John Uniacke Bayly, who served as chancellor of the diocese of the Arctic from 1993 to 2000, died of a heart attack in February while dog sledding on Great Slave Lake.
Mr. Bayly attended Osgoode Hall Law School; he was called to the bar in Ontario in 1973. After working as an assistant crown attorney in Thunder Bay, Ont., he moved his young family in 1974 to Yellowknife to enter private practice. In 1978, he became director of public prosecutions with the federal department of justice in Yellowknife. After opening his own law practice in 1983, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988. From 1995 to 2000, he was federal chief negotiator for the Beaufort/Delta self-government negotiations.
A member of Holy Trinity church, Yellowknife, he also served three terms as people’s warden.