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BAKER, Ronald George Lewis

February 16, 1948 — December 21, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald George Lewis Baker (Ron) announces his passing on December 21, 2018 peacefully at home and surrounded by his loving family, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ron was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and colleague.

Ron will be deeply missed by his loving wife of over 36 years, Susan; his sons, Matthew (Mary) and Chad (Monica); his grandchildren, Jon, Samantha, Emily and Ben; his sister, Lauren Embury (Michael); sisters-in-law, Heather Jack (Stuart) and Patricia MacDonald; and brother-in-law, Richard MacDonald (Samantha) and their extended families. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Sidney George and Rhona Adele (nee Bibby) Baker.

Ron was born and raised in Kamloops. As a graduate of BCIT’s Broadcast Communications Program, Ron made good use of his education and skills in his work with BC Tel, Telus and Stentor and particularly enjoyed his national role as Director of Stentor’s Innovation Centre. In retirement, he was proud of his volunteer work in Thailand to support the Akha hilltribe children and of his 5 years in China. As the husband of a physician, he showed remarkable patience and compassion for the needs of patients and their families.

Ron was a man of great integrity with deep caring for family and friends. He will be remembered for his amazing culinary skills, quick wit and endless curiosity about life. He showed a strength throughout his lengthy illness that was inspirational to those who knew and loved him. He will be truly missed.

The family would like to send heartfelt thanks to Drs. Mike Purdon, Mike Humphreys, William Mackle, Joshua Wiesenthal and Stephan Ferreira; the Vernon Cancer Centre; IH Community Ambulatory Treatment; and Palliative Care nurse Deanna and the Palliative Care team in Kelowna.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Cremation has taken place.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Service
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Location
Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for BAKER, Ronald George Lewis is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC

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Condolences

  • Elise says:

    Oh Sue…..I am sending my love to you and to your and Ron’s family.

  • Becky Temple says:

    Best wishes to Susan and family in this difficult time. I met Ron only once or twice but know that anyone loved by Susan as he obviously was, must have been a special man.

  • Peri says:

    Sue – I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.

  • Derek & Donna Hall says:

    Our deepest and sincere condolences to Sue and all of Ron’s extended family.

  • Heidi Lussi says:

    Sue, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I knew Ron for only a short time but truly enjoyed talking to him whenever I saw him. My thoughts are with you.

  • John Sara Sally and Robert Wheelhouse says:

    Sue we are so sorry to hear about Ron, we have spent many hours looking at our photos of you both.we have so many good memories of our time spent with Ron,from the funny walk with sally to the crab nipping him with Robert. and many many more.
    Happy memories our thoughts are with you on Saturday
    Lots of love
    John Sara Sally Robert
    xxx

  • Caroline and Dave Simons says:

    Dear Sue and Family,
    Our condolences to you at the time of Ron’s Celebration of Life. We have many fond memories of times spent together, in Beijing, Thailand, BC, and Boston. We are thankful for his friendship. Dave especially enjoyed bicycling around Beijing with Ron, and having coffee and lunches together. We’re sorry we’re not able to attend the Celebration but hope to be able to keep in touch in the future.
    Dave and Caroline

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