Baker, Clifford Lyle

December 29, 1951 ~ January 06, 2022

BAKER, Clifford Lyle – Age 70, of Brigden passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Thursday, January 06, 2022. Beloved husband of Kathryn (Lacroix). Loving father of John Baker, Dawn Baker and Melissa Baker (Jason). Special grandfather of Liam, Cora and Jorj. Dear brother of Dean (Aileen), Ralph (Dorothy), Ken (Anita) and David (Sharon). Survived by sister-in-law Carol Baker. Missed by many friends, cousin, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ray and Ruby (nee Judas) and brother Alfred. Cliff will be missed by all who knew him. Cliff enjoyed farming and worked as a heavy equipment operator.

Funeral Details
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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  1. Kathy and family,
    Sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. May his memories live on in your hearts.
    Janet Steele and family

  2. Kathy, Dawn, Cora, Liam and the rest of the Baker Family – My deepest condolences regarding the passing of Cliff. It was always a pleasure to “catch up” with him when he called or visited the school. I appreciated hearing about stories from the farm, his views on politics and everything else that we would discuss during the course of our conversations. Sometimes he would just call to chat. He will be sadly missed. I know that he was very proud of his family and in particular his grandchildren. To the Baker family, my sincerest condolences, and to Liam and Cora – remember the life lessons that your papa taught you. They will serve you well as you get older. My heart aches for all of you on the passing of this kind and gentle man. Please take good care of each other. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of “Poppa Baker”. He was such a good grandfather to Cora (& Liam) and always loved to joke around with me when he came to the school. He came with me on a field trip (more than one, actually) and was the best firestarter/keeper we had, tending to the fire, so the kids could roast weiners and toast their marshmallows. I know Cora adored him. What a great man and grandfather. I’m thinking of all of you.

  4. So very sorry to hear Mr Baker passed away. I met him many years ago when I dated his son John.
    You can rest in peace now Mr Baker knowing you did all God asked you to do.You gave your family a wonderful loving home & put food on the table & clothes on their backs & paid the bills & taught them the right way to live life & how to love & be compassionate towards others. You loved your family deeply & always led a shining example to your children who grew up to be wonderful people.While we are mourning the loss of you others are rejoicing to meet you in Heaven.I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Your life leaves an indelible imprint in their memories.

  5. Sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing I have some very good memories and will never forget the math homework John and I had to do at the Kitchen table.
    Rest In Peace Cliff.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to all the family at this very sad time. Cliff will be missed by all who knew him, he helped everyone he saw who needed an extra hand doing anything, He was a very kind thoughtful person, he will be missed by all that new new him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Rest In Peace Cliff!!

  7. We are so sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. I remember many happy times with Clifford at family reunions. He had a wonderful sense of humour that reminded me so much of Uncle Ray’s humour. Condolensences to Cathy, John, Dawn and Melissa.

  8. Kathryn Baker & family. On behalf of myself and my children Mary Brown & Doug & Annie Brown may we offer our deepest condolences in the loss of Clifford. I have met you and the family and my children know you folks from good days. May it help in some small way to know that others share in your loss. In our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead.

  9. Kathy, John, Dawn (and kids) and Melissa,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Cliff was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. I will always remember his kindness and his smile. May the memories you have of him warm your hearts during this difficult time. Thinking of you and sending you love.

  10. Dear Kathy and the Baker Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Cliff’s passing. We have known him for so many years and he
    HE delivered eggs right from his farm whenever we called to order them. Always had a great visit with
    him and a laugh or 2 for the day.!! Rest in peace Cliff!!!

  11. Cliff and Kathy were very good neighbours to my parents when they lived beside them on Boswell Street. Cliff was always willing to offer a helping hand when needed. He will be missed.

  12. We are so sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. We know how much he will be missed by you and the grandchildren. Always enjoyed a chat with cliff when he would bring Cora over or just running into him out and about. Thinking of the whole Baker family

  13. Our sincere condolences to Kathy, John, Dawn, Melissa and Families. You all are in our thoughts.

  14. I will always have fond memories of Cliff and his flash cards . Helping John and II with our homework all the time, even on nights that you had worked hard all day at work, you still took the time.. I am blessed to have grown up across the street from such a great family with patient parents ( Cliff& Kathy) . Thinking of Kathy, John, Dawn, and Melissa as well as all your families. May Cliff Rest In Peace. .

  15. I’m am so sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. He was a great man and always willing to help his neighbors. I always enjoyed have a chat with him whenever I would see him on my walks.

  16. My sincere condolences to Kathy, John, Dawn and Melissa. He was such a friendly guy who always enjoyed stopping for a quick chat.
    Tammy and Barry Newman

  17. So sorry to hear of Cliffs passing. Loved talking to him when I delivered papers. He will be missed by many…prayers to you Kathy and your family

  18. So sorry to hear of Clifford’s passing. He was such a kind, good natured man. He will be missed by all who knew him. My sincere sympathy to the whole Baker family.

  19. Our heartfelt condolences to you, Kathy, and your family. A gentle man and a gentleman. May the Lord surround you with His peace and strength now and carry you in the days ahead.

  20. Our deepest condolences to you and your family,,,our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.,,let your memories bring happiness to all.

  21. Kathy, John, Dawn and Mellisa,my deepest condolences. Cliff was such a wonderful person. He brought a smile to everyone he spoke to. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  22. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and the Baker family..May all your good memories help you .Hugs to you all Marg

  23. Our sincere sympathies to all the family in the passing of Cliff. The Bakers were special people on the 6 th line as Gord grew up there. He will be missed by many. Enjoyed his company when he came to the farm. Gord and Barb Leaper

  24. Dear Kathy and family: Frank & I were so very saddened by the loss of your Husband, Dad, Grampa and brother. So many people impacted by him passing. Please except our sincere condolences and may God bring you peace, comfort and strength for the days ahead.

  25. SORRY to hear about your recent loss. Deepest condolences to all those affected by the passing of Cliff. Anytime I seen him he was always a strong shoulder for wife and family. May your sorrow never bring you down, when you still have each other to hold on for support.

  26. Kathy, Dawn, John, Melissa, Liam, Cora and Jorj. You know how sorry we are for the passing of Cliff. He was a great guy and you are the best neighbours. Hoping that great memories will ease your pain and sorrow. Sincerely Ron and Jackie and Family.

  27. Oh Kathy, John, Dawn and Melissa.
    We were saddened to hear of Cliff’s passing. He was such a kind soul and will be missed by so many people. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Janet, Julie (Eisler) & Charlayne (Smith) Judas

  28. Kathy, Dawn, John and Melissa, So very sorry to hear of your loss of Cliff. I have fond memories of Cliff from my Brigden days and I’m sure he will be missed. Hugs to all the Baker family

  29. Sorry to hear of your loss. Clifford‘s good nature and kind spirit will be missed by many. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  30. We will miss his sense of humour and his willingness to help in any way he could. He always waved to us and honked the horn going and coming from the farm at least twice a day. We will also miss that daily connection. Rest in peace Clifford.

  31. So sorry to hear of Clifford’s passing. Bob and I enjoyed his weekly visits with a dozen eggs in hand and a story
    to tell. We will miss him very much. He will be missed in the Community also as he was always available to lend
    a hand when asked.

  32. Cliff was a neighbor and good friend
    He will be greatly missed by the community.
    Our sincere sympathy to the Baker family.
    Mary and Dave Steadman