Hugh Truman Baxter

October 15, 1929October 6, 2020

BAXTER, Hugh Truman - "Hell no, I don't wanna die!" Spoken by a man of few words. A man who thought the same way he walked..."with purpose", always taking care of family first. With Saddened hearts, we announce the passing of Hugh Baxter on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, just shy of his 91st birthday.

Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Grace for 65 years. Cherished father of David (Carla), Barry (Carolyn), Bonnie (Patrick) and the late Helen Jean. Proud and much loved Grampa of Alisa, Tomesa (Thomas) and Benati (Ben). Son of the late Thomas and Joanna Baxter. Son-in-law of the late Arthur and Beulah Bailey. Dearest brother of Max. Predeceased by Henry (late Maxine), Erling (late Margena), Helen Wilson (late Burton), Florence (late Lloyd), Melvin and Jimmy. Dear brother-in-law of Jean Chisholm (Yves Chenier) (late Richard Chisholm) and the late Weldon Bailey. Hugh is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11 am. Minister Martin Garniss officiating. Interment Hilly Grove Cemetery, Assiginack Township, Manitoulin Island. Memorial donations may be made to SAH Renal Care Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. - 705-759-2522). Due to the current pandemic restrictions there is a maximum attendance restriction of 40 attendees at the cemetery. Mandatory for everyone is the use of hand sanitizer, masks (disposable or hand made) or face coverings & physical distancing of 2 meters must be observed by everyone, unless members of the same household. Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

A very special thank-you to all the exceptional doctors who have cared for dad over the years and the Health Care Team at Sault Area Hospital. You all had his bests interests at heart. To the nurses on 1B, our most heartfelt thanks for your outstanding care, compassion and dignity given, especially during dad's final days. And to dad's many Renal nurses, we will not forget the respect and love you shared during your last farewells with dad. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. You all held a special place in his heart.

"Rest now dad, mom is in good hands."


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JoAnn Turner

October 15, 2020

Mrs. Baxter, David, Barry and Bonnie and the extended family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Baxter ( always remembered as my first boss when I started at Great Lakes Power 35 years ago) My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Maria Da Silva

October 14, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Baxter family on your profound loss. Celebrate His life and incredible journey and take comfort in knowing that his legacy and all the memories left behind will live on forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with our dear friend Bonnie and the extended family during this difficult time. Stay strong!
Maria Da Silva & Family

Sault Area Hospital Foundation

October 14, 2020

Dear Baxter Family,

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Hugh and send our sincere sympathies to your family. May the memories you shared offer comfort in the days ahead.

Thank you for choosing to honour Hugh’s memory by asking friends and family to make gifts to Sault Area Hospital Foundation Renal Care Fund.

With our deepest condolences,

Sault Area Hospital Foundation Staff – Teresa, Melissa, Christie, Logan, Katelin, Tasha, Megan and Dionne

Susan & Mario Turco

October 12, 2020

Grace and family, we extend our sincerest condolences from our family to your family. We have many fond memories and think of you often. May the many wonderful memories of your times with Hugh as a husband, father and grandfather be a source of strength at your time of sadness.

Colleen McGrayne Hocking

October 11, 2020

Grace and the Baxter family:
My sincere condolences on the loss of a great husband and father. Hugh was a great neighbour and friend to my parents, the late Harold and Caroline McGrayne. I have fond memories of you both and the time I spent on Paladin as a child. Grace, I will never forget the kind words you offered me after the death of my dear mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you and your family comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Colleen McGrayne Hocking

Scott Maki

October 11, 2020

Mrs. Baxter, David, Barry and Bonnie and the extended family. While our paths haven’t crossed in many years I have many found memories of Mr. Baxter both as a neighbour on Paladin and when I worked at Great Lakes as a summer student. On behalf of my family I wanted to reach out and extend our condolences to you all.

Jim Heise

October 11, 2020

Barry, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Bob Thorpe

October 11, 2020

To the Baxter family. As a dialysis patient myself, I had the honour and pleasure to know Mr. Baxter.
It is so true that he was very well respected by all of the unit nurses.
He carried himself with much dignity and I always enjoyed our conversations while we were in the waiting room. He was just a true gentleman. So to the family, I extend my sincerest condolences.
Rest In Peace Mr.Baxter
Bob Thorpe


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