RICHARD ALEXANDER BAKER
Sadly, on February 5th 2016 my father Richard Alexander Baker born March 7th 1947, passed away in his home, in Rutherglen Ontario. Patti & I had the great fortune to be able to book a flight out of Tampa Fl. on Feb. 4th to be with him in his final hours. He knew we were there and did his best to communicate with us. The final proof was in his tears. After his long battle with cancer, it was now time for him to let go. I sat next to him and held his hand as he took his last breaths. He drifted away peacefully, in his own bed. This was an incredibly bittersweet moment between a father and son and one I will cherish for the rest of my life. He started out as my father, and earned the title of “My Dad & Trusted Best Friend”. I feel forever in his debt for the wonderful life he provided for me.
After 50 years of marriage, it is now time for my mother (Anna Baker) to begin a new chapter in her life.
I make my living performing music. My Dad was and still is a huge influence on me finding my way in life. He and My Mom helped give me the strength and courage to follow my dream. I now get to live my dream every day of my life. I find it fitting that my relationship with My Dad be told briefly in a song.
The Conway Twitty song in the video below, best describes the safety, security, love & support My Dad gave me.
I love you and miss you so much Dad.
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CELEBRATION OF LIFE
We will be having a “Celebration Of Life” event for my Dad on Saturday June 4th 2016 at the Royal Canadian Legion Br.599 at 30 Legion Dr, North Bay, ON P1B 8Z4 (705) 476-0566. This is the West Ferris Legion near Hwy 11 & Lakeshore Dr. in North Bay. Get directions here. Best hotel rates here.
1pm – 4pm
I will perform some of my Dad’s favorite music for an hour (2pm-3pm) and meet with our guests before and after. There will be a lite lunch and a cash bar. Casual dress. All are welcome. Just the way he would have wanted it.