BERNECE IRENE BAKER
January 14, 1923 to November 29, 2011
Bernece passed away peacefully at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong, BC, at the age of eighty-eight years. Bernece was born in Brookdale, MB and grew up in Douglas, MB where her family owned and operated a gas station/garage/ice-cream parlour. In 1947, she married her husband of sixty-one years, Sydney “Syd” Baker. The couple resided in Brandon, MB and together raised a large family. Syd was a widower with three young sons and Bernece raised the boys, as well as gave birth to five daughters and one more son. Husband and family were most important in Bernece’s life and she worked long hours to maintain a clean and loving home. In 1960, the family moved to the Okanagan (Vernon and Armstrong BC) and continued to grow, with Bernece hosting wonderful family dinners for many years. Syd passed away in 2008 and a piece of Bernece’s heart went with him. Bernece will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her four sons and five daughters; Craig (Doris) Baker of Kelowna, Jim (Carol) Baker of Calgary, Marvin (Gloria) Baker of Kelowna, Synece Baker-Graves of Armstrong, Nyoni (Herb) Puhlmann of Armstrong, Judy Baker-Wood of Vernon, Susan (John) Koersen of Armstrong, Cyndrena Baker of Armstrong, Brad (Lori) Baker of Vernon. Furthermore, there are nineteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many extended family and friends who will remember her fondly. Bernece’s family extends a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Pleasant Valley Manor. Cremation. Family service to follow in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bernece’s honour to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (#800, 2550 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M2J 5A9). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866