Allen Russell Baird

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Allen Russell Baird on April 6, 2012 in Kelowna, BC at 62 years of age. Allen was born on June 29, 1949 in Enderby, BC and enjoyed living in the area his entire life. Allen and the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” Preece, were married May 16, 1970 and raised two wonderful children. The family enjoyed time together and the great outdoors. In 1972, Allen started A. R. Baird Ltd. in Ashton Creek, mainly trucking, hauling logs and chips. His career moved on in 1977 when he joined Baird Brothers. Allen was president for 28 years, sold his shares in 2006, but continued to proudly work for Baird Brothers. Allen will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Betty, son Russell (Kelly) Baird, daughter Tracy Baird, and five grandchildren Brendan, Ashlyn, Jason, Ally, and Austen. Allen will be also be missed by his brother Ross, sister Maye Hebditch, in-laws Joan (Doug), Dianne (Don), George (Diena), Carol (Ken), Vera (Sandy), Ruth (Eugene), Rita (Lenard), Donny (Carolyn), numerous extended family members on both sides, and many friends and business associates. Allen was predeceased by his parents Ozzy and Greta Baird, nephews Bradley and Shane, and in-laws Jack, Joyce, Wayne, Helen and Seville. Celebration of Life will be held at the Armstrong Bible Chapel (2145 Rosedale Ave, Armstrong, BC) on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Those who wish to do so, may make a memorial donation to the Enderby & District Lions Club (c/o 412 Kildonan Ave, Enderby, BC V0E 1V2). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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