e past 30 years, Jerry Baird passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, following a six month battle with cancer. He was 61.
Jerry was born in Renfrew, on November 7, 1951, to his parents Eldon Baird and Helen Fournier. He was raised in the Arnprior area around Kinburn. He met Marlene in 1970, in Stittsville, Ontario, and they were married in September 1971.
In 1972 their son Bill was born, and in 1975 Jim was born. The young family grew together.
They moved to the Winchester area in 1973, where they became active in the community. Jerry became involved with coaching baseball; he and Marlene both became active in the scouting movement when the boys became involved with the scouts. He was a family man second to none.
After a brief stint in the Navy, Jerry became a mechanic – and a very good one. As a family, the Baird’s enjoyed camping, fishing and golf. Jerry will be fondly remembered by his family for his good sense of humour and his dedication. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Jerry is survived by his wife Marlene Baird (nee Coughler), his sons Billy Baird (Barb Levesque) of Chesterville and Jimmy (Amanda) Baird of Elk Point, Alberta; his siblings Doug (Linda) Guest of Bryson, Quebec, Glen (Dianne) Baird of Carp, Stanley Baird of St. Thomas, David (Deneige) Baird of Matchewan, Leonard Baird of Edmonton, AB, Bonnie Gow (Remy Caccioti) of Stittsville, Vickee (Daniel) Villeneuve of Smiths Falls, Wanda (Tom) Byron of Smiths Falls and Danny Coughler of Smiths Falls.
Gerald will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Brandon, Cameron, Corey and Jacob. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
There was no visitation at the funeral home. A graveside funeral service was held at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston, on Friday, July 5th at 11 a.m. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Rev. Sue McCullough for the excellent service.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.
“Go and run free with the angels as they sing so tenderly,
And please be sure to tell them to take good care of you for me…”