BAYES, George Harry

George Harry Bayes passed away surrounded by family in Beaumont, AB on Friday, January 15, 2021 at the age of 72 years.  Dad will be remembered as our courageous, fun-loving, dependable and adventurous father.

He was born to Fred and Florence Bayes on September 27, 1948 in Minnedosa, MB.  George spent his childhood in Minnedosa.  After graduating high school, he followed his childhood dream and joined the R.C.M.P.  His postings were in Alberta, where his experiences gave him confidence and prepared him for what life would bring.  After his exciting R.C.M.P. career, George had the opportunity to take over the family business in partnership with his brother, Bob.  The farm equipment dealership was a natural fit due to his social abilities and business skills,  After close to 20 years, George sold the dealership and made his first failed attempt at retirement.  It wasn’t long before the farm equipment industry drew him back into the capacity of marketing and special event planning.  The seasonal nature of this job allowed George to focus more on the ever-expanding family hobby farm.  With the home farm operating efficiently, Dad attained his private investigator license, and worked in the field of agriculture once again.  After he sold the farm in Manitoba, he moved to Beaumont, AB to be closer to his family.

Dad was well known for his love of travel which complimented his adventurous spirit for all outdoor adventures.  He was always there to lend a hand, and become project manager as we enlisted him for our frequent renovations.  We supplied the pie and the many band aids.  He was a great father which prepared him to be an exceptional grandfather.  Dad loved to be with family and has given us endless memories to cherish.

Left to cherish his memory is his partner, Charlotte Lehman; his three children, Andrea Sawicki (Leigh), Chad Bayes (Cheryl), Carrie Bayes (Elaine); four grandchildren, Kaylene, Kylelee, Teryn and Layne Sawicki; brother Bob Bayes (Holly), sister Kathryn Cairney (Bill); as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and numerous friends.  George is predeceased by his parents Fred and Florence Bayes, and sister-in-law Deirdre Bayes.

Due to Covid, a memorial will be planned during a safer time.  Donations in memory of George are gratefully accepted to the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton.

Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688

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Janet Young Bradley

This message is for Kathy
So sorry to read about your brother , my condolences to his family and you .and your family . Great memories of your mom and Minnidosa .
Janet Young

Joel and Pat Lovatt

Sorry to hear about your Dad. Had lots of laughs with the alpacas. Our thoughts are with you

Lori Milroy

Sending George’s family and Charlotte my deepest sympathies. About 5 years ago, I got to spend some quality time with George when we were both visiting our Aunt Lil Hayward in Swift Current. During our visits, it was very evident that he truly loved his family and was very proud to be a dad and Grandpa. He will be deeply missed and in your hearts forever.

Tammy Rowe

My deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad. Take strength in the memories of your Dad and knowing he will always be with you in spirit and in your heart. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Judy McFadden

Andrea, Chad and Carrie. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Your happy memories will keep him in your hearts forever. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Kelly & Heather Mathison

So sad to hear of George’s passing. So many fond memories when George would visit us at the farm in Hamiota back in the ‘80’s . Also I really enjoyed working with George many years later at Countryside Equipment, visiting farmers, setting up shows, displays and open houses.
Our thoughts are with your family.

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