Frederick A. Baker

Frederick A. Baker

November 07, 1926 - March 20, 2012

Frederick A. Baker

November 07, 1926 - March 20, 2012


Frederick A. Baker
11/7/26 3/20/12

Fred Baker passed away peacefully on March 20, 2012. Fred was born Nov. 7, 1926 in Wallasey, England and lived there growing up.

Fred survived bombing raids in his teens in England and was drafted into the British Army on his 18th birthday. He served in the Far East, Africa, and India. After the Army he started working for an engineering company and went to school in the evenings in England and again later when he moved to the states. Fred enjoyed tennis and rugby. During this time, he met and married his wife, Barbara, in 1954 in England. Approximately one year later they moved to Canada and one year after Canada settled in Southern California. Fred worked for an engineering company and traveled the world on jobs with this company for almost 30 years.

Fred and Barbara were married for 40 years until her passing at a young age in 1994. They had two daughters, Carolyn and Kristine, and seven grandchildren: Stefanie, Michael, Matthew, David, Gregory, Jennifer, and Nathan.

Fred retired in 1993 and kept busy playing golf, and lawn bowling. For years he had also been very active in skiing and bridge groups. He restored antique clocks and volunteered at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach (now Mission Hospital LB) for many years.

Fred is survived by his children and grandchildren. Burial was private and he was laid to rest in El Toro Memorial Park with his wife Barbara.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) online at or by calling (714) 532-8690. CHOC was very near and dear to Fred and Barbara’s hearts for years.

Our loved ones never truly leave us ,
They live on in kindness they showed, ,
The comfort they shared, ,.
And the love they brought into our lives.

A life well-lived ,
Is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace
From someone who has made our world a brighter, better place.
It’s filled with moments sweet and sad, with smiles and sometimes tears,
With friendships formed and good times shared and laughter through the years.
A life well-lived is a legacy of joy and pride and pleasure,
A loving, lasting memory our grateful hearts will treasure.

We will miss you very much dad, but rejoice that you are with the Lord!

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6 responses to Frederick A. Baker

  1. Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a really special man. I know you all will miss him and your mom very much. I have such good memories of them both. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Carol Gardiner

  2. Linda Harber says:

    I grieve with you at the loss of your father. You were so supportive for us when our dad passed and I am here for you as you go thru your loss. Our blessed hope of heaven is what eases the pain. All their struggles and suffering are done and we will see them again one day! May you have great joy in that knowledge. God Bless.

  3. Carolyn,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I will be praying for you and your family. My deepest sympathy.


  4. Carolyn/Kristine,
    I’m so sorry for you loss, but I am sure you dad is now in a better place reunited your mum. He had a profound impact on my life, and was the catalyst was my own success. We had spoken at length about his moving away, and seeing the lifestyle he had been able to achieve, was both remarkable and an inspiration to this young, wide-eyed boy who also had big dreams. He dared me to take a leap of faith…and I will forever be indebted.

    Although our time together was very brief, that cheeky grin, lightning-fast sense of humour, but profound love of his family will stay with me forever.

  5. Carolyn…… I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


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