Richard W. Baynes, Canadian Veteran; Private in the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion 6th Airbourne Division, passed away at Kingsway Lodge on January 23, 2017 at the age of 94.
Beloved husband of the late Elsie (nee Hollingworth) who predeceased him in 2014. Father of Linda (Lyle) Muir, Carol (Jerry) Goodhue and Joan (Jay) McCauley. Grandfather of Brian (Cori) Brookshaw, Mike (Penny) Brookshaw, Tracy (Frankie) Gerdelman, Steven (Andrea) Goodhue, Kevin (Marilyn) Goodhue, Jesse (Krystle) McCauley and Erin (Arik) O’Connell. Great-grandfather of Brianna, Justin, Austin, Carson, Rebel, Paige, Avery, Tye, Emma, Ella, Livia and Leighton.
Predeceased by his parents Albert Baynes and Eva Hall and siblings Eda (Bob), Frances (Al), Irvine (Vera), Alton (Shirley), Alice (Ed).
Richard was a 70 year member of the St. James Masonic Lodge #73 in St. Marys, and an over 40 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #236 in St. Marys. Cremation has taken place.
A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association.