Bashow – Gary Allan, 74, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Allan and Leola (Myers) Bashow.
Gary was educated in the Liverpool schools (1948-1961) and attended Dalhousie University (1961-1965) and again from 1969-1970.He was a student employee at the Bowater Mersey Paper company Limited. He worked in Halifax at New Leaf Enterprises Sheltered Workshop then at the Dalhousie University Library. Later, he worked in Camp Hill hospital, department of Veteran Affairs and H.M.C. Dockyard, DND retiring in 1984 due to ill health.. He was a life long member of Zion United Church, Liverpool, a member of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, a member of the royal Canadian geographical Society, an associate member of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, a member of the Canadian Diabetes Association, a member of the Queens County Historical Society and a member of the Family History Group of Queens County. He was a former member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, a former member of the American Topical Association, a former member of the Nova Scotia Stamp Club, a former member of the Halifax coin Club and former member of the Nova Scotia Mineral and Gem Society.
At one time, Gary was active in badminton and tennis. He was a former member of the Liverpool Tennis and Badminton Clubs. He was a former member of the St. Andrew’s United Church Badminton Club, Halifax.
Gary is survived by several cousins.
Besides his parents, Gary was predeceased by both his maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
A private graveside committal service will be held at a later date in Zion United Cemetery, College Street, Liverpool. Reverend Carol Smith officiating. No flowers. Donations may be made to Zion United Church or to the Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlerdfuneral.com
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Dear Colleen and family:
Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of Gary. Even though he was unable to verbally communicate when I visited him at Queens Manor, he always had a big grin and handshake for me. When I spoke to him about Zion church he appeared to understand and responded with a grin. I’m sure he is now at peace.
Diane and Donald White
To the family,
We worked for Mrs Bashow and Gary for many years , maintaining their property. Very nice people and while visiting our Mom in the Manor this past year , saw Gary often and always a smile and handshake.
Bless him. Our sincere condolences.
Shirley and Paul Shot
My prayers and thoughts are with Gary’s family. Rest In Peace Gary. Blessings
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
Colleen & Family–We are very sorry to hear of Gary,s passing but he is finally at rest & pain free .God Bless you for loving & being there for Gary all these years .RIP Gary
As Gary’s cousin I was sad to hear of his passing. Although we have lost touch over the years I still thought of him and remember the fun times we shared growing up. I would spend my summer vacation in Liverpool with Aunt Leola & Uncle Alan and Gary – Gary was a kind & caring cousin. My love goes out to him.
Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.Saw him often will visiting my Aunt in the Manor.
Gary alway had a smiles &wanted to shake your hand.
Coleen you were so faithful to him.Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Robert & Linda Trainor
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Robert & Gary went to school together. May he Rest in Peace, now. May GOD wrap His loving arms around his family, at this time of sadness. Take Care & GOD Bless. HUGS!
Robert & Linda
Allan & Beth LaRocque
Colleen and Family,,
We are very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
I was so sorry to see Gary’s obituary online when I got home from the Manor tonight. I didn’t realize that he had passed away. The staff at the Manor are so considerate and respect the privacy of the family. I have had 5 years to get to know Gary and I’m so glad that I had that opportunity. He may not have talked a lot, but he definitely was able to communicate his feelings. His smiles, his handshakes and the things that he enjoyed were all very evident to those who knew him. Gary’s upbringing showed in the way that he conducted himself – I found him to be a gentleman at heart and that showed in many ways. My condolences to you and any other family members who are feeling this loss of one whom you held so dear. I have come to appreciate your friendship and our little chats as well, Colleen and hope that our friendship will continue as the future unfolds. My love and prayers are with you at this sad time and I know that Larry would want me to express his sympathy to you as well. Sincerely, Lynn
Colleen & family
Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Thinking of you.
I am saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. My sincere condolences to Coleen and all the family. So sorry for your loss..
Bob and Barenda Lohnes
We are sorry to see that Gary has passed away. May he now be at peace and fly with the angels. We always saw him when we visited the manor and had a conversation or assisted him in some way. He was always around with his big smile and pleasant way. He will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Robert & Sally Fader
To Gary’s family:
So sorry to see that Gary has passed away. Sending our condolences at this very sad time.
Clark and Sandra Hebb
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing , please accept our condolences
Colleen and family:
I have been away for the holidays and am just now learning of Gary’s passing. I am saddened by the news and want to pass along my sympathy and regards.
I loved to visit Gary and see him light up and we talked as best we could on our trips around the manor. Gary was a friend and playmate in my younger years, always kind and ready with a smile. A special light has been extinguished and we are lessened.
I was very sad indeed to learn of Gary’s passing. Gary and I go back a long way to our high school days and before.
We always had fun together – playing badminton in LRHS on Saturday mornings, playing table tennis in his basement, comparing our stamp and coin collections, trading comic books, playing crokinole in our living room and running around each summer night with the neighbourhood kids. Gary was a friend of mine and I regret not making the effort to visit him in the later years. Colleen – please excuse the lateness of my condolence here and accept that I was truly moved by Gary’s death and now extend sincere sympathy to you and your family. I will miss Gary but not the great memories of growing up together. He was indeed a wonderful person. Rest in Peace my friend.
Dear Coleen and Family
My sincere sympathies in Gary,s memory. He was a gentle person to know. May you have comfort in his peace.
Thoughts of you