The family of Albert Baker is saddened to announce his passing on November 13, 2023.
Albert leaves behind his wife Carmela, his children Brad (Cassandra), Brittany, Brenda and Brooke, his grandchildren Liberty, D’Arcy and Farell and his faithful canine companion Panda. He also impacted many lives through his work with Deloitte over the course of over 40 years with the firm in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto, and will be missed by his many friends and colleagues.
Beyond International Tax Policy and BEPS, Albert leaves behind a rich legacy of accomplishments including being a premier amateur magician, part-time genealogist, master of Google, self-taught historian of the English language, ancestry.com super user, a Judo blue belt, amateur squash pro and single-handedly bringing back the fanny pack and Stan Smith shoes.
He received many accolades, including being named a top global tax advisor on many occasions, several TV and media appearances on tax matters, a childhood appearance on the Magic Tom Show, and being crowned the Quebec Men’s D squash champion circa 1997 :)
Albert was also an avid collector of many rare treasures including stolen Piment Rouge napkins, Wildwood NJ artifacts, costumes for all occasions, Frontier Town memorabilia, classic cars, coins, typewriters and Starbucks mugs from around the world.
Throughout his 65 years, Albert led with humour, generosity and intellect. He was a pillar of love, strength and support for his family and will be sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to CAMH.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres