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Memorable Manitobans: Bernice Mae Last Baker (1929-2004)

Educator, business executive.

Born at Homewood on 24 November 1929, daughter of Rose Ellen Crossley (1903-1996) and Ernest Edward Last (1904-1981), she taught in many Manitoba communities. In 1970, along with her husband Donald Baker (1927-2005), they started the heating company Custom Vac Limited. She served on the Board of Directors and was Vice President, President, and Secretary of the Red River Co-op for 14 years. She died at Winnipeg on 12 December 2004 and was buried in the Glencross Cemetery.


Obituary [Ernest Edward Last], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 1981, page 49.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 December 2004.

“They will live on in memory” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2004, page B4.

Bernice Mae Last Baker, FindAGrave.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Lois Braun for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2020

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