Marion Winnifred (Picot) Breed-Baker

October 22, 1928November 6, 2020

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother Marion Winnifred Breed-Baker (Picot). She passed away peacefully November 6, 2020 in her home, with loved ones around her. She was 92. Marion was born October 22, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts to John J Picot & Winnifred Margaret Payne. She married her sweetheart, Perley Sylvester Breed Jr in 1948 and survived him after 39 years of enjoying life together. Her life was a positive example to us by showing what it means to be a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. In 2006, at the age of 78, Marion married Arthur Hayward Baker. They were able to share 14 of their golden years together before his passing in February 2020. Marion is survived by her son, Steve Breed; daughter, Linda (Paul Buntain); grandchildren, Christy, Marnie, Cort (Kelsey), Brittany; great-granddaughter, Blake. She will be remembered for her enjoyment in having a good laugh, her compassion, strength in her faith, and the unconditional love and concern for her family. She will be greatly missed. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to those who took care of Marion over the years. Special thanks to her caregiver, Irene, who was by her side until the end. Marion will be cremated and her remains will be placed in the family plot in Mount Hermon Cemetery with a small family interment, when possible, due to Covid-19. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her name to The Alzheimers Society or The First Baptist Church Dartmouth.

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Alyssa Lynch

November 22, 2020

Dear Steve and family,

I am sorry to hear of Marion’s passing and my thoughts have been with you all. Although I did not know her long, I will not forget her kindness and sweet smile. It was such a pleasure to make music with her.

Alyssa Lynch

Tom and Gerda Kerkhof

November 12, 2020

To Steve, Lynda, and family: Please accept our sincerest condolences with the passing of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Both Gerda and I are sad to have lost another dear friend. Having known both Marion and Hayward as members of First Baptist Church, we were fortunate enough when Marion and Hayward 'adopted' us and became close friends about 10 years ago. We have many fond memories of eating lunches out together at their favourite restaurants as well as many visits at Marion's apartment. After Hayward gave up his driver's licence, we took many car rides together which Marion really appreciated, she loved being out driving anywhere and especially anywhere close to the Nova Scotia shoreline such as Lawrencetown or Saint Margarets Bay. We will miss Marions' generosity, her mischievous laughter, and smiles. May God grant her eternal peace.

With love from Gerda and Tom

Hope and Stewart Moen Moen

November 11, 2020

Stewart and I offer our condolences to the family of Marion. What a sweet lady! I met her in early March, 2000 with the choir at First Baptist Church, Dartmouth. Marion loved to sing and added much to our vocal ensemble. She had a ready smile and loving manner. We were so happy when she married dear Rev. Hayward Baker, a wonderful Christian from Nd. That wedding was very beautiful and memorable. Two trusting Christians united to share their companionship and love. I miss them both and cherish their memories. May the Lord comfort your hearts.
Hope and Stewart Moen

Anne (Picot) Theriault

November 11, 2020

To Marion's family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Although we were first cousins, we only met later in life. I will always remember her as a beautiful, gracious lady and I'm sorry our meetings were so short and so few. My Dad (Adolphus) was the youngest brother of Marion's Dad Jack. Our Mom (Mercedes) also passed away at the age of 92, in 2006. I miss her every day as I'm sure you will miss your Mom. May she rest in peace!

Picture is of me (middle) with my two sisters Carmel and Janet. We have another sister Lorraine Mercedes and two brothers Maurice and Gerard. Our brother Charles is deceased. Carmel lives in Switzerland, Janet and I in Bathurst, NB, Lorraine in Toronto, Maurice in Vancouver and Gerard in Miramichi, NB.

Leigh MacDonald

November 11, 2020

Steve, I'm very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy. You introduced me to your Mother a couple of years ago, and I knew right away that she was a very lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. ...Leigh

Janet Picot Pitre

November 11, 2020

Was lucky enough to meet Marion, beautiful lady, she reminds me of my father Adolphus. Our deepest sympathy to the family from our family in Bathurst, NB.

Yvon and Anne Marie PICOT

November 10, 2020

Dear Lynda and Steve families

We send you our sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. Marion is a cousin we got to know late in life and we are thankful for having known her in the last years of her life. We will miss her.

Yvon and Anne Marie


November 10, 2020

Steve,Sundowners International wish to extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom.

Marc and Wendie Picot

November 10, 2020

Dear Linda, Steve and families,
Our sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences. Your mother was a wonderful lady and will surely be missed. Our visits with her were always enjoyable. We will remember her in her Dartmouth apartment with Hayward, where she laughed that "Smitty's" was their dining room and would we join them for supper there. Our girls (in Calgary) remember her as well. She was always happy and fun to be around. Take comfort in her successful life.
Marc and Wendie

Barrie MacFarlane

November 10, 2020

My wife Karen and I cherish fond memories of Perley and Marion from years at First Baptist Church. We were privileged especially to participate together in the church's sponsorship of a Vietnamese refugee family. They were a profound Christian influence on our family.
Our sincere sympathy to Steve ,Linda and their families.


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