On Sunday morning, September 7, 2014, John Matthew Baker passed away suddenly at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 80 years.
John always said that he lived a full life and enjoyed every minute of it. He enjoyed living in many places from the north to the south. After retirement, he and his wife Doreen moved north to Fort St. John and stayed for 7 years. After that adventure, they decided Mexico was in their future and spent 5 years enjoying the warmth there. A very important part of John’s life was serving Jehovah and this too, he did with all his heart.
John leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 59 years, Doreen; his children; Gina (Doug) McNab, Cindy (Nathan) Pawlaski and Alex (Maegan) Babich. He also leaves his grandchildren; Jared (Michelle), Jeffrey (Amy), Logan (Julie), Brandon, Justin, Callen, Sarah and Dustin and his great grandchildren; Damaris, Luke, Hollis and Stone. John leaves a sister Wendy (Fred) Bach and a special cousin Charles Eden.
A Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2200 – 3rd St. S., Cranbrook.