November 17, 1958 to May 14, 2019
Alan Baker – of Route 3 Brussels, passed away unexpectedly while doing morning chores, on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at the age of 60. Alan was a member of the Wingham Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 286 and a former volunteer firefighter for Grey Township for 11 years. Together with his wife Shirley, Alan enjoyed farming and they were school custodians for 31 years. He enjoyed tractors, crop tours, driving bus and tinkering in his shop. Beloved husband of Shirley (Clarke) Baker whom he married in 1982. Loving father of Thomas (Nicole) Baker, Sara Baker (Brian Martene), Emily Baker (Cody Roetcisoender) and Isaac Baker. Special grandpa of Kinsley. Brother of Elda Gawne. Missed by his mother-in-law Marg Clarke, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Linda Baker, Murray (Sharon) Clarke, Brian Clarke (Jackie Birk) Tracey Courtney, and Paul (Tanya) Clarke. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Heidi Raynard. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Edith (Wood) Baker, his brother Albert, sister Thomasena, brother-in-law Ray Gawne, nieces Kimberley Baker and Kelly Gawne, and father-in-law Harvey Clarke. A casual evening of celebration for Alan’s life will be held on Saturday May 18 after 7:00 p.m. at 41329 Morris Road, Brussels. Bring your best stories, pictures and beverage of choice. The memorial service will be held at Brussels Four Winds Barn, 60 Orchard Line, Brussels on Sunday May 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Sandra Cable officiating. A private family interment will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to: North Huron Community Food Share 405 Josephine Street Wingham, ON N0G 2W0 Grey Firemen's Association - Ethel Station c/o Gary Boyer RR1 Ethel, ON N0G 1T0 or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make a Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.