Helen Mary Baker (22 Feb 1935 - 21 Mar 2017)

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Exeter Crematorium St Peter's Chapel Topsham Road Exeter EX2 6EU
31st Mar 2017

In loving memory of Helen Mary Baker nee Macgregor who passed away on 21st March 2017.

Helen was born in Ayr, the daughter of Allister and Lesley Macgregor. She attended Ayr Academy, St George's School for Girls Edinburgh, Jordanhill Teacher training College Glasgow, and then Manchester University to specialise in teaching for the deaf. Helen was also an accomplished horse rider (a love of animals, especially dogs and horses, was a defining component of her life), and Scottish Country dancer.

Helen gained a position as a teacher at the Royal School For the Deaf, Exeter, where she gained a reputation as a patient and caring teacher. It was at the school that she fell in love with and married David Baker and they were to remain inseparable from each other for over 50 years. Together they raised two sons Matthew and John. In later years Helen was delighted with the arrival of her granddaughter Marly who has inherited more than a little of Helen's wit, practical good sense and creative flair.

Helen was loved and cherished by all who knew her; she was a person of great compassion, who had time for everyone and anyone. As well as being creative, patient and generous, she also possessed a great inner strength which made her the lynchpin of the family that now will miss her so much.

We thank you for taking the time to visit this page; please feel free to leave any memories and photos of Helen, or if you can, donate to her favourite charity the RNLI. Also you're very welcome to join us at her funeral at St Peter's Chapel, Exeter crematorium, on 31st March at 2.45pm.

Simon Coughlan donated in memory of Helen

Helen, or 'Mrs Baker' as I will always think of her, was wonderfully kind and always took an interest in other people. Her friends in Magdalen Road will miss the little lady in tweed.

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Amelia Coughlan donated £25 in memory of Helen

Thank you Helen for always being so kind to my family with love from Amelia, Ben, Martha, Rose and Trudy and Alan xxxxx

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Beautiful sunny day by the sea in Sidmouth, with daffodils everywhere - made me think of Helen!

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Tina Puryear wrote

Helen will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She had such a delightful way of reaching out and connecting with others and thinking of those extra touches to make everyone feel welcome and heard. I loved her warm smile as well as that conspiratorial twinkle in her eye when listening to (or telling) a fun story.
Holding the Baker and Macgregor family in my thoughts and prayers,

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Tina Puryear donated in memory of Helen

In honour of Helen Baker - her beautiful and kind spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew her

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