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Date of Passing: Sep 06, 2017

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JOHN LEITH BAIRD Peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Health Sciences Centre, John Leith Baird, aged 72 of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away. Left to cherish John's memory are his wife Hughene Baird; children, Shelley Johnson (Neals), John Jr., Bruce (Denise), Marcia Smith (Dale); and grandchildren, Austin, Kendra, Erik and Sara. He was predeceased by his parents, Leith and Eileen and his brother Robert. John's career of 35 years at Bristol Aerospace started as an Engineer and progressed to Director Propulsion Products (Black Brant and CRV 7) and Director - Rockwood Plant. John loved his family deeply and he enjoyed sharing his passions of travelling and cottage time with his family. Other activities that John liked were curling at the Charleswood Curling Club, golfing at Breezy Bend CC (where he was known as the Minister of Defense/Rocket Man), lunches with the Boys at the Legion and spending summers at his cottage that he built 45 years ago. The family would like to thank the paramedics, all the doctors and nurses from the Neurology and SICU departments at the Health Sciences Centre for the excellent care that John received. In accordance with John's wishes, cremation has taken place. We will be celebrating John's life with a private family gathering at his McHappy place (cottage). In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, they may make a donation in John's memory to Diabetes Canada, 401-1 Wesley Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4C6 or a charity of their choice. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665 John would say "Raise a pint and remember me as you last saw me."
Publish Date: Sep 9, 2017

JOHN LEITH BAIRD On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, John died at Health Sciences at the age of 72 years. A longer obituary notice will follow. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665

Publish Date: Sep 8, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 09, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Sorry to hear of John's passing. We had many good memories in those early years at the cottage. Please accept my condolences. Jim - Posted by: Jim McIlroy (Friend) on: Sep 12, 2017

  • Hughene thinking of you in this time of sadness. Janet and Rob - Posted by: Janet and Rob Woodley () on: Sep 10, 2017

  • Hughene, Our Sincerest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. - Posted by: Rosa Pesce () on: Sep 09, 2017

  • HUGHENE, my heart goes out to you and yours at this sad time. I know that John was good to you and for you but I also know you are strong and will go on, even though your life will definitely change. Know that I care and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Luv you, girl. Hang in there. Will see you in October. Hugs, Arlene. - Posted by: Arlene Farebrother (Friend of Hughene) on: Sep 08, 2017

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