2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Carl Emerson Charles Baker May 20, 1938 - September 20, 2017

Carl Baker, 79, of Spencerville, ON, after a long battle with cancer, has went to meet the Lord. He passed away at home on Wednesday September 20, 2017. Carl, is survived by his wife Rigtje (nee Couperus) of 56 years, his sons Daniel (Susan), David (Patricia), Timothy (Tenley), Theodore and his daughter Krista (Patrick); and his sister Reta McDonald, and 10 grandchildren; Joel, Nicole, Braedon, Andrew, Kiana, Michelle & Kimberley Baker, Bret & Jacob Phillips; Sweyn Bloch and many nephews and nieces.Carl was preceded in death by his father Stanley Baker, his mother Thelma Babcock, and his infant daughter Rigtje Johanna Isabel, and brother-in-laws Bill Borger, and Ed McDonald.Carl loved to garden, and work around home. He worked for many years at Best Foods and Casco in Cardinal; he also volunteered for CPHC for 20 years.Carl was a loving husband, father and grandfather, brother and a friend to all.We would like to say Thank You to the nurses from Saint Elizabeth, and to the OGH cancer care centre.

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There will be a private graveside service for family.Donations to CNIB, Autism,Charity of your choice or to your church would be appreciated.Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at


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    Denise Dobbie says

    Dear Rigtje and family. My deepest sympathies go out to you all. I know its been a long road for Carl but know he has no more pain and hes in good hands now. You have each other to stay strong. and Im sure many good memories.Now is a time to share those memories and there will be much laughter.Carl would want that Im sure. Rigtje Put your arms around yourself and give a big hug and imagine its me giving you that hug until I see you then i can give it to you myself. I will come see you soon. Love Denise

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    Lois and Ritchie Grant says

    Deepest Sympathy to the Baker Family

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    Erin Douesnard says

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Carl this week. It has been wonderful getting to know you all the past few months and working along side you. I wish you all the best in the future. Take care.

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    Bill and Lois Leach says

    We were saddened to read of Carl’s passing. He was a great neighbour. We will miss seeing him walking down the road, always ready with a big smile and a wave.All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold in his hands and watch over you during this difficult time. Bill and Lois

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    Betty Baldwin says

    Rigtje, i was so sorry to hear about Carl. My Prayers are with you and your Family at this time. Betty

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    Ed & Darlene Orzel says

    Rigtje and family…. Please know that our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you at this time.

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    Ruth Dukelow says

    Dear Rigtje & Family,
    I extend my sincere sympathy to all of you. May your faith in God give you strength and encouragement through this challenging time and in the days ahead.

    Sincerely, Ruth Dukelow

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    Golida Tym says

    My sincere sympathy in the loss of Carl, Rigtje, my thoughts and prayers have been with you and are with you in these difficult days especially now, my friend. Also my sincere condolences to your family in the loss of their Father and Grandfather. God be with you!!!

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    Gerald & Lynne Seeley says

    Our sincere condolences to all of
    the Baker family at this time.

    We will treasure many fond memories of times spent to-gether as co-workers and friends.

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    Kim Hubert says

    Ted and family. Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father Carl.

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