Lillian May Baird

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. May Baird passed away peacefully in her sleep at Cairnsmore Place in Duncan on July 5, 2007.

May was born in Sintaluta, Saskatchewan on May 6, 1917. As a young child May and her family moved to Nakusp where May was raised and eventually met and married George. They made their home in Nakusp and lived the farm life until they moved to Castlegar where they lived for ten years. Their sons all lived on the Island and to be closer to family they moved to Youbou and May has made Youbou her home for 36 years. May lived a long and happy life although her life was not without sadness. She is predeceased by her beloved husband (George) and son (George Jr.) May is survived by her sons Doug (Paulette) Ft. St. James, Janet (George Jr.) Youbou, Steven (Gayle) Quesnel, Graham (Terry) Youbou. Her brothers Raymond, (Duncan) Arnold (Kelowna) and her best friend and sister Shirlie (Sooke). May also has many nieces and nephews whom affectionately called her Aunti Mazzie.

May has 13 grandchildren whom loved and cherished her very much. May was lucky enough to see all her grandchildren have their children, 19 great grandchildren in all. Her favorite saying was “everyone needs little people.” May was very proud of her family and loved us all very much.

May was a hard worker all her life and we all have many fond memories of the dishcloth on her shoulder. In later years, May volunteered her time at the Senior Centre in Lake Cowichan and loved every minute of her days there. May was instrumental in starting the annual Strawberry Tea for the Lady of the Lake pageant. May loved her curling, golf and was an avid crib and bridge player. May enjoyed this time with her friends and was always ready to have a good time wherever she may be. May could put a smile on anyone’s face at any given time. She loved to have fun and that she did.

May’s funeral service was held at Sands Funeral home in Duncan, B.C. on July 10th, 2007 at 11 a.m. Tea followed at the Senior Centre in Lake Cowichan. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cairnsmore Place, 250 Cairnsmore Street, Duncan, B.C. V9L 4H2. We will always be eternally grateful for the loving care that May received while she lived at Cairnsmore. She really loved living there and made some great friends and we are sure she will be missed there too.

We will miss you forever Mom. Until we meet again!

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