Valley people: Velma Baker

Velma Baker - Ashley Degraaf
Velma Baker
— image credit: Ashley Degraaf

Name: Velma Baker

Occupation: volunteer

Age: I’ve seen 80

Hometown: born in Toronto, but I do love my hometown of 23 years Duncan

If you get a chance go see: Last Vegas starring Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert de Niro, and Kevin Kline, just good entertainment

Right now I am reading: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens, a good local author

I’m listening to: ‘60s and ‘70s. I’m not crazy about today’s music much other than Michael Buble

At least once everyone should: take your children/grandchildren to the pumpkin patch in October

Proudest or happiest moment: having my children

Biggest fear: that’s easy —snakes

If I was appointed queen of the valley I would: thought I already was Queen (inside joke). I’d confiscate the cars of all drivers who don’t obey the rules of the road

Before I die: I can’t do it, but I’d love to see a cure for cancer

Words I live by: treat others as you want to be treated

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