2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Gertrude Elisabeth Johanna Baker (Nee Don) May 31, 1956 - April 5, 2020

Peacefully at the Dundas Manor on Sunday April 5, 2020. Trudy Baker age 63 of Winchester. Beloved wife of the late Dennis Baker. Loving daughter of Dirk Adrianus Don and the late Petronella Klasina Don. Cherished sister of Bill (Clare), Joan Don, Eric (Marni), Derrick (Emily) and David (Anna). Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Although she had many physical challenges, the joy of our Lord always shone through in her life. She enjoyed music, played piano, and knew many songs by heart. She spent 7 years in Holland as a child where she attended a school for the blind, living with her aunts and uncles and travelling home to Ontario for the summers. Trudy will be sadly missed.  A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at


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A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at



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    Donna Stewart says

    I first met Trudy when she was at Hilltop Nursing Home when I visited my mother in law who was a roommate of Trudy’s. we had many enjoyable conversations. My sincere condolences to the family.

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    Henk Meerman says

    I am the eldest son of Nel Don, a sister of uncle Dick Don: when Trudy was in Holland we met her several times and I remember me that we had enjoyable moments with here. On behalf of my family: my sincere condolences to the family !

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      Fred en Marianne van Keulen says

      My husband Fred ( 76 ) is a son of Maartje Don, a sister of uncle Dick.
      We met Trudy in Holland when we lives in Breda.
      Sincere condoleance and the warmest regards to the family.

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    Hendrik Doelman says

    Dear family,
    I am the eldest brother of Maria Doelman/VanEgten/Turner who lives in Kemptville. Maria and her late husband Gerard use to be friends of Nel and Dirk.
    We met Trudy in 1988 when she married Dennis. My sister had made the wedding dress and I was asked to make the wedding pictures which I did.
    The last time we (me and my wive Nelie) saw Trudy was in 2015 in Merricksville which was rather sad occurrence.

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    Hendrik Doelman says

    On behave of the Doelman family please exept my condolences.

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    Rachel Don van Gent says

    Dear family, we the children of Cor and Bertha Don, send the family of Trudy our sincere condolances.
    We all remember Trudy from spending the weekends with us.
    It must be a sad time not being able to celebrate her life now, we all could do with some comfort.
    We hope that all is well with the family and send Dick and you all our love and greetings.
    On behalf of us all, Wim & Rachel, Joke and Dick, Annet and Peter, Marijke and Meindert, Cockie and Nico, Alice and Michel, Lia en Cor, and Cees.

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    Barbara Soecker - Verwoerd says

    We (the children of Alie Don en Ties Verwoerd) , Mart, Barbara and Willem want to send the family of Trudy our sincere condolances.
    We remember Trudy from the time she spent on Bartimeus in Zeist. And the weekends she was in Voorburg. Always in a good mood.
    We send love and greetings to all of you.

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    Hans Don says

    I am Hans Don the youngest son of Joop and Bep Don and herewith wish to express our sincere condoleances on behalf of my mother and family and wish you all lots of strength in these sad and difficult times.
    It occurred a number of times that my mother mentioned that she was curious to learn about our family in Canada. I do recall as a child that Trudy stayed in Bartiméus in Zeist learning braille and sometimes visited our home and we all went to the park for a walk with the family and the dog. I believe my mother even has photo’s from me and my brothers Wim and Frans with Trudy and our dog.
    With kind regards to all of you!

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    Helen Vanderham says

    We are sad to hear this news about Trudy. Trudy used to spend time at her aunt and uncles house ( Freek and Maartje van Keulen ) in Breda where I would go and spend time with my cousin. She was well loved and was always positive and smiling. We want to send our condolences to all of you. Much love from (Helen) Hennie Vanderham-van Keulen and family.

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