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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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.