Jerry Baird, a resident Winchester for the past 30 years, passed away peacefully at home on Tues., July 2, 2013, following a six-month battle with cancer. He was 61.
Jerry was born in Renfrew on Nov. 7, 1951 to his parents, Eldon Baird and Helen Fournier. He was raised in the Arnprior area around Kinburn. He met Marlene in 1970 in Stittsville, and they were married in Sept. 1971. In 1972, their son, Bill, was born, and in 1975, Jim was born. The young family grew together. They moved to the Winchester area in 1973, where they became active in the community. Jerry became involved with coaching baseball. He and Marlene both became active in the scouting movement when the boys became involved with the scouts. He was a family man second to none.
After a brief stint in the Navy, Jerry became a mechanic – and a very good one. As a family, the Baird’s enjoyed camping, fishing, and golf. Jerry will be fondly remembered by his family for his good sense of humour, and his dedication. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Marlene Baird (nee Coughler), his sons, Billy (Barb Levesque) of Chesterville and Jimmy (Amanda) of Elk Point, Alta., his siblings, Doug (Linda) Guest of Bryson, Que., Glen (Dianne) Baird of Carp, Stanley Baird of St. Thomas, David (Deneige) Baird of Matchewan, Leonard Baird of Edmonton, Alta., Bonnie Gow (Remy Caccioti) of Stittsville, Vickee (Daniel) Villeneuve of Smiths Falls, Wanda (Tom) Byron of Smiths Falls, and Danny Coughler of Smiths Falls. Gerald will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Brandon, Cameron, Corey, and Jacob. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
There was no visitation. A graveside funeral service was held at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston on Fri., July 5 at 11 am. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Rev. Sue McCullough for the excellent service.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
The arrangements were entrusted to Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com
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