Andrea Gayle Baird

With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Andrea Gayle Baird on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 46 years of age.

Andrea leaves behind her loving father, Robert (Bob) Baird, and her stepmother, Julie.  Missing her greatly is Kirk Calder (Nicole Macintosh), her son, whom she loved with all her heart; he was the shining light in her life.  Remembering her also are biological father Frank Ostrowski and brother John Waudby, numerous relatives and many friends, including special friend Rayne Greyeyes.

Born May 16, 1974, Andrea was adopted by her parents, Bob and Pat (deceased), when she was eleven days old. She attended school in the Selkirk area and lived there all her life.  Andi (as friends called her) loved living in the country and the outdoors.  She enjoyed writing poetry, fishing, camping and spending special summer vacations at Luther Village camp with Kirk. 

Andi was feisty and outspoken.  She had a special affinity for the underdog and would do anything for anyone in need.  Her strong determination lead her to overcome many struggles and challenges, one day at a time.  Andi found strength in the love she had for her son and recently also enjoyed friendship and support from her church community. Her many health challenges, however, proved insurmountable.

Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date.

Donations in Andrea’s memory may be made to Luther Village, 560 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, R3G 1Z5 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Condolences may be left on Andrea’s memorial page at

God wanted her home. Rest in Peace.

Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.

5 thoughts on “Andrea Gayle Baird

  1. Glenn David Macdonald Morison

    I met Andi when I worked as a chaplain. We spent hours together over the years and I caught her in just about every mood. She was vulnerable, honest and easy to care for. Although I am sure she was more than that when she needed to be. Indeed feisty and outspoken are understatements. She was a gift in my life, and I give thanks. I also express my deepest sympathies to all those who mourn her loss.

  2. Fr. Art Seaman

    Sincere condolences to you, Kirk, and to you, Bob & Julie. The last time I saw her we had a a very pleasant exchange. God rest her soul! Art

  3. Theresa J Cheslock

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of Andi. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kirk, Bob and Julie Gladys & Theresa Cheslock and Tammy Stovold ( Cheslock)

  4. Eugene and Faith Kinaschuk

    We were sad to hear about Andrea’s passing. We send our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Our thoughts are with you.

  5. Janet Bradley

    Saddened to hear this news. Grateful for our last chance encounter 2 summers ago. Good chats & laughs. Looking good & healthy & happy, I said. Changes, she said. A good person, gone too soon. Condolences to all. Rest Easy Friend.

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