OBITUARIES

BAKER, Gordon (July 30, 1928 to October 15, 2019) – 91 years young, passed away after a lengthy illness after surgery. He is with his Lord now. The son of a fisherman born and raised in Canso, Nova Scotia, Gordon emigrated to the United States with his wife and sons in 1960. He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation from 1965 until his retirement in 1991. He loved boats, fishing, music and woodworking, and frequently restored or made his own stringed instruments. He was a fiercely dedicated Christian, who loved all and was loved by all, and his loss is felt deeply. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, June Baker; his three sons Ron (Jane) Baker, Randy Baker, Paul (Brenda) Baker, and one daughter, Liza (Paul) Stacy; his grandchildren Adam (Kymberli) Baker, Derek Baker, Daniel (Melissa) Baker and Frank (Stacey) Baker; his brother Bill Baker and sisters-in-law Joan Baker and Violet Baker. He is also remembered by many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Stanley, Calvin, Fred and Joseph Baker, and by his son Richard Baker. A memorial service will be held Thursday December 5 at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church 14251 Chancellor Blvd. Port Charlotte FL 33953. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Tidewell Hospice, https://tidewellhospice.org/home/giving/donate-now/.

 

CHIASSON, Mary Annette, age 81, of Antigonish passed away on November 27, 2019, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Guysborough, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Frances (Rogers) Purcell. Annette worked in the Dietary Dept. of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and playing Bingo. Annette is survived by daughters, Andrea Gerrior (Thomas Pellerine); Angela (Jack) Cameron; son, Joey (Cathy) Fenton, all of Antigonish; four granddaughters; two great grandsons; several stepchildren; brother, Bernard, Antigonish; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Joseph; brothers, Joe, Frank, and Henry; sister, Margie. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held Monday, December 2 at C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish. Funeral Mass was held in St. Patrick’s Church, Guysborough Intervale, on Tuesday, December 3 with Rev. Callistus Abazie presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. In Memoriam, donations to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation. Many thanks to the Drs. and nurses of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, for their excellent care. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.