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Agnes Mary Brownlie (nee Gibson) Baker

Our beloved Mother, Aunt, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Agnes, passed away at the age of 95 in the presence of family. She is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Edward (Ted) Baker and her sister Jean Baker.

She is survived by her sons, Alan (Helen), Doug (Brenda), Greg (Linda), and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends who will all miss her dearly.

Agnes was born and raised in Nelson by her parents John and Gretchen Gibson making her one of the longest residing residents of Nelson, BC.

She worked as a school teacher in the West Kootenays and volunteered in the Nelson Municipal Library. Agnes and Ted were part of the Naturalist and Mountaineering clubs of Nelson.

Agnes was a vey passionate about West Kootenay history. Her coffee table was always full of books, maps and treasures found on her hikes. Her favorite past times were bird watching, walking and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens.

Agnes and Ted’s home always smelled of homemade bread, cookies, or delicious sauces made from the garden. She enjoyed cross country skiing and playing bridge with friends.

 She always loved a good mystery by watching one on TV or reading about one in a book. Agnes has touched so many lives with her kindness, wisdom and welcoming smile. She always had a genuine interest in whatever it was you were doing at the time.

She will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 1:00pm from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

As expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to a Charity of Choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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