William (Bill) John Baker

July 30, 1941 to February 23, 2020

Obituary

The Honourable Judge William John Adams Baker (retired)

It is with great sadness that the family of William Baker (Bill) announce his passing at age 78 on February 23, 2020 at Saint Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s after a brief illness.   Bill was surrounded by his loving family until the end.

Bill was predeceased by his parents Frank and Vera Baker of Botwood.  Leaving to mourn with sad hearts but cherished memories are his wife of 55 years and the love of his life, Pamela Faulkner Baker, his devoted daughters, Lisa Baker (Martin LeDrew) and Lori Baker, the joys of his life and beloved grandchildren, Fiona Landells, Elizabeth Landells and Frankie Leigh.  Bill also leaves to mourn his brothers, Gerald Baker and Bruce Baker, his sisters, Audrey Rowsell and Lynne Reid, his brothers-in-law, Lindahl Faulkner and Ian Faulkner, sister-in-law, Svea Faulkner, along with their spouses, children and grandchildren.  Bill also leaves behind his granddaughters’ father, Dr. Ian Landells, his grandson’s father, Mike Leigh, and his dear friend and surrogate son, Andrew Winsor.  Bill was a quiet, gentle man with a kindness and generosity of spirit that endeared him to so many, especially all those, young and not so young, who will forever remember Bill as “Poppy Baker”.  Bill leaves behind a wide circle of extended family, close friends and colleagues.

Bill was born in and grew up in Botwood.  After graduation from the United Church Academy in 1958, Bill was accepted for the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.  Deciding the military life was not for him, Bill returned to Newfoundland and had a career in finance and the municipal civil service during his twenties.

At the age of 31, Bill decided to pursue a long held dream of being a lawyer.  With a young family in tow, he went back to university and completed an undergraduate and law degree in six years, graduating from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Kingston, Ontario in 1979.  He articled with the Department of Justice and was called to the Bar in December 1979.   Bill’s principal was, the now retired Honourable Madam Justice Mary Noonan of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.  With her encouragement, along with that of then Chief Judge Cyril Goodyear and Judge Joe Woodrow of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland, Bill applied for and was appointed a Judge of the Provincial Court in 1980.  Bill enjoyed a respected career as a senior criminal trial judge until his retirement in 2006.  He served in Corner Brook, Grand Bank, Holyrood and St. John’s along with regular circuit courts all over Newfoundland and Labrador.  He served as President of the Newfoundland Provincial Court Judges Association during his tenure on the bench.  Bill’s calm, reasoned and thoughtful approach to the law and the dispensation of justice, along with his sense of humour, earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow judges and the counsel and court staff with whom he worked on a daily basis.

Bill’s life revolved around his family.  He was a devoted husband and father who rejoiced in the happiness and successes of his wife, children and grandchildren.  Their accomplishments were his greatest joy.

 

Our family is so grateful for the wonderful care that Bill received at the Intensive Care Unit at St. Clare’s.  We wish to thank Dr. Frank Noel and the entire nursing staff for their kind and empathetic care during Bill’s brief stay.  We also wish to particularly thank Bill’s special niece, Karla Faulkner, R.N., Ian Landells and Andrew Winsor for sitting with us through the last few nights and offering all their love and support for a man they all loved as much as we did and always will.

 

Bill was an avid fisherman since childhood.  He was never more content and at peace than when he was out in his canoe, on some pond or other, quietly fishing by himself.  Those of us who were lucky enough to have loved and been loved by Bill hope that our beloved Poppy Baker is now casting his fly in heaven, whether it is from his canoe on a favourite pond or from the shores of a special brook.

At Bill’s request, cremation has taken place. Visitation is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, February 27th and 28th, at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s.  A celebration of Bill’s life will take place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, February 29 at 2 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com.

 

“Each angel was a fisherman

Who had traded his pole

For golden wings and a game plan

At Heaven’s Fishing Hole”

 

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on February 27, 2020

7-9 p.m. on February 27, 2020

2-4 p.m. on February 28, 2020

7-9 p.m. on February 28, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Saturday February 29th

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329 Freshwater Road
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My sincere condolences on the passing of Bill. I had the pleasure of knowing Bill when my late husband David TR Parker first started working at the Justice dept at the confederation building. This was a while ago but I remember how much my David liked Bill and his character and moral compass on life. Please know that I send to the family much peace and love. Sincerely. Ronda Lake Parker

Pam, Lori, and Lisa and family. Just learned of Bill’s passing. My sincerest condolences. You are in my thoughts.

We’re very sorry we missed this until now. Please accept our condolences. As the man who married Deb and I so many years ago, as a great friend of my late father, and as ‘counsel’ to a young Telegram court reporter, he has left a positive legacy…

Lisa, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you.

Pam, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

oh pam lisa and lori …gentle hugs for you in this moment.. we too loved bill so much and were honoured to be on this planet the same time as he was…he was our inspiration in so many ways… lots of great memories of queen’s university and others including our most recent spontaneous roadtrip together …..tried frantically to get to the celebration of life but our flights cancelled then next ones overbooked we celebrated in spirit with you today…will see you soon pam….love annie and brian

Pam, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We remember him as the kind and gentle man that he was. Condolences to you and your family.. May the loved that you shared and your memories of family and friends bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Pam and family, please accept our sincere condolences at this very sad time. May your memories of wonderful times together as a family provide comfort in the days and weeks ahead

Pam and family,
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a true gentleman and will be missed by many. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
My condolences.

Pam and Family,Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at .this sad time..We got to know Bill while working with your mom & visiting at your home.He was A very lovely man. May God Bless you all and keep you in his care.All our Love Hank & Verna Snow

Pam,stay strong now for all hands.His presence and the love he had for people in general was genuine.Loved his lesson about dessert and children in restaurants..one orders…the other one divides….and coming to the bakery always with a smile.God bless.

Terri

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing , I have many fond memories of him when we were growing up in Botwood.
When we were King and Queen of the annual ice carnival, we had to skate around the stadium — I was painfully shy and terrified — just learning how to skate.
Bill took my hand and said ” It’s okay Marion, you can do it'” and I did with his encouragement. I still have the picture of us.
Sincere condolences to Bill”s family.
Marion Bartlett.

Bill Baker was a good man.
Our condolences

Pam, Lisa and Lori. I was sorry to hear of Bills passing. My condolences to the Baker and Faulkner families.

PAM and family, I am so sorry to read of Bill’s passing having just come upon his obituary.. I remember all the good times we all had when visiting Botwood for dances, etc and spending time with Gerald and Bill and all the gang down there. Having only recently reconnecting with you by Facebook, it brought back many memories of long ago. Bill was one of a kind and a fine gentleman and I know you must be lost without him. Keep his memory in
your heart as memories of the heart never die. Please accept my condolences. Rest In Peace, Bill… May God Bless…

Pam, Lisa, Lori & family
I am deeply saddened to know that Bill is not with you all in person, but he will always be with you in Spirit. Pam as you know, I’ve known Bill since your dating years and back then & always he’s been a true gentleman, friend & a most devoted , loving husband, Dad & Poppy anyone could ever have. I have wonderful memories of our get togethers over the years & may all of your beautiful memories help bring comfort to You, Lisa, Lori, Elizabeth, Fiona & Frankie as you journey through this difficult time of your lives. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Cousin Ruth

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time.

to Pamela and family,

my condolences on the loss of Bill, my sympathy are with you and your family.

I am so saddened to hear of Judge Bakers passing. My deepest sympathy to his family, colleges and friends. Judge Baker was one of the finest Judges at Provincial Court. He was kind, empathetic and a gentleman. The staff of which I was one, thought very highly of him. In fact it was not uncommon to hear “ I love Judge Baker”. I had hoped to attend at Carmel’s but have been sick with a cold for the past week. Hold onto the wonderful memories you have if this wonderful man.

