Baker0001 (2)Marshall was promoted to heaven on Saturday April 27, 2013 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood following a tragic accident on April 5th. He was in his 88thyear.  Marshall was the beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Livingstone) for over 62 years.  Loving father of Marsha and her husband Tennyson Sider and Lamar Baker.  Cherished grampa of Rhonda (Bryan McGowan), Reneé (Ron Kievit), Joleen (Bruce Brubaker) and Marleen (David Geiger).  Dear grampa great of Scott and Michael McGowan, Kyla, Tessa and Sierra Kievit, Brooklyn, Jaden and Trenton Brubaker and Ephraim and Josiah Geiger.  Dear brother of the late Lila (the late Robert Osburn and the late Alvin Burkholder), the late Orville (Kay) Baker and the late Lois (Lorne (Elda) Ruegg).  Marshall will also be missed by his church family, other relatives and friends. Marshall had a full and interesting life. Born on the 6th line of Nottawasaga, he had a conversion experience en route home alone from school when he was 8 years old. He was baptized and joined the Brethren In Christ denomination which his family were members and his father was a pastor.  After his marriage to Dorothy, they farmed a few years till the church invited him to move to Delisle, Saskatchewan to pastor a small congregation in a rural school house. He helped to build two churches during his 10 years of ministry in Saskatchewan. He had many jobs while pastoring but teaching Driver’s Education to teenagers was a favourite.  Marshall returned to farm life until a fire took the barn and livestock.  He also worked at L.O.F. Glass Plant until retiring at 70. Not content with retirement, he worked security shifts at several locations.  At the New Life congregation, he was known by all as the Candy Man and would love to shake your hand and hang up your coat.  Marshall was a man of great love and faith – for his family and for God.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  Friends will be received at the New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood ( at Hwy 124) on Wednesday May 1, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held at the Stayner Brethren In Christ Church, 1152 Sixth Line North, Clearview Township ( North of County Road 91) on Thursday May 2, 2013 at 1 o’clock.  Interment Brethren in Christ Churchyard Cemetery.  If desired, remembrances to the Gideon’s or the New Life BIC Church would be appreciated by Marshall’s family.  Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home (705-428-2637).  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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