The family of Mike Baker is tremendously sad to announce his sudden accidental passing at his home in Sorrento, BC on May 15, 2017 at the age of 61. He leaves his siblings: John of Calgary, Shelley Sproule of Vernon, and Andrew (Diane) of Burlington, ON, and their families. Mike also leaves behind 5 Anderson step-brothers and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, Mac Baker and Betty Baker Schielke. No formal service is planned.
Mike was blessed with Mensa level intelligence and had many successes. He held a commercial pilot’s licence, was a mining engineer (UBC 1980), oil patch surveyor, self-taught musician and an inventor with several patents registered. Mike particularly enjoyed his years in engineering and wore his iron ring with great pride.
For too many years, Mike had battled through numerous health challenges. Special mention must go to step-brothers, Kent (Pat) and Scott (Val) Anderson for their caring and compassion for Mike through the toughest years of his too short life.
Those who loved Mike feel there are two ways to honour his life. One is to consider a donation to the Mental Health Association. The other is to seek someone close to you, give them a hug, and tell them how much you love and care for them.
Arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 P.V. Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4 Phone: (250) 542-4333. Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com