It is with great sadness that the family of Richard (Dick) announce his peaceful passing on March 24, surrounded by his loving family after a twelve year battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Jill; children Allan Bassil, Christopher (Barbara) Bassil, Jennifer (Darryl) Kaluzniak; grandchildren Wil, Kaelan, Heidi, Teaghan, Noah, Landan, McKenzie and Kyler; his sister Ann, niece Tracey (Jeff) Siderius as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Dick enjoyed many years of retirement with Jill, travelling in their fifth wheel and enjoying their grandchildren, whom he adored.
Dick was guided to the end of his journey under the expert and compassionate care of Doctors Megan Sellick, Pablo Amigo, Amanda Brisebois, and Social Worker Kim Crowe-McKinney. We cannot find the words to express our gratitude for the inspired, tireless, kind and attentive labours of the nurses of the Grey Nuns Palliative Care Unit for providing all human comforts for which he, his wife, family and friends will be eternally grateful. The family would also like to thank Doctors Howard Evans and Adrian Fairey for the kind and compassionate care they so generously gave to Dick since 2007.
A Memorial Service will take place on April 4, at 2:00 pm at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 11111 57 Avenue NW, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northern Alberta Institute of Urology at the Edmonton Kaye Clinic,
Northern Alberta Urology Foundation
340 Meadowlark Professional Building
8702 Meadowlark Road
159 Street & 87 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5W5
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, or a charity of your choice.
As Dad would say, “Give ‘er”.