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FRANK BAKER

Born: Aug 27, 1925

Date of Passing: Mar 01, 2017

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FRANK BAKER In loving memory of Frank Baker, who passed away suddenly on March 1, 2017, in his home at Concordia Place, at the age of 91. He was predeceased by his mother Edith, Father Charles, Sister Zelie Player and Brother Neil. Frank will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years Doreen (nee Sutherland); his children, Marie Delisle (Denis), Doug (Dawn), Rod (Paula) and Steve (Kim); his eight grandchildren, Kevin (Sherri), Dayna Green (Jonathan), Lindsay, Stephen (Cindy), Erin Moser (Jordan), Kaitlin, Heather Harrison (Richard) and Jordan; his three beautiful great-grandchildren, Kylie, Sebastian and Lucas; his brothers, Bob and Gerry along with countless other extended family members and friends. Frank was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on August 27, 1925. He was married shortly after serving his country in the Second World War, just short of his 21st birthday. A Canadian Pacific Railway man for almost 45 years Frank started as a clerk, finishing his career as Assistant to the Vice President of Prairie Region in 1985. Although there were many career accomplishments throughout his life, Frank's main focus was his family. His generosity, compassion, selflessness and love were always present. There is a song that was often sung around the Baker house that contained the line "To know me is to love me, I must be a hell of a man". Although the song was sung in jest, no truer words were ever spoken. If you knew Frank Baker, you loved Frank Baker. "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened" A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel on the main floor at Concordia Place, 1000 Molson Avenue. A special thanks to all the thoughtful and supportive staff of Concordia Place for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MS, Cancer or Arthritis Societies. Family and Friends wishing may sign a book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca Glen Lawn Funeral Home 982-7550

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 11, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • For Doreen and her family: I have just heard of Frank's passing and didn't realize how similar our backgrounds are. I was born December 9th, 1926 - another 'old man' in his 90's. Frank must have experienced the loss of lots of old friends while he survived. I don't have ANY old friends left that are older than Frank......... He was born in Moose Jaw and I in Regina. I started working for CP - summers - in 1946 and full time in 1850. I was in Moose jaw with Barney McNabb on that division as a Building Inspector and Frank was in the District Office with George Alexander - THAT was a LONG time ago but I remember Frank as a happy go lucky guy who always had a smile for you but may have serious business on his mind. He was a great help in acclimatizing me - a new graduate - to the CPR engineering department. I seem to recall meeting you, also, Doreen on the street near the office one day - with Frank - but I can't recall whether you were married by then, or not. Over the years, Frank and I ran into each other - once in a while - but we certainly got to know each other pretty well ! When I wound up in Winnipeg as VP - he knew me so well - he decided he might as well retire!!! My thoughts are with you - I am struggling with ANOTHER old friend's passing. All I can advise is - think of all the GOOD things, Doreen - you had a LOT of good years and you should have NO REGRETS !! With my very best and sincere good wishes ......... Charlie Pike - Posted by: Charlie Pike (CP Rail associates) on: Mar 14, 2017

  • Marie and family, I was truly sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I had never had the opportunity to meet him, but from the stories that were passed on, he was quite the gentleman. He will always be lovingly missed by your Mom, you and your brothers and the extended families. With deepest sympathy. - Posted by: Colleen Harper (friend) on: Mar 14, 2017

  • Frank was one of a kind as he always spoke with kindness, sincerity and thoughtfulness. There was never anyone at Canadian Pacific Railway that didn't think that Frank was a gentleman and always fair in dealing with fellow employees. He always knew how to host great parties and always so proud of his family. We all have lost a wonderful friend. Rest peacefully. - Posted by: Wayne and Joan Stewart (Friends) on: Mar 11, 2017

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