Lorna Jean Baker (Appleyard)

Lorna Jean Baker (Appleyard)

Passed on September 13, 2019

Feb. 4, 1959- Sept. 13, 2019      Courageously, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer our mom, wife and Grandma, Lorna passed away at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre. Mom is survived by her husband of 39 years, Dale; her 3 children Roberta, Patricia (Travis), and Michael (Marie-France); and her 4 grandchildren Eden, Abigail, Allison and Jameson. She is also survived by her brother Glenn (Valerie) and her sister Linda (David); Dale’s siblings Chris (Netty), Wade (Joyce), Barry, Jackie (Martin) and Colleen (Scott); countless nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Lorna was predeceased by her parents Bob and Doreen Appleyard, her father and mother-in-law Bill and Alice Baker, and her brother and sister-in-law Allan and Kathy Appleyard. Mom was born at the Stonewall Hospital on February 4, 1959. She attended elementary school in Balmoral and high school in Stonewall where she met our Dad, Dale. Mom and Dad were married on September 13, 1980. After living in Stony Mountain for 10 years they settled in Balmoral at their current residence in October of 1990. This is where we were raised and now where her 4 grandchildren will continue to make more memories and be constantly be reminded of their Grandma. Mom spent our early years being a stay-at-home mom and then started working at Ducks Unlimited Canada where she worked for 20 years and made many lifelong friends. She was very involved and very proud to be on the Harlequins and multiple other fundraising committees for Ducks. Mom shared her love of curling, line dancing, and country music with us. We spent many a morning dancing around the living room with her. As we grew older, our friends started calling her Mom or Mama Baker and she always made sure there was extra food at the table just in case someone dropped in. She frequently referred to our friends as her other children and was proud of all of them. Mom was also very proud of all of her nieces and nephews and was so close to them that even their friends also called her Auntie Lorna. We would like to send a huge thank you to Roberta’s Medicine Family and Dr. Alexander at the SRHC who went above and beyond and took such amazing care of her in her final week. Also to Dr. Loudon, Marcia at CancerNav, and to everyone who has helped with the grandkids, our dogs and helped keep Mom’s life as comfortable and positive as possible. A celebration of Mom’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Stonewall on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm. A private internment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for Palliative Care funding to the “Selkirk Regional Health Centre Medicine Ward” c/o Leanne Nickel-Brown, 120 Easton Drive, Selkirk, MB, R1A 2M2.


A lovely person gone far too soon. I remember her making trips to Selkirk to pick up more reindeer antlers for the Christmas concert. We will all miss her sunny smile. Love to her family. Joan Wilson Main

Joan Wilson Main

So so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know her well but she seemed like she had the biggest heart and would do anything for the ones she loved. Take care of each other and cherish the memories. She is alive in your hearts. Rest In Peace. Cancer sucks!!

Donna Hafichuk

Heartfelt condolences to the family for your loss. ❤😪

Nancy Greig

Our sincere condolences to Lorna's family. A lovely person gone way too soon. You will have many great memories to keep her close.

Tom and Brenda Dykstra

So sorry for the loss of a great lady,, My condolences goes out to the whole family .

Vicky Hopgood

Our sincere condolences to the family in their loss of a truly beautiful woman. She will be dearly missed. I pray for he family during this difficult time God bless all of you.

Lynn and Werner Zotter

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