BAXTER, Hugh Truman


“Hell no, I don’t wanna die!” Spoken by a man of few words. A man who thought the same way he walked…”with purpose”, always taking care of family first. With Saddened hearts, we announce the passing of Hugh Baxter on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, just shy of his 91st birthday.

Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Grace for 65 years. Cherished father of David (Carla), Barry (Carolyn), Bonnie (Patrick) and the late Helen Jean. Proud and much loved Grampa of Alisa, Tomesa (Thomas) and Benati (Ben). Son of the late Thomas and Joanna Baxter. Son-in-law of the late Arthur and Beulah Bailey. Dearest brother of Max. Predeceased by Henry (late Maxine), Erling (late Margena), Helen Wilson (late Burton), Florence (late Lloyd), Melvin and Jimmy. Dear brother-in-law of Jean Chisholm (Yves Chenier) (late Richard Chisholm) and the late Weldon Bailey. Hugh is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11 am. Minister Martin Garniss officiating. Interment Hilly Grove Cemetery, Assiginack Township, Manitoulin Island. Memorial donations may be made to SAH Renal Care Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. – 705-759-2522). Due to the current pandemic restrictions there is a maximum attendance restriction of 40 attendees at the cemetery. Mandatory for everyone is the use of hand sanitizer, masks (disposable or hand made) or face coverings & physical distancing of 2 meters must be observed by everyone, unless members of the same household. Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

A very special thank-you to all the exceptional doctors who have cared for dad over the years and the Health Care Team at Sault Area Hospital. You all had his bests interests at heart. To the nurses on 1B, our most heartfelt thanks for your outstanding care, compassion and dignity given, especially during dad’s final days. And to dad’s many Renal nurses, we will not forget the respect and love you shared during your last farewells with dad. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. You all held a special place in his heart.

“Rest now dad, mom is in good hands.”