Honourable Judge GLENSON J.F. BAKER
July 12th, 1930 – June 5th, 2016
Glen passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospice on Sunday June 5th with his family. Glen was a strong and independent person who was unwilling to let cancer stop him from enjoying the last few years of his life spending time with his family and friends. Glen was born on July 12th 1930 in Victoria and spent his childhood in North Vancouver. Glen attended Ridgeway Elementary and Graduated from North Vancouver High School in 1948. Writing noon hour shows and playing the trumpet in the school band were activities Glen enjoyed the most.
After graduating, Glen attended UBC where he completed an Arts Degree. Glen continued his education at Law school and graduated in 1955. During his university years Glen worked at the Lake Louise Hotel as a Bellmen and Head Houseman. That is where he met Marilyn who worked as a Chambermaid. Glen often said, “It was love at first sight.” They had a long distance relationship between Vancouver and Toronto and eventually got married on August 16th 1958. Marilyn and Glen settled in White Rock where Glen had already started his law career at Thompson, Wilson and Baker in 1956. Five years later they build a house in Crescent Park which Glen called home for 47 years.
Glen practiced law for 27 years. In 1976 he left Thompson and McConnell and started his own law firm in Langley with his friend and partner Edward Scarlett. In September of 1980 Glen was appointed as a Provincial Court Judge until retiring in July 2000. Once retired Glen pursued his dream of writing and authored three books. Glen was an intelligent man with a good sense of humour. He was also a problem solver and believed, “You could do anything if you put your mind to it.” Glen had three children Christine Fennell (Shawn) Allan Baker (Nicole) and Joan Rawlyns (Scott) along with five grandchildren. Glen’s family says good bye to their Dad while reflecting upon good memories and time spent together. Thanks to all the health care professionals who supported and cared for Glen over the last few years. A special thank you to the exceptional Hospice doctors and nurses. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.