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Agnes Mary Brownlie Baker (nee Gibson)

March 7, 1917 - March 13, 2012


Our beloved Mother, Aunt, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Agnes, passed away at the age of 95 in the presence of family. She is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Edward (Ted) Baker and her sister Jean Baker. She is survived by her sons, Alan (Helen), Doug (Brenda), Greg (Linda), and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends who will all miss her dearly.
Agnes was born and raised in Nelson by her parents John and Gretchen Gibson making her one of the longest residing residents of Nelson, BC. She worked as a school teacher in the West Kootenays and volunteered in the Nelson Municipal Library. Agnes and Ted were part of the Naturalist and Mountaineering clubs of Nelson. She was a vey passionate about West Kootenay history. Her coffee table was always full of books, maps and treasures found on her hikes. Her favorite past times were bird watching, walking and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. Agnes and Ted’s home always smelled of homemade bread, cookies, or delicious sauces made from the garden. She enjoyed cross country skiing and playing bridge with friends. She always loved a good mystery by watching one on TV or reading about one in a book. Agnes has touched so many lives with her kindness, wisdom and welcoming smile. She always had a genuine interest in whatever it was you were doing at the time. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered.
As expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to a Charity of Choice.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Susan Baker
Relation: first mother-in-law

It was a great pleasure to know you all these years, to drink tea with you, or sometimes a glass of wine, and discuss books, go for a walk or a hike. Your knowledge of nature was amazing. You made a great impression on your six grandchildren. Brian and I will miss you but are happy you are reunited with Ted and Rocky. Susan & Brian

From: Lois Arnesen
Relation: Friend

I offer thr family of Agnes Baker my deepest sympathy and condolences. The families of Bakers and Whimsters go way back in Nelson history. I always admired Agnes’ spirit of hiking and exploring with her friends Elizabeth and Connie. She enjoyed life to the fullest.

From: Deborah Lundie
Relation: She was my neighbour.- librarian

R.I.P. sweet Agnus. Your legacy will forever live on. You will always be a never ending Star on my Forth,and Elwyn St.

From: Kim Morgan
Relation: neighbour

Hello, Doug, this is Kim Morgan. Of course, I know you as “Nelson Radio’ the voice of Ministry of Highways radio communications. Your mother lived across the street from Edith and me, where we lived next door to Murray and Dot Gustafson, for 24 years. Edith’s mother. Olivia Barbara Wooley, was a classmate of your mother’s in 1936/37, I believe, at the Normal School in Victoria where they trained as teachers. Our children Bronwen, Isaac and Fiona loved to see your mother, “Mrs. Baker’ as part of their very special growing up in Nelson. I send you my condolences. I lost my mother just three years ago and I have very fond memories that keep coming back. Fond regards to you and your family.

From: Colin Beamish
Relation: She is my grandmothers sister

She has always been one of my favorite people. I have always thought that she was such an amazing inspiration, full of life, vigor, and she always had a smile for me. I saw her when she last visited salt spring island a few years back and had a great visit. I aspire to live a life as full as hers. She was really something. I think of her often and can only imagine the adventures that she is having where ever she is now.
We miss you Aunty Agie and hope that you check in on us every now and again. With love
Colin Beamish, grandson of Jean Baker

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 19, 2012
Beginning at 1:00pm

Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 2T1

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 2T1

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