Mildred Baker

Obituary of Mildred Baker

Mildred Frances (Wilson) Baker, aged 88, formerly of Merrickville, Ontario, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017 at Lanark Lodge, Perth, Ontario.

Mildred was born to Eva (Jones) Wilson and Harold Wilson and grew up on their farm on Corktown Rd, near Merrickville.  She graduated from Queens University with a degree in Mathematics and taught for many years at SFDCI in Smiths Falls, Ontario.  Her hobbies included photography, leatherwork, weaving, spinning, sewing, genealogy and gardening. She was very involved with many volunteer community organizations and was presented with a lifetime achievement award from the Merrickville United Church.

Mildred is survived by her daughters Siobhan (Steve Davis), Shelagh (Alan Torrance) and her grandsons, Lachlan and Callum Torrance.  She is preceded in death by her husband Bert Baker and her brother, Merlin Wilson.

Visitation will be held at Lannin Funeral Home on Thursday September 7 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Lannin Funeral Home on Friday September 8, 2017 at 1 pm with Reverend Christine Lowson officiating. A reception will follow at Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main St E, Smiths Falls.  Memorial donations would be gratefully accepted to the Merrickville United Church or to your charity of choice through Lannin Funeral Home. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caring, compassionate staff at Lanark Lodge in  Perth, Ontario.  Online condolences can be found at www.lannin.ca