Gordon Kenneth Baird
Gordon Kenneth Baird passed away peacefully, Wednesday,
June 27, 2018 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Center.
Born and raised in Amherst, NS, he was
the son of the late Charles (Stan) Baird and Ursula (Morris)
In his early years, Gordon traveled
around working as a carpenter, a job in which he took great
pride. In his retirement years, he enjoyed working on his
beautiful gardens, visits and chats with friends and family and
spending time with his beloved feline companions.
He is survived by his loving children
and grandchildren; two daughters, Lindy Baird (Dave Ripley), Amherst,
HS, Nancy (Hugh) Calder, Halifax, NS, Stephen (Diane) Baird, Calgary,
AB; sister, Violet (Jim) Whitford, Malagash, NS, son in law, Frank
Ripley (Christine), Moncton, NB; four grandchildren, Blaine (Josh)
Carter, Jennifer (Lance) LeBlanc, Royleen Ripley, all of Amherst, NS,
and Shelly (Richard) Barker, Windsor, NS; six great grandchildren,
Jacob, Caleb, Kennedy, Kolby, Grace and Kai, as well as several nieces
Gordon was predeceased by his wife,
Helen (Rhindress) Baird; sisters, Clara (Doug) Harris, and Evelyn;
brothers, Charles (Darlene) Baird, and Duncan, as well as one daughter
Catherine (Baird) Ripley in 2013.
Special thanks to the staff at
Centennial Villa for making Gordon’s short time there an enjoyable
one. Also to the nurses and doctors at CRHCC for making his
last days comfortable.
Arrangements are under the care and
supervision of Furlong~Jones Funeral
Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst
(902-667-8777). There will be no visitation by
request. A graveside service will be held at the Amherst
Cemetery at a later date.
Donation in memory of Gordon may be made
to the LA Animal Shelter, CARMA, or a charity of the donor’s
Sharing of memories and condolences may
be sent to the family by visiting Gordon’s online memorial at
www.furlongjones.ca or through the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home Facebook
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