1943 - 2020
Larry Basque, beloved father, grandfather ‘Papa’, great grandfather and brother passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the age of 77 years.
As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19, and the government’s recommendations, a private burial service was held at Taber Memorial Garden.
He is survived by his son Larry (Billie Jo) Basque of Lethbridge, his daughter Tammy (Doug) Cocks of Sylvan Lake, step sons Aaron Bertie of Lethbridge, Michael Bertie of Taber, and Kevin Bertie of Taber; four grandchildren, Joel (Amanda), Brodie, Delaynee, and Jordyn; and his great-granddaughter Chesney. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Lena Crowe, Norman (Karen) Basque, David (Cathy) Basque, Linda (Jerry) Johnson and Anne-Marie (Marcel) Basque, as well as numerous nieces and nephews near and far.
He was predeceased by Monica, the love of his life, in January of 2013. Larry was born on April 17, 1943, in Miscou, New Brunswick.
At a young age, he enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces where he became and worked as a chef and travelled worldwide with his family for many years. In 1979 he moved to Taber and then worked as an equipment mechanic for several years until his retirement. Larry loved spending time with his family and was always good for a chuckle. Anyone who knew him was fortunate to share laughs and good times and quickly realized he never complained or had a negative thought about anyone or anything. He will be deeply missed. Larry’s last journey was a struggle that he fought very hard and with great dignity.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Larry’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 www.heartandstroke.ca or to St. Michael's Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 - 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.