Naomi Baker

October 15, 1972 - December 25, 2012 

Naomi Baker

October 15, 1972 - December 25, 2012 

Obituary for Naomi Baker

Ruth Naomi Baker
1972-2012
Passed away peacefully at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital with her loving family by her side on Christmas Day, 2012. Naomi is survived by her husband, Palmer Panneton; parents Janet Georgeanne Baker and Raymond Arnold of Ottawa; her father Alyx Jones (Bronwyn) of Whitehorse; half siblings: Angela Ogasa of Penticton, Florien Ogasa of Vancouver and Tessera Jones of Whitehorse; aunts, uncles and cousins. Naomi was a teacher with the Ottawa Board of Education. Prior to that her varied career included positions with the National Gallery of Canada, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, Ottawa Public Library and The Town of the Blue Mountain Public Library. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Environmental Studies; from the London School of Economics with a Masters in Information Systems and from the University of Ottawa with a Masters in Education. She had a love for all of the arts, especially music, theatre and visual arts, and was an artist in her own right. She was a born teacher and world traveller with an unending curiosity and love for life. Family and friends may pay their respects during visitation at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor), Ottawa on Sunday December 30th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in St. Matthias Anglican Church, 555 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa on Monday morning, December 31st at 11 o’clock. If you have something sparkly please wear it. Cremation will follow with interment in the Spring of 2013 in the Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of Naomi, a donation to Oncology Options (www.oncologyoptions.ca; 4-112 Strathcona Ave., Ottawa, ON K1S 1X6) or to Free the Children (www.tinyurl.com/NaomiSchool) to support the construction of a school in Africa would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre and the Ottawa Hospital (5NE) for their kind and generous support.
In the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., Arnprior.

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