Mary "Betty" Baker

Female 1919 - 2008  (88 years)


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  • Name Mary "Betty" Baker 
    Born 30 Sep 1919  Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 368F92A8201DBE43B26D157683CB447CF593 
    Died 18 May 2008  Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2445  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Family Francis Larder Fraser,   b. 4 Apr 1905, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1973, Sydney River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cape Breton Post: May 22, 2008

      Mary (Betty) Fraser
      Mary (Betty) Fraser passed away peacefully at Elginwood Nursing Home in Toronto on Sunday, May 18, 2008, in her 89th year.
      Betty was predeceased by her husband, Larder Fraser, a well known Cape Breton municipal councillor, in 1973.
      She was the beloved and loving mother of Elaine and Ross, and she used all her formidable strength and wit to establish them in life and then, in retirement, inspire them with her diverse cultural interests, her financial management skills and, in recent times, her tenacity in the face of chronic pain.
      She learned to speak French as a retirement project, painted poignant watercolours of children and ‘old faces,’ as she called her portraits of older people, and bottled classic preserves such as her famous corn relish.
      Earlier, as a school teacher, she inspired a generation of students at Riverview Rural High School where she taught for nearly 20 years. She had the talent of being the firm, no-nonsense teacher who truly cared, and students became devoted to her. Before retiring, she completed her university degree by taking classes part time at the University College of Cape Breton.
      At her request, Betty will be buried in Cape Breton next to her beloved husband, Larder.
      A funeral service will be held in Betty’s home town of Sydney at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m.
      Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

      The above obituary also appeared in the Toronto Star