BAKER, Robert Allan
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August 6, 1947 - October 30, 2012
Sorrow fills us, as we say goodbye to Bob, cherished father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son and friend. Bob passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre with his family at his side, after heart surgery at the age of 65. Bob is survived by his children, Blaine Baker (Jo Anne MacLean) and Roberta-Charli (Darren) Biedermann; his grandchildren, Kayden, Soren, Jagger, Marley, and Presley; as well as his mother Irene Baker; ex-wife Lorraine Baker; brother Larry Baker; sisters, Sheryl (Dan) Wood and Noreen (Dennis) Kroetsch. He was predeceased by his father Allan Baker and sister-in-law Carol Baker. Bob was born in Fernie, BC, and moved to Red Deer, AB as a young child. He spent most of his younger years in Red Deer where he enjoyed football, hockey, hunting and friends. Most of his adult life was in Airdrie, AB, where he and Lorraine raised their family. Bob was very involved in all his children's activities, and loved to take them skating and skiing in the winter. Summers were spent at the beloved family cottage at Crimson Lake, AB, where he was the designated boat driver, waterski instructor, and campfire builder! In his most recent years, you would find Bob golfing or downhill skiing with friends, at the hockey arena with his grandsons, or out riding either his road or mountain bike - enjoying nature and a good workout. Bob was an admirer of all sports and participated in as many as he could. He had a kind heart, a willingness to help, and candidness that entertained all who knew and loved him. He will be missed so much. Funeral Service will be held at LEYDEN'S Chapel of Remembrance (corner of 17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, 100, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 (Telephone 403-264-5549 or 1-888-473-4636, www.heartandstroke.ab.ca). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM (304 - 18 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB). Telephone: 403-228-4422.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Nov. 6, 2012