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Cecil Bayes

Cecil Harry Bayes

Tuesday, July 18th, 1922 - Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Obituary

BAYES: Cecil Harry Bayes sadly passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with family by his side. Born July 18, 1922, Cecil was the sixth son of Harry and Annie Bayes and grew up working on the family farm in the Riverdale district. In 1942, he joined the 1st & 7th Anti-Tank Regiment that moved through Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and into Germany. Cecil returned home in 1947 after the war and purchased the family farm. In 1952, he married Doreen Ellen Edwards and raised a family of 11 children. Cecil continued farming while also working several years at Agristeel in Minnedosa and many years at Behlen Industries in Brandon before retiring at the age of 65 years. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion #49, IOOF and 4-H. Cecil liked to keep busy gardening and fishing with close friends and always enjoyed playing assorted card games. He also enjoyed the occasional gambling trip with Doreen and friends. Cecil enjoyed belonging to the community of Rapid City. In 2004, Cecil and Doreen moved to Minnedosa and in 2007, Cecil moved to Victoria Landing Retirement Residence in Brandon to be closer to Doreen. Cecil was predeceased by his wife Doreen of 56 years, his parents, brothers Levi, Ray, Ernie, Fred and sons-in-law Ron Zolinski and Joe Kulbacki. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Margaret (Doug) Legg, Douglas (Kim) Bayes, Albert (Katherine) Bayes, Kathrine (Doug) Crompton, Sandra Kulbacki, Neil Bayes, Maxine (Gord) Pascoe, Beverley Goodman, Bruce (Sandra) Bayes, Patricia Zolinski and Darcy (Shannon) Bayes, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother Art. The family will continue to love and miss him always. Dad was a kind man with a great sense of humour that he passed onto his children. Thank you to Victoria Landing for the attention given to Dad and to the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care for the comfort you brought. A graveside service was held June 22, 2020 at Rapid City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Cecil may be made to Branch #49 Royal Canadian Legion, Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0.
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    Monday, June 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, June 22nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Rapid City Cemetery
    Address
    RAPID CITY, MB
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Bonnie Woychyshyn

Posted at 11:56am
So very very sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. So many memories of back in the day.
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Esther Robertson

Posted at 11:35am
Esther Robertson
Sincere sympathy at this time of loss. A life well lived. He was a joy to meet and chat with.
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Darrell Loree

Posted at 05:35pm
Cec Bayes was a long time friend of my parents. I expect they met around the time he was married to Doreen, who grew up not far from my grandfather's farm. I can remember occasional Sunday visits between the families in the late 50's and early 60's where we made friendships that lasted to this day. After their families had left home the couples would meet several times a year to play cards on Sunday afternoons; usually men against the women cribbage but sometimes other games. The day always ended with supper at a nearby restaurant. I was glad Cec made the decision to move to Victoria Landing after Doreen's death. He seemed to fit in well and I'm sure the staff found him pleasant to care for. I was fortunate to bump into him several times there and he was always happy and ready to have a chat about family, friends or current happenings. He always spoke in a clear loud voice. Condolences to all the family.
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Marilyn & Harv

Posted at 08:58pm
We had many great visits with Cecil over the years. We had a good chat last year on the wagon ride at Ken's funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.
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Bev Esplin

Posted at 02:11pm
Hearing of Cecil's passing sure brought back memories of the time that I stayed at the farm during summer holidays to look after their 7 children while Doreen had their 8th child. Named her Beverly I believe. I remember serving 2 bowls of everything. I decided after that little stint there was no way I would be having that many. But they were all great kids. Cecil was one of the friendliest fellows and will be missed by his family and many friends.
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