The sudden death last June of popular Earl Marriott Secondary teacher Nicola Baker has been deemed the result of “undetermined natural causes.”
Baker, 38, died June 6.
According to a coroner’s report released to Peace Arch News, the mother of four was found unresponsive by her husband shortly before 8 a.m.
Investigation found no evidence of trauma, foul play, significant medical history or disease; a toxicology analysis was also negative.
“Although the exact cause of death remains undetermined, this investigation has not elicited any evidence that supports a plausible unnatural cause, therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that the death is due to undetermined natural causes,” ruled coroner Tar Devine.
Baker had taught Grade 8 to 12 students in her time at the high school, but had taught mostly Grade 10s in the 2015-16 school year.
Born and raised in South Surrey, she was the youngest of three sisters, and part of an “enormous” family that included at least three other teachers.