Bayly, Dr. Peter Lorimer

Dr. Peter Lorimer Bayly passed away peacefully on March 2, 2024 surrounded by family. To the town of Lively he was Dr. Bayly, a well-loved and respected physician, but to others he was a son, brother, husband, father, father-in-law, uncle, grandfather, traveler, story-teller, and friend. In his over 50 years of practice, his patients and colleagues were a second family to him.

Peter will be remembered for being a gentle and loving father to his children Heather (Martin Bain), Thomas, and Gillian. He was the kindest and most thoughtful husband towards his wife Jeannette, spending an astounding 60 years together. In this time he did not fail to set the bar impossibly high for any prospective partners of his daughters or granddaughters. Even more, Peter was a sounding board to family, a great advice giver who would stay up till the wee hours of the morning solving “all the problems of the world” with his loved ones. His amazing sense of humour remained on the forefront until his final days.

Peter spent years coaching his daughters and their Walden ringette teams. This translated into a love for watching his grandchildren on the ice and on the court. He was his grandchildren’s (Bayly, Taylor, Sydney, and Jack) biggest fan and supporter, moving heaven and earth to ensure his attendance at hockey games and volleyball tournaments.

Peter travelled the world with Jan by his side, coming home with countless stories about far-off places and amazing cultures and experiences. He was never afraid to try new things and was always a young soul, maintaining a sound and cheerful mind well into his later years. He was quite the dare devil and shared many happy memories with friends and family on numerous white-water canoeing, sailing, and skiing excursions.

Peter spent countless hours at camp in McGregor Bay, which he made a second home for him and his family. Peter made camp a safe-haven for all who came, and to many their favourite place on earth. Beyond fishing (a love for which his grandson, Jack, has taken over) and acting as the island’s handyman (a trade which his son-in-law, Martin, has happily adopted), Peter was a pillar in the McGregor Bay community and advocated for the preservation of its natural beauty.

With his passing, Peter will be joining his youngest daughter, Gillian, who will be waiting for him with a glass of wine. We invite all to make a toast in Peter’s memory on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:45pm with a beverage of your choice, a few months prior to his 87th birthday. Following Peter’s wishes, there will be no formal service.

If you take any inspiration from Peter, let it be “if you can be anything in life, be kind”


17 Condolences

  1. Condolences to the Bayly family. “Uncle Peter” you will be missed. As a young person growing up, uncle Peter had a way to make everyone feel special in their own way. A true gentleman.
    May your kindness towards others continue with all who you have touched.

    By: Shawn davey
    March 9, 2024
  2. My condolences to the Bayly family.
    Dr. Bayly you took care of me since I was born and I appreciate everything you have done for me.
    Thank you and God bless.

    By: Kevin Knowlan
    March 7, 2024
  3. Dr Bayly, or Peter, as I have called him both, was the kindest man I have ever known. I was a part of the Bayly family for a while, and will always have a special place in my heart for him and his family. Love you all. Sending hugs to you all.
    Please reach out if you need anything.

    By: Sherry McDougall
    March 7, 2024
  4. Ever since I read that Peter was gone to all, my eyes have glistened with tears. Like everyone else, Peter was yes a Doctor foremost but also a Friend. He took my physical, mental and emotional problems many many times and healed them throughout the years. Several times his kindness extended beyond his supper hour. Will I toast Dr. Peter Bayly on March 9 at 4:45 ? You bet I will!
    Mrs. Bayly , Heather and Thomas ,thank you for sharing him .

    By: GloryAnnDore
    March 6, 2024
  5. Mrs Bayly, Heather and Thomas
    My heart is so saddened to hear such a wonderful doctor has passed away.
    Dr Bayly became my doctor at the age of eight! I was blessed to have him in my life.
    We lived beside him when the family first moved to Lively. He never failed to give me a happy greeting with his wonderful smile.
    He was my doctor till his last day in the office. The sadness day for me after 50 years. I knew I would never find another doctor like him.
    I was right, he was truly one of a kind.
    We will certainly toast him and send him all our prayers.
    Mrs Bayly my deepest condolences for Gillian. We had not heard of her passing. She was truly a wonderful woman.

    By: Sherry and Archie Anderson
    March 6, 2024
  6. Sending my condolences to all, I carry many fond memories of him, both as my family Dr, and my ringette coach. He was a very gentle and understanding man. Baamaapii Dr. Bayly.

    By: Rachel Pattison
    March 6, 2024
  7. Peter was a mentor of mine in the family practice residency program in its first year in Sudbury.
    I can only hope that I provide an ounce of the dedication that he provided to his patients.
    He coached my wife in ringette. He was such a well-rounded, generous, soft spoken, and kind gentleman. We will miss him.

    By: Tom and Tammy Urban
    March 6, 2024
  8. Sincere condolences to the Bayly family in the passing of this kind and good man.

    By: Anne and Bryn Casson
    March 6, 2024
  9. I was so sorry to hear of Dr Bayly’s passing. With no word of a lie he was my best Doctor and a real friend. He spent many hours helping me through some difficult times in my life when I lived in Sudbury. I had been without a Doctor for quite awhile once I moved to Kenora but his many years of advice kept me going and being strong. Thank you Dr Bayley for all the time you spent with me. My sincerest condolences to all the families and friends. I also didn’t know Gillian had passed. She too was an asset to the medical center. May you both rest in peace and once again enjoy one another’s company.
    Carolyn (Thornton) Rose

    By: Carolyn Rose formerly Thornton
    March 6, 2024
  10. Our condolences to Dr. Bayly’s family. Dr, Bayly became my physician in 1968 when I was 18 and he continued to be our family doctor after we were married and he delivered our 2 daughters into the world 48 and 46 years ago. He was a wonderful and kind-hearted man. It will be an honour to toast you on Saturday. Rest in peace. God bless.

    By: Norm & Yolande Clement
    March 6, 2024
  11. With deep and sincere sympathy to the family, may God give you comfort and strength

    John and Lian Widjanarko

    By: John and Lian Widjanarko
    March 6, 2024
  12. So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. He was a great doctor who we had for years and such a nice man. We enjoyed our visits to his office. RIP.
    Sincerely, Gord and Vicki Mccarthy

    By: Gord and Vicki Mccarthy
    March 6, 2024
  13. Dr.Bayly you saved me so so many times. Thankyou for all your kindness and TIME that you always gave myself and my family. They’ll never be another like you. You’ll always be remembered never forgotten. Condolences to all the Bayly clan.

    By: Gerry and Laura Watts Jr.
    March 6, 2024
  14. Thinking of you all. We didn’t know Dr Bayley but his children and grandchildren did and (we’re sure) will continue to do him proud.

    By: Bob and Shelagh Hamilton
    March 5, 2024
  15. Dr Bayly was our trusted family doctor for decades.
    My Parents had 12 children and Dr Bayly made many a house call to our home.
    Sincere condolences to the Bayly family.

    By: Debbie Fournier
    March 5, 2024
  16. Dear Jan and family,
    Please accept my heart felt condolences on the loss of Peter.
    I know you all loved him very much.
    As Principal of Jessie Hamilton PS, I would, on occasion, take a ‘student patient ‘ to see Dr. Bayly.
    He always took great care to see that they were treated immediately.
    Jim Sutherland

    By: Jim Sutherland
    March 5, 2024
  17. Our heartfelt condolences to the Bayly family and to all who knew Peter as a caring doctor and friend. He was always there as a wonderful family support throughout our years in Lively. We were fortunate to have had “the very best”and we will hold his memory in our hearts. With love and gratitude from the Foy family.

    By: Gary and Lori Foy
    March 5, 2024

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