Pamela and family,
I am so sad to hear of the loss of your dear Bill. I know he was so much to all of you. His obituary was a joy to read. John and 1 are sending our love and deepest sympathy.
John and Trudy Veitch

Sincere condolences.

Pam & Family
We were so sad to hear Bill had passed away. We have fond memories of time spent on the Burin Peninsula with Bill and wonderful conversations on long drives back and forth to St. John’s. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Ted & Brenda Cardwell

Pam
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Ed and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Lisa, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Dear Pam.
I remember a conversation the three of us had in the Baker garden in Botwood many years ago.. Bill was a thoughtful and caring individual and anyone who knew him will agree. I am proud to have known him for he gave the world much to admire. Rest In Peace.

Dear Pam.
PI remember a conversation the three of us had in the Baker garden in Botwood many years ago.. Bill was a thoughtful and caring individual and anyone who knew him will agree. I am proud to have known him for he gave the world much to admire. Rest In Peace.

Lisa and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, keep hold of all those beautiful memories you have. Keeping you in my prayers.

My deepest prayerful condolences to the whole family! Bill’s passing brought back so many great memories f rom our growing years in Botwood especially around baseball a.nd hockey and so many positive memories of his dad and mom!When I heard the news I went down and reminisced with 103 year old Uncle Vic!!As you mourn and celebrate Bill’s outstanding life I join you in prayers of thanksgiving!

Jae were deeply saddened to hear of your dearly beloved one’s passing. He will always be remembered you all who knew him personally and privately and professionally as a kind,. just and fair person who always sought to do what he considered to be the right thing. His work is finihed. His rest is won. Well done you good and faithful gentleman. God Bless! John and Dallas

Condolences to Judge Bakers family . I’m so sorry to hear of Judge Baker’s sudden passing. He was a gentleman and a great person to work with at Provincial Court. I met Judge Baker back in the 70s when I worked as a Court Reporter and worked with him for many years off and on until his retirement. It made me sad last night when I read the paper. He would always greet you with a smile and was a warm and caring man. He will be missed. Rest in peace.

We are so sad to here of Bill,s passing.. as we are out of the country we just heard today. Our thoughts are with you.

We are saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. John knew Bill through work for many years, and always found him to be a perfect gentleman with a very compatible sense of humour. Sincere condolences to all who loved him. RIP Bill.

Pam , Lisa, Lori, Audrey, Lynn, Bruce and Gerald
Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I remember when I was starting my first year University and Mom (Marilyn Peyton) told me our cousin Bill was starting his law degree at the age of 31 which to me at that time was amazing I was only 17!. I was so proud when I got married in 1985 and you and Bill came out to Botwood to attend our wedding! I also remember when Nan Adam’s passed away Bill and Bruce made a point of driving out from St.Johns to attend her funeral and returning the same day as his schedule as Judge Baker was a busy one. He made time to have a chat with all of us leaving with that light up smile.
Lisa when Mia needed legal advice you were the first person I thought of calling and when I did right away your kind, caring, compassion personality and work ethic echoed that of your dad. Treasure your wonderful memories which you have many! Michele (Peyton) Newhook

Lisa and Lori
My condolences . I’m thinking of you ..

Deepest sympathies to Judge Baker’s family. I have many fond memories of working with him at Provincial Court in St. John’s. A true gentleman who always took time to have a chat and share a story particularly about his grandchildren. Very saddened to hear of his passing. May he Rest In Peace.

We were truly saddened to hear of Bill’s passing , Our hearts ache with you. We will certainly miss all our little chats whenever he visited Lori. Our thoughts are with you.

Pam, Lisa, Lori and families
So very sorry and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him well but through my brother in-law and sister I knew he was an amazing person. Thinking of you all.

I remember him from my work with the Grand Bank court. Always approachable he was very interested in the rehabilitation of youth who for various reasons found themselves in conflict with the law. Fair and compassionate he was a fine judge and indeed a fine human being. My condolences to family & friends..

