Betty Lou Baker

A photo of Betty Lou Baker



Peacefully, at the Blenheim Community Village, Betty Lou went to heaven on Thursday April 30, in her 85th year.  Betty Lou was born in Harwich Township to Samuel George and Jean Elizabeth Sloan (Maynard)  On May 1, 1954 she married Bryce Baker, the love of her life, and they walked hand in hand as they lovingly welcomed Susan (Tom) Hebblethwaite, Brent  (Agnes), Cheryl (Bruce) Ross,       and Bradley (Leisa). Adding to her joy were grandchildren, Tammy (John), Amanda, Lauren (Devon Taylor), Matthew (Christianne) Hebblethwaite; Kyle and Kelsie Baker; Nick (Clara) VanDyk, Carmen (Matt) Cox, Hannah Ross; Scott, Laura and Stephanie Baker.  8 great grandchildren completed her joy.

Betty Lou’s surviving siblings are Ralph (Bonnie) Sloan, Barbara (Jim) Donnelly, Norine (Allan) Duck and Lyle (Pat) Sloan. Many nieces and nephews were very important and loved by her.  Also survived by her loved Baker family – Shirley Jensen, George and Marilyn Baker, Wayne and Shirley Baker, Lorraine and Ray Dhaen, David and Susan Baker.  Predeceased by her brother Gordon Sloan and in-laws Gordon and Donna Baker, Tom Jensen, and Irvine Baker.

Betty Lou & Bryce worked together at their business, Baker Farm Equipment with son Brent for many years. In 1994, Betty Lou graduated from St. Clair College and began her work as a Red Cross Homemaker, helping to make the lives of seniors better in their own homes. Betty Lou was a lover of her God and her New Scotland United Church family where she served many roles – Sunday School teacher, Messenger leader, life UCW member, choir member (until Dec. 2018), VBS snack lady, and the “Cards and Flowers lady”.  Music, books, baking, flowers and gathering her family to celebrate special occasions filled her life.

Much thanks goes to those who recently cared for Betty Lou: CarePartners, (especially her loved  PSW Tena), Dr. Rachel Simmons, the Alzheimers Society of Chatham-Kent, nurses and medical staff at CKHA Continuing Care and the very capable and caring staff in Long Term Care at the Blenheim Community Village.

A private family service will be held at New Scotland United Church with Pastor Melodee Lovering officiating.  A private family interment at Evergreen Cemetery will follow the service.

Those wishing to honour Betty Lou’s life with a donation are asked to consider New Scotland United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.

To view the slide show created by Betty Lou’s granddaughter Hannah Ross, click link below.

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Dear Susan, Tom & all the Baker family... We were sorry to hear of Betty Lou’s passing & extend our sincere condolences to all. Keeping all of you in our hearts, thoughts & prayers. Take good care of each other. /Nancy, Don & family

Sending my deepest condolences to the Baker family. It was only last Christmas I remember sitting near Betty at the New Scotland church Christmas concert. It was the first time I think she wasn't part of the choir herself. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

So sorry to hear of Betty Lou’s passing. I worked with her as a Red Cross homemaker for a few years and absolutely loved her. A kind, caring soul who took such good care of everyone she was assigned to. Everyone cared very deeply for her. I am so glad to have gotten to know her. Deepest sympathies to her family.

Susan & Family: Betty-Lou was such a wonderful, gracious , and generous person. Always thankful for her visits with mom and the many cards sent to her. I was glad to see her last summer . A beautiful smile to remember. My condolences and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Brenda Nesbitt & Family

Susan, Tom and the Baker family, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jenny Tscharke and Alain Couture

I have so many fond memories of Betty Lou. She was older than I and I always considered her as the one of authority and the one I would have to deal with should I stray. She was a wonderful influence to her friends, family and community. Such a charitable, kind person. She had a wonderful sense of humor, used very successfully in many situations. I know she will be missed by so many. God Bless you Betty Lou, Love, Mona

Norine and Allan: Very sorry for your loss. Take comfort in your cherished memories.

Deepest condolences Cheryl, to you and your entire family, Carrie Carleton

Susan, Tom and family, and Baker Family. Sincere condolences to you in the passing of your mother. Cherish the many happy memories you shared with her in the difficult days ahead. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter and Linda

My condolences to Susan Hebblethwaite and family on the passing of your mom and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless.

