Keith R. Baird

Born March 19, 1952

BAIRD : Rick ( Keith Richard) passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4th, 2011 at the age 58 years. He is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by his wife Linda, his mother Bea, father Stewart, sisters; Marion, Judy, Lorraine, brother Ken, several nieces and nephews also brothers in-law and best friends Mike, John and Pat. He leaves his buddies Gord and Scott Smith and Al Carr. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations gratefully accepted to Central Okanagan Hospice or the Pediatric Ward of Kelowna General Hospital in Rick’s memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, A Dignity Honoured Funeral Provider, condolences may be sent to


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Gord Smith

February 17, 2011

To Auntie Linda...
It’s often said that certain individuals come into our lives and without really knowing, alter and enrich us. Rick chose to live life to the fullest and to be caught up in his energy was the most miraculous thing you can imagine. He touched everyone by winning their respect, returning a childs’ affection and finding the best in others. Linda, as you wake to each day, facing unknown challenges, please know that he is with you always, and never forget how he made people feel, that was truly his richest gift of all.

~ Gord ( the Silver Bullet) Smith and Laura Millsip

February 14, 2011

Hey Rick
I am so glad you are not in pain any longer but the world is a much sadder place without you.We will think of you often and will miss your caring,loving and generous ways each and everyday.
Love always Judy,Scott,Kent,Courtney and Brianne

Bill & Rose Baggett

February 11, 2011

Dear Linda
We are so sorry for your loss of Rick. Please accept our sympathy and thoughts of you and your family. Think of Rick as living in the hearts of those he touched and loved. Nothing loved is ever lost. When you have loved someone deeply, they are never lost to you. Memories live in your heart forever. God Bless you and your family.

Catherine Isaacson

February 10, 2011

Dear Linda,
I am very sorry to hear of Rick's illness & passing. I will always remember him as the fun loving, generous,rascal at staff parties in the 'old days'. He was always there for you and you were always there for him. Hang onto your love & memories. Thinking of you and your family.

February 10, 2011

Our deepest condolences to Linda and family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ray & Maureen Harke

Tim Guidi

February 9, 2011

Dear Linda

I'm so sorry to hear that Rick passed away. I last saw the two of you at the Doctors' office and had no idea Rick was not well. He was a very proud, determined and hard working man and I feel I was lucky to have been a very small part of his life. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Scott, Shauna, Kody and Kaisha Smith

February 9, 2011

We love you Uncle Ricki!
Forever in our hearts. These are all the things we have done as a family. Thank you for letting me into your family 19 years ago and being so much more than you know to Scott and his sister Shayla and for that you will not have to worry about Auntie Linda as she will be well taken care of and Loved. She even might use her words she still has 2 but she can have your extra one but thats it! Love you forever, sweet dreams. Say Hi to DOGI for us.

Nancy and Mike

February 9, 2011

Dear Rick,

I knew you such a short time really, but you opened your heart and your house to me and made me part of your family. Before I had met you, I had learned so many of your wonderful qualities through Mike. He spoke so highly of you and loved you very much, how could I not feel the same. Rest easy Rick. I promise to look after your best buddy Mike, and I know that he will especially miss you - and both of us always will love you. Thank you for being in our lives.

Ken and Donna Good

February 9, 2011

To Linda, Rick's mother and father, and family members. We are sorry for the loss of your husband and son. We've always known Rick to be an outgoing, happy-go-lucky, hard working man and that is the way we will remember him. When the sun came out so did Rick! His reliability and expertise as a marine mechanic has served me and many other members of the Kelowna Yacht Club. We will miss Rick. May he rest in peace.
Sincerely, Ken and Donna Good

Lorraine Merk

February 8, 2011

I am so proud to have been your little sister - even if I wasn't the "favorite" ! You truly lived life to it's fullest and met everyday head on ! You set an example for us all with your loving heart, broad shoulders and wise mind. We are better people for having loved you and been loved by you.

You will be missed more than words can say.

All our love to Linda

Rob Lorraine and Savannah