Barrie Raymond Baker of Neepawa passed away February 3, 2022 at the Neepawa Memorial Hospital at the age of 79 years.
With heavy hearts we are sad to say that husband, father, grandpa, uncle, great uncle and brother Barrie passed away.
Barrie was the middle child of Bob and Anne Baker, born on April 24, 1942. He was raised in the farming community of Springhill district, northwest of Neepawa. Barrie joined older brother Jim and later joined by younger sister Grace to complete the family.
Barrie attended Springhill School to the grade of 9. Barrie was not a fan of going to school as his love of all things farming was too strong. Most of his life up to retirement, Barrie worked either on the farm early on with his dad and brother, on different road gangs in Saskatchewan, building bridges in Manitoba, working at what is now Morris Industries and finally farming with his son.
Barrie had a true craftsman’s eye. If anything was needed on the farm Barrie would tackle and build it. Many inventions came out of his shop that made farming easier.
Barrie met Bernice Hack of Regina, SK and were married Oct. 9/1965 in Regina. They had 4 children, Bonnie, Jill, Tammy and Tim.
Barrie and Bernice took to retirement like two teenagers, gone almost every weekend to different old-time dances and pattern jamborees both near and far. Barrie always had a running total of how many nights they spent in the 5th wheel camper during the summer as the crisscrossed Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta taking in all the dance weekends. They also spent many winters in Osoyoos, BC and made many new friends from all across Western Canada.
Barrie was predeceased by his mother Anne Baker (1991) and his father Robin (Bob) (1995).
Left to mourn is his wife Bernice and children Bonnie and Bill Pankiw, Brittany and fiancé Ralf Kirchner, Kyle, Jacqueline and Tyler, Jill and Ray Verwey, Rachael and fiancé Ken Proden, Lindsay, Brice and Randi, Tammy Baker and partner Allan Garden and his daughters Camyrn and Avery and Tim and Wendy Baker, Cora and Carson. Brother Jim and Hazel Baker and sister Grace and Dennis Dunsmore along with many nieces and nephews.
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