Ada Pearl Baldwin

It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear mother, Ada Pearl Baldwin (Crowder) on Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, in her 90th year.
Our dearest mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and sister-in-law, leaves behind a legacy unlike most others. Through her volunteer work at Benson Public School, and her undying love for the game of hockey, she touched literally generations of families around the South Grenville area. Mom was born and raised in Inkerman and moved to Cardinal in the early 1940’s where she met Howard Baldwin at the Canada Starch plant, whom she married in 1945. Dad predeceased her in 1999, and we are sure she is with him now, probably nagging him to get supper ready. Mom is survived by her children; Barb Anderson (Paul) of Cardinal, John (Brenda) of Waterloo, Bob (Cathie) of Barrie, and Jeff (Wendy) of South Mountain. She was the dear sister of Denzil (Connie) of Winchester. She was predeceased by her brother, Gordon Crowder. She was the  cherished grandmother of Robert (Jamie), Matthew (Stacey), Andrew, Kelly (Mark), Scott (Daisy), Joshua, Jonathan, Erin (Tim), and 10 great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family gathered at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Cardinal on Tues., Sept. 18 and Wed., Sept. 19 for a celebration of Mom’s life. The family wishes to thank all of those who made the journey to pay their respects.
There are so many people to thank for their generosity that it would literally take up numerous pages. But we would like to acknowledge Dale and Lelah Cook; Doug and Marylyn Casselman for feeding us all; and Dale’s kind words at the funeral; Rick and Debbie Ferguson for the video tribute to Mom; Jim and Joan Grant for singing two of Momsfavourite hymns; the wonderful staff at Rosebridge Manor who made sureour mom was comfortable in her last moments; Danny McLaughlin and his staff at the funeral home; and to Rev. Arlyce for the wonderful service.
Mom may be gone, but as many have put it, she will never, ever be forgotten. Her undying love of children, her love and support of her family, her commitment and dedication, and her passion for the game of hockey will always live on in her spirit.
God bless you Mom, always in our hearts, and forever in our thoughts.
— The Baldwin family