Condolences on the passing of Judge Baker. I worked with Judge Baker at Provincial Court. He was always pleasant, easy going and often chatted and shared laughs with staff. Thoughts and prayers to his family whom he cherished so much.
Rest In Peace Judge Baker.

To Pam & Family ,So sad to hear of Bill’s passing..
He was a great person.We all grew up together in Botwood. My condolence to all

Pam , Lisa , and Lori and family, we are saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a wonderful colleague and friend. We had many great times together as he had such fabulous sense of humour. I will always treasure our stories about Botwood and our ancestors who lived down on Lighthouse point and enjoyed each other’s company.over the years. Bill was the very best person you will ever meet in this world and shall never be forgotten by those who knew him. Our most sincere condolences and sympathy to his family whom he adored. Kendra and Carm

Dear Pam, Lisa, Lori and family. We are deeply saddened by the news of Bill’s passing. He was a gentleman, with a sharp wit and the ability to cut though the fog and get to the facts. He was funny, and we will always remember him for that. We only hope that the wonderful memories you all must have will help you through this most difficult time. Will will miss him.

So sad to hear of Bill passing. He was a great school buggy and friend, My condolence to. all the family. l

Audrey & Lynne
Our deepest sympathy being sent to you and your Families on the passing of your brother Bill, May you get strength from your faith to get you through the difficult days ahead . God Bless you and your Families 🙏🏻
Lila & Dennis Noseworthy.

To Pam and family

We are sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We have many fond memories of Bill and yourself going back to when we babysat your girls. Please accept our condolences as we are out of the province.

Pam Lisa and Lori So sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. He truly was a wonderful man Our sincere condolences. Joni and Monty Green

Pam, Lisa, Lori and family,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. May you forever keep the happy memories close to your heart, they will someday change the tears to smiles.

So sorry to learn of Bills passing. His happy presence will be surely missed by all who ever knew him. Please accept out sincere condolences.

we are so sorry for your loss George and Audrey and family

we are so sorry for your loss

We are so sorry for your loss

Dear Pam, Lisa and Lori
Pam I was shocked to hear of Bill’s passing. Please accept my deepest heart-felt condolences to you and the family.!!! Carson will be visiting you but I am in Florida and am unable to be there. Sending hugs to you. Hold your memories close and know that I am thinking of you all. Sending prayers for God to keep you in the palm of his hand at this difficult time.
Love
Lorraine

To:?Pamela and Family please accept our sincere Condolences . I knew Bill when we grew up in Botwood We only enjoyed sporadic visits throughout our Adult Careers and Lives but anytime we had an opportunity we thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company
Regards
Wayne and Margrit Waterman

So many fond memories as I walk down memory lane. Pamela, lisa and lori I am thinking of you and hold you in my heart. Although it has been many years you all have a special place in my life. May spirit hold you in this time of grief.

Love
Valerie Peyton

Pam and family,
Madeleine and I were deeply saddened to learn of Bill’s departure. We have many good memories. That smile was infectious..
Condolences to all of you.

David & Madeleine Peddle

Condolences to all of you..
David &

Lori, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I hope all of you can draw strength from the wonderful memories.

Michelle Sheaves

Pam. and family.
I was saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. Do take care.
Jan Crocker

Pam,Lisa and Lori.,so sorry to hear of Bill’s ,please accept our deepest sympathy.

Jean and Howard

So sorry to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. I had the privilege to work with him at Provincial Court. He loved to have a chat, inquire about your family and speak about his. A very gentle caring gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Anastasia Dunn

Pam, so sorry to have heard of Bill’s passing. I am thinking as I write, of all the good times we all had together over the years.. I , too, will think of Bill ,out fishing , on that very special pond.
Hugs to you, Lisa and Lori. All my love.
Lorna and Gordon.

I have fond memories of appearing before Judge Baker as a young lawyer. Sincere condolences to all of his family!

