Obituary of Jack A. Baker
Jack Anson Baker
Peacefully at University Hospital, Jack passed away on January 9, 2023, in his 95th year. Beloved husband for 65 years of the late Marion (Laidlaw 2018). Loving father of Janice (Brent Pennington) Baker, Linda (Ed Black) Baker, and the late Nancy Baker (1979). Proud Poppa of James Black. Predeceased by older brother Frank Baker (2018), younger sister Jean Skinner (2006), his parents Leo (1977) and Minnie (Blewett 1997) Baker, brothers-in-law Ken Laidlaw (2002) and Al Findlay (2014), and sister-in-law Penny Laidlaw (Delmage 2020). Affectionately remembered by sisters-in-law Ida Baker, Lillian Findlay, Norma Laidlaw and brothers-in-law Ed Skinner and Norm Laidlaw. Fond Uncle to his nieces and nephews.
Jack grew up on and operated a dairy farm in Littlewood until he retired to Lambeth at age 65. He was a well-known Holstein breeder whose cattle won awards, and he was active in many agricultural associations. He believed strongly in public service and was elected as a Councillor and then Reeve of Delaware Township, and in 1972, as Warden of Middlesex County. He volunteered his time to serve with organizations such as the Middlesex County Library Board, the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority, and the Western Fair Association. Upon retirement, he enjoyed curling, lawn bowling, darts, and playing pool with his grandson and son in-laws. In 2017, Jack and Marion moved into InSpirit Residences, and he continued to live there benefiting from friendships and social activities until his death. Jack was devoted to his family and friends, many of whom attended Littlewood United Church where he was a life-long member.
A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the McFarlane Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd S, Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Friday, January 20, 2023, at 1 pm. with Reverend Sue Browning officiating. Cremation has taken place with interment Woodhull Cemetery at a later date. Masks are strongly recommended. In lieu of flowers, donations to Littlewood United Church or a charity of your choice are greatly appreciated.
A special thank you for the excellent care provided by InSpirit Residences, Interventional Radiology Victoria Hospital, Hyperacute Stroke Unit University Hospital, and St. Elizabeth Health Care. Online condolences are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jack Baker, please visit Tribute Store