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Memories of Jim Baker

From: Garry Johnson
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father.  It wasn't until Brenda and Richard came to dad's visitation last night that we found out about your loss.  Your father was well known in the area and maybe both of our dad's will get a game of curling in, in the big curling rink above.  Thinking of you in this difficult time.
Garry and Joy


From: Pete and Lisa McKenzie
To Baker family, Sending our sincere condolences to you at the loss of your dad/grandpa.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you

From: Wayne and Isabell Dowling
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family at this sad time. Our love and prayers are with you all. May memories of good times remain with you always. Love Wayne and Isabell

From: Brian & Pearl Bumstead
It is with great sadness that we heard about Jim's passing. After seeing such a lovely family time over the Christmas Season on FB, it is so precious that you had that time together! To all the Baker family, we wish you peace knowing that Jim will always be alive in your hearts and minds. We, have many fond memories of being in association with you, whether through work, school or community - Listening to this video clip - Jim's voice reminds me of Willie Nelson! What a great memory! Blessings today and always, Pearl & Brian

From: Glenn and Judy Gray
Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. We will remember Jim as always smiling and having a twinkle in his eye. May the love of family and friends , along with the memories shared, bring comfort to you all at this time

From: Betty Lou and Glen Brough

Our very sincere condolences to Bonnie , Clayton, and the entire family on the loss of Jim.  We are thinking of all of you.

Betty Lou & Glen

From: Dieter-Mary-Lynn Fiest and Families
Thinking of you all - many memories to cherish - All our love


From: Stan Baker, Gail & Terry McCauley

Our deepest sympathies are with each of you during this time.  Many fond memories of Jim.  Great guy.  May the loving memories you have of Jim help you through the days ahead.

From: Penny
My dear friend Brenda and family 

I am saddened by the news of this dear man's passing.  He may be gone but he has left a foot print on the hearts of everyone who crossed his path. His music on this site is such a tribute to himself and those he loved.  I know he will be missed but never forgotten. May he rest in peace. I wish I could be there for his celebration but the miles between us are just too many. Take care of each other in this rough time ahead and give your Mama a great big hug for me. Love you forever Penny xoxox

From: Cindy and Brent McMullin​

Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Even though we never officially met your father, I feel like I knew him well just from hearing the many stories told to us by Brenda and Richard. He sounded like a true delight as a father, a fabulous entertainer, and his ambition and desire to achieve at his many talents. It is so hard to loose a parent but he has left you with such special memories to cherish forever! We look forward to seeing you at his Celebration for Life!

From: Gordon and Marion Smith family

Our condolences to all the families. The Angels have called Jim home and he's singing with the Angels. Hugs, Rosie

From: Randy and Sharon Vanwyck  (cousin of Linda)
Our sympathy to Jim's family.   May your memories of good times remain with you always.

From: Larry and Donna Croft
As old neighbours on hwy 10 we spent time at the Baker home. Always a good time and music. Jim played at my wedding and one of my sister's {Meloche}. Remembering Linda also she was a wonderful person. Love keeping in touch with this family.


From: James and Barbara McCleave
Great Guy, was fun curling with and against Jimmy.


From: Greg and Wendy Henderson

We would like to convey our condolences to Brenda Scott and to all her family on the recent passing of their father.  We hope their happy memories will provide comfort at this sad time.

From: John and Ruth Stil

Bonnie and family;  we are sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy.

From: Cam and Ellen Jefferson

Reading Jimmy's obituary brought back many fond memories of him and your family singing and having so much fun together.  The tradition has carried on with our get togethers, singing Conway Twitty, Kitty Wells, etc.We will always remember Jimmy as such a kind and fun loving man.  Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss


From: Eldron and Susan Ingraham

So sorry to hear about your loss; love and prayers going your way. May God be with you and your family at this difficult time.

Eldron and Susan Ingraham.


From: Chris Chisholm

Deepest condolences Cindy, Al & family. May your fond recollections sustain you at this time.


From: Deb Lumley Frost

So sorry for the loss of your father


From: Leslie Montgomery

So many fond memories of fun and full-of-life Uncle Jim.  Always a story to tell, a song to sing, and smiles and love to share.  My deepest condolences to Chris and Jamie and their families.  RIP Uncle Jim


From: Brian & Susan Martin

Our Condolences to all of Jim's Family. He was a wonderful soul and will be missed, by them and all who knew him.  Martin Family

From: Terry and Penny McKay

So sorry to hear of the loss of one great guy; many great memories at school and the lake

From: Pat Kay

So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim; will miss his smiling face when I visit Lee Manor. Sending my condolences and prayers


From: Mel and Debby Playter

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family.


From: Mark W. McComb

Jimmy Baker was a kind, friendly man and a great neighbour. He always had time to chat and always had a funny fishing or hunting story to tell. Jimmy was convinced that the more he paid for a golf club the better he’d be. The “Baker Public Pool” was always open to the neighbourhood. I hope that somehow Jimmy and Jammer (the Lab) are able to continue their adventures together....


From: George & Betty Macdonald

Our sincere sympathies


From: Judy McInnes

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.  Jim was a kind and fun loving man ;always with a story to tell.  I remember when Jim,  Linda, Chris and Jamie came for a visit to Port Alberni in their motor home.  I enjoyed my trips from BC to visit and catch up on what was happening with the Bakers.  Thanks for the strong coffee in the morning, caring so much for Linda during her illness, and sharing the stories of your youth and days working as a janitor where you were able to connect with friends and children of friends you had known throughout your life.  Rest In Peace, Jim....  Judge Judy (as he usually referred to me)


From: Karen and John Robson

We are so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family at this sad time. Please know you are in our thoughts.


From: Bill and Sandra
What beautiful memories of a kind and fun man!  A pleasure to have known and played with Jim. Swimming, ice fishing and sort-of golfing. RIP Jimmy. 


From: Doreen Peach and family
Our sincere condolences to Chris and Jamie and families. From Doreen, Edwin, Cheryl-Anne and Christine


From: Mary Schrock
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Jim's family.  We have so many fond memories of him on our visits to see Linda and Jim.  Rest in peace Jim. 


From: Francis and Aileen Wheildon
We would like to send our condolences to Jim's family.  Jim was a life long friend and good father to his family. We spent may wonderful hours together enjoying each other's company and musical talents

From: Howard & Ruth Anne Greig
Our sympathy to you and your family, Bonnie. Thinking of you


From: Denise Routenburg
Well I’ll never forget the fond memories of our days at H.C.C.S. We always loved to run into Mr. Baker;  Mr B ,whistling down the halls with the big push broom, always smiling and making us laugh . He always called me Dimples or Smily , or Blondie. He made our school feel safe and like a hug. He’d often be found with the other Mr B another favourite,  our awesome Phys.Ed Teach. They’d be cracking jokes or talking about the sports scores! He was a great guy, Jimmy . With much talent as his obituary states I’m sure he’s playing a tune in Heaven and there’s definitely a celebration there tonight! In celebration of a full life well lived , fondly in memory Mr . B!


From: Fred & Brenda Doherty

Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. Thinking of you all on the loss of your  "Special Dad"


From: Karen and John McLachlan

Sorry for your loss Brenda, Bonnie and family

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