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George Baker

George Baker

Monday, April 15th, 1935 - Friday, April 23rd, 2021
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Obituary

It is with deep sadness that we announce that George E.M. Baker of Bainsville, age 86 years, passed away at Hospice Cornwall on Friday, April 23, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn Baker (nee Button). Loving father of Simon (Elena), Karen (James), Cathryn (André), Greg (Annie) and Matthew. Cherished grandfather of David, Andrew, Ryan, Charlie, Ezekiel, and Ian. Dear brother of Frances. Predeceased by brothers Stanley and Leonard, by sisters Mabel, Patsy, and Dorothy, and by his parents Frederick and Mary Baker (nee Kline). George was a loyal husband to Marylyn and a great friend to many. Born in Shanghai, he survived WWII in the Japanese internment camp Santo Tomas in Manila. Earning a scholarship that led him to a BSC from the prestigious Imperial College in London, he went on to be one of only four people who were unofficially Canada’s space program and he continued a successful and rewarding career in aviation. George resided in the Creg Quay Community with his wife Marylyn (deceased) where they both found friends new and old in their retirement years. An active volunteer in the community, he was a big part of the Ontario Senior Games as well as the Quilt of Belonging. A Member and organiser of the local tennis club he was an avid player who enjoyed the competition and camaraderie of the game. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lancaster. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Celebration of life will follow at a later date, due to Covid 19 restrictions. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak St. Lancaster (613-347-3629). As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. As a Memorial to George a tree will be planted in a Memory Woods. To view the live stream of the funeral (1:30 pm EST) go to www.facebook.com/kavproductions . The recorded version will be available later Friday evening.
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    Location
    A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lancaster
    Address
    LANCASTER, ON K0C 1N0
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery, Lancaster, ON.
    Address
    20467 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Road 2 Lancaster Ontario
    LANCASTER, ON
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Donations are being accepted for: Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation.

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Johanna Van Ockenburg

Posted at 05:38pm
It is with deepest sympathy that we learn of your loss. May you find peace and strength in the memories of your father.
Thinking of you.
Johanna, Edward and family
Montreal
 
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Gregory Baker Posted at 08:20pm

Thank you Johanna

Margaret Underwood

Posted at 08:55am
George was a very kind and caring uncle. I have fond memories of my holiday in Canada, and travelling with the family in the boot of the station wagon to Toronto and Niagara Falls. My deepest condolences to all.
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Susan Morissette

Posted at 08:01pm
It was a privilege to have crossed paths, even for a fleeting moment, with such an endearing gentleman. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Gilbert & Susan Morissette, Creg Quay
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clive bebbington

Posted at 05:06pm
My condolences to George's family on the loss of a fine man and gentleman. I worked with George in Tech Ops at AC and will remember him as an intelligent, fair and honest gent.
Clive Bebbington
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Stephanie Hill

Posted at 07:24am
Our deepest sympathy to George's family on behalf of Ontario Senior Games Association 55+ District 8. George indeed was a tireless advocate for Seniors. He was on our Board for a number of years, organized our 2013 Regional Games, played in our District Tennis competitions. George was always a gentleman who enjoyed social times and fun. We will miss his comments and encouragement at our next Annual General Meeting.
Rest in Peace, George.
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