Winchester Press – obit – George Baker
George Baker of Winchester passed away at WinchesterDistrict Memorial Hospital on Jan. 16, 2006 following a 6 monthbattle with cancer. He was 60.
George was born on Oct. 31, 1945 in Winchester to the late GarfieldBaker and the late Nancy Baker (nee Curry). He was the husbandof Anne Baker (nee Loney) whom he married in Winchester UnitedChurch on Aug. 2, 1974. He was the father of David and Douglas,both at home. He was the brother of Beverley Baker (Hank Molenaar)of Winchester, and Bonny (Albert) Black of Osnabruck Centre. Hewas the uncle of Shawn Cumming of Cornwall.
George was a lifetime resident of Winchester. He worked for thepast 25 years as a transport driver for Kriska Transport. Georgewas an avid hunter – 24-7, 365 days a year there was a seasonfor some type of wild game. If not, there was a fishing hole,horse pull, or auction sale to attend. He passed his love of theoutdoors on to his boys. A man of few words, George could saya lot without saying anything at all. Anyone who ever receivedthe Baker stare can attest to that. George was a good cook andhe could be found in the cook shack of the Oddfellows Lodge orthe kitchen of the Five Star Camp. He may not have told anyonethat he loved them, but he meant it every day. George was lovedand will be missed by all.
“Home is the sailor, home from the sea and the hunter homefrom the hill.”
Visitation was held at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home inWilliamsburg on Jan. 19. An Oddfellows Service was held on Jan.19 at 8:30 pm. The funeral service was held at the funeral homeon Jan. 20 with Rev. Thurland Brown officiating. Interment followedat Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
The pallbearers were Mac Holmes, Randy Holmes, Gary Hoy, AllenWhitteker, Edwin Baker, and Glen Irven. Honorary pallbearers wereGlenn Pemberton, Graham Pemberton, Joe Banville, and Lyall Holmes.
Donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital or to theOttawa Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.