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John "Jack" Baker

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John "Jack" Baker

October 16, 1938 - January 19, 2022

Peacefully on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Betty (nee McGlennon). Loving father of John (Donna) and Peter (Leanne). Cherished grandfather of Sara, Heather (Mike), Crystal (Greg) and Dan. Great grandfather of Kaiden and Aliviah. Dear son of the late Walter and the late Ruth. Survived by his sister Jill and his nieces and nephews (Jane, Sam, Joshua, Joe and Lily, Sue, Steve, Hannah and Oliver and Jonathan, Aileen, Thomas, and Louise). Jack’s bigger than life personality, smile and heart will be missed by his family and lifelong friends (especially within the farming community and in England (Ron). A Celebration of Life will be held May 14th from 1 - 3pm in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, 30 King Street East, Cobourg. Donations to Parkinson Canada - Northumberland Chapter or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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PAUL SIMONSEN - February 10, 2022

Sorry to learn of your father’s passing. My father sure did enjoy his company. Often along side with the late Pete Newton. I last saw your dad the summer before Covid. He was with Ivan Moore enroute to Hoard’s station sales barn and looking forward to good meal there. Spirits were high and I remember thinking that it didn’t really matter where those two were going….it was going to be a great day. Sending our condolences, Paul and Anita

Bob Simpson - February 9, 2022

I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. My late wife, Colleen, & I knew Jack & Betty from Trinity United as well as many rousing nights of euchre at the Old School on Hwy 45. Jack & Betty were great people.

Eleanor and Ivan Moore - February 8, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Jayne porter - February 5, 2022

A good friend and neighbour in Hastings Rest In Peace

Gail Hughes - February 5, 2022

I am saddened to hear this news. So many fond memories of Jack and Betty at the Trinity United Church in Hastings. Jack's sense of humour and laugh were appreciated by so many. He will be truly missed by all those who knew him. Rest in Peace Jack.

Marcus Elia - February 5, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Mark & Jackie Diminie - February 3, 2022

John, Peter Very sorry to hear about your dad. He was a nice man and I always enjoyed talking with him. Both your parents for that matter. I loved running the dogs and learning from him so many years ago. He will be missed. Mark & Jackie

Bev, Dean, Brenda Johns and Family - February 2, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

DAVID H HIBBARD - February 2, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

DAVID H HIBBARD - February 1, 2022

Peter, John and families. I was really sorry to hear of Jack's passing . Over the years we have had many dinners, visits and times we solved many of the worlds problems. A person who you could talk to about anything. I will miss him. Dave Hibbard

Jamie York - January 31, 2022

Hi John, Peter and families. Just came across your dad's obituary. So sorry to hear of his death. Great guy. They hardly ever missed church at Trinity United Hastings. Sure missed him and your mom when they left Hastings. Thoughts and prayers go with you. Rev. Jamie York

Sam Bradshaw - January 30, 2022

I was very saddened to learn of Jack's passing. He was a thoughtful, honest, kind and strong man, and a good friend.

Marian Davidson - January 29, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Jessica Vander Mey - January 29, 2022

I met this amazing man years ago when I worked for V.O.N. I looked after his lovely wife Betty. This family held a very special place in my heart. Walking into their home was like walking in to see an old friend. They were both so kind, welcoming and wonderful. While I no longer work in health care, both Jack and Betty remain my absolute favorite clients I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and caring for. I will always remember Bettys deep love for her boys and how much Jack loved watching Two and Half Men and how much he hated the Simpsons. Still make me laugh when I think about it. I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

Laurel Anderson - January 29, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Laurel Bennett - January 29, 2022

Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I send my condolences, my thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Murray Macklin - January 28, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Arthur and Nancy Dalgarno - January 28, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Lori Newton - January 28, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Derek & Lori Newton - January 28, 2022

There aren't enough words to express how sad we are to hear of Uncle Jack's passing. His love of life, kindness and larger than life presence will be greatly missed. Love to you all. Derek, Lori & Lochlyn

Jean Morrow - January 27, 2022

My condolences to Jack's family on his passing. Jack and Betty we're good neighbours and committed supporters of the Coburg Road Community Center.

Pat & Shelley Rutherford - January 27, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Larry Cann - January 27, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Larry& Sue and family - January 27, 2022

Sorry to hear of the passing of your father, we send our condolences and best wishes to you and all your family.

Larry and Lynne - January 27, 2022

Peter, Leanne, Sara and family--So sorry to hear of your loss. Jack was a wonderful man and father. We always loved driving up Hwy 45 and having a look at his beautiful cattle. We really enjoyed and are greatful for the time we spent with him.

