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BAKER, Etoyal “Toy” (nee Johnston)

December 17, 1926 – July 25, 2012

Etoyal “Toy” Baker (nee Johnston) of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the age of 85 years.

She was an avid and creative gardener. Toy was very supportive of the arts and dabbled in painting herself. She also travelled widely with family and friends.

Etoyal is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Nandin) Baker; son Greg Baker; granddaughter Jackie Baker; and grandson Dave Baker; and great-granddaughter Tavia Kenna MacArthur. She was predeceased by her husband Ron Baker in 2008 and eldest son David Baker in 1970.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Toy’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Etoyal Baker, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Dave and Marg Chalcroft :

    Our deepest sympathy to you Kathy and Greg and family. Your mom was a lovely lady.

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  2. Meagan & Drew Hughes :

    May she be at peace now. Jackie we are sorry to hear of your loss, we know how close you were with her.

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  3. Barbara Francis (Roxburgh) :

    To Nandin, Greg, Jackie, David. Many of my happiest childhood memories are of visiting with Auntie Toy and Uncle Ron: seeking the tortoise in the garden, listening to your mother/grandmother’s wonderful laugh and of course playing with you. Deepest sympathy.

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  4. Kay Jamieson :

    Toy was a much admired, gracious and loved cousin. Will miss her cherry voice and ready smile. Am glad her daughter Nandin could be by her side her for her last few weeks. Rest in peace friend.

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  5. Adarsa Lisken :

    When somebody passes I feel it is a sacred time. Thank you for this last of your many gifts, Mom. Thank you for being.

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  6. Leslie Molengraaf :

    To all of Toy’s loved ones, my deepest sympathy. These past 3 1/2 years of visiting with her a few times a month served as a good foundation for our friendship to grow and grow it did. I loved spending time with her, listening to her tales of travel and her stories of childhood as we sipped tea, snacked on treats, and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. I loved getting to know some of her family members as well as her friends. I also loved seeing her laugh which she did regularly. She was my pal and I will always remember her fondly and I miss her terribly.

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  7. Ian & Kathleen Watt :

    Kathy, Greg, Jackie and family please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. The last time we saw Toy was while she was still in the Foothills. She was her usual smiling self identifying the various pictures of family members she had with her. She continued to tell us that she thought she was going home tomorrow, and of course we always heard about Tavia. Toy was the most gracious woman we have had the pleasure to meet. Always positive, friendly and smiling. We have great memories of her.

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  8. Charlie & Shirley Rowat :

    Our sympathies are with you, Kathleen,
    Greg & family. We were privileged to have had your Mom & Dad as neighbours & good friends for the past 18+ years. We shared many outings, laughs & wonderful
    times together. We will keep both of them in our Prayers.

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