Lloyd Herbert Lawrence Baker
Lloyd Baker passed away peacefully at Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site, on Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016, with his wife Kitty by his side. He was 81.
Lloyd was born on Aug. 21 1935, to Glen and Laura Baker. He grew up in the Williamsburg and Winchester Springs area where he attended public school. As a young man, he worked for Dodge Construction and later drove a transport. In the early 1970’s, he drove a milk truck picking up milk at various farms for delivery to the milk factory in Brockville, which is now the location of Centene Park. Later in his career, he worked for trenching companies doing contract work for Bell Canada.
Lloyd married Hildred Gendreau in 1955, and they had five children. He built their family home in Cardinal, and later moved to Spencerville.
In 1984, Lloyd married Kitty Zylstra. Together, they managed the Kensington Apartments in Brockville until they retired in 2001. During retirement, Lloyd and Kitty lived in Delta, Ont. for many years, where he enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. For the past year, Lloyd and Kitty had lived in downtown Brockville, close to family.
Lloyd and Kitty enjoyed spending time with their families for dinners and special functions. They also loved to travel, making memories on their many road trips. He was a NASCAR enthusiast, and enjoyed listening to country music. He often attended his grandson’s hockey games and his granddaughter’s figure skating competitions. He will be especially remembered for his storytelling, and his sense of humour, his jokes, his laughter, and his love.
Lloyd was the loving father of Christine Turner (Darrell), Brian Baker (Jennifer), Steven Baker, David Morgan, Diana Chisamore (Wes), Robin Baker, and Bradley Baker. He was the proud grandfather of Angela and Michael Stevens; Kaline and Neil Baker; Eric Morgan; and Devon and Bryan Chisamore; and great-grandfather to J.T., Addison, Odessa, Alyssa, and Kolton. He was predeceased by his parents, Glen and Laura Baker, his brothers, Ralph and Raymond Baker, and his sister, Shirley Armstrong. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A private family service celebrating Lloyd’s life will be held at a later date.
In memory of Lloyd, donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
The arrangements are entrusted with Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James St. E., Brockville, Ont.
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