In Memory of


George Baird

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Celebration of his life will take place at a later date in Hodge's Cove, NL

Baird, George C.

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our brother and uncle on November 21st, 2018 in Toronto, ON after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

George was predeceased by his parents, Douglas & Ivy Baird of Hodge’s Cove, NL. He is survived by his sisters Audrey Baird (Jerome Tobin), Donna Whalen (Rick) & Sharlene and his brother Doug Baird (Jennifer) as well as his nephews Matthew, Troy (Brontë), Mackenzie and Daniel and his one and only special niece Sophie.

As per George’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date in Hodge’s Cove, NL, Should you wish to make a donation in George’s memory, please consider Covenant House Toronto or your local food bank.

Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham, ON, 905-936-3477.

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“George Baird”
  1. Lorna and Eric wrote:

    Donna , and the family
    Thoughts , prayers and condolences to you all at this difficult time , thinking of you always

  2. Marilyn & Sime ma wrote:

    Thinking about you all during this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with you with heartfelt sympathy.

  3. Yvonne, Craig and Will wrote:

    Donna, Rick, Troy and the Baird Family,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time; so sad to hear of George’s passing. ❤️

  4. Michell smith wrote:

    Donna, Rick and family:
    As I sit here this Saturday Morning drinking my first cup of coffee and scrolling through Facebook, I see an obituary that took a piece of my heart. The brief time that I lived in Toronto in the ‘80’s, I became friends with a person that I thought of often through the years. We laughed and had so much fun. When we’d get together we weren’t fit to be around.(lol). Donna and Rick would
    remember this for sure. The many Saturday nights we all spent together with our Down the Arm friends ( and a scattered straggler)
    Were always filled George’s laugh.
    I loved him dearly.
    Thinking of you all at this time.
    RIP my friend……michelle

  5. Dallas Smith Dixon wrote:

    Donna, Doug, Sharlene and Audrey,
    I was so very very sad to hear about George’s passing. We came up through school together and yes I do remember his laugh. There was always a friendly rivalry between three of us as to who would come first second or third in our exams. George was usually first. I’m sad to say that I haven’t seen George since school. But every now and then he would pop into my head. And I would always smile. That’s how I will always remember George. With a smile. My heart aches for you all. Dallas

  6. Pam St Croix wrote:

    Dear Baird Family,
    I am deeply saddened to hear of George’s passing. George was one of my dearest friends during my later teen years and even though I have only seen him twice since I moved to Alberta, I always cherished my memories of our times together.
    He was there for me when I struggled with trigonometry, gave me countless rides back and forth to St John’s, and there were the good times, the dances but mainly the laughter. We
    shared the same birthday and I have
    some wonderful memories and pictures of those celebrations. He was a blessing in my life and I will cherish my memories of him always.
    My deepest condolences to your family and friends.
    Forever in your heart.
    Love & God Bless
    Pam

  7. Lorne & Cindy Green wrote:

    I’m not certain I’ve seen George since high school. However, I remember a quiet guy that everyone liked. He dominated “Reach For The Top”. A general knowledge like no one else. Cindy and I would like to pass on our condolences.

  8. Juanita vey smith wrote:

    Sorry to here about George we had a lot of laughs when I was living in Toronto

  9. Denise and Luke Smith wrote:

    Thinking about all you guys at this hard time, be strong and think of the good times . George was a great guy. See you soon. Our thaughs and prayers are with you .

  10. Jan Curtis Baker wrote:

    Dear Audrey, Donna and family.
    I was so saddened to hear of George’s passing. I haven’t seen George in a long time, but have very fond memories of us all growing up in Hodge’s Cove.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  11. Diane wrote:

    I was very saddened to hear of George’s passing, although I hadn’t seen him in a very long time, I have lots of memories of him growing up. We were all very close. I remember playing backgammon for hours with him when I was younger and he won almost everytime. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to all the Baird family.

  12. Claudine and Family wrote:

    To Audrey , Donna , Dougie, and Sharlene,
    So sorry to hear of your loss on the passing of George. My condolences to you all. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Hugs…

  13. Sylvia and Leonard Mackey wrote:

    Baird Family
    It’s with great sadness I read this today the passing of George Baird. Please accept our deepest sympathy to all your family. May your memories hold him close and help you get through these difficult days ahead. God bless you all.

  14. Louise Drodge Noftall wrote:

    Audrey and Family.So sorry to hear of George’s passing,please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family,

  15. Eleanor baker stringer wrote:

    So sorry for your loss Baird family ,so sad and hard to believe .

  16. Ethel and Calvin Squiresry wrote:

    Audrey, Donna, Doug and Sharlene,
    We were so sorry to hear of George’s passing. Calvin didn’t have the pleasure of meeting George but I have told him stories about growing up next door to him.
    George didn’t come back home very often after moving away but he always visited mom and dad when he did. We were family.
    I have many wonderful memories of George. His laugh and his kind heart is what most everyone who knew him
    will always remember.
    Condolences to you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Dougie, Sharlens , Audrey, Donna and families wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Grorge’s passing , thinking of all you guys at this sad tome.

