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Bastian, Carl Hendrik

BASTIAN, Carl Hendrik

1939 - 2022

Carl Hendrik Bastian

MARCH 18, 1939 – MAY 30, 2022


Carl Hendrik Bastian was born in Eindhoven, The Netherlands to Willem and Neelte Bastian (nee Weltje) on March 18, 1939. He had two older sisters (Janie and Corrie) and a younger brother (Willem[Bill]). He received all of his education in The Netherlands before emigrating to Canada with his parents in July 1957.

A year before leaving for Canada, Carl met Margo and very quickly began pursuing a relationship with her. They shared a long distance relationship for just over a year before Carl got back on the boat to The Netherlands in October 1958 to be with his Margo whom he married on May 28, 1959. Six weeks later they headed back to Quebec, Canada together.

Carl was able to quickly find a job as a machinist (and later a foreman) at Millmont Fiber Boards where he worked for 10 years. He then started working at Air Canada on Boxing Day in 1967 where he worked until his retirement in 2001.

Carl and Margo’s four children Matthew (‘62), Lia (‘64), Manja (‘68), Joanne (‘69), were all born on the Island of Montreal and lived there until they moved as a family to Vaudreuil, Quebec, south-west of Montreal, in 1973. It was in Vaudreuil that the couple watched their children grow up, move into their careers, meet their spouses, and start their own families.

In 2008 Carl and Margo moved to Anderson Park Community in Carlsbad Springs, Ontario where they became an integral part of a community that they enjoyed very much. Carl quickly became a handyman of the community and volunteered extensively wherever he was needed.

Both in Quebec and Ontario, Carl and Margo became very involved in the local Christian Reformed Church. Besides making and maintaining many friendships, the couple always had an open door for any visitors at the church that may not have had anywhere else to go. Carl also used his many gifts and talents to help out in church maintenance as well as setting up countless bazaars in both locations.

Carl was a devoted husband, family man, and friend. His christian faith was an integral part of who he was and what he did. He was an encourager and a man of many interests. He always had a smile and a kind word for whoever crossed his path. His 63 years of marriage to Margo is and will always be a legacy to his family. One of his greatest joys was to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. It is his gentle spirit and joy of life that will be missed by so many in many parts of the world.

Carl will be missed and always loved by:


Margo Bastian 

Matthew and Judy Bastian 

Lia and Robert Lindeman

Manja and Allan Groen 

Joanne and Jim Coupethwaite 

19 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildre 

His Siblings Corrie (Rodney) and Bill (Francine)

Many, many Friends

Predeceased by his sister Janie 

Celebration of Life will be held on 

Monday June 6, 2022

11:00 am

Calvary Christian Reformed Church

3782 Russell Rd

Ottawa, ON

A link to a live stream of the service is available on request from a family member 

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial gift to

Cancer Research at

In Memory of Carl Bastian

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So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I enjoyed reading about his life and family. I wish I would have met him. Hugs to you and all your family.

Evelyn, June 2, 2022

Matthew and Judy, Margo and families

Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. It was both a privilege and a joy to have known Carl and spent time with both he and Margo at your welcoming family gatherings where we ( my husband Kerry and I ) were made to feel like members of this great family. He was such a wonderful person, a kind thoughtful, gentle soul .

Natalie Briand and Phil Soubliere. , June 2, 2022

The Bastian Family

Mom and I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the entire family.

Joanne and I had discussed earlier this year, about how nice it would be to visit, Mr. and Mrs. Bastian, during my mom’s June trip to Quebec. It had been at least 15 years since we had last visited their home on White Street in Vaudreuil.

I will always remember, Mr. Bastian as a kind and gentle man. He was always doing something around the house. Other than at mealtime, I don’t think I ever saw him sit down or rest.

I hope that there are gardens in heaven, for him to finally sit it and enjoy. Although, it will probably be more likely that he’ll be volunteering to tend to them.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Bastian

Mary Ellen & Janet Ingram

Mary Ellen Ingram, June 2, 2022

Joanne & Jim & family

Sincere condolences to you and may your Dad rest in peace

Réal Bilodeau , June 2, 2022

Margo and family

Our condolences to you and your family for the loss of a wondering husband, father and grandfather. Brian and I we blessed to have known Carl and pray that the Lord will comfort the family at this time.

Brian & Gwen Brodie, June 2, 2022


Ook ik mag terugkijken op een plezierige tijd met Carl en Margo als ze in Nederland waren, of wij in Canada. Carl zal in mijn hart blijven, en in gedachte ben ik bij jullie

Yvonne Stevenaar, June 3, 2022

Margo and family

Carl will be terribly missed by all residents at PARC
ANDERSON PARK where he always extended a helping hand to all of us.
Our most sincere condolences to all of you.
Claude & Sandra


Margo Bastian & Family

We are all inspired by your courage and attention to detail in caring for your dear husband Carl over these past years. I know that it must have taken a toll on you personally but your faithfulness is remarkable. Your choice of being persons of faith will without a doubt
help you in your grieving process. I can attest to that fact having lost my wife just over a year ago

God Bless Carl .May he rest in peace


Richard Walsh, June 3, 2022

Margo Bastian and family

Dear Bastian family,
Our sincere condolences to all of you.
It was a great pleasure to have know Carl a very kind man, always there to give a helping hand.
Hi loved his faith and his family above anything else.
We have many great memories and feel blessed to have know Carl.
Our prayers are with all of you
Peter and Romy Eichler

Peter Eichler, June 3, 2022

Margo and Family

We will always remember Carl having a big smile that matched his big heart. He was always ready to help out in the Park and participated in the social activities. May he Rest In Peace! Our deepest condolences.

