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Kathleen "Kay" Baker

September 15, 2018 ~ March 10, 2018


Kathleen “Kay” L. Baker 73

North Sydney

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kathleen Lorraine Baker, age 73, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, on Saturday March 10, 2018 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in North Sydney, September 15, 1944, Kay was the daughter of the late Isadore and Loretta (Galpin) Matthews. Kay was an avid card player, enjoyed going to bingo games, she loved picking berries but most of all spending time with her family.

Kay is survived by her children James “Jimmy” (Donna) Baker, Cheryl (John) Anthony, Shane (Kim) Baker, all of North Sydney, Scott (April) Baker, Sydney Mines, Patrick Baker, at home, her grandchildren Kathleen, Alisha, Ashley, Brandon, Carter, Jessica, Hannah, Ava, Landon and Paige, a number of great grandchildren, her sisters Gloria (Jim) MacIntyre and Marie “WeWe” (Bill) McKee, both of North Sydney, special sister Wanda MacLean, Ontario, by several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her card partner Jackie Ginter.

Besides her parents Kay was predeceased by her husband James Patrick “Jimmy” Baker in 2000, a daughter Wanda in infancy, her sister Linda Parks, brothers Frank and Jim Matthews.

Visitation for Kay will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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