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Basil Ivor de Vries, born in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday Oct 16, 1926, departed on Friday Oct 14, 2016, from Sooke, Canada, to celebrate his 90th birthday with his eternal family. Basil lived his life as a passionate activist, a talented musician, a generous humanitarian, an inspiring teacher and mentor. Beloved husband of Corina, nee Coleman, brother of Mona Stain, father of Nicky Logins (Aivars), Johann (Joanne), Elise de Vries, Mario (Liliane), Joe (Sue), Veronica Stewart (Daniel), Francoise Domet (David), grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather of 3, Basil is lovingly remembered by innumerable relatives, colleagues, students and friends in many corners of the world.
Memories and acknowledgements can be shared at www.carefuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to www.sookehospice.com. Family and friends will be notified of a memorial mass to be held at a later date. “Tot siens, Pa”.