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George Baxter

George Baxter

Sunday, January 24th, 1932 - Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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BAXTER, George (January 24, 1932 - January 7, 2021)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Baxter at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty in 2018. Dear and loving father to Colin Baxter (Ruth Harris), Janice Baxter-Vaiana (Anthony Vaiana) and Alison Baxter-Fiorella (Chris Calaguiro). Cherished by his grandchildren George Baxter (Nicole Simone), Ian Baxter (Lauren Simon), Laura Willighan (Tom), Mark Vaiana (Bri VanSickle), Emily Howcroft (Josh), Evan Fiorella, Robert Fiorella and Thomas Calaguiro. He was delighted by his great grandson James Simon Baxter.

George grew up by the sea in Saltcoats, Scotland. He earned his PhD in Chemistry before immigrating to Canada in 1957 to begin working as a Research Chemist for Moore Business Forms. He had a distinguished career. He was granted seven patents for inventions involving microencapsulation processes and was the author of numerous scholarly papers. He moved to Fonthill, ON with the family in 1962 and lived there until 1977, when they moved to Youngstown, NY. Following retirement, George and Betty moved to Welland, ON. where he lived until recently moving to the Lookout Ridge Retirement Community.

George was an avid golfer. It was fitting that he spent his last years living just down the road from Lookout Point where he and Betty golfed, winning many couples tournaments over the years. He was a caring father to his children and a devoted grandfather.

In keeping with his wishes, a cremation has taken place and the family will have a private ceremony later. In lieu of flowers, donations to a local charity to help families in need during these difficult times would be appreciated, including: Project Share (Niagara Falls); The Hope Centre (Welland); and Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the many people who helped along the way, including the staff at Rose Hill Lane and Dr. Jennifer Mueller and Julie.

Online condolences can be shared at www.pelhamfuneralhome.ca .
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Jacqueline Cook

Posted at 06:37am
I was very sorry to learn of passing of your beloved father and grandfather. Please accept my condolences. I will always remember his dry sense of humour.
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Lori Davison

Posted at 05:09pm
Alison, Evan and Family: I was very saddened to read of the passing of your beloved Dad and Grandfather. He was a true gentleman and I know that he will be greatly missed. I had the pleasure of cleaning his room during my employment at Lookout Ridge. He is now with your Mom and Grandma. Cherish all of the wonderful memories and you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lori Davison (former housekeeper at Lookout and mother of Danielle Davison who attended Kids World with Evan). Sending hugs.
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Shane Moore Davis

Posted at 08:48am
George and Betty became friends when building their home in St Andrews (now the the Highlands) and remained so throughout their time here. Always enjoyed our chats. They were great people and will be greatly missed.

Shane and Denyse Davis
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