Peacefully on Sunday June 22, 2003, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, surrounded by family and close friends, in her 57th year. A loving mother to Deanna Bayne and her husband André Seow of Vancouver B.C., Becky O'Keeffe and her husband Michael of Elora, Darryl Bayne of Fergus and Jackie and Claire Ferris of Fergus. A wonderful grandmother to Casey and Daley O'Keeffe of Elora. Dear sister of Maureen Bailey of Delta B.C., Michael Bailey and his wife Lori of Waterloo, Marie Knell and her husband Mike of Kitchener, Barbara Ferris and her husband Jim of Ottawa, Kate Bailey and her partner Carl McCreary of Waterloo and Margy Darrah and her husband Dean of Fergus. She will also be lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews, Chris, Ryan and Brandon Bailey, Dylan, Zoe and Frank Ferris, and Bailey and Scott Darrah, along with her many friends and neighbours. She will also be missed by Carmel and Hal Armstrong and family of Fergus. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Marie Bailey and her brother Ronald Bailey of Fergus. Veronica was born in Fergus, where she lived her entire life. Veronica devoted much of her time and energy to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where she served as president of the Catholic Women's League. She was also a member of the Fergus Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She will be warmly remembered for her strength, courage, friendship and sense of humour. Friends and relatives may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus on Tuesday June 24th, and Wednesday June 25th, 2003, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 26th, 2003 at 11:00 AM from St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Fergus. Father Ken Miskiewicz officiating. Interment to follow in St. Mary's-St. Joseph's R.C. Cemetery, Elora. A reception will be held at the R.C.L. Br. #275 Fergus. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Groves Memorial Community Hospital or the St. Joseph's Church Building Fund. Special thanks to the very caring staff at Groves Hospital, Wellington Hospice volunteers, Doctor John Stickney and Richard Gergovich, Lyn Campbell, Laurie Landoni, and the many friends who comforted Veronica and her family in their time of need.