raymond bakerBAKER, Raymond George - February 25, 1931 - January 26, 2016 Ray Baker passed away at home surrounded by his loving family after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Raymond was born in Kenora Ontario, the second of six children. He married Grace Hodgson in Winnipeg on July 6, 1957. Ray is lovingly remembered by his wife Grace of 58 years, children Brenda (Tim) Noble and family and Joanne Woilford (Kevin Stieh) and family, sisters Dolores Wise and Darlene Massey, brothers Bob Baker and John Baker and their families as well as numerous other family members and close friends. Ray was predeceased by his parents John Ebers Baker and Evelyn Mae (Paul), sister Florence Parnell, brothers-in-law Buddy Parnell, Al Massey and Doug Wise, and son-in-law Luke Woilford. His main interests were flight, faith and family. He spent five years in the RCAF, worked for 32 years in the Kenora Paper Mill and was also employed at both OCA and Kuby's Aircraft. He served as a Missionary in Thailand for four years and then represented OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) in Northwestern Ontario. He was also very interested in sailing, cross country skiing, canoe trips, and Ancestor Seekers of Kenora. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church for over 60 years, volunteered at Longbow Bible Camp, the Gideons, and the Kenora Library. Ray was a founding member and executive of the Kenora Flying Club, and founding member of the Lake of the Woods Aero Modellers Club where for many years he mentored new members as well as helping build models with troubled youth at Muriel Lake. Funeral Services will be held at First Baptist Church, 510 Second St. S. at 10:00 am on Friday January 29, 2016 with Reverend Gord Day-Janz officiating. A private family interment ceremony will be held at a later date. The family would like to express appreciation to the staff on the 2nd floor of Lake of the Woods District Hospital and the ParaMed workers who came to the house. A special thank you to Drs. Foidart and Dudley for their caring support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered online at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.