Darren Peter Baker

30/09/1960 - 20/10/2019

In loving memory of Darren Peter Baker who sadly passed away on 20th October 2019
Dearly Loved husband of Julie
Loving and loved father of Jack and Sophie

Toni Board
2019-10-22 10:17:07
We will miss you so much Darren, we wish you were still with us, but we don’t want your pain to continue. You will live in our hearts forever. Our love and thoughts to Julie, Jack, Sophie, and Dorothy, Donna, Jodie and Grant and their families. Toni and Albert xxxx
Julie Baker
2019-10-23 01:08:51
Darren, when we exchanged vows 25 years ago, never did i think much about the 'in sickness and in health' bit as we all think we are invincible! It has been one hell of a ride, especially the last 4 years. Despite you being dealt a bad hand, the way you played it was admirable. You never complained once even when it was obvious how much pain you were in. Your life will never be defined by your illness but by your strength, courage, humor and love. The kids and I will always strive to be as positive as you were. All you need is love, love is all you need. See you on the flip side. xx
Sophie Baker
2019-10-23 02:17:40
Pain free and at rest. You fought and fought, i’m so proud of you Dad. Thankyou for fighting, for being my dad, for guiding me through life and for loving me unconditionally. Words can’t describe how much i will miss you but i know you will always be watching over me. I hope to make you proud. Forever Daddy’s little girl. I love you 😌❤️
John Wedlick
2019-10-23 04:45:20
Going to miss you Dazz. You had a bum deal for a long time, but I really admired how you dealt with it. Sad you are not around anymore,
Margaret and John Board
2019-10-23 09:59:28
Thank you Darren for being a loving husband to Julie, wonderful role model and Father to Jack and Sophie and respected son in law to Margaret and John. We admire the courage and strength you displayed through the years with your health issues. We will sadly miss the fun, laughter and wine we enjoyed at all the family get togethers over many years. You will forever be in our thoughts. Margaret and John
Ian Fox
2019-10-23 10:15:30
A great man Darren. Great strength, great courage, great determination, and a great sense of humour. Rest in Peace big fella.
Anna Grbin
2019-10-23 12:32:22
I will forever treasure our morning teas together. How we laughed and shared many stories. You were the greatest friend and I will miss you greatly Darren. I will never forget you and will always remember you fondly. Thank you for everything!!
Janine Doherty
2019-10-24 00:51:17
Dear Julie and family, with Heart felt sympathy. Darren was a good friend and work mate. I have many good memories both in and out of work. Darren was a friend to us all. Xxx
Dorothy Baker
2019-10-24 02:25:46
Dearest Darren, As your loving mother I am so sorry I couldn’t free you of your pain and suffering. You were taken from us too soon but I have so many wonderful memories that will be held dearly in my heart forever. Your Dad and I are very proud of your loving family and your many achievements in life. Love always Mum xx
Ruby Chapman
2019-10-24 08:36:54
Thank you Darren for being an amazing uncle I could not of asked for anything more of you except to spend more time with you. I will always treasure the moments I got to spend with you from when I was a baby to now. You will always be in my heart and in my mind. I will miss you dearly but I’m happy to say that you are safe and out of pain and that you are with Gramps, Rowan and Alexandra. With Love Ruby xxxx
Donna Baker
2019-10-24 09:02:39
Darren - Thanks big brother for always being there for me. I have wonderful memories of growing up together and sharing fun times in our 20’s and beyond. I am very proud of your devotion to Julie, Jack and Sophie and time spent helping others. I have always admired your creative talents and achievements. You fought with such courage and dignity- something I will always remember. Forever in my heart. Donna x
Katie Hughes
2019-10-24 11:52:46
Yoo hoo! Darren thank you for never failing to make me laugh and being such a wonderful uncle - I will always cherish our special family memories. Your humour, creativity, resilience and fighting spirit will live on in my mind and heart forever. All my love, Katie xo
Caroline Coles
2019-10-24 20:28:26
My sincerest condolences to Julie and family. It is with fond memories of a friendly face at work and someone who has a special place in all our hearts. I remember watching the walking troupe with Darren prominent in their midst weaving good energy and humour as they advanced around the University during morning tea breaks. I remember his forever thoughtful and useful help along with a good chat. Thanks, peace and love Caroline Coles
Wendy Dunn
2019-10-24 22:51:47
Our sincere condolences to Julie, Jack, Sophie and family. Thank you to Darren for almost 40 years of fond and special memories, and for a great friendship and ‘mateship’. We will miss you greatly, and will always remember our last holiday with you. You were so strong and determined to have a great holiday, and we are so grateful and honored that we were able to be part of it with you and Julie. We will treasure the memory forever. Love Luke and Wendy
Bernadette Bartok
2019-10-25 01:10:11
To Julie, Jack and Sophie. Darren had time for everyone, a wicked sense of human and always made time to enquire about my family. He was true gentleman. His trivia nights were fun and he was a great MC. xxx
Jodie Hughes
2019-10-25 02:32:56
Darren - Thank you for being my big brother and looking after me. Growing up we shared so many fun times which l will always treasure. You were such a positive person who showed great strength and courage right till the end. I will miss our chats, laughs and you dearly. Rest In Peace Darren. Lots of love Jodie xx
David Board
2019-10-25 02:36:26
Dear Julie, Jack & Sophie, you should be incredibly proud to have shared your life and love with this amazing man, father and partner. Julie, I know the loss of your life-partner will be impossible to replace. But you have our unending love and support, both now and forever. All our love, David, Mitch, Lozzie and Suzanne.
Liza Marsh
2019-10-25 08:19:24
I will remember fondly our morning tea walks and chats over the years ... I did a walk in your honor this week. You were a true gentleman Darren - always loving and devoted to your family and friends. A true friend who supported his family and friends. Lots of love to Julie, Jack and Sophie. Love Liza and Ella xxx
Lyn Burke
2019-10-26 09:42:53
Special memories of a longtime friend. I will remember you mostly Darren for the fun and hilarity you bought to every occasion. I can hear your infectious laughter. A kind and gentle creative man gone way too soon. Rest In Peace my friend xx
Bron Kirby
2019-10-26 22:01:39
Thinking with love of our friend of nearly 40 years. Remembering fun at Pizza Hut, all night music video sessions followed by eggs in front of Hey Hey it’s Saturday, parties, fancy dress, weddings... and that laugh!! We will miss you Darren. Sending much love to Julie, Jack and Sophie. Heartbroken.
Steve Vile
2019-10-27 10:08:27
Devastated you are gone big Darren. Jan and I were honoured to have you as part of our wedding party and I will be forever grateful to have shared some of the happiest times in my life with you - ‘working’ together at Pizza Hut, our wonderful tennis team, the road trips and all of those all night Rage sessions followed by Hey Hey. We will miss your sense of humour, the cheese twisties, your taste in music and your impeccable taste. All of our love and condolences to Julie, Jack and Sophie. Gone way too soon Darren, but never ever forgotten. Lots of love Steve Jan Kirsten Lach and Matt xx
Peter Bright
2019-10-28 08:57:14
Darren, you were one of those people who made going to work worthwhile. Smart, creative, fun and witty, you had integrity and were a true gentleman. I am better for knowing you. My thoughts are with Julie and your family. - Peter Bright
In Loving Memory
Sophie Baker
Ronnie Bonner
Pam Wemyss
Alex Koulkoudinas
Christian Bass
Kylie Koulkoudinas
Jon, Sonja, Matt and Ali Armstrong
Liza Marsh
Jack Baker
Anna Grbin
Sharni Briggs
Lisa Foster
Ian Fox
Janette Welsh
peter lane
Kerri Lawrence
Carolyn Falla
James Buchan
Fraser Thomson
Jo Gazenbeek
Melissa Nichols
Lesley Fox
Tim Crawford
David O'Brien
Travis Zimmer
Janene McNaughton
Bernadette Pitcher
Janine Doherty
Sharon Carrato
Tina Bray
Peter Bray
Dorothy Baker
Miranda Boddington
Ruby Chapman
Ruby Chapman
Carole Witana
Geraldine Malady
Katie Hughes
Michael Jeantou
Caroline Coles
Wendy Dunn
Bernadette Bartok
Jodie Hughes
Neil Hughes
Lauren Board
Laurene McBride
Charlie Hughes
Luke Kelly
Peter Chapman
Bron Kirby
Steve Vile
Peter Bright
Nat Crawford
David Williams
Greg and Rhonda Roberts
Tom Hughes
Marisa Manganelli