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Bastie, Ferdinand "Fred" C.

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May 27, 1932 - August 30, 2010

Bastie, Ferdinand "Fred" C.

Born 5/27/32 to Emmeline Pearl
Langille & Frederick Joseph Bastie
in Halifax, Nova Scotia, & left his
earthly home to be with our Lord
on August 30, 2010. After his father
died at an early age Fred & his
brother left high school to work on
a ship on the Great Lakes to support
their family. Two years later he
joined the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police where he served until
meeting his true love, Dorothy
“Dottie” Dziedzic, while stationed
in Windsor, Ontario. They married
on March 2, 1957 & Fred began a
lifelong career with Transamerica as
a vice president & later as a lobbyist.
His career took them to Detroit
MI, Akron OH, Albuquerque NM
& finally Houston TX, where they
lived for 40 years. He willingly retired
at 57 & played golf every day,
weather & health permitting, for 20
years. He avidly followed sports, the
stock market, politics, & golf. He
truly loved life, his family & friends.
Fred is survived by his loving & devoted
wife of 53 years, Dottie
Bastie; 3 children & their families:
Michele & Chuck Pederson of
Houston, Sheri & Fred Bastie of
Dallas, & Kathy Corl of Houston; 6
grandchildren: Casey Hall, Kristina
Hall, Reed Bastie, Brooke Bastie,
Ryan Corl & Evan Corl. Brother &
sister-in-law, Faye & Bob Bastie;
sister & brother-in-law, Sharon &
Wayne Schelleman both of Halifax,
NS. He is also survived by 2 nieces,
Cherie & Patty & 1 nephew, Rob
also in Halifax, NS. A very close
Canadian cousin, Gerry Bastie, recently
wrote these words about
Fred: “He could have been the picture
boy for a big brother ad or an
example of what everyone wanted in
a friend or relative. He loved his
family & was so proud of his
younger generations: The Charlie
Hustle of family relations. To know
him or have him in your family was
a bonus of the highest order. He
could easily go to heaven, raised by
the tears of his friends & family.
My cousin Ferdy is a hallmark of
special memories for everyone he
touched in life.” On Friday, September
3, 2010 at 4:00pm there will
be a Memorial Service celebrating
his life followed by a short reception
at his church, St. Francis de Sales,
8200 Roos Road, Houston, TX
77036. A private burial will be held
at Restland Cemetery in Dallas, TX
on Saturday, September 4, 2010.
Remembrances may be made to the
Southwestern Medical Foundation
in support of the UT Southwestern
vascular department, 2305 Cedar
Springs Road, Suite 150, Dallas, TX

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