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BONNIE BAKER (Wilson) nee Platt

December 6, 2002


(Wilson) nee Platt

Born September 18, 1919 in Caradoc Township, Middlesex, Ontario. Died, December 6, 2002 in Ladysmith Hospital, with her daughters at her side. Mom was the first born of the eight Platt children to Joe and Rosie Platt. They homesteaded in Norbury District, Saskatchewan where Mom learned the strong work ethic and dedication that she carried with her all through her life. Mom married Roy Baker in 1940. They farmed near Spiritwood Saskatchewan, raising five girls until 1956 when the family moved to Ladysmith. Mom worked at the Tomlsay Grocery store and was fondly known as Bonnie B. From July 1972 to September 1984 through rain, sleet and dark of night, Bonnie made sure that Ladysmith’s mail was in the right box. Mom was very involved in the community. She was an active member of the Rebecca Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She canvassed for the Cancer Society for more than 25 years, and in 1996 Mom was recognized as Ladysmith’s Citizen of the year for her contributions to the community. One of her passions was bowling, and of her numerous awards and trophies, Mom was most proud of the “Kids and Golden Agers” Silver Medal for performance in the 1993 finals. She was also thrilled to receive Bowler of the Year this past spring. Mom was widowed in 1976, remarried in 1981. She is predeceased by her parents: Joe and Rosie Platt, brothers: George, Bud and Stan. She is survived by her daughters: Barbara (Steve), Audrey (Jim), Kay (Rhett), Lynn (Miguel) and Louise, by brothers: Vin (Kay), Len (Audrey) and sisters” Nancy (Stu), and Pat (Brick), and sisters-in-law: Joan and Joyce Platt. Grandchildren: Kim (Kent), John, Jason, Miriam, Jeff and Sascha and great grandchildren Katelyn and Colton. Also many nieces and nephews. Mom will be missed by so many. “We love you” from all the family. Memorial Service Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 1:00 pm in the Ladysmith Eagles Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. (“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers”) Jewish proverb. Arrangements entrusted to Telford’s Mortuary.

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