Joseph William Baxter

January 2, 1930February 8, 2021

Passed away peacefully on Feb 8, 2021 at the age of 91 to join the love of his life Mary (Fraser) Baxter for their eternal dance. He was the youngest of five, born to James Farmer Baxter and Maggie Partner. He was predeceased by brother, Sidney; sisters, Marjorie, Hazel and Amelia.

He is survived by his son, James (Carole); daughter, Ann (Geoff); granddaughters, Cassandra (Josh), Elizabeth (Wesley) and great-granddaughter, Blake.

He was a retired employee of Volvo Canada Manufacturing Plant and a member of Canadian Management Accounts. A 55-year member of Woodlawn United Church and an active skater into his 80’s with the Halifax Bedford Senior Skaters Club.

His favorite role was being a grandfather and ran “Grandad’s taxi service” to his girls for many years. He provided his granddaughters with financial advice, how to grow tomatoes and build stuff. He was always present at graduations, cheerleading, rugby, and whatever special celebration was going on. He was a kind gentle soul and a man of few words, but we all knew how proud and how loved we were through his actions.

In accordance with dad’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at a later date.

“Unforgettable in every way and forever more that’s how you’ll stay”. – Nat King Cole


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Joseph William Baxter

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Jane Lenehan

February 13, 2021

Dear Ann, Jim & Family,

My sister Barb summed up my memories of the Baxter family on Windward Ave perfectly! Your Dad was a kind and gentle soul with a wonderful twinkle in his eye - thinking of your parents during our growing up years on Windward Ave just makes me smile even after all these years! They were always there for all of us! May your Dad Rest In Peace. So sorry for your loss, Jane (McClure) Lenehan and family

Barb Ellsmere

February 13, 2021

Dear Ann, Jim and family

Sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your dad.

Growing up, Mr. and Mrs. B were the foundation and centre of the Windward Avenue neighbourhood. The familiar sound of a Volvo driving up the street signalled the Baxter’s had arrived home.
There were some wild Friday night bridge games on Windward! Mom and Dad enjoyed their suppers and card games with Mr. B in later years.

-Fond memories and best wishes from the McClure family

Steve Sacre

February 13, 2021

Jim & family....On behalf of Bob Sacre & the entire “Sacre Family” our sincere condolences on your loss. I was speaking to Dad ( Bob) the other day & he was sharing the many fond memories of their friendship over the past years. They had shared many laughs , jokes & get togethers! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Steve Sacre.

Grant MacLean

February 12, 2021

Saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Baxter family during this difficult time.

Condo Sarto

February 12, 2021

Dear James, Ann, Families,
I offer my most sincere sympathy
on the lost of a loved Dad and Grandfather.
Mr. Baxter was a fine and genial
man. Working (Mount Edward School) next door
to his and your late dear Mom’s home provided
several occasions to have enjoyable neighbour chats.
Prayers offered to all at this heartfelt
May Mr. Baxter’s soul Rest In Peace.
Sincerely, Condo Sarto

Ken Sutherland

February 11, 2021

Ann and Jim, so sorry for your loss.
May there be comfort in knowing people are thinking of you in your time of sorrow.
Ken & Janice Sutherland

Ann Wadden

February 11, 2021

I knew your dad for quite a few years and always enjoyed our conversations- he actually had quite a few words and it was always obvious how much he loved his children and grandchildren and missed his wife. You will miss him and I will remember the hugs we had after our chats.

Sandra Harrison

February 11, 2021

Sincerest condolences to Joe’s family.
We were neighbours for some years, and knew Joe from that time. Always courteous and a great dry sense of humour!
Rest In Peace, Joe.

Ritchie Boyd

February 11, 2021

To Joe Baxter's family:
I am very sorry to read of Joe's death. Joe and I go way back and include our associations as accountants and he bowled on my bowling team. I liked Joe very much for his quiet way and good nature. I tried to get him back bowling but he told me his health didn't permit and little did I know how bad it was. I shall always remember Joe fondly.
Ritchie Boyd

Mary Osborne

February 11, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family. Yes,I always thought he was a quiet, gentle man. I knew Mary as well
I, too, am a Woodlawn member. Mary Osborne