July 17, 1928 – November 23, 2018
With sadness, we announce the passing of James Arnold Baker on November 23, 2018 at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife Lois, sons Paul (Laura), Ward (Kathryn) and his grandchildren Alison, Stephen, Cole, Roxanne and Marina. He was predeceased by his parents Arnold and Grace Baker and his brother Alan (Anne).
James grew up in a farming family in Clive Alberta. After leaving home, he studied to be a machinist and he married Lois Willmont. James and Lois moved to Vancouver, B.C. where they started a family and James built the family home. From an early age, James was interested in all things mechanical and this led to his early career designing and fabricating industrial processing equipment. James later returned to school to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
James then combined his enthusiasm for both the mechanical and the human body, working in the research department at the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Illinois. After retirement, James moved to Nelson, B.C. to be with his son and grandchildren. James had a tremendous intellectual curiosity and he read widely on subjects ranging from the mechanical and scientific to the spiritual. James also wrote for a number of spiritual publications. His creative inventiveness and generosity will be remembered by all who knew him. James spent his final few years at Mountain Lake Seniors Community and the family is very grateful for the wonderful care he received there.