A lifetime resident of the Iroquois area, Eileen Baker passed away at the Wellington House Nursing Home in Prescott, on Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was 93.
The daughter of Mason and Winnifred Shaver (nee Workman), Eileen Beatrice was born September 1, 1919, at the family home west of Iroquois.
She grew up with her twin sister Ila and younger sister Vera. She attended elementary school a short distance from her home.
On September 11, 1942, she married Curtis Baker and together they raised six children Donna, Carolyn, Winston, Allan, Sandra and Diane.
Eileen worked many years at the Caldwell Linen Mill. She retired in 1984 as floor lady.
After retiring, Eileen enjoyed life on the farm, gardening, having family gatherings, and the many visits from family, especially her grandchildren. To Eileen, family meant everything.
As Eileen’s health began to fail, she took residence at the Wellington House in 2011.
Eileen is survived by her children Donna (Neville) Johnston of Carp, Carolyn (Wayne) Barkley of Iroquois, Winston (Bernie) of Iroquois, Allan of Iroquois, Sandra (Albert) Tatton of Brockville and Diane of St. Lazare, P.Q.
Eileen will be fondly remembered by nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Curtis, her grandson Steven Payne, her son-in-law Pierre Drolet, her daughter-in-law Heather Baker and her sisters Ila Abrams and Vera McInnis.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service was held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 19th at 2 p.m., with Rev. Tracey Smith officiating.
Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Maitland. Pallbearers were Wesley Baker, Carrie Gilmour, Dale Gilmour, Chris Drolet, Ryan Held, and Kendra Held.
The family extends their utmost appreciation to David Lapier and staff of the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home for their compassion, kindness and professional guidance for the funeral arrangements.