Alex Baird of South Mountain, Ontario passed peacefully on July 19, 2021, with family close by. He is survived by his children Brenda (Michael), Karen (William), Brent (Patti), Darlene (Michael), Roseanne (Michael) and their mother Elizabeth; his loving partner Beth and children Nicholas (Alecia) and Jennifer (Shawn); and grandchildren Tina, Melanie, Daryl, Mark, Eric, Kimberly, Joshua, Angela, Amanda, TJ, Josie, Jennifer, Steven, Skylar, Alexandra, David, Brady, Natasha, Owen, Brielle and his twenty great grandchildren.
A private funeral service is being held at Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain for close family on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Following the funeral service, a private burial service will take place at Spruce Haven Cemetery.
Alex was a farmer and avid equestrian, who brought his family together through stacking hay, sleigh rides around his farm and practical jokes. His work ethic was second to none, whether it is breaking horses, picking stones, splitting wood or working the fields, he never missed a hard day’s work. He lived for his family and loved spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. His quick-wit and charisma left everyone he touched with a smile on their face and a stitch in their side.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ottawa, www.heartandstroke.ca. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com