Donovan Molloy

Dear Pam, Lisa and family
I am saddened by the news of Bill’s passing. I always felt his warmth and his love to his family.
My sincerest condolences and may he rest in peace.
Majed Khraishi

We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We offer our most sincere condolences and grieve with you.
Everett and Cathy Baker
Bridgewater NS

Pam
Condolences to you and all of your family.
Hugs
Elaine Carew

So saddened to hear of Bills passing, he was my best friend from age 10 through until I joined the RCAF. He was also best man at my wedding. My condolences to Pam and all his family.

So sorry to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. I worked with him at Provincial Court for several years. He was a great man who always took the time to stop by my office for a little chat. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace

I was quite saddened to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. I was one of his court clerks at Provincial Court and we shared many stories and laughs together. Always had time to have a chat and visit our office. He spoke fondly of his family, especially his grandchildren. I’m sure he will be dearly missed. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all his family.
Sincerely,
Susie Fewer

Lisa and family I was very sorry to hear of his passing. Sending condolences and hugs. My own father died in 2013, and I know the pain you are feeling right now and how overwhelming and sad you are. Your grief never goes away, but it won’t be as raw as it feels right now. I hope you find comfort in your family. Xo

Lisa and family – we are thinking of you all at this most difficult time.. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Sincerely
Derick and Marilyn Temple

Pam and the Baker family

Sincere condolences to the Baker Family. at this very difficult time. I have many happy memories of Bill, as we attended school together and graduated from Botwood High School the same year. Mac and I send our Sincere Sympathy .
Joan and Mac Jewer

To Pam and family
Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time. You are in my thoughts.
Kathy Collins

My condolences to the Baker Family. I met Bill number of times through his daughter Lori, and remember him as a very kind, sweet man. Thinking of you all.

My sincere condolences to each of you during this difficult time. I have so many happy memories of Judge Baker when I was a young teen growing up and spending time with Lori at your house on Perlin Street. He was always smiling, kind and definitely loved his family. He always made me feel like part of your warm family. I know that you will miss him beyond words can express.. I also know that you have so many wonderful memories of your Dad/ husband , that hopefully they will help you through this painful time.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to pay my respects in person, please know that my thoughts are with each of you and I will always hold your Dad close to my heart.
Thank you for the memories Baker Family.
Sincerely,
Jeannie Mercer

So sorry to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. Deepest sympathy to his family.

Joan Veitch

TO Pam and family. I’m so shocked at Bills passing he was such a vibrant personality. I know you’ll miss him greatly and just be gentle with yourselves. My sincere condolences.

Pam & family
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing…… Condolences to you & your family….Prayers & thoughts are with the Baker & Faulkner families. at this very sad time… May he RIP
Liz & Roy Greene
Bishop’s Falls

Lisa, I am so very sorry for your loss. A beautiful obituary, what a wonderful life., he will be truly missed. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Tammi Whiteway

Dear Pam and family,
I was shocked and very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. He combined a unique sense of humour with an evident will to do his best work as a judge. But he was also every inch an honourable person who was warm and generous to those he presided over. As a colleague he offered many of us great advice and a perspective that put even important work where it belonged, which is firmly below family and other important personal obligations. In recent months he dropped by to see us at our cabin, which is near yours, and we chatted about how we wanted to share a libation and a chat near a pond. Though it did not happen, the thought he wanted it to happen is invaluable.
As we are away for a while, please accept our deep sympathy and best personal regards,. – Bill English and Glenda Barron

Lisa & Lori,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, it has been years since I had seen him, however I still remember his soft voice and from reading other’s memories of him I see it didn’t change. Lisa, recently I had the opportunity to witness through you the same traits that others have spoken about your dad, I’m sure he had a great influence on you becoming the lawyer and person you are today. Thinking about you all at this difficult time.

Pam & Family..sending loving thoughts at this difficult time. In your lives. Praying your beautiful memories will help ease the pain of loss you feel.. Love & Prayers. Seth & Barbara Faulkner.

