Valerie Jayne Baird

1952 - 2021

Valerie Jayne Baird passed away peacefully on March 22, 2021, at the age of 68, from lung cancer. In her final days and hours she was lovingly surrounded by her immediate family in the comfort of her home.

Jayne will be dearly missed by her devoted and caring partner of 27 years, George. She leaves behind her daughter Dawn (Anthony), son Mark (Monica) and grandchildren Chaz and Devon as well as her sister Anne (Dave) and nephew Wayne (Maxene) and their children in England. Also left grieving are inlaws Gordon (Janet), Laurie and Tracey (Doug). 

Jayne was born in Burbage, England. Her adventurous spirit brought her to Montreal in 1974 where she started a family. She was a caring and devoted mum to Dawn and Mark. With her brown eyes sparkling, Jayne always loved to have a good laugh. She had a kind heart, warm spirit and would tell you the truth (even when it wasn't what you wanted to hear). She was a hard worker and when she set her mind to something, there was no stopping her. Jayne will be remembered by many during her working years as a cafeteria lady at MacDonald High School where she also doubled as a "secret spy" to Mark and Dawn during their high school years-- not much could get by Jayne!

Those who knew her will confirm she was a master crafter; the sewing machine was often buzzing, or she could be found knitting beautiful nordic sweaters, crocheting or you might hear her shouting out the odd curse word when burning her fingers on the hot glue gun. She also had a gift of giving new life to antiques. If you didn't know where Jayne was, you didn't need to look far, just wander around the garden and you would find her. She had a green thumb and her gardens were always stunning. Jayne was a huge animal lover with an especially deep love of horses. She rode as a young girl and delighted in providing a retirement home for her horse, Furloin, for many years. 

There will be no formal ceremony, however while we mourn the loss of Jayne and the big hole she has left in our hearts, we ask you to please raise a glass and say a toast to honour this wonderful woman.

Signatures de régistre (5)

Lisa Shallhorn

What a beautiful tribute to a lovely woman. Our deepest sympathies to Dawn, Mark and your families.

I remember Jayne as a beautiful fun loving woman. She was the sweetest lunch lady at Mac High :) I also remember having some great laughs (and drinks) with her at your wedding reception Dawn. I also remember Jayne proudly showing me her horse and stable at a summer supper at her place. Great memories :)

May your mum live forever in your hearts and may you always feel her spirit close by.


Lisa, Dan and Annika xoxoxo

Tracey webb

Dans l'impossibilité d'être présent aux funérailles de Valerie Jayne Baird , nous souhaitons vous transmettre nos sincères sympathies. Que Dieu vous protège et qu'il vous guide dans votre peine.

Bon courage

Tracey webb

What a beautiful tribute to my sister in law Jayne. Couldn't have described her any better except on thing missing whenever Jayne was Bored you would see her with a paint brush in hand, she was a master at painting, decorating, knitting, crafting all the above like her daughter said. She was warm kind soul and we will miss you very much. I'll miss our chats we use to have. I will hold my memories that we shared together close to my heart always and I'll chuckle on the one that we both laugh and remenice about when we tied one on at a wedding what a fun time we had. Also the memories you gave my daughter with your horse she will cherish these memories forever. We will miss you dearly Jayne and I am so glad I told u often that we loved you. To see see each other again. R.i.P .

therese et jean paul allison

Tout dernièrement nous avons reçu l'annonce du décès de Valerie Jayne Baird . Par la force des choses, nous ne pourrons nous joindre à vous pour les célébrations. Nous sommes très solidaire dans votre peine et nous souhaitons vous offrir nos sincères sympathies.

Bon courage

Kerry-Ann Dompierre

Jayne was one of my closest friend’s mum. I have fond memories of Jayne going back to childhood, her being there to provide Dawn and I friend advice. Jayne’s love of animals, which filled their home growing up - cat, dog, bunnies and later in life a horse. Her smile in the high school cafeteria, a friendly familiar face, and her many craft creations which I have had the honour of being gifted. My heartfelt sympathies Dawn and family, Mark and George. “There are things we don’t want to happen, but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go” (author unknown). Although you have had to let go of your mum, her memory will live on forever.