BAIRD, Jean (nee McRae) . Passed away suddenly January 13, 2014 at the age of 70. Survived by her husband, William (Bill) Baird, daughters, Karen Maconachie (Sheldon Seager) and Alison Hampton (Scott) and grandchildren, Michael Hampton, Aidan Maconachie, Aylee Maconachie and Jonathan Hampton as well as many other friends and family. Jean was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the youngest of 3 and attended the Glasgow High School for Girls on a full scholarship. She then attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, studying both voice and piano. Jean taught music in primary schools before her children were born and piano from home afterward. After immigrating to Canada, she worked in real estate eventually managing a large Realty World office. When the girls were young she began working with Girl Guides of Canada and continued this work for many years, she was proud to be awarded the Silver Merit Award in 1999. Jean participated in square and round dancing and also travelled extensively throughout the world on vacation. A busy member of the Dogwood Seniors Centre, Jean was well known as the director of the Dogwood Songsters who will miss her leadership. . Celebration of life will be held Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 2pm, Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneral.com
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Published in The The Now from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2014