In Memory of



Obituary for Al “AlB”

Al Baker, April 15, 1949 – July 15, 2020It is with a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing of my best friend and husband Al Baker (AlB) on July 15, 2020, at the age of 71.AlB was born April 15, 1949 to Edward and Edith Baker (predeceased) in Woodstock, Ontario.AlB is survived by myself, his wife of 22 wonderful years, Liz Baker (Pearson), his son, Christopher (Topher) Baker (Kirsten), his step-sons, Jeff Perrin (Jen), and Todd (Kidlet) Perrin (best friend Tina); Grandchildren, Grayson, Beckett and Kinsley, and step-grandchildren, Michael, Ryan and Rachael. AlB is predeceased by his brother David.AlB is a graduate of the University of Guelph, Bachelor of Arts, 1976. While a student, AlB was the Student Manager of the University’s football team and also assisted with their basketball and hockey teams. AlB obtained his Canadian Securities Course in 1982.Although AlB worked in a variety of fields, his main career was with Richardson Greenshields/Dominion Securities for over 20 years before being able to retire at the age of 50.AlB achieved the position of Vice President of Richardson Greenshields of Canada, as well as the Vice President Trading Officer of Investment Dealers Association of Canada Stock Exchange.AlB enjoyed many achievements, including the University of Toronto School of Music, Royal Conservatory of Music, Honours Certificates for Theory and Piano Examination at the age of 14.Between 1977 to 1983 AlB was a member of the Dukes of Harmony Barbershop Chorus. In 1977 at Philadelphia Pennsylvania they were the first Canadian Chorus to ever win first place at the International Chorus Championship. They won first place again in 1980 at Salt Lake City, Utah.During the years 1999 to 2017, AlB monitored the field phones to the pressbox for the University of Michigan Football, at “The Big House”.AlB was a proud member of the Maple City Golf and Country Club and the Kent Club for over 30 years. The friends AlB gained at our Florida winter home at Seven SpringsGolf & Country Club filled his last 11 years with so many great times and memories.AlB will always be remembered for telling great stories, jokes and for being a true master at making his family and friends laugh. As per AlB’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private internment at the Anglican Cemetery in Woodstock will follow at a later date. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider a charity of your choice.I leave you with this, “Don’t take life for granted, for those who died yesterday had plans for today.” In a flash, my life changed forever! So, forgive often and always love with a full heart.