Christopher Norman Baker

November 21, 1966 to May 24, 2022


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a great father, husband, son, brother and friend on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, at the Health Sciences Centre, Christopher Norman Baker, age 55 years.

Predeceased by his father, E. James Baker; father-in-law, Charles Rumbolt and his furry friend, Abby.

Leaving to mourn his loving wife May; sons, Adam and Joshua; his mother, Laura Baker; brothers, Craig (Maureen) and Bob (Cathy); sister, Lisa Baker Worthman (Noel); mother-in-law, Florrie Rumbolt; brothers-in-law, Harold Rumbolt (Stephanie), Carlton Rumbolt (Jackie) and Larry Rumbolt (Deanne); sisters-in-law, Bella Samson (Freeman) and Marina Rice (Paul); also, a large circle of nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved to tease.

Special thank you to all the nurses and doctors at the ICU at Health Sciences Centre, especially Dr. Miles Clayton who went above and beyond in helping to take care of Chris. To all his family and close friends whose kindness will never be forgotten.

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 27th. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, May 28th, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. from Cochrane Street United Church. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.



2-4 p.m. on May 27, 2022

7-9 p.m. on May 27, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Saturday May 28th

Cochrane St. United Church


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To the Baker Family,

I just learned of Chris’ passing now after almost 2 years. It is funny when you get to know someone through work and then work changes, you lose contact… but still that person is part of a shared experience – a shared friendship.
I can’t count the many number of times I thought of Chris over the past years of being out of contact, and now knowing he has left us is heartbreaking.
Chis was a wonderful coworker and friend, and infectious smile and laugh.
My memories of the stories of when he first moved to the house in Cowan Heights, as I recall, of tearing out walls and changing around rooms as something he did in addition to working in IT daily., just because it had to be done to get the kids the rooms they needed. That memory, as flawed as my recollection may be, has been constant over the years.. that and his humour..

Farewell Chris. Sorry I am late saying goodbye. Rest in Peace.

Craig, Maureen & family, and to all the Baker family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Chris’ sudden passing. May the love and support of family and friends help bring you comfort during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences to you all.

Lisa and Curtis Saunders
Happy Valley-Goose Bay

To Mrs baker and all the family
So sorry for your loss
Rip Chris

Dear May, Adam and Joshua,
I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your dear husband and father. I know that you are such a close family and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories comfort you at this very difficult time. Take care of one another.

Dear Laura, I’ve just recently learned of the passing of your son- I am so sorry for your loss; and am sorry that I was not able to go to one of the visitations to see you You have been in my prayers.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
With kind regards Judy

Craig, Maureen and family

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.
With our sincere sympathy Ken and Pam O’Neill

So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing, our condolences to Laura and family.

Laura and family: We just learned of your son’s passing today and we are so sad to hear this . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Cherish your memories and hold them close . May God give you the strength you need in the days ahead. Sincerely Ralph and Ethel

I worked with Chris when he became the IT lead for the EMR team about a decade or so ago. Chats with Chris were always fun and entertaining. He was so proud of his family and talked about May, Adam and Joshua all the time. I was in a rush the last time I saw him. Me trying to race home from Costco to get ready for a trip, him on the way in with (I assume) the lovely “May” we heard so much about. We were both excited to see each other and I remember his smile as we went in our different directions while trying to talk at the same time. Work friends that could catch up later. My sincere condolences to the family he clearly adored.

We are thinking about you all during this difficult and sad time.  Chris was quite the character and will be missed.  Take care.

Danny and Angela

To Chris‘’a Family

I had the pleasure of working with Chris in Bell Canada EMR business unit. Chris was a most creative and technically acumen Individual. At the centre of our conversation was always family and his sons; what was happening and the comings and goings of work and life balance. Was so sorry to hear of the passing of a young father ,husband college and great person.

Laura and family so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing, thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sadness. Take care and God bless. Earl and Louise

We are very sorry to learn of your son’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Brian and Mary Johnston

Sending our condolences , so sorry
for your loss .

