Lawrence (Lawrie) Rae BAKER

25.7.1935 – 15.7.2021
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden loss of our beloved Lawrie.
Brother to Russell (dec.), Margaret and Douglas. Devoted husband of Carol. Father, father-in-law and step-father to Mandy & John, David & Angela, Linden & Jim, Jenny & Brian, Geoff & Bec, Andrew & Lana and Sally & Andrew. Much loved Grandpa to Bec, Georgie, Hugh, Heath, Leo, Ashlea, Riley, Ryan, Jackson, Jaime, Phoebe, Henry, Charlie, Lily and Great-Grandpa to Lucas and Hayden.
A wonderful man who will be greatly missed.

Funeral Notice

Service

Please click here to view webcast.

A Private Service will be held. To view Lawrie’s webcast please click on the above link on FRIDAY (30th July) at 2.00pm and enter the pin: 5163. A Memorial service is planned for a later date.

Tributes

  1. To Carol Mandy Linden Geoff Sally and Beverley, our deepest sympathy to you and all your families on Lawrence’s (Lawrie) passing. Remembering all the happy times at Belmont when you were were all children. Lawrie will be greatly missed in Lorne with his environment work but most of all missed by his family.
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Barbara Suzanne Greg and Katrina.
    Holt family.

    Barbara Holt July 29 2021
  2. Deepest Sympathy to Carol and the extended Baker Family on the loss of Lawrie. I first got to know Lawrie when he was my Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Deakin University, and then later as pretty much a neighbor in Lorne. We enjoyed the many informative conversations with Lawrie and Carol as they walked about Lorne. Lawrie struck me as someone who was a very passionate and committed to his cause and interests.
    David and Jenny Draper

    David Draper July 25 2021
  3. Deepest Sympathy to Carol and the extended Baker Family on the loss of Laurie. I first got to know Laurie when he was my Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Deakin University, and then later as pretty much a neighbor in Lorne. We enjoyed the many informative conversations with Laurie and Carol as they walked about Lorne. Laurie struck me as someone who was a very passionate and committed to his cause and interests.
    David and Jenny Draper

    David Draper July 25 2021
  4. Lawrie you remained a passionate defender of Lorne`s environment and history for around 4 decades.
    Together with Carol, also a passionate defender of Lorne and coastal environmental issues, they
    highlighted and led many challenges without favour or fear, some times at odds with a few local groups.
    Lawrie`s determination to protect vulnerable environmental, social and historical aspects of Victoria`s
    coastal regions was recognised by government who appointed him to a number of coastal management
    boards, acknowledgement of his broad management and analytical capacity.
    Lawrie and Carol kept Friends of Lorne active through times when membership and active participation
    was at a low ebb but environmental challenges were rising. Lawrie and Carol were mentors to me,
    encouraging me to help run FoL and build on their long unique contribution to Lorne.
    Lawrie never lost his Love for Lorne and broader coastal environments.
    Lawrie your wisdom, courage and drive are indelibly etched into my being.
    Peter Matthews

    Peter Matthews July 21 2021