Allan Bailey – The following is a statement that was released by Mayor Hippsley of Yorkton regarding the passing of the previous Mayor, Allan Bailey. The tragic news that former Mayor Allan Bailey passed away on January 3, 2023, has left each and every one of us in a state of deep and profound anguish. In the modern period, Mr. Bailey was a trailblazer, a visionary, and a smart businessman who made substantial contributions to the growth of our lovely city of Yorkton throughout his tenure as mayor, which lasted from 1968 until 1976. His term as mayor spanned the years 1968 until 1976. The fact that he was active in a huge number of other organizations should not come as a surprise.
He served “above and beyond” all expectations, was a leader by example, and inspired everyone who was in his presence to perform better and accomplish more. Throughout his entire life, Allan exemplified the qualities of a true gentleman. He always made time for everyone he came in contact with and had an exceptional recollection of people’s names. When he is no longer with us, both his presence and his support within our community will be deeply missed. One of Mr. Bailey’s favorite poems was written by R. L. Sharpe, and I would like to end with a verse from that piece.
“Don’t you think it’s funny that common people like you and me, together with queens and kings, as well as clowns who caper in sawdust rings, are builders for eternity? Each individual is provided with a tool bag, a formless mass, and a set of laws, and they are given the directive to “make something before life is flown, either a stepping stone or a stumbling obstacle.”
Dear buddy, may you finally rest in peace knowing that we will always remember how grateful we are to you for making the world a better place. Between the years 1932 and 2023, Mitch B. Hippsley W. Allan Bailey served as Mayor of the city.