Barthel Funeral Home


Patrick John Baker

April 13, 1944February 14, 2021

Passed away suddenly on February 14, 2021 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Pat was born in Cambridge, Ontario on April 13, 1944. Pat is predeceased by his wife of 29 years Millie, his mother Kathleen and father James, his sister Bonnie and stepdaughter Diana Lynn Dickson.

He will be greatly missed by his sister Sally (Rick), brothers Donald ‘Butch’ (Carol), Christopher (Denise) and Gerry (Eva, deceased), stepson Raymond Van Der Aa, step grandchildren Stephen and Melissa, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Pat was well known for his contribution to community service. His dedication for over 60 years to the community, seniors and veterans along with the thousands of dollars he raised has made a significant impact with many people and organizations. He was a life member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126 where he served as President for 7 terms. Pat along with Mr. George Gilles organized the first Cambridge Canada Day Events and Parade in 1977 which he continued to help organize for more than 20 years. In 1995 he was the co-founder of Cambridge Warriors Day to honour our veterans. Pat has accepted many awards in his honour for exceptional service and passion to help others including Order of Canada award and Seniors of the Month from Ontario Provincial Parliament, The Queen’s Jubilee from our Queen Majesty and the Meritorious Service Medal and the Palm Leaf Medal from the Royal Canadian Legion.

We would like to thank Pat’s residence Saint Luke’s Place for all the love and support over the past 20 years.

Visitation will take place at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Saturday, February 20th from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Cremation will follow. In accordance with the regulations of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario due to COVID-19, all events are restricted to a specified number of attendees. Please RSVP in advance by calling 519-653-3251 during business hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Luke’s Place in Cambridge, Ontario would be appreciated by his family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 20, 2021


Patrick John Baker

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Larry McCulley

February 27, 2021

Please accept the condolences of myself and the McCulley family.

When visiting my father, Fred McCulley, at Saint Luke's over the last number of years, I had the pleasure of meeting Pat on a few occasions. Although I didn't know Pat well myself, my dad made it abundantly clear each time that Pat was a valued friend, and always spoke very highly of him, both in front of Pat and in private.

I'm sure that he'll be missed by many. Take care.

Diane Greig

February 23, 2021

Pat I know you are with your Millie and all the people who have loved you in your life.
No more suffering or pain.
I will miss you and always cherish the times and laughs we had.

Laura Murr

February 23, 2021

I am so sorry for you loss. Pat was a wonderful person And friend. We shared many gooD times Suppers and laughs together when my husband was a resident at St Lukes Place . He will be sorely missed for his advocacy., generosity and kindness. It is so sad that COVID prevented visitors. We spoke on the phone but I know how much he missed Ginger And his family and friends. I know he is at peace now he will always be in my heart.

Cody Brunton

February 19, 2021

Pat, My dear friend.....
I've only had the pleasure of taking care of you for the last two years on the days your regulars weren't available you'd ask the staff to come find me to help you. I've had the honor of getting to connect with you as a friend and get to share wonderful stories with each other. Pat I'm going to miss your mischievous smile and your caring heart.
Rest in the Sweetest peace my friend.

till we meet again.

Kristine Mcculligh

February 19, 2021

Mr Baker,

I was sad to hear of your passing, I will greatly remember our conversation and the laughter we shared at St Luke’s place. It was a great honour hearing all your stories and seeing all your wonderful achievements on the wall.

You will be greatly missed by all the staff.. rest easy my friend.


February 18, 2021

Sincere condolences to Pat's family and friends at this time of sadness. Pat was such a wonderful example of dedication and commitment to community - always looking to help out whenever he could. We at Saint Luke's United Church have fond memories of collaborating with Pat for special events over the years... he (and his wonderful smile) will be sorely missed! May cherished memories provide comfort and strength to all those he touched and helped. Rest in Peace, Pat, and peace to all during this difficult time.
Daria Salemka, Director of Music,
Saint Luke's United Church

Angelita Marleau

February 18, 2021

Angelita Marleau,

Pat,you are a great person”Hero”!You’ve done lots of good things.You helped people in need,you made residents on Ewing laugh.I remembered the last words you told me friday night”You have a good weekend,see you monday and “Thank you”.Past few weeks before you’re gone,you are always waiting for me infront of your bedroom door,saying Angelina i don’t feel good can you put me in bed?
Pat,i will always remember you and will always pray for your soul.Rest in peace 🙏

Paula Duff

February 18, 2021

Pat you will be greatly missed. You were kind, generous, and you had a beautiful soul. You always made those around you feel welcomed and always stood up for what you believed was right. Taking care of you for the last 14 yrs I've known you has been an honor. Residents loved you as you went by on your scooter handing out chocolate bars. We all have many fond memories of you and you will forever live in our hearts. RIP my friend ❤

Irene Ryan

February 17, 2021

It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of your beloved brother Pat. He certainly was one wonderful person, loving and kind and always out there to help everyone in the community that he served.He will certainly be greatly missed.
Sometimes it’s hard to understand the reason for some of life‘s struggles. Yet through it all at this terrible time,it’s just a comfort to know, that through friends and loved ones sincerely care for you.
Our sincere and deepest condolences goes out to you at this time of sorrow. As well as the rest of the family.
Irene & Blake Ryan ❤️🙏🏻