We mourn the loss of our father and friend George Walter Bassek, who passed away on December 14, 2008 at the age of 64 years.
George was born in Germany, moved to Edmonton as a youngster, and graduated from Bonnie Doon High School. After attending the University of Alberta and surveying across western Canada, he moved to southwest Calgary and started a family. He loved to talk about cars and to work on his ever evolving collection of vehicles. George loved music, gadgets, and reading everything he could get his hands on. We will greatly miss his wit, his guidance, and his vast knowledge of science, cars, and politics.
The loss will be forever felt by his daughters and son-in-law; Quinn Bassek, Regan and Joel Klyn of Calgary; as well as his many friends in Canada, the United States, and extended family in Germany. He was predeceased by his brother Peter; and his parents Wolfgang and Dorothy.
A Celebration of George’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of George Bassek, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences