Winona Evangeline (nee Hornett) Baird 1925 — 2015

Winona Evangeline (nee Hornett) Baird

December 27, 1925 – September 17, 2015

 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Winona at 89 years of age on Thursday September 17, 2015 at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C as a result of a stroke. She passed peacefully with family and friends by her bedside. Winona, born in Magog, Quebec, to Charles and Maggie Hornett, was the youngest and last of her sibilings. She was predeceased by her sister, Eleanor, and her two brothers, Desmond and Earl. She is survived by her two sons, Desmond and Ronald, her six grandchildren, Kimberley, Lisa, Mark, Kathleen, Stephanie and James and her four great grandchildren. Simon, Kris, Beatrice and Ursula. Winona served in the Women’s Army Corp in the early 1950’s but quit to join her husband during his military deployment in Germany with the family. Winona worked for the Department of National Defence and subsequently with the Department of Supply and Services until her retirement in 1991. After retirement, she focused on spending time with her sons and her grandchildren.

 Winona will be very much missed by all her family and friends. May she rest in peace for eternity with our Lord.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops. A Memorial Service is planned to be held in Ottawa in the near future. In lieu of flowers, Winona had requested that donations be made to The Wales Home Foundation 506 Route 243, Richmond, Quebec, J0B 2H0 or The Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home 72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops, B.C, V2E 2S9



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3 Tributes

  1. cheryl broomfield
    Posted September 19, 2015 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I wish I could be there with you. I am so sorry to hear your news. I have great memories of Aunt Nonie. Just before she went west we went out for lunch and when we went back to her apartment we had a good time looking at old pictures and reminiscing about the past.Then Aunt Nonie played some hymns and songs on the organ while we sang. What a great memory I have of the last time I saw her, that is the way I will remember her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  2. Pat Tyndall
    Posted September 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Dear ones,
    I’m thinking of you, we’ll miss Winona very much.
    Sending sympathetic thoughts and much care, Pat

  3. Donnalee
    Posted September 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Rest In Peace Grammie Baird. Gone but never forgotten. Love and hugs to uncle Ron and his family, uncle Desmond,Aunt Dorothy and mark.

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