December 28, 1932 – May 30, 2013
at the age of 80 years
Celebration of Life: June 7, 2013, 5:00 p.m.,
Seniors Activity Centre, 170-5th Ave S.E.
In lieu of flowers bring a story or two.
On Thursday, May 30 Baxter passed away after a long battle with Cancer. Baxter will be missed for his love of life, sense of humor and an amazing smile. Baxter had a passion for his job as an electrical lineman in Drumheller, Whitehorse, Vanderhoof, Nakusp and finally settling in Salmon Arm. After retiring from B.C Hydro in 1988 his next passion was driving his Motorhome to the Southern U.S & Baja with his wife and co-pilot, Alice.
He was predeceased by his daughter Valerie, brothers Kelly and Joseph, as well as sisters Betty & Isabell. Baxter will be dearly missed by his wife Alice of 57 years, his son Kelly (Barb) and grandchildren Jennica and Marshall, son-in-law, Jim as well as his siblings, Marion and Ken.
Dear Alice and family,
Just now read of Baxter’s passing…we have been away and I am so sorry to have missed the memorial service last evening…so wished I had been there. Baxter was one of ‘the boys’ at Hydro when I first worked there and we did have so much fun in the coffee room and at all the functions (good memories!). This next while will be hard for you but remember I am only a phone call away and if I can be of some help please call (250-832-4625)…would be nice to visit over a cup of coffee one day as we always were saying we would do!! Please take care and sending hugs your way.
Shirley-Ann and Burt
Dear Alice and family,
Just wanted you to know how sad we were to hear that Baxter’s twinkling eyes and laughter are no longer around. We were so lucky to have you for neighbours when our children were small!!!
My favourite memory was sending Faelan down to borrow an egg for pancakes one Saturday morning. He was about 4 years old and he didn’t come back and didn’t come back and finally I went down and he said we didn’t need the egg any more because you had fed him breakfast. Baxter laughed when he told me that Faelan had walked in, smelled the bacon and announced the he “did like dead pig sometimes.”
We think of his warmth and fun with great affection.
Sending hugs to you all,
Robin, Wayne, Faelan and Freya
p.s. attached a picture of Freya at her Grad last year. She just completed a year of college and got back from spending a month in Europe with her best friend. Faelan is close to finishing a degree in History at UVic!
Robin Higgins, M.A.
KSA/ Silver King and Tenth Street