1930 - 2007 (77 years)
||Robert Baird |
||Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Eby ID Number
||18 Mar 2007
||26 Nov 2023 |
||Gordon Ledgerwood "Ledge" Baird, b. 19 Nov 1899, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. Apr 1964, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 64 years) |
||Eileen Elenora Knipfel, b. 15 Apr 1901, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown |
||10 Feb 1926
||Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- BAIRD, Robert - Having achieved his final goal of reaching his 77th birthday, Bob passed away at home, on March 18, 2007. In the past two years he faced his cancer with courage and a strong will to live. He was predeceased by his father, G. Ledgerwood Baird of Kitchener, and his mother, Eileen Ellis of Waterloo. He is survived by his wife, Bette Jo; daughter, Rebecca; sons, Scot (Lisa) and Drew, all of the Comox Valley; sisters, Rita (Vincent) Carey of Hamilton and Joan (Jack) Riohdon of Brockville; mother-in-law, Sarah Spicer and sister-in-law, Judith Nicholson of Truro, NS. Bob was born in Galt, and moved at an early age with his family to Kitchener, where he lived until 1952. He then joined the Royal Canadian Navy with the express intention of becoming a fighter pilot flying off aircraft carriers. After flight training with the US Navy, he achieved his dream flying off HMCS Bonaventure with 871 Squadron, out of R.C.N. Air Station Shearwater. He flew in numerous squadrons and served on several different ships. He loved his flying career and Naval Air. His final flying posting was to 442 Search and Rescue Squadron in Comox, where he flew helicopters. He always felt this was a very rewarding end to his flying career. After a one year posting to the Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria, he retired in the Comox Valley and vowed he would never leave - except to travel which he and Bette Jo enjoyed over the years prior to his illness. Up until his final weeks he always looked skyward whenever he heard a fighter aircraft, generally saying "lucky devil". There will be a funeral mass at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Chapel at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, March 22 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
The Record 21 Mar 2007
- [S3108] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 045722-26.
Gordon L. Baird, 26, occ. Cashier, b. Galt, res. Galt, son of Robert Baird (B. Scotland) & Eliza Knowles married Eileen Knipfel, 24, occ. Housework, b. Kitchener, res. Kitchener, daughter of David Knipfel (B. Waterloo) & Emma Scherer, Witn: Lena & Beatrice Knipfel Both of Kitchener, 10 February 1926 in Kitchener.
|Born - 1930 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada