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.
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:
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
Calvary Christian Reformed Church
3782 Russell Rd
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 http://support.cancer.ca
In Memory of Carl Bastian