February 21, 2023
Death Notice of Pat MacNeill-Baker
Eileen Patricia MacNeill-Baker (nee Bell), of Markdale, passed away at Grey Gables, Markdale on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth MacNeill and the late Alex Baker. Loving mother of Cathy Watson and her late husband Ken, and Hugh MacNeill. Also stepmother to Brenda Love (Doran), Sue Kenny (Paul), Barry Baker (Allen Clark), and Brent Baker (Cathy). Cherished grandmother of Meghan Watson (Mathieu Blais), Neil Watson (Jennifer), Robert Watson, Kirk Watson (Laura MacDuff), Rory MacNeill (Carissa), and Kaelan MacNeill (Barry Crawford). Step-grandmother of Angie Ward (Mike), Tracey May (Christian), Jessica Baker, Jackson Baker, and Jeffrey Kenny (Stephanie). Cherished great-grandmother of Callia, Caleb and Maya Blais, Cora and Violet Watson, Hudson, and Wiley MacNeill, and six step-great-grandchildren.
Mom was born and raised in Toronto, the oldest of four siblings. She met and married Ken where they welcomed Hugh then Cathy and raised them in Toronto before moving to Priceville in 1975 where she worked at the Board of Education for 20 years. Ken was a skilled hockey player and Mom herself was very athletic in her early life, so she enjoyed watching several generations of her family play various sports. Mom enjoyed life to the fullest and kept herself busy with work, her hobbies, and grandchildren which continued when she met Alex. After marrying Alex and then retiring a few years later, Mom loved to travel, garden, shop, sew, craft, decorate and attend the Plowing Match as well local music festivals in their truck and trailer. In later years, she and Alex loved puttering about their property, spending time with friends and particularly their family as it continued to grow.
The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Power for his excellent care. A profound thank you to the amazing staff at Grey Gables in Markdale for their loving care and exceptional kindness. You are all truly a blessing to this community.
Visitation will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 4 – 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Priceville on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 2 p.m., with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Spring interment of cremated remains at McNeil Cemetery, Priceville. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Celebrating the life of Pat MacNeill-Baker
Nous avons eu la chance de rencontrer la grand-mère à Meghan a quelques reprises. Chaque fois, elle nous a accueilli avec une grande gentillesse. C’est un plaisir de l’avoir connu! On peut constater une grande perte pour la famille!!! On vous souhaite nos sincères condoléances!
Noël, Francine, Eric, Emanuelle et Alexim xxx
Dear Meghan, Mathieu, Callia, Caleb & Maya, Cathy,
We are sending our condolences to you on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. May she Rest In Peace and look out for you.
Sincere condolences to Pat's family. She was a great lady.
My condolences to the Watson and Baker families. My thoughts are with you.
I send deep condolences to all Pat's family and friends. Pat was a very knowledgeable and engaging administrative assistant for the Grey County Board of Education for a number of years, and a great support to me when I became the director of education. In later years, I saw Pat regularly at Grey Gables when visiting my husband there. She was a strong and positive influence on so many in our community.
Dear Cathy and Meghan and family. We are saddened by the loss of your mother/grandma. She was a fighter and led a wonderful life which is reflected in all of you, her family. Our prayers are with you.
Scott and Lilian
Cathy, Hugh and families.
We are so sorry to hear the passing of Pat. Sending our sincere condolences to you all.
To Cathy & Watson family, We are very sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother, We are sending you our condolences and thinking of you guys during this difficult time.
- Brian and Addison Newman
To you dear Meghan, Mathieu, Callia, Caleb, Maya and all the family,
I am sending my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in these difficult times. xox
God has now another angel to watch over you!❤️
Cathy Meghan Neil,Bobby, Kirk ,
Thoughts of Pat , always enjoyed conversation when we met by coincident . Her love for each of you was felt. Pat a stylish lady in all ways . You will miss her . 😔. Our thoughts to each of you .
Don Karen Adam & Luke
Our condolences to your Family. Pat was a good friend and truly 'one of a kind'.— Jeanne and Doug Sutter, February 24, 2023
Cathy, Meghan, Neil, Bobby and Kirk,
My thoughts are with you as you say goodbye to your Mom and Grandma.
I remember her as outgoing, loving and full of zest. I know that she was very devoted to all of you.
My thoughts are with you now.
Thinking of you all at this very sad time . She was truly a lovely lady .— Glen and Brenda Reay, February 24, 2023
We are sad to hear that Pat had passed away, she was a very lovely person. She will be missed.— Greg and Marilyn Short & Family, February 24, 2023
Much love and our deepest condolences to you all.
John, Marianne, Vienna, and Colton
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Cathy. Our condolences to you and your family.
Deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time.— Sheila McCauley, February 24, 2023
Cathy and Family - Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother.— Bev and Jeff Walker, February 24, 2023
To the Baker Family:
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Pat.
we were sorry to hear of the passing of Pat.
Cathy and family, my condolences in the loss of your Mom, Grandmother, and great-grandma.— Jean Watson, February 23, 2023
Sending our condolences to all the family. There will be many fond memories to enjoy from years gone by that will continue to bring many smiles. Enjoy them❤️— Cathryn and Kris Kennedy, February 23, 2023
Cathy, Hugh and families
We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We will not be able to attend the service as we are currently in the Azores but will be thinking of you.
Wayne and Brenda Edwards
Sending condolences to the family I was lucky to get to know Pat and care for here during her time at Grey Gables she will be missed!! ❤️— Carol Brown, February 23, 2023
Cathy and family, sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I see she died the same day as our Mother, Marie Browne.
Thinking of you during this time of deep loss.
Cathy Londry (Rutledge)
Dear Cathy, Hugh and your families - your mom and grandma will always be remembered as a beautiful, gracious lady in our hearts. We are so sorry for her struggles in recent years and for her passing.
Love, Ron and Connie
Dear Cathy and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know you and your family have our deepest sympathy❤️
We are very sorry to hear of your mother's passing Cathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.— Art McAfee, Barb Watson, February 23, 2023
Cathy and Family - I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing.— Judy Grant, February 23, 2023
We are sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Our thoughts are with the family.— Bob & Cynthia Cook, February 23, 2023