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Brian G. Baskette

October 10, 1944 - June 6, 2023

Born October 10, 1944, Brian G. Baskette died peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at the age of 78.
Brian was predeceased by parents Ivan and Norma Baskette and first wife, Margaret (Hyatt) Baskette. He will be sorely missed by his sons: John (Julie Anne) of London, Eric (Shirlyn) of Vancouver and Kurt Baskette of Katy, Texas; and by his granddaughters, Johanna and Jillian. Dear brother to Anne Slade; uncle to Heather (Stephan) Brad (Melissa); and great-uncle to Ethan and Aubrey Slade. Brian enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 82nd and 101st Airborne Regiment in Korea as a communications specialist and Paratrooper. His gift in understanding technology led him to a career at GE where he was a vital consultant in the installation of the first MRI machine at SJHC, London. A world traveler and an adventurous soul, Brian’s calm demeanor and quiet intellect will be greatly missed.
The family wishes to thank all the staff at Chartwell Riverside for their kind and supportive assistance to Brian.
Interment will take place at a later date as per Brian’s wishes.

Rest in Peace Brian and may your soul soar through the heavens and land safely.

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Will miss you I remember all the good times we had together and all the crazy parties we went to . I am sure you will be still parting we’re ever you are.

~ Fred wilson

My condolences to Brian's family. Very sad news. Met Brian while in college where he taught digital circuits. Later I had the opportunity to work with Brian at Digital in London where we became friends. We kept in touch while he worked with Digital in Vancouver and Calgary. Brian and his family were very kind to me, had me over for dinner and hosted my Mom, Dad and I in their home in Vancouver while we were passing through on vacation. Brian was a quiet gentle fellow, a great calming influence around work when things were crazy. He was lots of fun to be around, very supportive. Great laugh. Always liked the nicknames he made up for everyone. Very sad to lose him. Again my condolences to the family. Rest in peace my friend.

~ Terry Moore

Condolences to the Baskette family. Sad news indeed. As a student I met Brian when he was an instructor at Fanshawe College. Two years later he turned out to be my supervisor at Digital Equipment. He constantly fostered an environment where you could grow. Brian was always there with support and encouragement.

~ Neil Baxter