At 103, Victor Baker just won't act his age | CBC News

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Victor Baker celebrated his 103rd birthday in style on in Lewisporte on Wednesday.

With a few songs and a few dances, Victor Baker celebrated 103 years of life. | CBCNL

Victor Baker celebrated his 103rd birthday in style on in Lewisporte on Wednesday.

He sings, he dances, he writes and he jokes — and at 103 years old Victor Baker refuses to act his age.Amazing Grace, and a few good-spirited jabs at his well-wishers. He topped it off with a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.Happy Birthday, Victor Baker! Mr. Baker turns 103 today in Lewisporte. #cbcnl pic.twitter.com/ZsN6A096db

Baker's sense of humour shines in conversation, where he's just about always laughing.Baker, here in his room at the Pleasantview Manor seniors' home in Lewisporte, turned 103 on Tuesday."He's a very amazing man, obviously, and he's full of energy," Baker Roberts said.

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Posted: Mar 03, 2020 9:38 PM NT | Last Updated: March 4 Victor Baker smiles as he dances at his 103rd birthday party in Lewisporte.The Canadian retailer said Tuesday that Baker will replace chief executive Helena Foulkes, who is departing the company about two years after she was hired..March 4, 2020, 3:11 PM MONTREAL — Victor Wanyama couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play under head coach Thierry Henry.

(Garrett Barry/CBC) He sings, he dances, he writes and he jokes — and at 103 years old Victor Baker refuses to act his age. With a few songs and a few dances, Baker celebrated his birthday in Lewisporte's Pleasantview Manor on Tuesday afternoon. "Together, we have simplified our company, strengthened retail operations and reinvigorated our focus on the customer. He entertained his fellow residents with performances of Amazing Grace and Where We'll Never Grow Old , and a few good-spirited jabs at his well-wishers. “It was easy for me,” he said at his introductory press conference. He topped it off with a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.. "What you saw there today is Victor," said his cousin Linda Baker Roberts. Wanyama took part in his first training session with his new teammates on Wednesday morning.

"A tremendous sense of humour and wit, and he's just a delight." Baker, a U. I thought I could learn from him, what he’s achieved and the career he’s had." "I think he's 103 but in his mind he's still about 45." Happy Birthday, Victor Baker! Mr. private-equity real estate investor, bought HBC in 2008, after the death of former owner Jerry Zucker. Baker turns 103 today in Lewisporte. #cbcnl pic. The move comes just after Baker led a group of shareholders to take the company private once again. I thought I could learn from him, what he’s achieved and the career he’s had.

twitter.com/ZsN6A096db — @GarrettBarry Baker's sense of humour shines in conversation, where he's just about always laughing.45 and $10. He said he's so fragile now, he could fall over a pencil mark. Baker said there's no secret to his longevity, just good care of his diet. About 98 per cent of shareholders and 94 per cent of its minority shareholders voted in favour of going private a week ago. "I don't eat a lot of food.

People eats too much food. Foulkes joined HBC in February 2018 after spending 25 years at the CVS Health Corp. They're not doing anything and they're eating the same as if they were all working hard," he said. "My body don't require much. and Tiffany & Co. I can't eat much, and then I got no teeth. I can't chew!" Baker, here in his room at the Pleasantview Manor seniors' home in Lewisporte, turned 103 on Tuesday.S.

(Garrett Barry/CBC) Baker said he spends lots of his time resting — his friends and caretakers, on the other hand, say he shows no signs of slowing down. "He's a very amazing man, obviously, and he's full of energy," Baker Roberts said. "We made bold moves to streamline the business, modernize our marketing, seize digital opportunities, bolster our senior leadership team and empower each of our retail businesses to excel in the future," she said in a statement. "Since he moved into Pleasantview Manor, I said 'Victor, getting any girlfriends?' He said, 'Arthur, my son, I got to beat them off with a broom,'" said retired Rev. Arthur Elliott." She and Baker spent much of the last two years marred in complaints from shareholders about executive salaries and their failure to unlock the value of the company's real estate. Baker keeps a portrait of his son, Maxwell, in his room.

Maxwell died from AIDS-related causes when he was 45.6 million in option-based awards. (Garrett Barry/CBC) Baker grew up in Badger, where his father worked as a cook in the lumber camps. He later moved to Botwood, and spent most of his life there working with his brothers in retail and wholesale stores." Just after Baker received shareholder approval for his latest HBC privatization deal, he told The Canadian Press he was focused on rolling out a new website for Hudson's Bay and re-investing in the business. He married Mary Baker, and they had one son, Maxwell Baker, who worked with the federal government in British Columbia. Maxwell Baker died at 45. "It will take patient capital and a long-term view to fully unleash HBC's potential at the intersection of real estate and retail," he said.

He had been diagnosed with AIDS. Victor said his son left home too early. RELATED IMAGES Helena Foulkes, chief executive officer of Hudson's Bay Co. "That's it, they thinks they knows everything," he said with a smile. "They don't listen to nobody. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin Related Stories." Baker waves during a horse-drawn carriage ride in Lewisporte.

(Garrett Barry/CBC) Perhaps that's why Victor Baker's advice to the young people of today is to listen to your parents. "It's good advice, usually. They don't believe it, but it is," he said. He's seen a lot in his 103 years — he predates Newfoundland and Labrador's Confederation with Canada, and he predates Canada's adoption of income taxes. And he's skeptical of some parts of modern life.

"Everything is so fast today. People are not satisfied with anything," he said. "Young people get into stuff they shouldn't be into at too early an age and it ruins some of their lives." But for his own journey, he says he's nothing but thankful. "I got to thank God for giving me such good health at 103.

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