Steve Bailey – Sad News

It is with sadness that we have to report that Steve Bailey lost his fight against cancer on Saturday 2nd May. Steve was the Delivery Office Manager at Kidsgrove. He has also been a manager in many other units in the Stoke-on-Trent area so I’m sure you will all have your own memories about Steve. Please feel free to add them in the comments below and we’ll add them to the post.

3 Replies to “Steve Bailey – Sad News”

  1. Well where do I start Bailey? There was no denying that we started off our working relationship on rocky ground but by the end I would like to think we classed each other as friends. Once we’d turned the corner and got to understand each other I came to realise that you were just a big softy…. a big softy with a big heart. I don’t think there was a week that went by that you didn’t mention your family in some way, shape or form. I can always remember being at Alvescot on a course when you became a Grandad. You sent me a picture and the other reps couldn’t believe that my manager had sent me a picture of his pride and joy! They all said their managers wouldn’t do that!
    You’d often speak of Michelle and the force of nature she was and how she was the boss! I think that’s why you shouted at us lot so much as in work you got to wear the trousers lol.
    I’ve been talking about you a lot since the news broke and sharing stories about how you sent the locker staff out with your bank card and PIN number on the Saturday McDonald’s breakfast run! Still can’t believe you trusted us not to do our weekly shop with it lol.
    It is a very sad loss and my love and thoughts are with Michelle, the boys, your family in Oldham and your friends. I will keep my eye on Dave like you always asked me too. Sweet dreams boss man and may you rest in peace xxx

  2. It was with great sadness that I received the news of Steve’s passing. I have worked with Steve over many years. Steve was not everyone’s cup of tea but we got along quite well and over the years, Steve called on me more and more to help with his Safety work. We would have some really good conversations and we didn’t always agree but if there was ever a crossed word, Steve would always apologise.
    I remember having to referee between Amy and Steve at the start as Amy says but over time they worked really well together.

    Steve worked really hard and once he put his mind to something he would do his best to see it through. One of the prime examples of this was the yard in the delivery office. Over years it had worn away and Steve was trying every avenue to get it tarmacked. He kept coming up against obstacles but he never gave up and Kidsgrove now have a fantastic yard thanks to his efforts. I have some really fond memories of Steve and I for one will miss him.

    Some of the conversations Steve and I had were about his family. The love for his family shone though and the pride he had in his Sons. He has been taken from this earth far too early and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.

    RIP Steve.

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