Ron Baker

 

Ron passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5th.  He was born in Keewatin, Ontario on January 16th, 1930.  Ron always told many stories of his youth and they were full of love and fun. He had his own boat and loved to fish. He played hockey and baseball with Keewatin and Norman in the senior baseball league. He married Ann Marshalok in 1950 and they built a home in Norman. Ron was always working toward the betterment of his community. He became involved with the Norman Community Club and was one of a group that was instrumental in constructing the first Community Club building and developing the Norman Beach into what is, even today, a very popular spot to, spend a sunny afternoon. Ron initiated the cub and scout program as well as minor hockey teams in Norman even driving miles to pick up players to fill up a team. Ron was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years and a devoted member of the St. Louis Church in Keewatin all his life.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was also a member of the Sunset Squares square dance club. He was an award winning wildlife carver.  He worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway for 42 years retiring as a conductor on the Via passenger train. He worked to establish and operate the Railway Museum in Norman and after retirement, he devoted much of his time to ensure visitors enjoy the Museum. He valued his friendship with fellow retirees and the members of the model railroad group. He was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Elizabeth, a brother Desmond and his sisters Doreen and Sheilah and his daughter Ronalee. He leaves behind his wife Ann, the love of his life for more than 67 years; sons Rick (Monica) and Wayne (Colleen), daughter Loanne, brother Dennis, grandchildren Bryson, Jody, Jordan, Allisa, Shane, Mandy, Laralee, Lexi, Jayme, Sheyanne, son in law Ian and granddaughter Kaylee, 8 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews and close friends. Funeral Services will be at St. Louis Church in Keewatin at 11am on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. We love you and will miss you so much.  Until we meet again...

 

Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.