Lavona Jean (nee Hislop) Baker

It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of

Lavona Jean Baker

In Terrace, BC on May 31, 2014 at Mills Memorial Hospital.

Jean was born a twin to Charlotte Smith and Frank Hislop October 21, 1929 in Arcola, Sask. She moved to Terrace in 1951 at the age of 22 and met her husband, William Kraft with whom she had four children. After the passing of her first husband, Jean remarried Lawrence Baker in 1968 and they spent many happy years together travelling and exploring via motorhome until Lawrence’s passing in Terrace November 2005. Jean was an active member of the Royal Purple receiving perfect attendance for 25 years and recently received a pin from the organization for an outstanding 55 years.

She is survived and incredibly missed by her four children: Margaret (Peggy) Sweet (Stan Sweet), Frank (Dennis) Kraft, Edwin Kraft and Dale Kraft (Darlene Cashmere), her grandchildren Tamara Sweet-Letts (Andrew Letts), Janine Wilson (Scott Wilson), Russell (Kris) Sweet (Melissa Breuker) and Garett Kraft (Sarah Johnson) and two great grandchildren; Kimberley Wilson and Jordan Wilson. She is also survived by siblings; twin brother, Fred (Laverne), Merle (Pat) and Frances (George), as well as many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family wishes to thank and express their sincere appreciation to the following for their support during Jean’s hospitalization:

The nurses at Mills Memorial Hospital for their unwavering strength and support; Her family physician Dr. Moolman and his nurse Clara; Ester Brisch at Northern Health as well as the compassionate staff of McConnell Estate; Carole Fell, Mills Memorial Hospital social worker, and finally, James and Janie Kester and children Dustin and Gavin for their tireless visits, support and stories while Jean was ill.

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