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Date of Passing: Dec 12, 2004

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BERNICE MAE BAKER (nee LAST) Bernice passed away peacefully on December 12, 2004, after a long, hard fought battle with diabetes and all its complications. Bernice was born the eldest daughter of Rose and Ernest Last. Born and raised in Homewood, MB, Bernice was fortunate to have achieved many of her life's ambitions. Bernice left home at the tender age of 17 to begin her life's passion of teaching. Bernice taught throughout Manitoba for 14 years. Bernice married Donald Baker in 1953 - together they raised four children and anyone else who came to their door. In 1970 Bernice and Donald started a heating company called Custom Vac Ltd. They ran the business successfully for 26 years, until blindness forced Bernice to retire in 1996. Bernice was very involved in Red River Co-op, serving on the Board of Directors for 14 years as President, Vice President, Secretary, enjoying many friendships over the years. Bernice unselfishly did for others all her life. Bernice leaves to mourn Donald, her husband of 51 years; her daughter Patricia Henderson (Eugene); her sons, Clinton (Debbie), David (Bev), Brian (Denise); grandchildren, Melissa, Donald, Allison Baker; Justin, Brandon Baker; Matthew, Kaitlin Henderson; Melissa, Jennifer Martin. Bernice also leaves to mourn her brothers, Reg (Gwen), George; sisters, Roseanne (Walter), Frances (Grant), Olivia. The family wishes to thank Dr. Mauro Verelli and his team of very dedicated doctors for their 20 years of care and all staff of 5B St. Boniface Hospital. A very special thank-you to Seven Oaks Dialysis Unit - you went above and beyond, and we will always be grateful. A funeral service will be held in Carman, MB, on Saturday, December 18, 2004, 10:30 a.m., at the Grace St. John's Church, 80 2nd St. S.W. There will also be a memorial tea to be held at the Transcona Funeral Chapel, 1800 Day St., Winnipeg, MB, on Saturday, January 8, 2005, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 14, 2004

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • She loved being at the lake watching all the grandchildren playing going down to the beach and ball park to watch the August long weekend sports and water games. Yes her white diamond scent was always there. Welcoming no matter who you were or how long she knew you. Grandma B as we called her will always be in my heart and we have so many memories to share and keep with us forever. We love you Grandma B - Posted by: Allison (granddaughter) on: Dec 12, 2014

  • white diamonds, my grammy always wore it and its a scent i will never forget. grammy always welcomed everyone - Posted by: kaitlin henderson (grandaughter) on: Sep 02, 2013

  • She was a special lady who taught all of us "boys" some very important life lessons. Their home was always open to all of us and I know I share some special memories that I will always carry with me. Don, Brian and all the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Tom Cawson (Friend) on: Dec 15, 2004

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