Claude and Sandra Choquette, June 3, 2022

Margo and Family

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Carl was a wonderful and helpful person, he was always there when anyone in Anderson Park needed help. He will be greatly missed.

Bill and Virginia, June 3, 2022

Margo and family

I want to send you my deepest condolences for your profound loss. Margo, you lovingly supported Carl through his journey, with the support of your family, church and close friends. The love you shared for 63 years will be with you always and I hope that this love, along with that of your family and the strength of your faith will carry you through this difficult time and into the future.

Rhonda Sommers, June 3, 2022

Margo and family

Please accept my deepest condolence to you and your family. Carl was a beautiful, kind and special person, beloved by many and a good friend of Doug's. They shared a unique friendship born of shared interests, respect for each other and others, and a love of the community in which they lived. Carl was very good to Doug during his last months both in visiting him and helping us. He left a wonderful impression on many and will be deeply missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tina Harvey

Tina Harvey, June 3, 2022

Margo and family

Lieve Margo en familie,
We zijn diep geschokt door het heengaan van je lieve man, jullie (schoon)vader, opa en overgrootvader Carl.
Wij hebben Carl leren kennen als een bijzonder mens met bijzondere kwaliteiten, een man die zich altijd inzette voor het welzijn van anderen. Wij condoleren jullie met dit immense verlies en vertrouwen erop dat jullie met elkaar dit verdriet zullen verwerken.
Wij zijn ervan overtuigd dat Carl is teruggekeerd naar het Huis van Zijn Hemelse Vader en dat God Carl in zijn armen heeft opgenomen.
In onze gedachten zijn wij bij jullie en wensen jullie veel kracht en sterkte toe.
Alle liefs van Jan & Marijke

Jan & Marijke van der Pol-Ekkelboom, June 4, 2022

Margo, Matthew & Judy, Lia & Rob, Manja & Allan, Joanne & Jim and extended family,

My heartfelt condolences to you all my church family,
This is such a difficult time to say good-bye to a loved one! The pain is ours to bear! Carl is not suffering anymore he is with his Lord!

Growing up in the Montreal church was like growing up in a very unique family. We were all very connected. Life gets in the way and we get older but the connection always remains. Our church family! We may not be able to share your day with you in person on Monday, we will be with you in spirit. Our prayers are with you and we send you strength!

Carl was as steadfast as they come! He will surely be missed by all!
Love to you all,

Mary-Ann Hobé , June 4, 2022

Margo, Matthew, Manja, Joanne and all your extended family,

I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to all of you in the loss of your loved one. There are many memories of Montreal days and wish all of you God’s comfort and strength as you celebrate Carl’s life, a life that was well lived.
Cherish the memories,
Hinka Toering

Hinka Toering, June 4, 2022

The Bastian Family

Margo and family
I remember with fondness babysitting the children when our family (the Bouma’s) lived in Pierrefonds and later in Dollard-Des Ormeaux.
So sorry to read about the passing of Carl.
Virtual hugs sent with love, prayers and cares
Anne(nee Bouma) and Bert Langendyk

Anne Langendyk , June 4, 2022

Bastian Family

I remember many times from the early Montreal years when our families would get together...whether for a church service ...camping trips....New Year's Eve parties...swimming in your backyard in Vaudreille...and even in Miami where your family visited ours....all so special! I remember Mr Bastian as a humble man who was always smiling. May the Lord grant you all His comfort and peace as you say "goodbye for now". We look forward to a wonderful heavenly reunion...

Diane Numan (Jellema), June 4, 2022

Dear Bastian family,

While in high school with Manja, I remember many wonderful visits to your home. Your father's gentle presence and endearing smile comes to mind.
In this sad time, I hope the Lord will bring you comfort and strength as you grieve this loss.

Helena (Eerdmans) Bootsma, June 5, 2022

Margo and family

Dear Margo and family,
We were deeply saddened by the news of Carl’s passing. He always had a smile on his face and we saw his kindness shine through. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
God bless you,
Tom and Lise Donnelly

Lise Donnelly , June 5, 2022

Margo and family

My condolences to you, Margo and your family.
I have fond memories of you all. Carl was such a nice gentle man.
I remember the camping days and the fun we had.
Praying for you, with love, Wilma Bults (Kamphuis)

Wilma Bults, June 6, 2022

Margo, Lia and Matthew

So I to hear about Carl's passing. Thank you for putting the notice on Facebook. I'm sure he is walking with Jesus now. His faith was so strong. What a wonderful write up about a well loved person.

Judy Achterhof , June 6, 2022

Margo and family

I will miss my conversations with Carl. I shall remember him. We will come to the celebration ceremony.
Johane Lalonde 523TVP

I will miss his advice on gardening tips.
Ray Cooper 523 TVP

Ray & Johane, June 6, 2022

Margo Bastian and Family

"He always had a smile and a kind word": that's how we remember Carl, too. Our prayers are with all of you.
Graham and Magrietha Weeks
Austin, Québec
P.S. How did we find out? The librarian at the Magog Library , whose son married Manja: She recognized Magrietha at the counter the other day, and shared the sad news with her.

Graham Weeks, June 9, 2022

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