BAKER, Robert
March 17, 2024

Bob Baker
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bob Baker, on March 17th ‘2024, at the youthful age of 81.
Beloved companion of 27 years to Nancy. Loving father to Stacy, supportive father-in-law to Mark, and the coolest “Pop Pop” to Dylan and Riley. Big brother to Lorraine, Barb (Rick), Ian (Michele), Alexis (Dick), Arlene (Norm) and Kim (Genie). Wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews, who loved him so.
In his early years, Bob was a caring and protective big brother, who enjoyed time with his family, joining in a sing along or two, and always wanting to be involved in cooking the turkey for Christmas dinner, or his famous Kraft Dinner and raw egg meals.
As he aged, some of his fondest memories were made at the cottage in Noyan with the Fitzpatrick family, where he shared friendships and memories to last a lifetime.
 Later, he shared a tight bond with the Mignacca family, where he was considered a big pillar of support and strength to Nancy, John and Evelyn.
In later years, Bob was happiest when hanging out with his boys, at one of the local pubs, either playing darts, watching football , soccer, or dancing to the tunes of the Black Cadillacs. There was never a Remembrance Day ceremony missed, as he would take the day off to be present every year. During Covid, we wanted him to be careful, but he was adamant that he refused to live the last years of his in hiding and exclaimed with a laugh, “if it’s my time to go, I want to go out having fun!”
Bob was a wonderful father to Stacy, always ready to listen, supportive, funny and gave the best “Dad” hugs, which usually ended up in rough- housing.  He loved to tease Mark,  but would show his love by coming to watch baseball games, send daily email jokes and listening when needed.  As a grandfather, he excelled at sloppy kisses which would make the boys squeal when they were young, and as they grew, he kept them on their toes with his crazy ways, humour, and unconditional love for them. He always showed up, whether it be on the weekend, a weeknight or to one of their games. His presence was strong and always felt.
Anyone who got the chance to spend time with Bob was drawn in to his exuberance for life and would agree that he just had a way about him. He loved big, was easy to smile, quick to laugh and somehow got away with saying or doing the craziest things.
There is so much we will miss about him, but his memory and legacy will live on through the many lives he has touched, those he laughed with and those he loved.  He will never be forgotten.
A celebration of life will be held at Kelly’s Ye Olde Orchard Pub, on Saturday April 13th’ 2024 from 12:00pm- 5:00pm. Please come by to share your memories, have a laugh, and raise a pint in Bob’s name. https://www.yeoldeorchard.com/kellys
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity close to Bob’s heart:
The Muscular Dystrophy Association https://www.mda.org

Celebration of Life

Kelly’s Ye Olde Orchard Pub

88 Donegani Pte Claire H9R 2V4

Saturday April 13th 2024 - 12pm-5pm

15 responses

  1. Patty & Howard

    March 29, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    Bob was a wonderful guy , lived a wonderful life and will be missed for sure by so many and especially you , Stacy! May your loving memories sustain you over this very sad time and soon replace your tears with smiles!

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  2. Bob Johnston

    March 29, 2024 at 2:55 pm

    He was like a cousin to me growing up together. We lived life and had so many memories that I will cherish until we meet again.my friend. RIP my dear friend.

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  3. Shani

    March 29, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    He lived and loved large. He LOVED his family. Would share how proud he was of his grandkids. He radiated when he spoke of Stacy, Mark and the kids. His love for was palpable. Always took the time to ask how I was, not just your casual “how are you” but with true heart and presence. He always made sure I knew he’d be there if need be and said how proud he was. His friendship to my mom and dad meant a lot to me. Especially for my dad when my mom passed. Bob was there for my dad to lean on during tough times and a his buddy every week at the pub. They made it a priority to be present for each other. He is missed and loved and what an honour to have shared some time with him.

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  4. With love, Mikaela Sievers

    March 29, 2024 at 5:44 pm

    The Sievers family are so lucky to have met Bob. He had a beautiful soul and knew how to cheer everyone up. He passed down all of his wonderful traits to Stacy, Mark, Dylan and Riley. Bob will be deeply missed by everyone. Thank you for always putting a smile on my brothers face:) Our deepest condolences to his friends and family.

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  5. Brent

    March 29, 2024 at 6:49 pm

    I’m proud to say that Bob was my best friend, there will never be another person in this world that could come close to how deep he loved, how friendly he was, how sympathetic he was, and how much he cared for the people around him. He loved his family with all his heart and mentioned it all the time. I still can’t believe he is gone but I can say he will be remembered by everyone that knew him. RIP Bob, until we meet again.

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    • Stacy Baker

      March 31, 2024 at 8:28 am

      He loved you very much Brent. ❤️

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  6. Terry Mailloux

    March 30, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    I remember Bob from working days at Canadian Hoechst. after retiring I met him again when he organized visits for he and I too another old Hoechst retiree at a senior home. He was a thoughtful man and one to enjoy a beer or more together. RIP Bob.

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    • Stacy Baker

      March 31, 2024 at 8:27 am

      Thank you for your special memories. It’s so nice for us to hear.

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  7. Susan Hall / Vancouver

    March 30, 2024 at 9:52 pm

    Very sad news! I knew Bobby from my days at Hoechst Canada in Montreal. He always had a smile and something nice to say. The last time I saw Bob was at a Hoechst reunion and he was just the same, having a good time and interested in everyone who attended. I think he was retired at that time or maybe working somewhere else, but that evening he announced ‘It’s Bobby time’. We all knew what he meant, it was time for family and friends and perhaps to take a step back from work. He was a very special friend and colleague. How lovely to read about his personal life with family and friends.

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    • Stacy Baker

      March 31, 2024 at 8:27 am

      Thank you for these memories Susan. We love hearing them.:)

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  8. Corey Richardson

    March 31, 2024 at 11:36 am

    I remember Bob from the early Hoechst days. He had my father, Curlan, were close and shared many a laugh together. That entire distribution team was a fun, close-knit unit. To Stacy and the rest of the family, may every memory serve as a blessing.

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  9. David Giroux

    March 31, 2024 at 12:10 pm

    RIP Uncle Bob; one of a kind taken way too early. Love you!

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  10. Cuno Bergner

    April 1, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    My condolences

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  11. Cuno Bergner

    April 1, 2024 at 1:09 pm

    I have fond memories of Bob Baker. We worked together at Hoechst Canada Inc in Montreal. We imported and distributed industrial chemicals. I got to know Bob and Ian Macfarlane as well as Bill Brown, Denis St Jules, Nancy Mignatta and many others.
    We had a great team work going until our customers were sold or closed and we lost contact with each other.
    My wife and I moved to Eastern Ontario for retirement. I worked for Hoechst for 35 years and with Bob for about 15 years. These were great years for all or most of us. May Bob rest in peace, he was a valuable colleague. CUNO BERGNER.

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  12. Joel Ramsay

    April 18, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    On behalf Joel Ramsay, Chantal Kim and Alex, we send our deepest condolences to Stacy and Mark during this difficult time. I will think of you and your families in my prayers.

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