Kelly (Moore) Andreoli - January 27, 2022

Jack has a special place in my heart as a great friend to my father, Ivan Moore. We used to joke about dad's "boyfriend" when they took in their weekly breakfast dates in Grafton as well as their day trips through the country side. You were never quite sure where they would end up when they left. My own daughters also had the pleasure of meeting Jack. Upon hearing of his passing my eldest, 14 year old Kassandra, recalled the day that she introduced her grandparents and Jack to tacos - a meal she had them while visiting her grandparents in Cobourg. She found it quite amusing to watch three "old people" (her words) eating tacos. Jack will be forever remembered as a great friend to my father and our entire family. My condolences to Baker family on the loss of a great man.

Kelly Andreoli - January 27, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Debbie Hackney /Leigh Reid - January 26, 2022

Sorry to hear of your loss Pete and family ..your dad has now set sail on the greatest journey ....may he RIP

Art and Velma Joynt - January 26, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Carol Fellman - January 26, 2022

Jack worked on our farm when I was growing up. Jack left a deep impression on me - hard working, positive, strong, funny, caring and authentic - the kind of human being I cherish. Those of us who knew him on a daily basis, knew he was one of those kind and beautiful people that are rare and precious in life. It was an honour to know Jack and Betty.

Murray and Lynda Macklin - January 26, 2022

Jack was teaching me about life as I grew up working next to him on the farm,he was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He was the strongest man I ever knew, paws like a bear, heart like a lion and gentle as a lamb. Lynda and I will miss him , until we meet again.

Debbie & Shawn McBride - January 26, 2022

Pete, Leanne & Sara, so sorry for your loss thinking of you all at this time.

Jane Sammells - January 26, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Michelle Wright (Diminie) - January 25, 2022

John, Peter & Families, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My Dad will miss him greatly. Especially their often road tours to the cheese/ chocolate factories in Campbellford. And God only knows what side roads they were always lost on. He will be missed by all. Sincerely Michelle Wright and Family

Jim & Donna Blakley - January 25, 2022

Peter & John & family. We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We always enjoyed his visits and Jim will never forget his handshake. Your dad loved to talk about antique tractors and that conversation could last for hours. Our sincere sympathy.

Bob and Irene Singer - January 25, 2022

We are deeply saddened to hear of Jacks passing,Our heartfelt condolences to his family ,we will remember him for the wonderful man we had the pleasure of calling our friend Sincerely ,The Singer Family

Blaine Darling - January 25, 2022

Peter, John and families , so sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you all at this most difficult time.

Laurie and Guy Lewis - January 25, 2022

Our hearts are with you at this time John and Donna plus all family

Karen Davidson - January 25, 2022

Dear John and Donna, Peter and Leanne, I really can't fathom that Jack has passed. I would rather think that he has "passed over" the farm stream to another pasture, deep in clover, ringed by a rail fence. This barrell-chested man was meant to be a person of the land, wrestling with cows and nature. He always had a great anecdote and the ability to share it with descriptive flourishes. Wishing all of you love and the peace of his passing over to another country.

Marian Davidson - January 25, 2022

We, the Davidson cousins, were saddened to hear of Jack's passing. You chose well, the picture for his memorial, because it shows so well his personality. Our last in-person visit was in June, when Jack came to spend some time with us on a sunny morning, when we could sit on the deck. We always enjoyed his drop-by visits. We'll miss those lively conversations. Sending love, Marian.

Lynda Oliver - January 25, 2022

Dear John and Peter So sorry for your loss. I have happy memories of Corktown with our good neighbours Betty and Jack and their cute, little blond boys living across the street - a lovely, happy family. Jack always seemed larger than life riding his bike back and forth to Port Hope everyday and he was the only person I ever knew with a Husky team - great, unforgettable memories…Thinking of you and yours. Lynda

Helen Lloyd - January 25, 2022

Thinking of you at this time Peter.Our condolences. Bob and Helen

Gary Jeanette Meers - January 25, 2022

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Gary & Jeanette Meers

Marsha Jones - January 25, 2022

I’m so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I have great memories of lots of laughter during visits with him and Betty. Our thoughts are with you. Cherish your wonderful memories.

Bruce Trotter and Lizza Sherwin - January 25, 2022

Pete, our condolences. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. A donation was made to Parkinson Canada in his name.

Erin Graham - January 25, 2022

John,Donna,Pete ,Leanne and family.. My most heartfelt sympathies extend to you all. I hope that you find comfort in this difficult time in the memories of Jack that you will forever hold close to your hearts. I will never forget his kind and gentle soul and of course his booming voice and chuckle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all❤️

susan harris 9 (BARTH) - January 25, 2022

Remembering Jack when growing up on Castle Hill near the Lang farm..such fond memories..great laughter ..he will be missed by many

Pat and George Rafuse - January 25, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss Pete, Leanne and Sara. He is reunited now with his Betty and is now pain free. Sending our love. ❤

Marlene and Ken Brown - January 25, 2022

Donna and John so sorry for your loss prayers are with you and your family

Jane Sammells - January 25, 2022

We are so sad to hear of Uncle John’s passing. We all hold such fond memories of spending time with him, in Canada when we were young, and in Yorkshire when he and Aunty Betty visited. We will miss him. Our love and condolences to John, Peter and families. Jane, Sam, Josh, Joe and Lily.