Sincere sympathies for your loss.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Baker family at this difficult time. May god bring you peace in knowing Betty is in the arms of God.

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May Gods peace be with you!

Uncle Bryce and family, we were so saddened to hear the news of Aunt Betty Lou’s passing. We’ll aways remember her for her loving kindness, caring and wisdom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, even though we can’t be there in person right now.

Sorry to hear of your loss. May your many fond memories help you during these difficult times. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thinking of you with love as you mourn the loss of this beautiful woman. Betty Lou was a lovely, warm, welcoming lady. She loved her God and her family and leaves happy memories for you to cherish. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Susan, Tom and family please accept my sincere condolences. What a sweetheart you Mom was. Thinking of you all Kelly, Lexi and Kate

Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family.

Our thoughts and prayers are very much with all the family. Remembering the Sloan picnics and all the fun we had and not to forget the great good and games we played. Diane, Cheryl, Vaughn and families

I’m sorry to hear you’ve had to say good-bye to a dear Grandma, Mom, and Wife. I remember her as a warm and welcoming woman, opening her home to me as a friend of Tammy’s during my rambunctious Jr High years. I always think of Mrs Baker with a smile on her face. Praying for your peace at this time.

i am sorry for your loss she always cared for those around her

Susan and family , please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of this wonderful lady. May she rest in peace

Our condolences to you Bryce and to all of the Baker families. Betty Lou was always a 'ray of sunshine' and a wonderful person. She will be missed. Sincerely, Anne and Don Eastman

We are thinking of the Baker and Sloan families at this difficult time. I will always remember the very caring and thoughtful cards that my family received from Betty Lou over the years! Condolences to you all.

Susan, Tom & Family We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincere condolences. 🙏 Joanne and Bob Gillespie and Family. Nina Rumble Snake.

Betty Lou was an energetic, loving person - who tried to embrace and welcome everyone. She will be missed by every one who benefitted from her kindness.

Betty Lou was a beautiful lady with great pride in her family. It was great to know her. Thinking of her family with sympathy. Donna and Scott Makey

Bryce and family Our condolences and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Norine and Al and family We send our sincere sympathy. We did not know your sister but obviously she touched a lot of people. What a nice tribute to know she helped others so much.

What a Lady my dear sister forever in my heart. Love and hugs to you Bryce , Susan, Brent, Cheryl , Brad and families. Aunt Barbara

Susan and family, Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Let all your wonderful memories help you through this time of lose.

Dear Bryce and Family My thought and prayers are with all of you at this trying time. Will be thinking of the family and she will be missed very much. Anna Grace

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Susan. She was a wonderful lady who knew how to live a fulfilling life. Condolences to all your family.

Betty-Lou was a incredible lady, she was always so happy and friendly. I enjoyed her company, and her cards. You will be missed

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with sympathy, prayers and caring.

So sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug & Mary Anne Hodgson

Susan, Tom & family So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

So sorry for the loss of your mom and grand mother but thankful for the peace you have knowing she’s with her savior. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.

Susan, Tom and family----so sorry for your loss, may memories help ease your pain, thinking of you all

Our condolences, May treasured memories bring you some comfort at this time.

Our condolences, May treasured memories bring you some comfort at this time.

Susan and Cheryl and family. We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Her memories will be your comfort in the coming years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Dave and Eli Williscroft.

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Betty Lou, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. Death is not the end, it is only the passing on from time into eternity for the children of God. Death is not extinguishing the light, it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

Bryce and family. Norine and family... Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers on the passing of Betty Lou. She and her beautiful smile and caring ways will certainly be missed. Don and Anne Gammage

Very sad news, Betty Lou was a very dear and beautiful lady. May your hearts be lifted by her strength and her love for her God.

Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Our condolences to Norine, Allan and Family.

Very Sorry

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all the family at this time..

Dear Bryce and Family, So sorry to hear of Betty Lou's passing, but we know she was not well. May God encourage your hearts during these days. Will be praying for you. Bill and Olwen Terris

To All the family, We're so sorry to hear of Betty Lou's passing. She was so dedicated to her family and to serving the Lord. Please accept our prayers and heart felt sympathy....Love, Rosemary and Craig.

so very sorry for your loss. Betty Lou was a wonderful person and i know she will be missed.

My condolences to the family... it was a privilege and a pleasure to have been a small part of a wonderful womans life. We had lots of laughs. May you rest in peace!