Ward Henry Baker, late of Yale, passed away peacefully at the Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope after a lengthy illness on Saturday, July 5, 2003. He was 78 years of age.

A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Ward’s life at the Maple Ridge Royal Canadian Legion at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2003 with Padre Dal McCrindle officiating. A tea will follow at The Maple Ridge One-Way Club, 22270 North Street, Maple Ridge.

Cremation will precede the service at Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.

Ward will be sadly missed by his entire family including Mabel his loving wife of 57 years and his children Sharon (Mike) Bayduzza, of Port Moody and Cyril (Sheila) of Maple Ridge, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brothers Bruce (Lorraine) of Summerland and Robert (Beth) of Sooke as well as his sisters Joyce (Willie) Rust of Oliver and Muriel (Walter) Souve of Campbell River.

He was predeceased by his sister Nora Bickerdyck.

Ward was a veteran of WW11 and served in the Royal Candian Navy in the R.C.N.V.R. As a pastime Ward enjoyed gold-panning.

Arrangements in care of HENDERSON’S FUNERAL HOME CHILLIWACK.604-792-1344

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