Alan Baker of RR 3, Brussels, passed away unexpectedly while doing morning chores on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He was 60.
Alan was a member of the Wingham Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 286 and a former volunteer firefighter for Grey Township for 11 years. Together with his wife Shirley, Alan enjoyed farming and they were school custodians for 31 years. He enjoyed tractors, crop tours, driving bus and tinkering in his shop.
Alan was the beloved husband of Shirley (Clarke) Baker, whom he married in 1982, the loving father of Thomas (Nicole) Baker, Sara Baker (Brian Martene), Emily Baker (Cody Roetcisoender) and Isaac Baker and the special grandpa of Kinsley. Alan was the brother of Elda Gawne. He will be missed by his mother-in-law Marg Clarke, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Linda Baker, Murray (Sharon) Clarke, Brian Clarke (Jackie Birk) Tracey Courtney and Paul (Tanya) Clarke and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Heidi Raynard.
Alan was predeceased by his parents Tom and Edith (Wood) Baker, his brother Albert, sister Thomasena, brother-in-law Ray Gawne, nieces Kimberley Baker and Kelly Gawne and father-in-law Harvey Clarke.
A casual evening of celebration for Alan’s life was held on Saturday, May 18 at 41329 Morris Road, Brussels. A memorial service was held at Brussels Four Winds Barn, 60 Orchard Line, Brussels on Sunday, May 19. Pastor Sandra Cable officiated. A private family interment took place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to North Huron Community Food Share, Grey Firefighters’ Association – Ethel Station or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca