Sister Mary of the Blessed Sacrament Baker

Mary Ellen Baker
1879 - 1953

Sister Mary of the Blessed Sacrament died at the House of Providence early Wednesday morning, September 9th, 1953, after an illness of several weeks.

Mary Ellen Baker was born in Brockville, Ontario. At an early age she entered the Sisters of Providence Novitiate, Kingston, March 19th, 1901. She made her religious profession in 1903. Her first appointment was to St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville, her home town where she spent the next eleven years.

Later she was on the staff of St. Mary’s of the Lake Orphanage, and her remaining years were practically all spent at the House of Providence, Kingston. In spite of ill health to which she early became a prey, and subject often to severe sufferings from a diseased bone condition, she kept herself busily and cheerfully engaged down the years until her recent illness about six weeks previous to her death.

In June Sister had the privilege of celebrating the Golden Jubilee of her religious profession. She was very happy on that occasion which brought her so many special graces and tokens of kindly regard from her Sisters in religion and friends. She appreciated her many blessings.

The funeral was held on Friday morning from Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel, House of Providence. Rev. J.P. Ainslie, S.M., sang the Mass; he was assisted by Rev. G. Hendrick and Rev. R.F. Flurey. One sister and a brother survive. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Father Ainslie said the prayers at the graveside.