Pam -Lisa and family of Bill
Sincere condolences to you all at this sad time in your lives
Bill had the approbation of his peers and co- workers. That is a testament to a well lived life and career .
He will be warmly and fondly remembered by his multitude of friends whom he met on the road of his life.
He is now at rest and may that rest be in peace.
Amen .

Pam and Family,

So saddened to hear of Bill’s passing, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers over the next few days and months to come.

Pam and family – sending sincere condolences to you at this difficult time.

Lisa, Fiona and Elizabeth
So sorry to hear about your Dad and Grandfather.. We only met a few times but he left a big impression. You were blessed to have him in your lives. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Linda and Sara McCarthy

Truly a fine and wonderful person. He was a judge who exhibited all of the very best attributes a judge could ever have. Fairness, compassion, attentiveness and a kin and appreciative knowledge of the law. The respect he had from the bar was exemplary. He will be missed by many.

Palmela: Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. While I didn’t know Bill well and I don’t know your family, I feel I know them through our many conversations while hiking. the East Coast Trails I am out of province, so I will miss the celebration of Bill’s life. Shirley and I would like to offer our condolences. Fred Wight

To. Pam, Lisa, Lori and grandkids so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing he was one of the sweetest, didn’t see him much but I will remember him for the beautiful person that he was he will be surely missed . Love Marie and family.

So sorry to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. I worked with him at Provincial Court in Holyrood & St. John’s. He was a kind and caring gentleman. My sincere condolences to all his family.

Lisa and Lori,. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing.

Pam and family,
It was very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. I know he has had a full and happy life. Bill was much more than a Judge, and colleague he was a friend and a true gentleman.
My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family !
David Power HFX.

Pam Lisa Lori and families I was so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Know that you are being keep in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lots of love sent your way.

Pam, Lisa, Lori and family,
Thinking of you all during this difficult time.. Bill was a wonderful man with a kind heart. Hold on to all the beautiful memories you shared to bring you peace.

With Love,
Kelly Ezekiel Stuart

To the Family: The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Provincial Court Judges extends its sincere condolences on the passing of our respected colleague, Retired Judge Wm Baker.
K. Howe,
President, NLAPCJ

Pam, Lisa, Lori & family,

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of Bill.
Thinking of you all during this sad time.
Deepest sympathy, Karen

Pam an the Baker Family. We were so saddened to learn of Bills passing. We remember Bill and the many crib games he played at out house with our son. He was a wonderful friend and colleague.

Bill will be missed.
I enjoyed appearing in his court and as his friend when we were colleagues
My condolences to his family
Tm Chalker

To the Baker Family
Our deepest condolences to all the family on the passing of such a wonderful gentleman. Your memories will keep him close forever.

Marilyn & Herb Manthorne

To our sister Pamela and her Family.
We love you so much !!!
Due to unavoidable circumstances I regret that Svea and I are unable to attend the Celebration of Bill’s. life.
If we searched the world we could never have found a more kind and loving Brother-inLaw.
To the FAULKNER FAMILY he was “THE BEST!”
Our families extend our condolences to your family. May you find comfort and peace from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Since Bill excelled in gardening at home and the cabin , God has chosen him to fill the vacancy in Heaven caring for His Eternal Garden !!
“ Words will not wipe away our tears
And hugs may not ease your pain
But hold on to your memories
Because Forever they will Remain.

Lindahl, Svea & Families.

Pam and Family, so sorry to hear of Bills passing. We both have so many great memories of Bill and our high school days. Sending condolences to you all at this sad time.
Percy and Audrey Peyton

I handled a few difficult cases in front of Judge Baker. He worked tirelessly to keep the process fair for the litigants. A fine, decent man and gentleman.

To Pam and family:
Sorry to hear of cousin Bills passing.
Marilyn & Owen.
Largo, Florida.

