Catriona Baker passed way aged 97 years, last Wednesday morning, 12th November 2014. ITF trustees and staff would like to send their sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Catriona first became involved with Men of The Trees with the Dunedin branch in New Zealand in the 1950’s. She married ITF’s founder Dr Richard St Barbe Baker in 1959 and her home at Mount Cook became the overseas headquarters of Men of the Trees. Although she had a busy life working on her family’s high country farm she still assisted Richard with his correspondence and writing as much as she could.
Earlier this year Catriona wrote an article for ITF on her life with Richard Baker, an extract of which was published in our “Trees” journal as part of our 90th Anniversary year
In tribute to Catriona the full article on her remarkable and full life is now available to download here