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Basil Fernando

Basil Fernando

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
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(March 6th 1941 – April 27th 2021) -

In the morning hours of 27th April just over a month after celebrating his milestone birthday, Basil peacefully left us in the comfort of his home in the arms of the love of his life, his wife Hilda with whom he enjoyed 43 beautiful years of blissful married life. They lived together as inseparables.

Born in Sri Lanka and having left indelible footprints in the country of his birth, he was fondly remembered as Basil Aiya which meant brother Basil. The family still hails him with this title including his dearly beloved wife. The couple migrated to Canada and Basil continued leaving those indelible footprints in Canada too amongst his friends, peer group, colleagues and others.

This wonderful, gentle, loving, caring personality has left a permanent mark etched in our hearts and will be supremely missed by his wife and best friend. He has been a father figure for his nieces and nephews and has always been following their progress in life. Family was a pivotal essence of Basil’s life. He was honoured as a patriarch father, uncle and grand uncle to the large family of his and his wife Hilda. He had a long standing relationship with God and was very blessed with his faith to his dying breath.

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Service Details

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    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 1:00pm
    St. Benedict Church
    2194 Kipling Avenue
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    Due to Covid-19 government regulations regarding public gatherings, Basil's funeral service will be held privately. If you wish to attend virtually please use the link provided below on Saturday May 1, 2021 at 1pm.

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Posted at 06:16am
Brother Basil we loved you so much and those we love dont go away. So we know you will walk beside us every day unseen unheard but still loved -Bernie

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Posted at 02:56am
The memories will be cherished forever. Lots of love and prayers Godwin & Geetha, Gilli, Asela & Avi, Gissi & Chumly

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Jeevi and Raj Iruthayarajah

Posted at 05:19pm
Dearest Hilda akka: We would like to offer you our deepest and most sincere condolences during this time. Basil was a blessing to us all. Jeevi & Raj

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Posted at 10:53am
Hi Aunty Hilly. I know that the beautiful memories we have of Basil Uncle will continue to live in our hearts forever.

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Anne Gallagher & Frank Petronis

Posted at 04:10pm
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