Morris Grant Baker and Eldora Mabel Wright


Morris Grant Baker and Eldora Mabel Wright
June 18,1919

Morris Grant Baker
February 13, 1893 in Winchester ON - May 1, 1958 in New Westminster BC

Spouse: Eldora Mabel Wright
September 24, 1899 Whitewater, Wisconsin - May 5, 1972 New Westminster, BC

Marriage: June 18, 1919

Graves: Valley View Memorial Gardens, Surrey, BC Grant, Eldora

Parents: John Leonard Baker and Emily Ann Lawrence

Children:
Eldene Morris (1920-2002),
Eugene Grant (died June 20, 1920, Kindersley Cemetery),
Myrtie,
Virginia,
Sherwood (1925 - 1989),
Wilma (Caron),
Thelma (Hall) (1927-2014),
Irwin (1929-2006)


Grant and Eldora

Morris Grant Baker was born in Winchester, Ont. in 1893. He died in New Westminster B.C. in 1958.

John Leonard Baker and Fred Baker took their families from Winchester, Ontario to Saskatchewan in May of 1903. They had been preceded by Andrew Baker, who arrived in Saskatchewan in July of 1902. They made the trip by train, stopping in Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, then on to Weyburn, Saskatchewan (founded in 1899), with nothing more than what they had in their suitcases and hands. John Leonard and Emily had two children, ages 9 and 11 (Morris Grant and Nora) with them. John and Emily's family lived in a tent that summer and part of their stable in winter until March 1904 when they built a frame house 12'x14'. The Stable was of sod and frame and was 24'x40'. They did not break any land for crops in all the years they were there. They had 2 horses, 22 cattle and 8 hogs when they first went there. They had as many as 36 cattle later on. The patent for their land title was issued April 27, 1906. We don't believe they stayed there very long after they received title to their quarter section of land. John Leonard and Emily returned to Ontario after four years.

After John Leonard's family returned to Huntley Ontario, Grant returned to the west. At some point, Grant went to the Claremont area of South Dakota to find work where he got a job with August Tisher. He went to visit a friend, who had a room at Grandma Gibbs. Here Grant met Eldora Wright.

Grant left the area and joined the Canadian Army in the 53rd Bttery as a Gunner. He was discharged due to damages to his hearing. Grant later returned to Claremont, and Eldora and Grant were married June 18th, 1919. They went to homesteaded in an area called Spruce Creek near Kindersley, Sask. and later they moved into Kindersley, where Morris Grant's children were all born. They homesteaded land at Chitek Lake, Sask. where they built a log cabin. Their next move in 1943 took them to Surrey, BC where they operated a restaurant and pool hall in Kennedy Heights.

Back, left to right - Thelma, Virginia, Sherwood, Wilma, Eldene, Myrtie, Irwin
Front, Eldora Mabel Baker (nee Wright), Morris Grant Baker

Back: Eldene, Sherwood, Virginia, Myrtle
Front:Thelma, Wilma, Irwin

Gunner Grant Morris Baker, Royal CDN Artillery in WWI (1915-1919)
Canadian Expeditionary Force, Service #49365

The Carp Review, December 14, 1916
Morris Grant
Carp Review

Morris Grant Baker's discharge certificate
Discharge Papers

Back: Sherwood and Irwin
Front: Wilma, Thelma and Virginia

Grant with Clinton's daughter

John and Emily Baker's family

Grant and Eldora with Grant Jr.

Eldene Morris Baker

Spouse: Eileen

Parents: Morris Grant Baker and Eldora Mabel Wright

Children: Beverly, Chester Morris and Jerry

"Ed Baker, 81, of Henderson died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) in a local hospital. He was born May 26, 1920, in Saskatchewan. A resident for 12 years, he was a retired automotive assembler and World War II Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen; one daughter, Beverly Baker of Las Vegas; two sons, Chet Baker of Las Vegas and Jerry Baker of Port Hueneme, Calif.; one brother, Irwin Baker of British Columbia; two sisters, Thelma Hall of Surrey, British Columbia, and Wilma of Canada; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 9 a.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. The family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, 6370 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103."

