For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Earl Roy Baxter


Petty Officer 2nd Class, Naval Storesman, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 08 Dec 1942, Windsor, Nova Scotia


Died: 24 Apr 2020, Halifax, Nova Scotia


BAXTER, Earl Roy - Age 77 of Halifax, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Windsor, December 8, 1942, Earl was a son of the late Clarence and Geraldine Baxter (Cochrane). Earl joined the Royal Canadian Navy in November 1963 as a Naval Storesman and proudly served for 25 years on many HMC Ships (East and West Coast) and land bases across Canada. He retired in 1987 and then decided to continue working in the Logistic Field for the Public Service for an additional 28 years, serving a total of 53 years in the Federal Government. On August 28, 1965, Earl married his lovely bride Judith (Byers) and they enjoyed over 54 wonderful years together. Earl and Judy were very involved with the Legion where they met many wonderful people during their dart playing days. Earl was also an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He was also known to love his Country and Western music as well as his fiddle music, especially the music his father Clarence "Caddy" would play on his fiddle at many kitchen parties. He was a loyal Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays fan and he and Judy watched many seasons over the years. Earl was predeceased by his parents, Clarence Baxter and Geraldine Baxter (Cochrane); brother, Clarence and sisters, Sharon (Burgess) and Myra (Sanford). Earl is survived by his wife, Judy (Byers); son, Kevin (Kim) of Halifax; daughter, Janice (Paul) of Aylmer, Ont. and son, Scott (Lorrie) of Halifax. Earl will also be missed by his grandchildren, Natalie, Gregory, Craig, Travis, Michael, Jennifer and his great-grandchildren, Cole, Paisley and Weston, all will miss their "Papa" very, very much. Earl is survived by his siblings, Audrey (Crowell), Leonard, Fred, Garnet and Michael. A cremation will take place now and a Celebration of Life and interment will occur at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 02 Apr 2020)


Ships served in:






Crossed the Bar Index