    Vince & Karen Whalen

  18. Diane vey Morawski wrote:

    Donna Rick and Baird family,

    So sorry to hear about George. I have such special memories with George during my teen years and remember mostly his intellect, wit and sense of humour. Such a sad loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Diane Vey-Morawski

  19. Cameron Burnley wrote:

    My deepest sympathy to Rick, Donna and Troy. Sending lots of love and hugs. Had some great memories growing up with uncle George. You will be remembered always!

    Love
    Cameron Burnley

  20. Cameron Burnley wrote:

    My deepest sympathy to Rick, Donna and Troy. Sending lots of love and hugs. Had some great memories growing up with uncle George. You will be remembered always!

    Love
    Cameron Burnley.

  21. Wade Stringer wrote:

    So sorry to hear about Georges passing. Condolences to you all.Rest in peace George.

    Wade

  22. Maxine & Terry Lynch wrote:

    Thoughts , prayers and our deepest condolences to the Baird Family.

  23. Dawn Smith-Skulski wrote:

    I am so very sorry to hear of George’s passing.
    My heartfelt condolences are with you all.
    Dawn

  24. Clyde/Carol Marsh wrote:

    Audrey,Donna,Charlene,Dougie & families.Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.George was well loved by all who knew him,please accept our condolences,R.I.P George

  25. Trent Stringer wrote:

    my deepest condolences to the families affected by the loss of George. Some of my earliest memories as a child contain George. May he rest in peace.

  26. Tom & Cathy Whalen wrote:

    Audrey & family…so sorry to hear of Georges passing. We have so many good and funny memories of him when we shared an apartment during our days at MUN. His humor and wit will always be with us. He was a brilliant guy with so much to offer. Rest in peace.

  27. Joy Curtis-Beck wrote:

    I was so saddened to hear of George’s passing , my thoughts and prayers are with you all

  28. Louise Drover-Grandy wrote:

    To the Baird family:
    Sending thoughts and prayers your way and may God hold you up in the days ahead. So sorry to hear this news.
    I went to school with George, graduated same year. I will remember his kind and gentle nature. Brilliant guy and usually the top of the class in academics. Rest in peace George. Sincere sympathy,
    Louise and Dave Grandy

  29. Cathi Muncaster wrote:

    Donna, Rick, Troy and all of your family,
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family Donna.
    Sending my thoughts and prayers, and hope you find peace in your treasured memories
    Cathi

  30. Ellen Curtis wrote:

    To the Baird family:
    So very sorry to hear about George’s passing: To Audrey, Donna, Dougie and Sharlene, please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your dear brother and please know that I will be holding you all in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days: God Bless: Ellen

  31. Karen Whslen wrote:

    Audrey, Sharlene, Donna, Dougie and families. So very sorry to hear of George’s passing. I too remember his laugh, and how rediculousely smart he was. I am sure you all share very special memories of him as his personality as I remember was very infectious. How could anyone not like George. I have a flood of memories tonight as I remember him. My deepest sympathy to you all in this very sad time . Hugs to you all.

  32. Ruth Parsons wrote:

    To George’s family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time….
    I worked with George for several years, he was so helpful and took me under his wing to teach me about his role with us….my deepest sympathy Ruth

  33. Stan and Woodrow whalen wrote:

    Donna Rick and troy and all the Beard family we are sorry to hear about Georges passing our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. We will talk to you later.

  34. Clyde Drodge wrote:

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Clyde and family.

  35. Maria Peddle wrote:

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. So sorry to hear of George’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you.God Bless

  36. Grace(Stringer) Keel wrote:

    Audrey, Donna, Dougie, Sharlene and families. I was very sad to hear
    that George had passed away. I’ve known George all my life but what I remember most is our time at MUN in the late 70’s. We shared many laughs and stories together. Then years later he lived here in Bonavista where he was manager of Avco. He was a well loved person for sure, gone too soon. Rest In Peace my friend.

  37. Andrea Jodhan wrote:

    Condolences on the passing of George, wonderful person he was, I will cherish the memories we shared, much love.

  38. Umair Taj wrote:

    My sincerest condolences. George was an amazing colleague and mentor.May God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.

  39. Ervin Duka wrote:

    My most sincere sympathies to George’s relatives!
    George was the 1st colleague that I met 11 years ago when I joined TD Bank. Learned a lot from him; he was always there for you when you had questions. I’ll always remember his smile and sense of humour.
    May he rest in peace!

  40. Barb Burnley wrote:

    Audrey, Donna, Dougie, Sharlene and families.

    Please accept our Deepest sympathies in the passing of George. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time.

    Ken, Barb, Rebecca and Cameron Burnley

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