Our condolences to Pamela and the family. Bill was a fun loving and friendly person who enjoyed telling a story and listening to one. A true family man. RIP Bill

I am so saddened to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. He and I worked together for several years at Provincial Court. He was always so kind and caring. He would often stop by our offices for a chat. Judge Baker always had a story to tell and a laugh to share. He was indeed a proud father and poppy. My deepest condolences.

To Pam and family .It is with great sadness that we send our deepest condolences to you for the passing of such a wonderful man. May the beautiful memories that you shared and the Love and compassion from family and friends bring you some peace at such a challenging time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Pam and family
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a valued colleague and we know how much you treasured him and will miss him. May he Rest In Peace.
Robert and Marie Hyslop
Moncton NB

So sorry to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. Such a sweet and gentle man. May the many memories you all have help you through this difficult time.

Pam and family our deepest condolences you to at this difficult time. May your fond memories comfort you at this time.
Beverley and Bill Radford

Pamela and Family,
It is with great sadness to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. My wife worked with Judge Baker and I appeared before him for many years. We were bar admission classmates and student’s at law. We both have many fond memories of our interactions in and outside the court with Judge Baker.

Bob and Dayna Simmonds

Pam,Lisa and Lori.So sad to read of Bill’s passing.He made quite an impact on my early years when we would all be around at Sandy Point.Bill really did take me under his wing and introduced me to cod fishing out of Botwood,duck hunting off Sandy Point Road and ice fishing.I will never forget his kindness .Though we never spoke in recent years,I often told of my experiences with this fine woodsman and man.Rest in peace.All my love to you all.

Pam and all the family.
Saddened to hear of Bill’s passing , may care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace.. Sharing in your loss with love and friendship..
XO Pansy

Lisa and family, I am sad to hear of your father’s passing, I know how much you will miss him. I always enjoyed appearing before your dad (Judge Baker). He took great interest in every case and rendered good decisions. He will be missed.

Pamela,
I am so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. I regret I cannot be there for the funeral. Hugs,
Gladys Vivian

Pam ( and family) our deepest condolences on Bill’s passing. We have been blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know and develop a friendship with Bill over the past number of “country” years. He was a great big ray of sunshine with his beautiful smile and his always positive attitude. We loved the stories of his work and family life. His knowledge and wisdom were amazing but most of all he was so humble, kind and gentle. May your many wonderful memories of the beautiful life you shared comfort you during this very challenging time.
Bernie and Tony

I am so sad to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. I enjoyed appearing before him. But I especially enjoyed the conversations we had outside the courtroom. Judge Baker made you feel like he had a genuine interest in your life. I have not seen him in several years but it saddens me that I will never get to chat with him again.

To the Baker Family:
We are sorry to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. Our deepest condolences to all the family.

Thomas W. Fraize Q.C.
Fraize Law Offices

I recall Bill as a young man forcing a bigger loud mouthed bully to run from him. He always had a sense of justice. He will be missed by those who knew him in Botwood.. my condolence to his family.

To the Baker family:
So very sorry to hear of Judge Baker’s passing. He was a true gentleman to everyone who had the pleasure of working with him. Cherish every memory in the days ahead.

To Pamela and family:
We were saddened to learn about Bill’s passing and offer you our sincere condolences. I have many wonderful memories of him from his days in Bishop’s Falls and we all were so proud of him for his success in life and his contributions to our province.
Although he is gone now, please take peace with the beautiful memories you will always have of your loving life together.

Lori and family,
So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences at this most difficult time.
Happy memories become such a precious gift, and will help to comfort you.

Love Krista xo

Dear Pam,
My condolences on your loss. I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a gracious man and a wonderful neighbour,
Martin

Pam and Family,
Shocked and surprised to hear of Bill’s passing. A true gentleman and proud husband and father. His career and life are an ongoing tribute to a useful life filled with many layers of contributions..
We join in all who knew you and Bill in offering our condolences.
Robert and Ella

Pam and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our condolences on your loss.

Greg and Susan