Baker, Gordon Denis

April 30, 1925 – March 10, 2019
at the age of 93 years

Gordon was born in Brighton, England on April 30th 1925 and passed away at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Sunday, March 10th, 2019. Gordon was a Veteran and served on minesweepers as an electrician in the Royal Navy, during WWII. After the war, Gordon arrived in Edmonton, Alberta after crossing Canada by train from the Port of St John N.B. Upon arrival, he was immediately hired by Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) where he was employed as a telephone engineer until his retirement in 1981.  Here he met and married Norma Fowler and raised two daughters, Sandra and Frances. In the early 1960s, the family started camping in the Shuswap. Gordon later built a home near the Shuswap Lake Provincial Park in Scotch Creek where he eventually lived full time until 2014 when he moved to Salmon Arm. A natural born engineer, he could always be counted on to fix just about anything. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Norma, brother Mervyn and sister Jean. He is survived by daughters Sandra (Harry Welton) and Frances. The family would like to thank the medical professionals at the Shuswap Lake and Vernon Jubilee Hospitals for their excellent end of life care. The family would also like to especially thank Ria van Zeeland for her friendship and care during the last 2 years of Gordon’s life at Ackerview Guesthouse.
In respect for Dad’s wishes Cremation has taken place and no Service will be held.

 

2 Comments

  1. My deepest sympathy to Sandra-Harry and Frances in the passing of their beloved father. It is with great gratitude to have cared for Gordon over the last two years. He was an honest, humble, and sincere good man. My thoughts are with the family and wish them love and support in this difficult time of grieving.

  2. Our sincerest condolences Francis, Sandra and Harry on your fathers passing. Gordon was a wonderful man who we greatly appreciated and respected as our neighbour and as a person of genuine and honest character. We have missed having him on Saratoga Road for the past number of years. Missed chatting with him on his walks with CJ. Missed his sailboat in the lake, and missed puzzling over how his driveway never had so much as a flake of snow on it while the rest of us were buried in it. He was one good man.

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