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BASARSKY, Donald Brian

March 4, 1945 – Vancouver, BC
April 13, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Don Basarsky, beloved husband of Cathy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Don Basarsky, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Judy Francoeur :

    Dear Cathy

    Our sincerest sympathies to you and your family. We will always treasure our memories of Don at his finest, telling jokes and making everyone laugh, he had a real gift. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sincerely, Roy and Judy Francoeur

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  2. brent Matthews :

    I will always remember Don’s quick wit, his jokes and comments he made. One that will be with me forever is from the golf course. He never liked those who took forever to line up a putt only to miss it and his comment would be “how did that not go in”. Had a lot of laughs with Donnie B and his memory will be with me forever. Also for the things both he and Cathy did and do for my family and particularly my mother, I will be forever grateful.
    Rest peacefully Don and I’m sure you will hit every fairway from here on out. You will be missed.

    Brent Matthews

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  3. Brian Bastedo & Ardel Sikora :

    Cathy, Ardel and I are both saddened to hear of your loss; you and your family are in our prayers as you struggle through this difficult time.

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  4. Jeannie Locatelli :

    Dear Cathy, it was with the deepest sadness I heard this news. My condolences to you and your family.

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  5. Bill & Linda Ellsworth :

    Deepest sympathies. Bill &Linda Ellsworth

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  6. Marcia Erickson :

    Cathy, I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Even though death is expected, it still leaves a hole in our lives. May your memories of him bring you and your family comfort.

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  7. Lynda and Terry O'Connor :

    Dear Cathy and family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Don’s absence will surely be felt by you and all the family, but well beyond that I know.
    You are in our thoughts and hearts.

    Love,
    Lynda and Terry

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  8. Jordan and Rob Colberg :

    Cathy and family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We really enjoyed our visit in December at Grandpa’s (George) birthday celebration. We hope that time will ease your pain and that your many memories will bring some peace to you in the days and months ahead.

    Much love,
    Jordan, Rob, Regan, Simone, and Christopher Colberg

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  9. Stan Swiatek :

    Don touched my life in a way its hard to put in words . He had a way about him that you know he was listening and not just pretending. His acknowledgement was genuine . I will miss him , and want to share with all his family and friends that he is gone to a place of serenity, peacefulness and who knows maybe where a hole-in-one is commonplace. It’s our sadness that we feel and rightfully so. Don you touched my life and clearly made a difference.

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  10. Marilyn and David Butts :

    Cathy, so sad to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Marilyn and Dave

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  11. Liz and Larry Antoski :

    We have such fond memories of Don, his infectious laugh and humour, men’s night and karaoke. We wish we would have had more lasagna nights together. He will always be in our hearts. Cathy and family, we are sorry for your loss. The Antoskis

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  12. Blake and Elizabeth Bastedo :

    Cathy,
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We have many fond memories of golfing with you two. Don was a great guy who seemed to enjoy life, family, and laughter. Our peace lies in the fact that he has gone to a better place and that his pain is now gone. Rest in Peace Don

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  13. Neil and Jan Horejsi :

    Cathy, we were saddened to hear of Don’s passing. We remember him fondly from the golf course. We know he was loved and that he will be missed.
    Our thoughts and sympathy . Neila and Jan

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  14. Dear Cathy;

    I am saddened to hear of Don’s passing. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family for your loss.

    I deeply regret not being able to pay my final respects to Don at his funeral service. I had the fortunate privilage to have worked for Don in his last position with the City. I shall always be greatful for the trust he placed in me and the support he provided.

    Ron.

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  15. Irene Anderson :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Don was such a cheerful presence around the golf course. He will be missed.

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  16. Bobbie Gardiner :

    Dear Cathy. I am so sad to hear of Don’s passing. I worked with Don for many years at The City of Calgary. I have many fond memories of him. He will be truly missed. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely….Bobbie
    ~
    Bobbie Gardiner

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