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BAKER – Ida Ada

October 12, 1923 – April 13, 2011

Ida Baker, beloved mother and mother-in-law to Robert and Cathrine Baker of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the age of 87 years.

Ida was born in Nottingham, UK. She served as an RN during World War II and was later a manageress of a furrier shop. Ida and Bill immigrated to Canada in the early 1990’s to be with their only son Rob. They resided in Didsbury, then following Bill’s passing, Ida moved to Calgary.

Ida is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Robert and Cathrine, three sisters Freda, Georgia, Noreen and families all of the UK.

She was predeceased by her husband William “Bill” Arthur and her brother Reg.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Ida Baker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Debbie ,Mark and Adam Bell :

    To Rob and Cathy
    So very sorry about Ida, I will miss my regular chats to her on the phone,and will be thinking of her and you on May 5th.
    Will miss you Auntie Ida, you will always be in our hearts
    Love from your Niece Debbie,Mark and Adam in Nottingham UK

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  2. Brian & Kathy Dempster :

    We have very fond memories of Ida both in the UK and Canada,we shall miss her. She always maintained contact with her family in England and was cheerful, amusing and a joy to know. She was especially proud of her son Robert, to whom we extend our deepest sympathy, together with her daughter-in-law, Cathy.

    Forever in our thoughts, may she rest in peace.
    From the Dempster family

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  3. Georgia Sutton :

    To my beloved sister Ida,
    Will miss my weekly phone calls “my duck”! You will always be in my thoughts and in my heart forever.
    Will be thinking of you Rob and Cathy on Thursday.
    Love always

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  4. Rob,
    My sincere condolences on losing your “Mother”. You were the only thing she lived for and she loved you unconditionally. Ida was my other “Mum”, she was in my life for nearly 40 years, I loved her and already miss her very much. Ida was loved by so many people.

    Being an “only child” is very devastating when you have finally lost the last of your immediate family and it feels very lonely. Thursday will be a very trying time for you and I can definitely relate to that, and hope that Ida is now at peace and has joined the love of her life, your Dad, Bill and everyone else.

    When someone is taken from us, they are never truly gone for they live forever in our hearts and minds of those they loved and of those who love them. Hold those memories close….

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  5. Rob and Cathy
    I have only just heard about Ida and I am so sorry. Gran (Freda) has just told me. I am sorry that we have lost touch but I would love to speak with you both.

    Take care, all my love Emma xxxx

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