Posted: January 27th, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, and grandfather LAWRENCE ROBERT BAKER on January 24th, 2016.

He was predeceased by his parents George and Renee Baker and is survived by his wife Marilyn, his daughters Jaylene and Jodi, his 4 grandchildren Kristen, Cassidy and Cayley Fournier, and Jayden Baker, and by his brother and sister Raymond Baker and Arianne Baker.

Lawrence was born and raised in Medicine Hat and moved to Lethbridge in 1972 to attend the University of Lethbridge after 3 years at the Medicine Hat College. He played basketball for the Rattlers and the Horns and was a fierce inside competitor earning him the nickname Ox. He taught and coached for over 30 years in Lethbridge until his retirement. He enjoyed Men’s slow pitch, competing in the World Senior’s Games for 19 years.

There will be no public funeral services by his request. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Cancer Society or to Jumpstart and/or Kidsport so his legacy of helping athletes may continue on.

Christensen Salmon Generations

Funeral Home, Lethbridge 403-382-3601

6 Condolences for “BAKER”

  1. Paula evans says:

    Mr. Baker was my SS teacher but also my BBall coach. I had no confidence in myself and no one believed in me. He did. He made me into a pretty good player and a good person. He had an impact on many lives and will be missed!


  2. Sharlene Getz says:

    Marilyn and family,

    We extend our deepest sympathy to You, Jaylene, Jodi and families, we were very saddened by the news of Larry’s passing. Our families send our prayers.

    Love From the Getz Family,

    Aunty Annie, Sharlene, Marianne (Darren) Vic (Karen) and their families.

  3. Romy Gott says:

    Marilyn,Jodi and Jaylene, both Michael and myself are so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. Larry brought a bright spark to my working days at Milne Pritchard and was a true friend and colleague. He will be sorely missed but we have our fond memories.

  4. Paul Stevenson says:

    HJH was a special place to work with a group of teachers who made it so good. Larry was one of those teachers.

    I admired and considered him a friend. He had a great sense of humor and fun as well as being a heck of a ball player and coach.

    My deepest condolences to Larry’s family.

    Paul Stevenson

  5. Wayne Erickson says:

    Larry was a tremendous person who devoted a lot of his time to the students in his classroom and the players on his teams. I marvelled at his devotion to others and compliment his family on having the understanding to allow Larry to have the time to work with others. He was a great person and will be missed. Wayne Erickson

  6. Bill Sailer says:

    Larry took us rookies under his wing, on to win the 1959

    Medicine Hat Kinsmen Pirates City Championship. A big fella

    who roamed centre field, and hit the ball a mile ! R.I.P. buddy.

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