John Dwaine “Joe” Baker
Passed away peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital with his family by his side on Monday, January 28, Joe Baker of Chesterville, in his 84th year. Loving husband of Helen Baker (nee Smith) for almost 60 years. Loving father of Jennifer Kelly (Danny), Gregory (Christine) and Emily Baker (Giuseppe Serraino). Dear brother of Sandra Misener (Ron). Predeceased by his parents Jacob and Clara Baker and his sisters Edith Chambers and Marlene Stewart. Joe will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Christopher Kelly (Corrine), Stacy Guy (Darren), Aaron Baker, Damon Baker, Gabriel Finch, Andrew Watchorn, Ryan Watchorn and great-grandchildren McKenna, Kaley, Jake, Luke and Jasmine. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Joe was raised on the family farm on Highway 43 south-east of Chesterville. He attended Chesterville Public and High Schools. Afterwards he worked at various jobs until he started at Nestle. He studied hard and received his certificate as a second class stationary engineer. Joe liked to fish, hunt, work in his vegetable garden and drink coffee and chat with his friends and neighbours. Upon retirement he was free to pursue these pleasures.
There will be no visitation. A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring at Maple Ridge Cemetery. Donations to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Chesterville would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. If you are making your donation online or by cheque directly to the charity, please include the following note with your gift “please notify the family”. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.