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Basil Leon Giffin

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
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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