Sherwood Wayne Baker

sherwood baker

Sherwood Wayne Baker
April 22, 1925 - November 30, 1989

Spouse: Marjorie

Parents: Morris Grant Baker and Eldora Mabel Wright

Grave: South Haven Cemetery, Bruderheim, Alberta

Children: Sherlynne (Mackintosh), Melodee (Hopper), Marvel (Opio) and Sherwood II

Sherwood Baker was born in 1925 in Kindersley Saskatchewan and died in Bruderheim Alberta on November 30th 1989. He served in World War II. Sherwood had 4 children: Sherlynne, Melodee, Marvel and Sherwood II.

Sherwood baker obituary

Wilma Baker


Wilma Baker and Myrtle's Sharon - 1949

Wilma Baker

Parents: Morris Grant Baker and Eldora Mabel Wright

Children: Deirdre and Wantha

Wilma and Julius Hall (Morris Hall's brother) at Thelma's wedding

Thelma Baker and Morris Hall

Thelma Baker
October 27, 1927 - November 12, 2014

Spouse: Morris Hall

Parents: Morris Grant Baker and Eldora Mabel Wright

Children: Maureen, Linda, Terry, Dalyce, Donald, Norman, Faye, Gordon and Larry

Julius Hall, Wilma, Thelma and Morris Hall

Thelma Baker Hall

HALL, Thelma October 27, 1927 - November 12, 2014 Thelma passed away at the age of 87. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend to many. She was a long time resident of the lower mainland, moving here from Saskatchewan in 1943 and marrying Morris Hall in 1947 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta. Together, they raised eight children: Maureen, Linda, Terry, Dalyce, Donald, Norman, Faye and Gordon. She was predeceased by sons, Larry, and Gordon, as well as our father, Morris Hall. Mourning her loss is her dear sister, Wilma, several nieces, nephews and friends, as well as her much loved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family and friends gathered in a celebration of our dear mother's life, her generosity, her passion, her love. She will be forever loved, forever missed.

Irwin Baker and Eva Ford


Irwin Baker and Eva Ford (50th Anniversary, 1999)

Irwin Lawrence Wellington Baker
Sept. 9, 1929 - Oct. 24, 2006

Spouse: Eva Jean Ford

Marriage: 1949

Parents: Morris Grant Baker and Eldora Mabel Wright

Grave: Valley View Memorial Gardens, Surrey, BC

Children: Lyle, Laurel, Julie

BAKER _ Irwin L.W. Baker.
The youngest of eight children, Irwin was born September 9, 1929 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan to Morris and Eldora (nee Wright). Irwin grew up on his parents' pioneer homestead in Spruce Creek. In his early teens the family moved to Surrey, BC where his parents operated a restaurant and pool hall in Kennedy Heights. After his marriage to sweetheart, Eva Jean Ford, he labored at a variety of jobs to support his wife and three surviving children, Lyle (Trish), Laurel, and Julie (Tish). Irwin was loved and respected by family and friends as a man of strength, character and humour. His commitment to his family was unfailing and he will be sorely missed by his wife of 57 years, his children, grandchildren, Lisa (Dave), David, Heather (Shane), Michael, Iris (Dean), Jen, Mike, Kim, Rachel (Corey), Amber and great-grandchildren, Brody, Devon and Isaac. He always yearned for and kept a place in his heart reserved for the homestead he loved as a child. Your work is done Now rest your soul In a place of peace Where north winds blow We will always remember The man that you were And take comfort in knowing You suffer no more. October 24, 2006 Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Published in the Vancouver Sun on 10/28/2006.

Christmas 2004
Back row, left to right: Julie, Eva, Irwin, Julie's daughter (Rachel, 23), and son (Michael, 24)
Front row, left to right: Julie's husband Satish, her eldest (David, 30), Rachel's fiance, (Corey).