Posted: July 11th, 2016

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ERIC JACOB BAKER, of Lethbridge, AB, beloved husband of Patricia Joan Baker, passed away after a heroic battle with cancer on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the age of 71 years. Eric was born in North Sydney, NS. He moved with his family to Regina, SK, where he met and then married his beloved wife, Patricia, on January 16, 1965. He was a businessman and entrepreneur with a million and one ideas and a head for numbers. He was a member of various Rotary clubs and Mensa. In his earlier years, Eric loved playing baseball, football, curling and golf. He developed a special passion for golf which he continued to play well into his later years and was an active member of the Lethbridge Golf and Country Club. Eric loved travelling the world around, especially to tropical destinations. No one could sport a panama hat better than our big kahuna! He was an avid writer and reader and could often be found with at least one book in hand in a favorite chair at home or under a palm tree in some far-away paradise. Most importantly, Eric was an extraordinary husband, daddums, grandpa, son, brother and friend. All of his family and friends were more than fortunate to have had such a fun, loving, supportive and generous man in their lives, especially his grandson, Ethan, who was the light of his life. Despite heroic battles with many hardships and illnesses over the years, cancer ended up taking away our beloved big guy far before we were ready to let him go. We can’t wait to see him again when we face our own times to go as we know he will be waiting for us with open arms and a big smile on that beautiful, bearded face. In the meantime, we will miss him tremendously and cherish him always. In keeping with Eric’s wishes, there will be no service.

2 Condolences for “BAKER Eric”

  1. Louise Lumsden says:

    Sorry to hear this news, I remember Eric when he came to visit a long time ago, his presence was bigger then life. Our condolences to all of the Baker family. His cousins from the east coast.

  2. Kristin says:

    Sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. I met Eric the first time I got to cut his hair ! I was amazed at his love for travel , adventure and his family. He will be missed for sure , he was so generous with advice and time ! I admired him for all he stood for and his love for his family and how he took care of his sister . I got to meet Ethan in the hospital when I was up to cut Eric’s hair and have a quick visit. Ethan is a lucky little guy,I was able to hear of all Eric’s favorite stories of Ethan from the time he was born .
    My condolences to the whole family,
    Kristin Swihart

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