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Born: May 24, 1953

Date of Passing: Sep 01, 2022

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts; we announce the passing of Lylene Baker. Lylene passed peacefully on September 1, 2022, surrounded by her family and friends. Lylene was predeceased by her parents Douglas and Eileen Scott, her father-in-law David Baker, and her sister-in-law, Pamela Buchalter.
She leaves behind her husband of 45 years, Les, and their children, Scott (Jessica) and Andrew (Jenn); her grandchildren, Logan, James, Lyla, and Zoey. She also leaves her sister, Cathy (Bruce) and brother, Grant (Roslyne), brother-in-law Jack (Karen), and mother-in-law, Gerry. She also leaves behind a niece, 4 nephews, and their children.
Lylene was born on May 24, 1953. She grew up and attended school in Transcona, where she made many close and cherished friendships, that remain intact today. She graduated from Transcona Collegiate in 1971 and went on to St. Boniface Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her RN in 1973. She began her career at the "old" Concordia hospital and went over to the "new" Concordia, where she was the head nurse in the Emergency Room. Lylene then moved over to Seven Oaks Hospital where she continued in the ER. She took courses in management and became a supervisor at Seven Oaks. Lylene finished her nursing career as a supervisor at Seven Oaks in 1997.
While at Concordia, Lylene met Les, a young paramedic, who quickly became "the love of her life". Lylene and Les were married in August of 1977 and spent 45 happy wonderful years together.
Lylene and Les started their lives together, living in Winnipeg, but within a year, they bought an acreage in Anola and Les built their "dream house". In 1983 they welcomed Scott David. Just 12 months and 4 days later Andrew Douglas was born and completed their family. Lylene, Les, and their boys enjoyed traveling. Their family traveled through all of Canada and quite a few of the United States, including a memorable trip to Hawaii at Christmas and an equally exciting, albeit a much colder, camping trip to Alaska.
Lylene enjoyed crafts, including stained glass work, jewelry making, and home decorating. She absolutely loved interior design and took great pleasure in decorating their home.
Lylene was always the "life of the party" and made everyone laugh with her ability to tell stories and jokes, a trait she generously passed on to Scott!! In addition to long careers in healthcare, Lylene and Les also embraced the entrepreneurial spirit with the creation of their successful sign company, "Signsareus". That spirit and skill were passed down to Andrew, now a successful business owner in his own right.
Lylene was well thought of by her family and friends. She treasured her time with Les, her boys, and her sweet grandchildren.
Her empathy, generosity, and heartfelt kindness will be missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to know her. We love you Lylene!
The family wishes to thank Dr. Hobson and the wonderful people at the Parkinson's Clinic for their care and kindness during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society Canada (memory) ( A memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 6, 2022, at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 03, 2022

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • W just heard of Lylene's passing. We'd like to pass on our sincere condolences. Les, and family, I wish for you the strength to survive this incredible loss. Though I did not her well, I remember how gracious she was to me when I was fortunate enough to be a guess in your home. A wonderful lady and a bright light is gone from our world. We are all diminished by her passing. - Posted by: Ken and Lorraine Decock (Neighbors, and friends of family) on: Sep 25, 2022

  • Les, Scott & Andrew, I am so very sorry for your loss! You were so blessed to be able to call such an incredible human being “wife” and “mom”!! Lylene truly was one of the most beautiful people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. She was a shining light and a ray of sunshine to all who were lucky enough to know her. I was welcomed into the “Lylene Circle” like I had always been there and I loved her instantly. The many years of the epic Baker Christmas parties were always the highlight of the season. Any time spent in her company was a true blessing filled with light and laughter and always memorable. I hope you take some comfort in knowing that she was so loved by so many and will be missed so much. Your beautiful memories will endure and she will live on in the hearts of all who loved her. My heartfelt condolences to all. Love Marie - Posted by: Marie Bailey (Friend) on: Sep 06, 2022

  • Condolences to Les and family. Lylene and I were nursing colleagues at SOGH. It was a pleasure to work with Lylene. - Posted by: Karen Lee (Friend) on: Sep 06, 2022

  • My condolences to Les and the family. Lylene was my colleague at SOGH. She was always a pleasure to work. - Posted by: Karen Lee (Colleague) on: Sep 05, 2022

  • Les and family - I was deeply saddened to hear of Lylene’s passing. Nothing can prepare your hearts for such a loss. I always enjoyed working with Lylene both in Emerg and when she moved into the supervisor position. She was very well liked and respected in both roles. We always knew she had our backs and the patients’ best interests in mind. She will be missed, but never forgotten. Wishing you and your family and comfort in each other at this sad time. - Posted by: Shelley Chuckrey (Nursing colleague) on: Sep 05, 2022

  • Lylene was one of the best Nursing Supervisors that ever worked in Seven Oaks. As a clerk in Registration, she treated me and all of us, with kindness and respect and always with a good dose of humor. Her laugh was infectious! So very sad to hear of her passing. May her memory be a blessing. - Posted by: Dorothy Parobec (Former co-worker) on: Sep 04, 2022

  • Les and family, Cathy and Bruce and family, Grant and Roslyne, we are so saddened to hear of Lylene’s passing. We cannot imagine your heartbreak at losing this bright light, Lylene was beautiful inside and out, kind, friendly and compassionate. We are sending our most sincere condolences. Hugh and Audry - Posted by: Hugh Letain (Family In-Laws) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Lylene was a dear friend to me. We met at the old Concordia 49 years ago and became great friends. We had so many adventures together. Travelling by car to Florida, a Cruise to the Bahamas, a trip across Europe, learning how ski, a course in stained glass just to name a few. After we were married Les , Lylene, Brian and I travelled to the east coast. Later with our children to the Black Hills . Fun times in Anola. Seven years ago we went back to Europe with our husbands , Cathy, Bruce , Jill and Steve. I have so many wonderful memories of our times together. Lylene was kind, caring, generous and always there for you. She was so much fun. Lylene, I will miss you terribly! - Posted by: Jane Mackinnon (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Such a beautiful person gone too soon. Les, my most sincere condolences to you and the boys and their families. Lylene was such a positive supportive influence when I worked at 7-Oaks by encouraging me thru the paramedic application process. Then I worked with Les on a few occasions. She will be fondly missed. I’m sure you will all feel her presence every day . God bless. - Posted by: Patti Larson (Co worker of Lylene , then Les ) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • I met Lylene as a nursing colleague and we maintained a friendship of almost 40 yrs. She was kind, thoughtful, loving and always made everyone laugh. A wonderful and compassionate nurse and a genuinely wonderful human. I am deeply saddened to lose such a dear friend, but know she is at peace. My deepest condolences to Les and the boys and their families. - Posted by: Rose and Rob Dziadekwich (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Les it was a great shock to Joanne and I to read about Lylynne’s passing . I remember when you were building and how proud you were of her works . Even though it has been a while since seeing the two of you I have thought of you many times . Blessings to you and the boys ! - Posted by: Bruce Hallmuth (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Les it was a great shock to Joanne and I to read about Lylynne’s passing . I remember when you were building and how proud you were of her works . Even though it has been a while since seeing the two of you I have thought of you many times . Blessings to you and the boys ! - Posted by: Bruce Hallmuth (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Les and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Lylene’s passing. Although I only met her a couple of times, I was touched by her sweet nature and the obvious adoration you had for each other. I hope you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you created together. - Posted by: Donna Greening (Parkinson Canada office in Winnipeg) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • My sincere condolences Les and Family, May she Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Nuno Camara (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

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