BAINES - It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, William Frank Baines (Bill). Bill died April 26/2021 at the age of 71 years at the Regina General Hospital. At his side was his wife and his four daughters.
Bill was born in Yorkton at the Queen Victoria hospital on May 16, 1949. Bill was the eldest son of Davis and Joyce (nee Beardsmore). In his younger years Bill worked beside his father on the family farm until he started at the Coop Home Center where he was employed for eleven years until its closure. He then worked for a year as a farm hand, which he then proceeded to move on to Webers now known as Mc Munn and Yates. He worked there until his retirement in 2016.
Bill was an avid fisherman, skilled woodworker, loved being outdoors, and enjoyed his Sunday drives. He especially enjoyed taking his family to his childhood homestead in Crescent Lake. Bill was always there to lend a helping hand for his children, grandchildren, and other family members. In his later years he was very active in the Recovery Community providing much support to others.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Davis and Joyce Baines. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, his brother Kerry (Barb) and sister Cherry (Michael). His wife Marilyn of 49 years, his daughters Tari-Lee (Tyton), Kim (Jason), Shelley (Clinton), and Billie (Shane). His grandchildren Justin (Yogum), Neriah, Tatum, Brandon, Nevaeh, Logan, Keauna (Kyson, Amelia, and Jace) and Great-grandson William. Also, numerous brother and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service was held on Friday, April 30, 2021 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, certified celebrant officiating. Words of remembrance were given by daughters Shelley, Kim and Billie. Honorary casket bearers were Neriah Baines, Tatum Borys, Nevaeh Kolebaba, William Liebrecht and the Yorkton Alcoholics Anonymous Groups. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Shane Kolebaba, Tyton Novak, Clinton Leis, Jason Borys, Justin Liebrecht and Brandon Novak serving as casket bearers. Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous (c/o Bailey’s Funeral Home).