Dale Baker, beloved husband of Joyce Baker of Black Diamond, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 23, 2009, surrounded by his family, at the age of 74 years.
Dale was born in Swift Current, SK and lived on the family homestead near Pennant, SK until 1941 when the family moved to Medicine Hat, AB. His career in sales took him to numerous locations, but he and Joyce spent most of those years in Calgary before moving to Black Diamond in 2006. They spent many happy retirement winters in Phoenix, AZ and enjoyed many years of golf at Priddis Greens.
Dale is lovingly remembered by his high school sweetheart and wife of fifty-four years Joyce; his three cherished children, Brenda (Gerry) Johnson, Karen (Colin) Nemeth and Scott (Terrie) Baker; and his sister Grace (Don) Baillie. He was a beloved grandpa to eleven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Colin and Helene; sister Virginia; and niece Carol.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. A Family Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly the Sheep River Health Trust Home Care, c/o Bag 1, 717 Government Road, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0. Our family would like to thank the many nurses and doctors for their compassionate care throughout his last few weeks.
In living memory of Dale Baker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences