(The Evening Telegram, February 17, 1994, page 8)

Bailey, Aaron - Passed away after a brief illness on February 14, 1994 at his residence in Port Union, NF. Predeceased by wife Ella (nee Coaker). Resting at the Church of Holy Martyrs, Port Union. Funeral service from the Church of Holy Martyrs on February 17th at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Memorial Cemetery, Port Union. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart Foundation.


(The Evening Telegram, February 17, 1994, page 8)

Prominent Port Union native dead

Funeral services were scheduled for today in Port Union for one of the Trinity Bay community's most prominent citizens.

Aaron Bailey died Monday at his home in St. John's after a brief illness. He was 86.

Bailey was instrumental in forming Newfoundland Light and Power through the amalgamation of several smaller utility companies, and served as the company's first president in 1967 and continuing in the position for 19 years.

He later became chairman of the board before being appointed honorary chairman.

A former mayor of Port Union, Bailey was also president of the Fisherman's Advocate Publishing Co., vice-president of the Newfoundland Fish Trades Association and served on the board of governors of the Marine Institute at Memorial University.

Premier Clyde Wells said he knew Bailey personally for many years and worked closely with him when they both served on the board of directors of Newfoundland Light and Power.

"Over the years I came to value his judgment and to admire his drive and determination," Wells said.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m.


Transcribed by James Butler, 2000