BAKER, Dr. Gerald Ian - With great sadness, we announce the passing of Dr. Gerald Ian Baker. His death followed a year long battle with cancer, which he fought with dignity and courage. Gerald is the cherished son of Esther and the late Saul Baker, beloved husband of Nancy, and dear brother of Dr. Michael Baker (Barbara); adored and respected father and father-in-law of Drs. Andrew Baker and Ayelet Kuper, Drs. Jason Baker and Ellie Morch, Suzanne Baker and Christian Begin; and proud grandfather of Sam, Naomi, Will, Neige, Joa, and Noam. Special uncle to Jeff Baker and Dr. Jillian Baker and their families. In addition to his devotion to family, Gerald was dedicated to his work. Over the past 45 years, he has practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery, first in an office setting, later, full time, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto where, as chief of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, he served as teacher, mentor and administrator as well as surgeon. Gerald was admired and respected by his family, friends, colleagues, patients, students and staff alike. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services to be held on Wednesday, January 23, 11 a.m. at Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue (north of Steeles). Interment Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, located on Bathurst Street south of Steeles. Shiva 14 Wells Hill Avenue. In memory of Dr. Gerald Baker, if you wish, donations may be made in his name to The Leo Baeck Day School (905-709-3636 ext. 222).
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Published in the Toronto Star on January 23, 2013