Mr. Ralph W.R. "Bill" Bailey April 5, 1927 - December 7, 2008 81, Dartmouth, passed away at home December 7, 2008, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Tofield, Alta., on April 5, 1927, son of the late Edith and William Bailey. He is survived by his wife Helen, who shared his life and love for 58 years. He was a devoted and loving father to son, Jim and daughter-in-law, Barb (Giles), Dartmouth; daughter, Janet and son-in-law, Ron Buckley, Quispamsis, N.B. He was especially proud of his grandchildren, Nicola, Robin, Tatum and Ben who loved him dearly. He is also survived by sister, Marjorie Christensen in Seba Beach, Alta., and many nieces and nephews. He retired from the RCN, Naval Air Division after 25 years of service and subsequently from DND where he taught electronics for 20 years. He enjoyed his retirement keeping busy with gardening, travel, music and his many projects. Visitation will be held at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, Wednesday December 10, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held Friday, December 12, 11 a.m. in Grace United Church, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation or Grace United Church.