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William Edward Baycroft
Edith L Law
Errol Thomas Baycroft
Mary Maude Isabelle Young

Gene William Alexander Baycroft


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Gene William Alexander Baycroft

  • Born: New Toronto, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

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From the Genealogical Research Library 1978: Gene was born in 1924, New Toronto, Ontario. He spent most of his early years at 980 Lakeshore Road, New Toronto, Ontario. Gene attended 20th Street Public School and went on to Long Branch Continuation School. At age 17, he left school and enlisted in the Canadian Army. He spent the next 4 years in England, Italy, North Africa, and Europe. Gene was a Corporal in the Governor General's Horse Guard at the time of his honourable discharge in 1945. Gene married Patricia Mae Press on June 7th, 1947, at St. James Anglican Church, Kitchener, Ontario. They lived in Kitchener until the following year when they moved to Toronto where Gene had secured a job as a foreman in a furniture factory. He has worked as a furniture finisher, a superintendent at A.V. Roe Aircraft Company in Malton and owned a Fina Service Station in Kitchener. Gene and family moved to Orillia Township in 1959, where they bought their present home. Gene found employment with Fahralloy of Canada Limited and spent the next 25 years with them. He worked in production control and later became a Senior Radiographer in the quality assurance department. Gene has several hobbies. He has a private pilots license, and once flew from Toronto to Miami, Florida and back. Gene is a qualified scuba diving instructor and also likes to sail. At the age of 63 years, he sailed a 38 foot boat from Penetang, Ontario, through the Great Lakes to New York harbour, across to Bermuda and finally down to Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Gene is a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Masonic Lodge #501, the Governor General's Horse Guard Association, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #34 and the Association of Canadian Underwater Councils. He also served as a member of the Orillia Township Planning Board for 8 years.


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