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Tributes To Audley Bailey

Home-going Service for Ole Farmer Audley Bailey


The Home going service to celebrate the life and work of Ole Farmer Audley "Tendril" Bailey,JSA graduation Class of 1974, will be held at the

Mandeville Seventh Day Adventist Church on Sunday September 25, 2011 commencing at 10:30 am.

The wake will be held at the Bailey' s residence at Woodlawn, Mandeville on Friday September 23, 2011.

You are being exhorted to turn out in large numbers to support the family of this distinguished Ole Farmer during their time of bereavement.

The legendary Ole Farmers' Guard of Honor will be in effect at the end of the home going service.

A special contribution will be taken in support of the "Audley Bailey scholarship Fund"

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Colleagues All

Umpire Audley Bailey is dead. Information received is that he passed away at about 10.30am on Monday September 1, 2011, at the Hargreaves Hospital in Manchester, Jamaica. That he became ill, went into a coma and never recovered.     It is indeed a sad moment. He was a friend and colleague. He had served Jamaica in the capacity of an umpire and an  Agriculturist with pride and distinction. He was, up to the time of his death, an Auditor to WICUA, a position he had occupied for many yeas.  He was one of Jamaica's delegate to our convention, held recently. He ran for the position of Area1 Vice President but was unsuccessful in his bid.

Bailey was knowledgeable, capable, meticulous, trustworthy and principled.  You could call on him for advice and direction and he would be ready to assist.

The umpires fraternity has lost another stalwart.

In offering my condolences to the bereaved, it is my hope that his dear wife and children will find the strength to stay strong during these troubled times.

I appeal to my colleagues where ever yo are, to show your last respect to our departed brother.

May his soul find peaceful rest.




Cecil Fletcher  


Colleagues All,


Once again it is another sad day as we mourn the passing of Audley Bailey, a current member of the WICUA Council and representative of Jamaica at the last Convention. Audley passed away Thursday morning after complications with diabetes. On behalf of the wider WICUA community, I want to extend condolences to the family of our dearly departed colleague and the Jamaica Cricket Umpires' Association for the loss of someone who had contributed so much to Cricket Umpiring.


Audley had been an Auditor of WICUA for many years and was very studious and meticulous in his approach to his role. He was also a former member of the Executive Management Council of the Jamaica Cricket Umpires' Association for many years and served as Chairman of the Central Zone of Jamaica for quite a long time.He was one of Jamaica's representatives to the WICUA Convention that was recently held in St. Lucia. Audley had been the star attraction at our Karaoke sessions at conventions over the years and his favourite song "One Love" by Bob Marley will remain with us as we remember this stalwart of a friend, compatriot, colleague and Umpire. Funeral service will be announced later.May his soul rest in peace.


Best Regards,


Vivian Johnson

Honorary Secretary


My condolences to the family and colleagues.

Irvine Carrington


Dear Colleagues,


It was indeed a significant shock to me to learn of the passing of umpire Audley Bailey. My mind immediately reflected to our recent Umpire's Convention in St Lucia and the invaluable contribution and timely inputs made by him as a delegate and also to our social evening at Karaoke where he showed the other side of him on the microphone singing away Bob Marley's songs. That's the way I shall remember him. As a Jamaican delegate, Jamaica has lost an ambassador, cricket has lost a servant, WICUA has lost a reasoned voice and to us as umpires we have lost a comrade, a gentleman and a friend.

I would like to express my sincere sympathy and offer my prayers to his family, relatives, friends and the Umpiring fraternity in Jamaica on behalf of my family, the Barbados Cricket Umpires Association and myself.

May his soul rest in peace!

Gregory Brathwaite


On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Anthony Lalacksingh <tonylal@live.com> wrote:

Dear Colleagues,
It is with shock that I receive this sad news of the passing of our Auditor, Audley Bailey. He was such a fine gentleman and added decorum as a delegate at our last convention. MY deepest sympathy goes to his family and relatives. May his soul rest in peace.



Anthony Lalacksingh

Sad news indeed, may his soul rest in peace.


Ian Vernon



Greeting To All,


I want us to take some time pause, and reflect of the happening of the past thirty days.

Over this time we have lost two of our most beloved brethren, friends, associates and colleagues that have given much to us,

to their respective associations, the WICUA and the world. Each, in their special ways have contributed much to the duties of umpiring and the sport at large.

We can say that they will be surely miss, but there much more that we might be able to do in order to keep their memories alive.


Today, we mourn the death of Delegate Audley Bailey and many have remenist about the void created by his lost.

Many have became reflective of the duties and hard work that he has put in in make his Association,

the Jamaica Cricket Umpires Association, a body that is as effective as any of its kinds with the umpiring fraternity.


The WICUA too, is indebted to Mr. Bailey for his contributions to conventions' spirited debates and the role he has played as it's auditor.


The Executive and members of the United States of America Umpires Assn. Inc, and the all members of the Area 1 family extend their condolences to his family and share in their grief.


Lest you forget, we will stand by them in their time of great needs, and provide much of the comfort they might need in this their time of grief.

We all share in you sorrow, but keep strong ever leaning on the shoulders of the Almighty.

May his soul rest in peace.


Respectfully Yours

Fitzroy I. Hayles

President, United States of America Cricket Umpires Assn. Inc

Area 1 Vice President, West Indies Cricket Umpires Umpires Assn. inc

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