Sydney Baker 1915-2017

sydney baker with col chris hadfield 300Sydney Baker passed away at 10:30 pm, Saturday 30th December 2017. Syd will be remembered by many volunteers and employees at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum; by members of the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society; and by ex-employees of Spartan Air Services.

Syd was a dear friend and I will sadly miss visiting him at his Alta Vista Manor residence.

The picture of Syd with Col. Chris Hadfield was taken at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in 2015 during a 100th birthday celebratory tour of the museum, a day many of us will not forget. (Photo courtesy of Lesley Law, Syd’s daughter.)

Syd might have been old in years (102) but his memory was remarkable. People doing research into Spartan Air Services' history and into DH Mosquito aircraft that Spartan operated, continued to consult Syd on issues, technical and historical, even in 2017!

My thoughts go out to Syd's close friends and family at this sad time. Syd you will missed and remembered by many.