Thomas Eugene Bailie

Posted On April 14th, 2013 -

April 29,1951 – March 30, 2013 Thomas Eugene Bailie, 61, of Honolulu, Hawai`i, passed peacefully from our earthly bounds on March 30, 2013. Tom will be remembered as a gentle, compassionate, creative soul who saw the world with the discerning eye of an artist, appreciative of the beauty in all things great and small. Tom was born to William and Florence Bailie in Los Angeles in 1951. He lived his formative years in Manhattan Beach, California. There he met his cherished, lifelong friends and fell in love with the ocean. An avid surfer, windsurfer, skier, and skydiver, Tom loved the outdoors and sharing the fun with close friends. Tom attended California State University at Long Beach and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics in 1975 and attained a Teaching Credential in Art in 1977. Tom moved to Honolulu in 1984 and pursued his passion for art as a ceramicist with Tropical Clay, a commercial ceramics studio. He later worked as a freelance artist and designer. He was proud to exhibit his paintings in the Artists of Hawai`i 2009 show as well as Mixed Media Miniature XIV 2011 and the Association of Hawai`i Artists 42nd Annual Contemporary Show 2011. Among his greatest joys were his wife of 19 years, Christine Bailie, and his beautiful daughter Kaitlin. Together they built a happy life together, sharing their love of family, friends, nature, and travel. Daisy, his loyal dog and constant companion, completed the circle of love. Tom is survived by his wife Christine, daughter Kaitlin, and his immediate family in California – mother Florence Jones of Oceanside, brother Michael Bailie of Laguna Woods, and nephew Michael Bailie of West Hills. He is preceded in death by his father William and brother William G., and nephew Brendan Bailie. He also leaves behind many loving friends. Tom was an avid animal rights advocate and was always there to help any animal in distress. Donations in Tom’s honor may be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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