← View All Tributes

Baker Alice

Tribute Notifications

Click below if you would like to be notified when a new tribute is posted.

Sign Up

← View All Tributes

Baker Mae Alice (Clark)

May 3, 1922 - December 2, 2016


On Friday, December 2, 2016, Alice Mae Baker passed away in Nelson, British Columbia at the age of 94 years. Mae moved to Lake View Village in July of 2015, to be close to her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Kathrynn Baker of Nelson, BC. Mae is the daughter of Chester and Edna Clark. She was born on May 3rd, 1922 at the farmhouse near White Bear, Saskatchewan. She was raised on the farm, attending school in White Bear until her grade 12 year, when she moved to Saskatoon to finish her school at the Saskatoon Technical Collegiate. Mae later attended Normal School in Moose Jaw, where she obtained her teaching certificate. She taught at the High School in Osler, SK, and later at Qu’appelle Diocesan School for the Girls in Regina. On Christmas Eve of 1945, Mae married her long time sweetheart, who had returned from the war, Gordon Baker of Kyle, SK. They lived in Saskatoon as Gordon completed his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and while he worked for the Saskatchewan Government Lands Branch. Two children were born during this time, Terry (1947) and Bonnie (1949). After her children started school, Mae taught at Acadia School in Marengo, Totnes and Kyle, SK. Mae enjoyed all of her teaching years, but her years at the one room, Grades 1-8, were gratifying. She was involved in all community activities and the small teacherage hosted many visitors and parties. In the spring and fall throughout Mae’s teaching career, she travelled back and forth with her children, dog and cat every weekend to Kyle, where she and Gordon were working to establish a farm. Mae retired from teaching in 1982, but continued to live and work on the farm. During her retirement years, Gordon and Mae travelled extensively to England, Germany, Australia, Costa Rica, Mexico, United States and across Canada. In 1998, they moved to Saskatoon to live and Mae remained there for the next 17 years.
Mae will be remembered for her love of her husband, family and teaching. She was a social person who enjoyed other people. Mae performed many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness for those she associated with. She was known for her unflappable personality, her easygoing, efficient and practical nature, and her sense of humour. Mae felt she was very blessed throughout her life, often expressing gratitude for her fun filled and comfortable childhood, her happy marriage, her children and grandchildren, her friends and her good health.
Mae is survived by her son Terry (Kathrynn) Baker of Nelson, BC, daughter Bonnie (Tim) Perret of Evensburg, AB. Grandchildren; Kimberley(Simon) Corti of Calgary, Neil (Ceri) Baker of Sydney, Australia, Tye (Tanya) Perret of Okotoks, Kirk (Suzanne) Perrett of Edmonton, April (Aaron) Slotsve of Edmonton, Chena Perrett of Beaumont, Steele (Liegh) Perrett of Evendburg, Kyanne (Adam) Williams of Beaumont, Shaye Perrett of Edmonton, and seventeen great grandchildren. Siblings: Bill Clark of Nelson, and Lois Ramsey and family of Tuscon, AZ.
The family would like to thank Mountain Lake Seniors Community staff and Lake View Village staff and residents for their kind and generous care and friendship to our mother.
Mae was predeceased by her husband Gordon Stanley Baker on December 13th, 1999.
Mae’s ashes will be interred next t Gordon at the Clearwater Lake Cemetery, SK. A graveside dedication at the cemetery, will be followed by a memorial luncheon at the Kyle Legion Hall at 2:00 pm, Saturday May 6th, 2017 at Kyle, SK. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca


Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

Service Schedule

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
May 6, 2017
Beginning at 11:05am

Clearwater Lake Cemetery

, Select your State or Province

, Select your State or Province

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Send Flowers

default-floralFloral Tributes may be ordered directly through our supplier. Please have the name of the deceased, the funeral date, the address and phone number of the delivery location for handy reference:

621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
Phone: (250) 352-5592

2870 Georama Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6Y7
Phone: (250) 352-3468 / Toll Free: 1(800) 712-6797

Flowers & Yoga Studio
513 A  Front Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4B4
(250) 505-5222


Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Baker Alice

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published.

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes

Home | FAQs | Obituaries | Send Condolence | Services | Resources | What Do I Do | Preplan | Contact

© Thompson Funeral Services Ltd. | Site Map | Admin Login