Sarah Mary (Frame) Baird

Born: Wed., Mar. 5, 1930
Died: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Location: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Deep River

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Sarah Mary Baird

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sarah Baird (nee: Frame) December 15, 2017, at age 87, in the company of her family and loving husband Kenneth. Born in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland to Julia Frame (nee O’Hagen) and John Frame, Sarah joined the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow to train and practise as a registered nurse, and eventually as a Certified General Midwife, in 1948.  She immigrated to Canada in 1956, and soon took up her professional and family life in Deep River, where she married in 1957. Sarah is survived by her husband Kenneth, her sister Norah Linton, sons and daughters-in-law Alastair (Darlene), Donald, Neil, Andrew(Julie), and Colin (Marion) Baird, grandchildren Emma, Everett, Trisa, Megan, Mackenzie, Jason, Connor, Emily, William, and Alison. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother John Frame. Known for her unfailing generosity, Sarah maintained an active role in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She made her presence felt wherever she went, culturing numerous long term friendships. In nursing, Sarah provided exceptional care to many patients, and attended numerous deliveries in our local hospital. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Deep River, and reception to follow at the adjoining hall. All are welcome. The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Manor in Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation.

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Cathy and Hugh MacDonald
   Posted Sun December 17, 2017
Dear Baird family, We were sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a wonderful and compassionate nurse.

Catherine Wood
   Posted Mon December 18, 2017
Dear Mr Baird and all the family,
I was so very sorry and saddened to read of Sarah's death. She was absolutely wonderful to me at the DRDH. I was rushed in early one July morning, a new bride, only recently come to Canada and she was so kind and soothed not only me but my young husband. In 1972 she cared for me and our first-born daughter and again was not only an exemplary nurse but a friend to a nervous mother. I followed her around with a little notebook asking question after question-every query whether sensible or not was answered with calm patience. A truly marvellous lady. I hope that when the raw immediate pain eases you will find comfort in your memories of a sweet, unselfish wife, mother and grandmother. My thoughts are with you all.

   Posted Mon December 18, 2017
We will miss you Sarah. 💜

Joanne Lejeune
   Posted Mon December 18, 2017
Andy, Julie and family

My heart goes out to you all at this time of sorrow. Sending my deepest sympathies to you all and hoping that all the great memories of your Mom and Grandmother ease the sadness you are feeling now


Anne MacKenzie
   Posted Mon December 18, 2017
Alastair, Darlene, Emma, Everett

Please accept our sympathies during this difficult time. But, I know you'll have many happy, funny, and quirky memories of Sarah to continue sharing with each other.

Anne and Jean

Linda A & Rick
   Posted Mon December 18, 2017
We just want you to know we are thinking of you all at this mist difficult time

Paul Aikens
   Posted Mon December 18, 2017
I offer my condolences to Mr. Kenneth Baird and all of Mrs. Baird's Family and Friends..I was fortunate to enjoy on many occasions her warm hospitality at the Family home in Mackay and on other occasions. Sarah was an exceptional caring woman with a tremendous wit and charm along with an energy few could match. I have been close friends with her son Alastair for over 40 years and he would often mention that his Mom had asked about me...She will be sadly thoughts with you all..Paul Aikens, San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica

Lorna Adamuik
   Posted Tue December 19, 2017
I have worked with Don for the past 15 years so I've heard so much about your wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May you cherish all of your precious memories of your dear Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. May your hearts heal and your memories stay strong.

Neil Middleton
   Posted Tue December 19, 2017
Mrs. Baird was wonderful to me when I busted myself up at the local ski hill, she stayed up that night at the Deep River hospital where she was Head Nurse , as I could not sleep, stayed and kept me company that whole night, constantly reassuring me I was going to be okay. During my recovery and physio therapy, she was strong and insistent, providing me with the motivation to endure the progress of learning to use my arm again. I have no doubt that my recovery was in large part to her personal unyielding and firm resolve that I was to overcome this accident. My deepest condolences to Ken, Colin, Neil, Donald and Alastair, Mrs Baird was a good friend to my folks, and a tremendous aid to me in my time of need, I will always hold her dear to me for that. Pretty fortunate to have known her.

Mike, Arden and Phaedra Scott
   Posted Tue December 19, 2017
Alastair, Darlene, Emma and Everett,

We were all deeply saddened to learn of the loss of a wonderful, dynamic lady. Our thoughts are with you. Rest assured that her legacy lives on through her grandchildren. Deepest sympathies. Arden, Mike & Phaedra

Penny Pettigrew-Farnel
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
We would like to express our sorrow about Sarah's passing. We have fond memories of evenings spent at the Baird's after our annual carol singing night in Mackey. Ken you and Sarah were wonderful neighbours and we still miss you. We would also like to extend our sympathies to all the children and grandchildren. We know that Sarah was proud of you all because she always shared stories when our paths crossed.
Bruce and Penny Farnel

Janet and Haz
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
Dear Andy, Juli and family, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Take care,
Janet and Haz

Lorraine Crouse
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
Sorry for your loss!!! Thoughts & prayers are with you all!!!!

Drew Watkins
   Posted Thu December 21, 2017
It is with great sadness that I learned of Sarah's passing. Colin and I became friends in Kindergarten and ever since I was treated royally by Sarah whenever I visited. I truly felt like one of her own. Her freshly baked current scones were always a favourite of mine and I still have her recipe. Her reputation as a nurse was second to none and she took great care of my sister when she had her kidney stone attack. My sister still talks fondly of Sarah's care fifty years later. My condolences to Ken, Al, Don, Neil, Andy and Colin and all their families. Hugs and prayers to you from me and the rest of my family.

Lynn Gee
   Posted Fri December 22, 2017
As one of many Candy Stripers at the DRDH in the early 80s, Mrs. Baird was one of the favourite nurses and we were all happy when we saw her name on the schedule when we came in for our shifts. She had patience and understanding for us as we were learning what it was to be a nurse and she inspired many to take up the profession of health care. She was a wonderful role model and spent time with us explaining processes and procedures. Mrs. Baird was a compassionate and caring nurse who treated all her patients, her coworkers and us impressionable young teens with respect. My condolences to her family and friends.

Ian Ward and Shauna Lynk
   Posted Sat December 23, 2017
Our condolences Don to you and all of your family. We were not fortunate to have met Mumsy. Reading through the memories others have shared, clearly she was a wonderful person and will be missed.

   Posted Tue December 26, 2017
Hello, Just wanted to share something encouraging from the Bible for you and your family! Revelation 21:4 “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more” one day Jehovah God will take away pain and death forever on a paradise earth. Psalms 34:18 “Jehovah is near to the broken at heart” theres more information on hope for our loved ones that have passed away in death on

Warren Scott
   Posted Tue January 30, 2018
I will always remember Sarah when all her 5 boys were knee high like me and they lived at the end of Wolfe st.I also will remember stopping in for visit when she and Ken lived on the high water above the dam.Don can use my Email if he wishes as I would like to hear from him

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