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Gordon Kenneth Baird


Gordon Kenneth Baird

Gordon Kenneth Baird passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Center.  

Born and raised in Amherst, NS, he was the son of the late Charles (Stan) Baird and Ursula (Morris) Baird.

In his early years, Gordon traveled around working as a carpenter, a job in which he took great pride.  In his retirement years, he enjoyed working on his beautiful gardens, visits and chats with friends and family and spending time with his beloved feline companions.  

He is survived by his loving children and grandchildren; two daughters, Lindy Baird (Dave Ripley), Amherst, HS, Nancy (Hugh) Calder, Halifax, NS, Stephen (Diane) Baird, Calgary, AB; sister, Violet (Jim) Whitford, Malagash, NS, son in law, Frank Ripley (Christine), Moncton, NB; four grandchildren, Blaine (Josh) Carter, Jennifer (Lance) LeBlanc, Royleen Ripley, all of Amherst, NS, and Shelly (Richard) Barker, Windsor, NS; six great grandchildren, Jacob, Caleb, Kennedy, Kolby, Grace and Kai, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Gordon was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Rhindress) Baird; sisters, Clara (Doug) Harris, and Evelyn; brothers, Charles (Darlene) Baird, and Duncan, as well as one daughter Catherine (Baird) Ripley in 2013.

Special thanks to the staff at Centennial Villa for making Gordon's short time there an enjoyable one.  Also to the nurses and doctors at CRHCC for making his last days comfortable.  

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777).  There will be no visitation by request.  A graveside service will be held at the Amherst Cemetery at a later date.

Donation in memory of Gordon may be made to the LA Animal Shelter, CARMA, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gordon's online memorial at or through the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Burial Date
Graveside Service At A Later Date
Burial Location
Amherst Cemetery

Requested Charity
L A Animal Shelter; CARMA