In Celebration of

Thomas Baur

January 9, 1930 -  March 28, 2020

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.


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Lise Lalonde (Friend)

Entered March 31, 2020 from Le Cambridge in Pointe-Claire.

Thomas was my neighbour at the dinner table for approximately 2 years. I soon found him to be a gentle, intelligent person, who did listen to what people said and when he had something to contribute, he did in a polite and appropriate manner. We became friends in time and I shall miss his beautiful soul, and sincere smile, as well as his occasional teasing. I would also like to say that he loved his family with all his heart.
Goodbye my friend and maybe meet you in heaven some day.

Thomas Kovarik (Friend)

Entered March 31, 2020 from Laval, Quebec

Thomas , Linda and the twins have been friends to the Kovarik family forever. I still have a picture of their wedding when I was a little tyke of about 7 years old. The families always shared Christmas cards, semi-annual telephone conversations, and gatherings which were somewhat less frequent, and usually included the Schmidt's. When Thomas was widowed, and he was an empty nester, my Mom would invite him over for homemade dinners occasionally. He was delightful guest, and warm and caring person. I would go over to visit and help him solve technical problems with his gadgets, while enjoying a fine drab of aged scotch. We will all miss you Thomas.

Michael D. Ortenzi (Friend)

Entered March 31, 2020 from Montreal

Thomas , the Dad of Nicole was an inspiration to all as he had a passion and drive for Life like no other ! It was an honour and a privilege to have shared time enjoying the simple pleasures of life with Thomas ... Dinner, a glass of wine and a single malt Scotch along with a few laughs and stories.

Rest In Peace.

yeghia,minas,mickael nicoghossian (family)

Entered March 31, 2020 from laval

Thomas ,rest in peace we all will miss you, fond memories will remain in our heart

Gertrud, Agnes, Walter (Geschwister)

Entered April 2, 2020 from Deutschland/Germany

Thomas war unser Bruder. Wir waren sechs Geschwister. Jetzt sind wir nur noch drei. Alle sind über 80 Jahre, Walter über 90 Jahre alt.
Thomas fehlt uns, auch wenn er in der Ferne lebte!
Wir behalten ihm ein ehrendes Andenken! Er lebt in unsrer Erinnerung weiter!
Noch ganz lebendig ist uns sein Besuch in der Heimat 2018. Es gibt aber auch noch unzählige Erinnerungen, besonders aus unsrer gemeinsamen Kindheit!
Sie reihen sich wie Puzzleteile aneinander.
Wir vermissen unseren Bruder sehr! Er möge in Frieden ruhen!
Deine Geschwister Gertrud , Agnes und Walter