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March 12, 1947 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts and fond memories that we bid farewell to a great man. Ron Baker passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2023 in the Fort St. John Hospital with family by his side. He had dedicated his life to the Fort St. John area where he was born and raised. He returned to Fort St. John with his wife, Karen, and their daughter, Shauna, after completing his BSc in Engineering at the University of Alberta. Daughters, Erin and Colleen, were born in the next few years in Fort St. John. Ron, best known as the face of Altec Inspection Ltd., was recognized for his ingenuity and problem-solving capabilities, providing untold support and contributions to many, especially within the Oil and Gas Community. His twinkling eyes, contagious laughter, and pat response of “Just tickety, how ‘bout your own self?” will be etched in our hearts forever.
Ron is survived by Karen, his wife of 50 years; their three daughters, Shauna (Ken) Watson, Erin (Karl) Johnson and Colleen (Blair) Wandler; and their very special grandchildren, Ashley, Rylee, Brayden, Teigen, Krispin, Adlynn and Finn. He also leaves behind Owen (Audrey) Baker, Vivian Pharis, Gerry (Craig) Gillis, Terry (Bev) Baker; Michael (Dona) Baker; Kelly (Shelley) Baker and Marty (Manon) Baker, and much extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Clarice Baker.
Ron’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Albiatly and the staff of the Fort St. John Hospital for their exceptional care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Ron to the Ron Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund. Funds can be donated via etransfer to email@example.com or by cheque made payable to the Ron Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund and dropped of at the Altec Inspection Office. The family feels that it is fitting to offer a scholarship to a North Peace Secondary School graduating student with an aspiring future as an Engineer.
There will be a service to celebrate and commemorate the life of Ron on October 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Fort St. John Pomeroy Hotel and Casino.
Ron was a friend and mentor to so many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.