We knew Chris a lifetime ago He worked for my company many years ago.
He was a great guy ,he had a gift of finding the humour in everyday life, such a fun person.
Cherish your memories
Perry and Wanda Dalton

Craig, Maureen and family, so very sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. Take care, Emily & Richard.

Laura and family, Sorry to read of Christopher’s passing. Please be assured our thoughts and prayers are for you all. Marion and Eric Hillier

May, Loll, Craig, Bob, Lisa and families, so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. Chris was a great and funny guy, he could always find something to joke about. Take care and God bless.

To Laura and family,the Baker family. We were saddened to hear of Chris,s passing,we are thinking of all of you,and holding you in our thoughts and prayers,,Sincere Sympathy,Marcie and Eric Robinson.

Our sincerest condolences,

Ruth and Sam

Chris was a year ahead of me at school and it’s been decades since we talked. I’m sad and sorry to hear of his passing. I remember a kind and gentle man, and hope memories of a happy life built with May and children are comfort in the days to come.

Kim Todd

To Bob & family,

So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing, Condolences to you all,

keep him in your thoughts & hearts

Our deepest condolences, the baby boy of the family who was so full of life with the greatest sense of humor. He will truly be missed, sorry we can’t be there but I’m sure we’ll catch up when we are back on the rock this summer. Take care.

To May, Adam, Josh and all the Baker family,
Our sincerest condolences on Chris’s passing. Darts and the traditional family gatherings at Lisa and Noels will never be the same. Chris’s sense of humor made us laugh and laugh. We are heart broken and our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with this tremendous loss.

Craig and family, we are so very saddened to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you all.

Sincere condolences, so sorry for your loss.

May and family:

Very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Lean on your friends, family and memories.

Marie-Beth Wright

Lisa, Laura and families – we are very sorry to hear of Chris’ passing.. Please accept our condolences.

I am deeply saddened to learn of Chris’ passing. Chris had a magnetic personality , a great sense of humor and fun to be around and wasn’t the least bit shy to call someone out when need be. My condolences to May, his kids and the Baker family.
One of my favorite memories of him was Chris calling me on a Friday afternoon and saying, Me and a few guys are heading out for a few beers, you’re welcome to join.
Where at? I asked,
Your place was the reply. I laughed and laughed. That sense of humor was enjoyed by all who knew him.

Laura, our sincerest condolences on the passing of your son, Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Loll, May, Adam, Joshua & all the Baker Family
May friends comfort you, faith uphold you and loving memories heal your broken hearts. Our deepest sympathy.

Kay & Llew

Lisa, thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your brother.
Diana and Doug

Lisa, thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your brother.
Diana and Doug

May, Adam, Josh, Chris’s Mom Laura, His brother’s and sister as well May’s family. My deepest Condolences to all of you. He was taken way to soon. Chris was our great neighbor for more then a decade. His sudden passing has left both myself and Al very shocked and saddened. Chris was such a dedicated family man with so much love for May and the boys. He was so soft spoken, kind, and always loved to joke. We will miss your smile and chats my friend. You were one of the best.

Laura and family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Your memories of Craig are precious and he will live on in your hearts forever.

Sending our condolences to Chris’s family during this difficult time.Thought are with you all.Joanne &Al Gatherall

Laura, Craig, Maureen and family, Sincere condolences to Chris’s family during this difficult time. May your many happy memories of Chris help you during these sad days. Paula Shortall

Lisa and family,, I am very sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. My sincere condolences. May he rest in peace.

May, Adam, Josh, Aunt Loll, Craig, Bob and Lisa,
We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can take away the pain and grief you are feeling but please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.. May your memories of Chris bring you comfort.
Love, Rhonda and Aubrey

I worked closely with Chris a few years ago and am heartbroken that he is gone so soon. He was a great storyteller and his love and pride for May, Adam, and Josh were obvious. He loved to tease and we had many long conversations (debates!) about politics and society. He told me that the highest praise one difficult supervisor ever offered was to say “you add value”. I admired his work ethic, commitment to quality, and genuine interest in his colleagues. Chris, my friend, you added a lot of value. My condolences to May and his beloved boys.

Loll, May, Craig, Bob, Lisa and families, we were so saddened to hear of Chris’s passing. A young man taken all too soon. May the many precious memories and the love of family and friends help carry you through this difficult time. Our deepest condolences to the family.
Terry, Marion Ford & Family

Mrs Baker and family, my condolences on Chris’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

My heart is filled with so much sadness. Deepest condolences to the Baker Family and thinking of you all during this heartbreaking time.

Lol and Family
So sorry to hear of Christopher’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

May & family, thinking of you all at this time. Deepest condolences to his family.. Hold on to all the beautiful memories.

So sad to hear this news. Chris was a bright light and a real character in our running group when I used to run. Condolences to his family and friends. Gone too soon.

May, Adam, Josh; Aunt Loll, Craig, Bob and Lisa, and Families: Our hearts are broken for your loss. Sorry we can’t be there, but we want you to know that we are thinking of each of you, and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love to all of you

Catherine and Carson

To Laura and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .may you find some comfort in your many beautiful memories.

To Craig, Maureen & Other family members..We express our deepest condolences on the passing of Christopher.. Our thoughts & prayers are with you . May he R.I.P.

No email or long distance typed condolence can EVER take the place of being there for family. But luckily we can.
Aunt Lol, Lisa, Bob and Craig…. I am so very sorry. I so love you all. I always have ♥️
I’ll always remember when we were kids how Chris would make me so mad at how he used to tease me constantly with his insults and let’s not forget that sarcasm of his!!
It’s so fresh in my mind…. I love and miss you all to this day… 💕💕💕💕

Loll and family, so saddened to hear of your sons passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time…hugs.

Deepest condolences to all family and friends. I’m sure my Nephew Chris will be be missed by all.
Even though I haven’t seen him for a long time, I remember him quite well. He was funny and sweet and loved to tease, his siblings especially.
My heart & thoughts are with you all.
Sending much live.

To Lol and family. may and family my thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Rest assured Chris is now at peace.

Lol, May, Crag, Bob, Lisa and families. Our sincere condolences are extended to you all on the loss of a very special person in your lives. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all and continue to hold on to the many special memories of times gone by as they will help sustain you during the difficult days ahead.

I was shocked to hear of Chris’s passing. He was a great co-worker and friend that I last spoke to a few weeks back.. Our time enjoying a run together, chatting at the office and more recently calls to stay in touch were always entertaining and most memorable.

My sincere condolences to May and family. My heart and prayers are with you.

To Lol and the Baker families….please accept our sincere condolences to you all at this sad time..our hearts and prayers are with you…take care..Minnie and Gus Roberts

Craig, Maureen and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Please know we are thinking of you at this time. May he Rest In Peace.

Our deepest condolences. Chris was a great co-worker and friend, he will be missed.

Laura,Craig,Bob,Lisa and Family.We we’re shocked to hear of Chris passing.Hold on to all the great memories you all shared together..You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.We send our condolences to all.. Take Care.Emilie & Larry.Norman

Well Chris I guess you’re up there with the rest of them. If dad got that job on the gate he might give you a hard time lol. Remember if you’re tormenting your father make sure he’s got nothing in his hands lol. Until we meet again cousin!

Aunt Laura Craig Bob Lisa I’m in shock can’t believe that Chris is gone keep your special memories alive in your hearts. Condolences to you all my heart is broken. Rip cousin.. Michelle and Richard Maloney.

Dear Bob and family:
We are so saddened to hear of Chris’ illness and passing. We hope that time will bring peace and comfort as you recall treasured memories of your time with Chris. Ken has fond memories of when he knew Chris years ago.
With sorrow,
Ken, Jeanette and Colin Baker