Obituary of Stanley Baker
In loving memory of Stanley Shaw Baker, who passed away at his home in New Liskeard on November16, 2018, at the age of eighty-eight.
Stan was born in Manitowaning, Manitoulin Island, to Mabel (Pyette) and Wilfred Baker and was raised in New Liskeard, Ontario.
He is survived by his wife Linda (Farrow) Baker, step-children Jeff Walker (Hedy Hull), Tim Walker (Lynne), Heather Walker (Graham Howe) and step-grandchildren Simon Walker, Jessie Walker, and Emelia Howe. He is also survived by step-grandson Darcy Wathen (Tracy Clifford), and great grandsons, Zachary and Kasey Wathen, as well as his special new friend, Pierson Paulmert.
Stan was predeceased by his parents Mabel and Wilfred Baker, his first wife Aldine (Piche) Baker, and his buddy and Aldine’s loved son, Burton Wathen. He was an only child but certainly was an active part of the extended Baker, Piche, and Farrow families.
Stan was always a passionate advocate for Manitoulin Island, and was so proud to be known as a “Haweater”. He was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church, a member of the Temiskaming Masonic Lodge, #462, past member of the board of Northdale Manor, a keen curler, an avid outdoorsman, and a contributing member of the 10:00 am daily coffee klatch.
Stan’s gentle, loving and kind approach to life and all those he met was certainly a tribute to his parents, Wilfred and Mabel and grandparents, David and Elizabeth Ann Pyette.
The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, New Liskeard on November 19th, at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:30 am.
Donations can be made in Stan’s memory to Care Close to Home, Temiskaming Hospital, the Alzheimer’s Society, or St. Paul’s United Church.