It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gail Ethel Baker (nee Gorman) on Aug 26, 2022 in Fredericton from cancer.
Daughter of the late Helena and Wilfred Gorman. Gail now joins her beloved husband James Douglas Baker. She is survived by daughters Natalie McMurtry and Patricia Goldie (Morgan), son James Baker (Sarah); grandchildren Thomas, Ella, Kate, and Ian McMurtry, and Owen and Maggie Goldie, Sister-in-law Elizabeth Doucette (Des) and Brother-in-law John Baker (Gretchen) including many nieces , nephews and close cousins.
A beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, auntie, cousin and friend. She was a truly special person to so many, in particular to her friends and extended family whom regularly gathered at the cottage on Oromocto Lake. Words can’t adequately describe the influence "Flossie" had on so many; her selfless, unflappable nature, her generosity and boundless love will be deeply missed by all.
Gail was born in Fredericton, NB and lived there most of her life. She attended Teachers College in Fredericton and taught in Halifax and Sussex. Then she graduated from Mt. St Vincent University with a Bachelor of Business degree. She was active in the Fredericton Pony Club and was always a strong supporter of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews in all they aspired to do. Gail and Doug moved to Edmonton about 15 years ago to help with their grandchildren; attending every hockey game and always ensured presents were under the tree at Christmas.
In later years she became an avid quilter and so looked forward to her Tweedside quilting retreats.
A private burial will be held on Wednesday August 31, 2022 at Harvey Cemetery at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House Fredericton, Harvey Community Centre or a charity of your choice
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