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Scott Baker

October 15, 1965 - September 8, 2013

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Memories that last

Over the past few days, family and friends of Scott Baker have gathered around the table in their home where most of Scott’s business was done when he wasn’t on the road at some far-flung place. The phones have barely stopped ringing as people called to offer their condolences and to remember the special way in which Scott touched their lives. Many people had similar thoughts as they remembered Scott. He was very loyal. If you were his friend, he was always going to be there for you. You could count on him. You could confide in him. He was like the brother his friends never had. Those who worked with Scott called him a ‘genius’ when it came to problem solving, fixing things and overcoming obstacles. Scott was a problem solver with machinery and in life. He was a real McGyver and could get out of any fix. He could fix anything. He was a true Renaissance man. He could turn his hand to any task. He was confident and fearless. He could do almost anything. He was also a natural leader, not a follower. He ran for Mayor because of his frustrations with the municipality. He wasn’t one to just complain. He had to do something about it. He wasn’t content to just sit. He had to act. Everyone remembers Scott’s humour. He was the original ‘wild and crazy guy’. He was a practical joker and didn’t mind at all if the joke was on him. Scott was a fun guy to spend time with, always full of life. “We all lived vicariously through him,” said a friend. Another said: “I will always think: “What would Scott do’ in a situation?  Scott was so down to earth. He liked working and wasn’t too good to fix a fence or chase a pig. He never felt he was better than someone else. He was never pretentious. The love Scott had for his family – April, Jordan, and Sacha –  drove him to pure genius. He worked day and night to give them everything they could possibly want and then some. Family was always at the centre of Scott’s world. He adored his son, daughter and April and was always talking about the kids.  Scott had a huge heart and in his death, he made the ultimate donation, giving his organs in order to give life to five other people.

 Scott left behind his beloved wife, April Miller, and children Jordan Miller and Sacha Baker. He is also survived by his mother Barbara George and father Keith Baker; his sisters Tamara Wambolt and Lisa Gosselin, three nieces, one nephew, cousins and a large circle of close friends including Brad, Bruce, Eric and all the others… you know who you are.

 There will be a Celebration of Life at the property in Chemainus on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m. at 3137 Henry Road. Drive past the house and go through the large main gate. Dress casual and have a great afternoon. It would be nice if everyone who comes bring some good stories that made us laugh so hard together. Please bring photos and written stories to leave with the family so April, Sacha and Jordan can have those memories in the years ahead.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation on behalf of Scott Baker to North Cowichan for its ever increasing debts..

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Marilyn LaPierre
Relation: Through his mother - Barb

What a lovely tribute to a great and generous man, someone to be very proud of indeed. His life was short, but he seems to have lived it well.

From: Colleen Stephenson
Relation: Frends of Scott's mother, Barb

Barb, we are so sorry to hear about your son, Scott. Please know that we are all thinking of you and including you in our prayers. Take care.
Sincererly, your friends at the book club.

From: Nina and John Gnap
Relation: Lisa and Mitch Gosselin

We wish to send our sincere condolences to Scott’s family. Scott’s sister Lisa has always talked about her brother and his flying adventures. He will be truly missed but also remembered and admired by people he had never met. My husband John and I (Nina) are just two of those people. Our prayers go out to the entire baker families

From: Rob Borovsky and Lisa Yano
Relation: Stepson of Keith Baker

Our sincerest condolences go out to the Baker family. May God bless you all with strength to get through this difficult and sad event.

Although I have not met Scott, (rather I have heard nothing but inspiring accounts about him from Keith and my mom), his gift of life to five other people exemplifies the true nature of his amazing and caring character and spirit.

We will keep Scott and your family in our prayers.

God Bless…

Rob Borovsky and Lisa Yano (in Calgary)

From: Nina and John Gnap
Relation: Lisa and Mitch Gosselin

We never met Scott but feel we know him through his sister Lisa She spoke of his flying and of the special “flight” in the air he gave them about a year ago. Lisa was very proud of her brother, the pilot. He’ll be missed but remembered always, even by people he never met.

From: Frantisek Pech and people from Slovakia
Relation: From my sister Anna Borovsky

It’s a big loss. In these days we should meet in Slovakia. We mourn with you. God bless you.

From: Kevin Kempe
Relation: friend of Scott's sister Lisa

All my condolences to Scott’s family. Though I never met him, I know through his sister Lisa and other family how much he touched others. It is comforting to know 5 other people now have the chance to live and from this obituary it is obvious how much he will be missed.

From: Lorinna, Joe, Nicholas and Alexandra Borovsky
Relation: Family of Anna and Keith Baker

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Anna, Keith and his family during this time of profound loss. Scott will always occupy a special place in your hearts. By all accounts, Scott will be remembered not by his tragic passing, but fondly remembered by all that had the privilege of knowing him by his life’s deeds.

From: Dave and Fran Coombes
Relation: Cousin

To The Baker Family- Please accept our sincere condolences. We were so sorry to hear this sad news and our thoughts are with you all. Dave and Fran

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 21, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Residence
3137 Henry Road
Chemainus, BC Canada v0r1k4

3137 Henry Road
Chemainus, BC Canada v0r1k4

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