Giffin, Basil Leon, age 80, of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, passed away on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Philip “Roy” and Cora (Abbott) Giffin.
Basil was employed for many years at Canada Post, starting in Halifax and retiring in Liverpool. Following his retirement from Canada Post, Basil drove for Queens Chrysler as a driver for many years, a job that he loved, found very relaxing and therapeutic. He was a kind and gentle soul with a huge heart who enjoyed doing for others. He was an active volunteer in the community throughout his life time serving in many groups and committees, including the Privateer Days Committee, the Winds of Change, the Astor Theater Committee and the Liverpool Lions Club. Basil was truly one of a kind, he loved to chat, discuss, and debate with friends old and new about anything at anytime and any place. He also loved sports, in particular the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Raptors. Above all, Basil loved his family and was happiest when his children and grandchildren visited or called for a chat. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
Basil is survived by daughters, Dawn Cole (Allen Sperry) of Brooklyn, Susan (Michael) Baxter of Quispamsis, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Caitlyn Cole, Brett Baxter and Jack Baxter; brother, Walter (Dianne) of Bridgewater; sister-in-law, Florence Armstrong of West Dover and his bff, Storm.
Basil was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Heather and a brother, Carl in infancy.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, January 29th, 2023, at Chandlers’ Funeral Home. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Stonehaven Lodge for their special care and kindness.
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so sorry Dawn and Caitlyn
Basil was a wonderful man ..now he’s with Heather, he is surely happy
much love Belinda,Melba and Troy
My deepest condolences to Basil’s family…I will miss our conversations about sports…until we meet again my friend…RIP
Dennis & Gail Lavender
We are sorry to hear of Basil’s passing .Our condolences to the family . We had many good talks and agree or disagree he was the same and that is what we will always remember. We will miss seeing him around town and having a little chat .
Doug and Sylvia Zwicker , Brian and Kim Mansfield
So sorry to hear of Basil’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Sarah Irving & Ian Whitcomb, Irving Oil
A Donation has been made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation in Basil Giffin’s memory.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Allan & Beth LaRocque
Dawn and Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Basil passing. He was a great person and we had some good talks with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dawn and family – my deepest condolence on the passing of your dad. It was a pleasure to have known him and work around him for many years following his retirement. He will now be at peace with dear Heather.
Charlotte, Bob and Peggy Kelley
To all of Basil’s family. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead.
My sincere condolences to all Basil’s family.
Basil was nothing but a absolute gentlemen,,I had the privilege of being part of his life for 15 years working at Queen’s Chrysler and have never met a man that didn’t ever say no to any request we had of him ..he was the most fun first thing in the morning with a fresh coffee and wanting to offer an opinion on anything we talked about ,,I will genuinely miss this kind hearted soul ..he was a good one .. condolences to the family ..he will be missed
He will certainly be missed. He always called me “CUZ” which drove me crazy. Lots of fun on the beach at Louis Head. Great memories for me and my family. He had a great laugh and always enjoyed a joke or two.
Thoughts and prayers to his family.
I am sorry for the loss of your Dad, sympathy to you all.
Sorry to hear of Basil’s passing… I made a few runs with him picking up cars… He will be missed… My condolences go out to Susan and Dawn and families…
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Basil Was a pillar of the community. He will be missed. Our condolences to all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sad to hear of Basil’s passing.
He was a great neighbour and friend.
We will miss him as time goes on
Clyde and David Whynot
Condolence to all the family Rest in Peace Basil
David Whynott of mersey point
I am sorry to hear of Basil’s passing he was a great guy to talk to.bless all his family at this sad time
Paula & Al Doucet
We were very sorry to learn of Basil’s passing.
With our sincere sympathy.
To Basil’s Family:
Sorry for your loss. Worked with Basil at Canada Post. He always
had a story for a situation. Rest in Peace Basil
Karen Crouse and Lloyd Skinner
Sincere sympathy to Basil’s family. He was a gentleman and friend. We had many good times working on Winds of Change productions.
I’m sorry to be reading that Basil has died. It hadn’t seen him for years but I have fond and funny memories of working with him on several election campaigns. Door knocking with him when he was a candidate for the NDP and then him door knocking with me when I was the candidate a few years laters.
Basil was a good soul. My condolences to his family.
Mes condoléances . Basil was a fine gentleman . Loved my time with him in the Winds of Change .
Dawn, Susan and Families,
Please accept my sincere condolences. I’ve known your dad for as long as I can remember and think of him fondly from our mutual experiences in the Winds of Change. He was an upstanding community member, and his absence will be felt by many. My thoughts are with you..
Hannah (Miller) McKinnon
Dawn , Susan so sorry for your loss .
Dawn & Susan & families,
So sorry to hear of your DAD’s passing. I know that he hasn’t been well the past number of years but it’s still sad when the end comes. May he R.I.P. now. Your parents are together once again. Sending Big HUGS to the family.
Robert & Linda Trainor
Dawn and family ,
Sending you my Sincerest Condolences on the passing of your Dad . May all of your great memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.
Phyllis Fudge .
Don and Elizabeth Burns
We are sorry for your loss.Your father was a friendly man!
Robert & Sally Fader
Dawn, Susan & families:
Sending sincere condolences at this very sad and difficult time.
Valerie & Roger Wilcox
Dawn, Susan & family,
We were saddened to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts are with you “ all “during this most difficult time. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Basil’s family. So sad to hear of Basil’s passing. Our condolences to you all.
Dawn so sorry about your dad hold on all the memories
Dawn and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Basil’s passing. I met your Dad 34 years ago when I started working for Canada Post. He always had a story, even after his retirement. He was a very friendly man. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Dawn and Susan and families
Very sorry to hear of Basil’s passing. He was a great guy and the best treasurer of the Winds of Change.
Wishing you warm and wonderful memories
I had the good fortune of working with Basil at Canada Post for a number of years. I considered Basil not only a colleague but a friend. My sincere condolences to the entire Giffin family…
Dear Dawn and Family ,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad . I know he was a very special person to you and I hope the good memories of his love help comfort you at this time.
Sending you sympathy and care
My deepest condolences to Basil’s family. He was always so kind and friendly to me.