Our teams from Everett did well. We took 2nd in the nation and Robbie was just a star. Always thought he would be a professional hockey player. He had such talent and passion. He was also just a great guy.
May God give you comfort and may your memories of Rob surround you during this difficult time.
Nick Heinzen
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