Jane Louise Baker


On December 5, 2018 Mrs. Jane Baker of Sherwood Park, Alberta was called Home to be with her Lord and Saviour. She was 56 years of age.

Jane will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 34 years Dan; two sons Jordan (Courtney) and Brent. Jane is also survived by her father Walter Ewanowich of Edmonton; two sisters Carol Ewanowich (Daryl Szelewicki) of Edmonton, and Emily (John) Bernbrock of Tustin, California, as well as nephews Grant, Jonas, Graeme and Andrew.

Jane was predeceased by her mother Gwendolyn in 1968.

A Celebration of Jane’s Life will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 11111-57 Avenue, Edmonton.

Cremation will follow.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Hope Mission, 9908-106 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 0N6.

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Emily Bernbrock

Jane’s battle with cancer was over the moment she passed, it was then the angels picked her up and she was given to the Lord. It is painfully obvious that by the huge attendance at her funeral service, that Jane went through life as a happy, kind and loving big friend, and in my case, big sister.. Our family went through a great deal of mourning, that few o f us are over the deep ache in our heart, we are broken. I thank very much to the Lord for allowing me to have such a sister and loving friend. Carol is the middle sister, all three of us had a lot of love, kindness and empathy. We strengthened our love, by praying for each other, being kind to one another and shared laughter by using telephone calls and texts. Jane made a deep impact on my life, as did Carol. Since Jane’s mum passed. As the years went by, both Jane and Carol filled in the need I had for a loving mum in my life. Jane also had a wonderful sense of humor, as Carol and Jane pulled childhood tricks on me. They taught to me that you can refill the salt shaker by rubbing tartin (or you might call it flannel) together, real hard, that salt would drop from the material, I believed that one for a while. Then they taught me to pronounce magician incorrectly (magikin). They pinched and scratched my bare legs under the tablecloth, then I’d cry out and get in trouble for crying out, then I’d look at Jane and she would just look at me and arch one of her eyebrows, which threw me into a fit of laughter, for which I got more in trouble for. Then Jane tried to have a more dangerous side, and she started having parties at the house when Dad was out of town. She had a party one night, said she only invited a few people, instead at least 100 people showed up. She actually had someone call the police on her own party it was so loud. And the next day, the house was full of smoke, we had cigarettes put out on the table, burns in wood, bottles of beers left on each fence post, and lets not forget others sleeping in our beds, I even found a young man passed out in the empty bathtub. Jane loved parties, she lived life to the fullest. She played hard and worked hard, That wild horse was broken after she gave birth to Jordan. She did a very unselfish choice, she did not go back to her excellent job, and for that part of her life she became before anything a new mum to a beatufyl baby Dan and Jane called Jordan, and shortly after she had Brent. She was the perfect mum, and we never had a woman to teach us what mum’s do, but, for Jane it came naturally. She raised her children, while being at home. But, she did it with love and the Lord in her heart. She was a wonderful wife, mum, sister, Aunt, Niece, and Daughter, and let’s not forget friend and a daughter of God. Most of my memories are till the age I turned 15 years old, and I moved to California. We, at first visited annually, Money got in the way of more visits. But she telephoned me and I telephoned her. Then texting makes it easier to remain a part of her and my life and share more pictures. Jane was an angel in her shorter time in this world, which maybe that’a why God needed her right then. I believe she is now an Angel to the Lord. God knows he took one of my best friends, my sister, my stand in mum, and we all got a little angry with the Lord when the news was recieved of her passing, But, I believe she now has met our mum who died 50 years ago. A woman we all three girls had respect and a deep love for, but she was a mystery to us, as dad took all her photos down, removed most everything from the house and never shared with his three daughters anything about my mum. I’m sure to forgive him, he was heartbroken. So, in heaven where the streets are made of gold you will find Jane there living as one of Jesus Christ’s angels. I love you Jane to the core of my being,, God is holding me up while I mourn your passing. I know it is selfish for me to cry that hard, for I am the one who cries for herself. For most certainly, you don’t cry in heaven, and right now you are living in God doing the work you tried so hard to earn while on earth. All of your suffering is over Sweetie, please save me a place for I too have asked God to work through me. Good-bye sweet sister, you will remain in my thoughts and prayers everyday for the rest of my life. I love you, you lived a righteous life, you will be rewarded now. I love you forever ❤️ Em

Bev Kisser

My deepest condolences to you Danny and to your boys and new daughter in law Courtney. My great Dan Knott friend and co-worker I will miss very very much. She called me Bevykins. What a name eh, so many many laughs we had with Sheryl. I called her Janykins. I’ve never worked at a school where “Hawkins Cheezies” were part of your diet for breakfast, coffee time and really all day. LOL Yes a perfectionist she was. We had lunches together and yes she loved to cook and cater to us all. We laughed so much. My friend Rest In Peace, I will miss you so much…….❤️

Heather Schindeler

I am so very sorry to hear about Jane. I have known her throughout my years of teaching. She always had a bright smile and was warm and welcoming. She will be missed.

Wyatt and Jennifer

So very sorry for your loss Baker family. She will always be in our hearts!!


Danny, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know Jane was your everything. I have such great memories of Jane- canning peaches,, backyard fireside chats, book club and watching the kids at the playground. She was kind, sweet and FUN. Hugs to you and the boys.

Barb Trimm

Jane brought lots of fun and laughter to Hillcrest School where we worked together. I am so sorry for your loss.

Judy Ann Campbell

RIP Jane . I always admired your family devotion and your encouragement to follow my dreams! Thank You !

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