George Albert Baker
With heavy hearts we announce, George Baker of Riverview passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, September 4, 2015. Born in Fredericton Junction, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Joyce (MacEachern) Baker.
George was a dedicated employee of VIA Rail for 35 years and was the current local Unifor president (Council 4000). He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed everything from camping, fishing, fiddlehead picking to long motorcycle rides. Let’s not forget his favourite hockey team, which he faithfully cheered on, the Montreal Canadiens and his love for Sunday NASCAR. But George was his happiest spending time with and cooking for his 3 daughters who he dearly loved and was very proud of.
He will be dearly missed by his three loving daughters, Christa (Greg Diamond), Katelyn (Kirk Murray), Lesley, and the mother of his children, Catherine Beale, all of Riverview; sisters, Isabelle Baker of Moncton, Debbie (Bob) Trecartin of Saint John; brother, Rick (Dawn) of Edmundston; and his three nieces and four nephews.
The family will be receiving friends and relatives at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview, NB (869-2007) on Tuesday from 6:30 – 9:00pm with parish prayers and sharing of memories taking place at 8:30pm. A service celebrating George’s life will take place from Cobb’s Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:00am with Father Phil Mulligan officiating. Donations may be made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca