It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Baur on Saturday March 28 2020.
Beloved husband of the late Herlinde Baur (nee Maier).
Loving father of Nicole Baur and Patricia Baur. Loving father in law to Raffi Nicoghosian and Jeff Dionne. Proud Opa (grandfather) to Rebecca and Kathleen Nicoghosian with whom he had a very special bond from their birth up until his passing.
He was the son of the late Anton and Caroline Baur, predeceased by brother Joseph and sister Annie ( Schmidtpeter ). Fondly remembered in Germany by his brother Walter Baur, sisters Agnes Baur and Gertrud Baur ( Hoger ) and many nieces, nephews and extended family and many good friends.
Thomas was born in Haigerloch Germany on January 10, 1930. He lived through the devastating years of the second world war, and went on to apprentice and become a master pastry chef, working in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
In 1959 he came to Montreal Canada with his wife Herlinde in search of a better future for his family and in 1964 their twin daughters Nicole and Patricia were born and were raised in their precious home in Laval.
He was a sought- after pastry chef, working in various prestigious establishments until he bought the landmark Patisserie Saint Andre and operated it for many years.
Thomas was proud of his adopted country Canada and fueled by his love of nature, innate curiosity and love of adventure explored the country alongside his beloved wife travelling from coast to coast even venturing as far north as Alaska .
He was a proud man, reserved and stoic in character, hardworking, honest and profoundly devoted to his family. He had a quiet strength, and a presence that will be dearly missed.
The family would like to extend gratitude and sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff on the eighth floor of the K pavilion at the Jewish General Hospital, whose unparalleled commitment, care and compassion during the past 4 months was truly outstanding.
Due to the present uncertain times, the funeral will be strictly for immediate family, with a life celebration to be planned for a future date.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations made to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Jewish General Hospital.