Jonathan Newcombe - January 25, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Jonathan, Aileen, Thomas & Louise Newcombe - January 25, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Our thoughts are with all his family. We have great memories of Jack (Uncle John as we called him) - from long walks in Yorkshire to lots of laughs and smiles. He was a gentle giant of a man and will be missed by all. Lots of love from Jonathan, Aileen, Thomas and Louise.

Anne and Paul Burnham - January 25, 2022

We are so sorry to read about Jack's passing. We knew him years ago and found him to be such a lovely man - well grounded and with a sense of humour. We pass on to the family our sincere sympathy at your loss.

Lisa Brak - January 24, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Lisa and Joe - January 24, 2022

Pete, Leanne and Sara We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies. Sending you lots of love and strength 💕

Scott & Erin - January 24, 2022

Johnny B and Donna - sending you our deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad. You are in our thoughts

Anne Brooks-Sowden - January 24, 2022

Donna, John and family, Wayne and I are so sorry for your loss, our sincere condolences.

Debbie Roy - January 24, 2022

Donna, John and family, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you during this time 💞

Eileen M Sheppard - January 24, 2022

Pete, Leanne and Sara, Thinking of you during this difficult time. Eileen and Mike

John and Ingrid Douglas - January 24, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss John and Donna. Our condolences to you and yours . May he rest in peace.

Eileen Sheppard and Mike Pronk - January 24, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Shannon Hewey - January 24, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Jason and Shannon Hewey - January 24, 2022

We were so very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Our thoughts go out to John, Pete and their families. Jack always had a great story and a hearty laugh, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Andy & Lee Carr - January 24, 2022

Sorry to hear of your dads passing Pete.

Jay Sherwin - January 24, 2022

Peter: Truly sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Jay Sherwin

BARB LANG WALKER - January 24, 2022

Jack came to our family's farm in Hamilton Twp. from England when he was a teenager. Jack's ready smile, his "whistling while you work", and optimistic attitude made him the person you most wanted to work alongside. My parents became Jack's parents in Canada and he affectionately called them Ma and Pa. I was very young when Jack first arrived at our place, but as the years passed I remember Jack always having a few minutes to help a person "learn things"...whether it be teaching me how to brush my teeth properly, or driving the tractor while others picked up hay bales and put them on the waggon. Not too long ago Jack and I had a good chat at a Birthday party... where he talked with a great deal of pride and affection about his sons, sister, and grandchildren. Jack will be missed by all who knew him! My deepest sympathy to all family members

Barb and Bruce Voycey - January 24, 2022

Pete, Leanne and Sara , we are very sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts are with you . The Voyceys

Mark & Kathy Gordon - January 24, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada - Northumberland

Howard & Cathy McCann - January 24, 2022

John, Peter and families; With great sadness Howard and I learned of our dear friend, Jack's death. His hearty laugh and optimistic attistude will long be remembered by many. He had a great circle of friends and he was always interesting to talk to...and you always felt better after his visits. I will never forget the day 17 year old, Jack arrived in Canada to work on my dad's farm north of Cobourg. It was mid July and Jack wore a heavy duffle coat which he soon changed to a pair of shorts and a T-shirt. We have been friends for more than 60 years and we will cherish many fantastic memories. Take care and remember the good times we all shared. Cathy (Lang) McCann

Gord Thompson - January 24, 2022

Pete and family. Sorry for the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you.

Jaine Klassen Jeninga - January 24, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Colin Carrie - January 24, 2022

So sad ! Have many great memories with Jack [ at work - as a neighbor and just as a good friend ] My thoughts are with you Peter and family at this time .

Carol Ann Heffernan - January 24, 2022

Peter and family, We are sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time, Sincerely, Tom & CarolAnn

Alf & Red Quigley - January 24, 2022

Pete So sorry to hear about you Dad. Thinking

Karen Sanders - January 24, 2022

Our community has lost a very special man. I worked with Jack at Cameco and loved to hear his stories and booming laughter. He gave the best hugs…right from the heart!

Kathy Krakenberg - January 24, 2022

Jack was a giant of a man with a heart to match. He was a fantastic coworker. Always willing to help out newbie to show you the ropes. I’m sure he will be dearly missed by many.

Mike and Sherry Gibson - January 24, 2022

We so appreciated the friendship Jack and Betty gave to our Mom Mary. They were great neighbours and friends and we are sorry to learn of your Dad's passing.

Tracy Berry - January 24, 2022

We were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a great neighbour - both he and Betty were quiet but very kind and sweet next doors! Thinking of everyone during this very sad time. Tracy and Scott Berry