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Wilbert Baker Obituary

BAKER, Wilbert Armstrong (Bert) Died peacefully at the Hilltop Manor, Merrickville on Saturday, November 8, 2008, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Mildred Baker (nee Wilson). Cherished father of Siobhan Baker, Lanark and Shelagh Baker, Toronto and father-in-law of Steve Davis, Lanark and Alan Torrance, Toronto. Dear grandfather of Lachlan and Callum Torrance, Toronto. Son of the late Ivan and Leafy (nee Dizzell) Baker. Predeceased by his sister Muriel Park. Bert was well known and respected for his personal ethics and values. Throughout his life he cared deeply about the welfare of other people, animals, and the natural environment. His actions embodied those of a "good Samaritan", demonstrating extreme generosity to animals and his fellow man. He has set a good example for all of us to follow - he will be greatly missed.Visitation at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday, November 11 from 2 - 4 and from 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services at the Lannin Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 12 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception downstairs at the Smiths Falls Legion across the street. Private burial service at a later date. In memory of Bert, donations to one of the following charities would be appreciated. Parkinsons Society of Canada 1-800-565-3000; Big Sky Ranch 613-258-7118; or Lanark Animal Welfare Society 613-283-9308
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Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 11/11/2008

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