March 4, 1938 – June 16, 2012
Serge Serle Basarsky (D.D.S.) was born on March 4, 1938 and passed away peacefully on June 16, 2012 at the age of 74 years. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, he was the eldest of four children of Pearl and Leon Basarsky. Serge graduated from the University of Alberta in 1962 and later that same year moved to Provost where he practiced dentistry for 29 years. After marrying Helen Dredge on April 27, 1962 they raised three children in Provost. Serge was very active in the community, working hard to support youth sporting activities.
Inspired by his work at the Provost Golf Course, at age 53 he retired from dentistry and decided to complete a two-year program in Horticulture – Turf Management at Olds College. Upon graduation, Serge embarked on his second career and spent 11 years as the first horticulturalist at Country Hills Golf Course in Calgary. His landscaping became a trademark of the golf course as he took the course from a barren landscape to a creative, natural, and beautiful space; truly appreciated by many.
When he wasn’t puttering in his yard and on house projects, Serge loved to golf, do crosswords, read, and especially enjoyed playing with his grandson, Ethan. Serge was the penultimate project-man, always willing to jump into many projects – especially for his children. Helen and Serge became snowbirds in 1998 and spent wonderful winters in the California desert. And in February 2012 they celebrated their 50th anniversary in Maui, Hawaii with their entire family.
Serge’s quiet reassuring presence and modest kind nature touched all of those fortunate to know him. Serge is lovingly remembered and will be deeply missed.
In living memory of Serge Basarsky, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences