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Baker; William Leroy “Roy”

Baker; William Leroy “Roy”

William Leroy Baker passed away at home on February 7th, 2020. He will be sorely missed by his partner, Sharon Aloian. He will also be greatly missed by his brother Paul, his niece Allison, his nephew Ian, and his best buddies Mal, David, Al, and Kenny. Roy was predeceased by his wife, Jodie, and parents, Walter and Rachel.

Roy was an avid traveler, a voracious reader, a lifelong student of cultures, and a story teller par excellence. His perfect day consisted of a good book, a great beach, and ‘street food,’ preferably Thai. Not a fan of Canadian winters, Roy frequently escaped to warmer climes. He and Sharon shared this passion for travel. They made friends wherever they landed.

When at home, Roy busied himself with his many projects such as his Harley Davidson bike and his varied collections, which he sourced from various travels, and later from the “inter-web.” His collections reflected his fascination with art, good music, and cooking. Roy was an animal lover, and would say that he never met a dog he didn’t love.

We will all miss Roy’s kindness, his caustic wit, his vast statistical knowledge, and even his entertaining rants. He was unique, as all who knew him will attest. His stubborn nature helped him battle MM. His gentleness kept those who loved him by his side.

Roy’s family would like to thank Dr. Qawi and her dedicated staff here in St. Catharines, and the staff at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, for all their care and kindness.

In accordance with Roy’s wishes, there will be no service. A donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Fund to help fight this disease would be much appreciated. You are also invited to join his Team at the Annual Myeloma March on September 13th in Stoney Creek. Red running shoes optional.

Rest in Peace, W. Roy Baker. 

8 Comments

  • Melanie Brown-Robson Posted February 12, 2020 10:58 pm

    Sharon, so sorry for your loss. Roy’s spirit will surround you and comfort you during this difficult time. I am praying that you will find some comfort knowing that all of your friends are thinking of you.

  • HELEN ZIMMERMAN Posted February 14, 2020 5:43 pm

    Dear Sharon
    After such a happy reunion with you at Christmas time, (after 25 years!), I am so sorry to hear of your partners passing. Sending you much love and hugs……….

  • Janet Savard Posted February 15, 2020 1:07 pm

    I will particularly miss talking with Roy about musicians and musical trivia. He was our go to source on this topic. I am holding off on my donation to MM until the Stoney Creek MM March this September 13th to increase our totals. Proud member of the Will.I.Wuz.Ry team.

  • Gary King Posted February 16, 2020 12:45 am

    Sharon: our sympathies on the passing of your dear Roy. We hope the many happy memories you have of him and the support of friends nearby will help comfort you. Phyllis & Gary King

  • Patrice Johnson Posted February 16, 2020 8:43 am

    So very sorry to hear this sad news,Sharon. May all your wonderful memories flood you with love and keep you strong.

  • Stephen Garrett Posted March 29, 2020 7:06 pm

    Roy Ihave fond memories of our time together Ste Catherine’s with my late sister Jody. Your were and still are a good man. I know you will be missed by all those you knew. Sending love and blessing.

  • Stephen Garrett Posted March 29, 2020 7:07 pm

    Roy, I have fond memories of our times together with my late sister Jody. I always appreciated your kind heart and I know you will be missed by all those you knew. Sending love and blessings.

  • Carrie Garrett Posted March 29, 2020 7:22 pm

    I’m sending my deepest condolences to Roy,s partner Sharon, and his family and friends.
    I am Jodi,s baby sister, and have some great memories of Roy. May his soul rest in peace and watch over you all here on earth.
    Bless you Roy…

    Carrie Garrett

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