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BAKER, Malcolm “Mac” Evan

March 10, 1921 – December 9, 2011

Mac Baker passed away in Calgary on December 9, 2011 at the age of 90 years.

Mac is survived by his loving wife Trudy, his four children Shelley Sproule, John, Andy (Diane) and Mike Baker, as well as his five stepsons Darryl (Lori), Kent (Patti), Scott (Valerie), Blair (Laura) and Duane (Twyla) Anderson. Mac also leaves behind his sister Jean Morgan of Lyndsay ON , his brothers Doug Baker of Calgary AB and Rod (Giselle) Baker of Sudbury ON, sixteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Beryl Hawkins and brother Clair Baker.

Everyone who knew Mac had the greatest respect and admiration for him, his loyalty, generosity, kindness and high integrity were evident in both his business dealings and towards his family.

A Celebration of Mac’s Life will be held at the Glencoe Club (636 29 Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Mac Baker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Jan & Randy Byrne :

    Trudy we are so sorry to hear about Mac’s passing, hope you have family with you at this difficult time. The lake won’t be the same without him, he was such a nice man. We will all miss him

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  2. I would like to express my condolences to Mac’s family on his passing. He was my “big brother” in Timmins, ON and beyond, blazing a trail for me through school and university, setting an example for me to follow. He leaves a lot of good memories. I’m thankful he is out of pain and resting in peace. Until we meet again, Doug.

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  3. Lindalu Forseth :

    We have just heard the news. Please know that you have mine and my family’s (Howard Forseth (deceased) deepest condolences during these trying days to come.

    We would be there if we could, however both Mom (Bette’) & I are unable to get back to Calgary at this time.

    Mac was a wonderful friend to my family and will always hold a special place in our hearts. He is gone, but will never be forgotten.

    Lindalu & Bette’ Forseth

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  4. Barber Shopping and summers at Shuswap will continue in his memory. Sincere condolences, Trudy, for you and yours. Mac was larger than life.

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  5. Judy & Wayne Becker :

    So sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. He was a very kind man and easy to talk to. We are thinking of all of you at this time. Our deepest sympathy!!

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  6. John and Laura Krill :

    Trudy and family. We are deeply sadened with your loss. Mac was such a caring and humble man who left a great impression on our family. He was the main reason why we became your next door neighbor in Sorrento, as he called it the best piece of paradise on the transcanada highway. We are forever grateful for his advice and will never forget him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. Caryn macLoghlin :

    My thoughts are with all of you…I have very fond memories of Uncle Mac…and am trying to concentrate on those at this time. Take care and all of the best to you all. Caryn

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  8. Bob and Nola Rintoul :

    Trudy,

    Nola and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Mac was a great guy with an impecable sense for principals and propriety. He also had a great sense of humour.

    Bob & Nola Rintoul

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  9. Mac was the Party Chief of The Geotechnical Foreign Corporation Party 11 in Grimshaw, Alberta. He hired me in August 1950 and was instrumental in launching me onto a potential career path far beyond my young expectations. All the good things ever said about him are true, in my experience. He was a role model for all who knew him.

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  10. Sincere sympathies to Trudy and all of the Baker family. I will miss my kind and gentle Uncle Mac. He was a beacon of light to the people around him. I am reminded of the embroidery at Shuswap:
    “The Moving Finger writes: and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”
    The Rubaiyat of Omar Kayyam
    I will cherish the memories with love,
    Cynthia

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  11. To Aunty Trudy Baker and Family,

    We have just received the news that Uncle Mac passed away on December 9th. Please receive our heartfelt condolences. May you know God’s peace in a special way at this sad time.

    With love, Nancy & Don Hewison, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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  12. Uncle Mac was wonderful–kind, generous and always fun to be with. I owe him everything–really! He introduced my Dad to his sister Jean (my Mom) !
    We will all miss him here but I’m sure there are goose-bump raising chords being rung in Heaven now they have that true tenor with them 🙂
    Pete & I send our love to all of you and our thoughts & hearts will be with you this weekend and beyond.

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  13. My love & sympathy is with Mac’s wife, family & friends as you celebrate Mac’s life. It all started in Timmins, ON with our hard working parents, Vaughn & Mabel, whom we all loved dearly. We thank Mac for all his kindnesses to make their retirement years more comfortable!
    I wish I could be with you all to relate some tales of Mac’s formative years. He was 2 years my senior–so his boyfriends were my boyfriends, and my girlfriends—–! So we had lots of fun 🙂 Mac never changed in work or play.

    Rest in peace, Mac. I will love you dearly always and can already hear a heavenly Barbershop chorus being formed with that lovely tenor voice!!
    Your kid sister,
    Jean Morgan

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  14. Stan and Toni Kurczynski :

    Just a note to let you know we will miss you Mac. We shared some great times together at the Makaha Towers. You and Trudy leave us with many fond memories.

    Stan and Toni
    Anchorage, Alaska

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  15. Rod & Gisele Baker & family :

    He had a great life…..from his paper route in Timmins to his last days at Schuswap. We have many great memories of our get-togethers and he shall certainly be missed.
    Our prayers go with him.

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  16. Paul and Eileen Daniels :

    Dear Trudy

    Our thoughts are with you today. Love and condolences to you and the boys. Trust you are doing OK.

    God Bless

    Paul and Eileen Daniels

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  17. Mike & Anne Rogers :

    Trudy and extended family,
    We were so sorry to learn of Mac’s passing away. Please accept our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

    Mike & Anne Rogers

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  18. Kim and Marnie Sorensen :

    Everyone always spoke highly of Mac and it was obvious he was well respected and loved. He was always enthusiastic to enter a discussion and share his thoughts on any subject. He will be missed by everyone… please know that we wish we could be there, but our thoughts and prayers are with Trudy and family on this day of celebration.
    Kim and Marnie Sorensen

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  19. Colleen Benedict Hubbard :

    I am sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man. I am the daughter of Jay Frank Benedict from
    California U.S.A.

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