BAXTER (NEE BURTINSKY), Stella

December 16, 1923 to May 4, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce that our mom has passed away peacefully at Wynfield Long Term Care facility, from natural causes in her 97th year.  Predeceased by husband Henry.  Beloved mother of Stephen (Karen) of Sarnia, Anne (Jim) of Newcastle, Ian (Beth) of Roslyn, Mairi (Scott) of Oshawa and Amy (Lindsay) of Ottawa.  Devoted grandmother to Jeromy, Sean, Stephanie (predeceased), James, Kari, Corey, Meghan, Kyle, Mitchell, Jordan and Lisa and 4 great-grandchildren who she adored.  Mom had a successful career with the Attorney General as an Assistant Administrator of the Court and was appointed Justice of the Peace.  She loved music and was involved in many choirs over the years. During WW2 she worked in Ajax as a "Bomb Girl".  Mom devoted many years to volunteering and always had a warm smile and a gentle touch.  She was a devout Catholic who had a great sense of humour and was always able to see the bright side of life.  The family will be having a private ceremony on Monday May 11, 2020.   When the restrictions from Covid-19 are lifted, the date for visitation, Mass, and reception will be announced.  Donations in memory of Stella to ShareLife can be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we encourage relatives and friends to express their sympathies and condolences online at makfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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  • May 6, 2020

    Barbara Roach
    Mairi, I never met your mother but knew how much you loved her by how often you spoke of her. Of how often you would drop by to visit her or work in her garden and take her to church with you. Your action by spending time with your Mom told her and everyone how much you cherished her. She must have been a wonderful amazing woman. 
  • May 6, 2020

    Cathy and larry Landry
    Sending heartfelt sympathy to Steve, Karen, Sean and families on the passing of a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Hang on to all the memories and sending our sincere condolences, Cathy and Larry Landry. 
  • May 7, 2020

    Josie Fogal
    Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of Stella's children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.  Stella was a lovely, gentle and soft spoken woman who was always kind and caring. I've know Stella since childhood, having met her through my parents Kathleen and Bronislaw and later worked with Stella in the courts.  Cheers to you Stella for a life well lived!
  • May 7, 2020

    Josie Fogal
    Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of Stella's children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.  Stella was a lovely, gentle and soft spoken woman who was always kind and caring. I've know Stella since childhood, having met her through my parents Kathleen and Bronislaw and later worked with Stella in the courts.  Cheers to you Stella for a life well lived!
  • May 10, 2020

    Joanne yule
    Mairi and Amy,
    
    So sorry to read of your mothers passing. May your memories comfort you in the days ahead. My sincere condolences.
    
    Joanne yule
  • May 10, 2020

    Cathy & Grant Willard & family
    Stephen, Anne, Ian, Mairi and Amy - our hearts go out to all of you and your families.  Aunt Stella was a sweetheart and I have many fond memories of her.  Our thoughts are with you today on Mother's Day and tomorrow for the service.  I so wish we could be there and give you each a big hug.  Love to you all from your cousin Cathy and Grant, Dan & Marla, Ross & Susie.
  • May 11, 2020

    Dailene Adair
    Amy, Mairi, Anne, Ian & Stephen - 
    
    was saddened to read of your Mom's passing.  Though it has been many years, my memories of our younger days still remain dear to heart.  When I think of your Mom, kindness flows in abundance.  Take comfort in knowing what a gift & blessing she was.  Will be lifting you all in prayer today & in the days to come.  
  • May 14, 2020

    Chesley Zdanowicz
    Chesley  & Lisa Zdanowicz and family
    
    Dear Steve, Anne, Ian, Mairi and Amy
    
    We are so sorry to hear of Stella`s passing...she was such a kind, sweet woman.
    I remember all of us getting together at each other`s houses when we were kids..lots of great memories.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    The sisters are together now having a great reunion!
    Much love to all of you...your cousin Ches, Lisa, Nathaniel, Zach and Eli
    
    
  • May 20, 2020

    Mary Jane Nettle
    My sincere condolences to the Baxter Clan, especially Anne, my childhood friend and classmate.  I always recall your Mother being  a kind and generous person with all us children running around! She made an impression on me. She will Rest In Peace with her Lord. Wish all of well. MaryJane 



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