Howard - 99, Port Hawkesbury/Mulgrave
and formerly of Newfoundland, passed away on Wednesday, January
30, 2013, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
Born in Elliston, NL, he was a son of the late William
and Elizabeth (Cole) Baker.
Howard taught school up until 1939,
when he went as a radio operator with the Ferry Command during World War
II. He retired from Transport Canada after 35 years of service as an
Surviving are daughter, Dorothy O'Leary (Robert Welsh),
Mulgrave; sons, Lorne (late Beryl), Etobicoke, Ont; William (Shirley),
Gander NL; Howard (Ramona), Halifax; James (Shirley), Edmonton, AB; and
Keith (Janice), Mississauga, Ont; grandchildren, Sean O'Leary, Andrew
O'Leary, Daniel O'Leary, Roland Baker, Robin Baker, Richard Baker, Roxanna
Baker, Dean Baker, Yvonne Churchill, Lori Skinner, Leanna Spencer and Lisa
Baker; 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by his wife, Edna (Martin) Baker;
Special thanks to the staff at the Port Hawkesbury
Nursing Home for all their care and kindness to our dad.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held on
Saturday, May 11th at 10:00 A.M. from the Fraser Road United Church
Gander, NL. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Gander.