In Loving Memory Of
Joseph Anselme (Sam) Bastarache
March 26, 1936- January 28, 2022

In loving memory of Joseph Anselme (Sam) Bastarache

March 26, 1936- January 28, 2022

Joseph Anselme (Sam) Bastarache, 85, passed away peacefully at the Villa Providence in Shediac, NB on Friday, January 28, 2022.  Born in Moncton, NB he was the son of the late Elise & Denis Bastarache.  Sam will be sadly missed by his loving wife of almost 60 years of marriage, Felixine Bastarache (born Mazerolle); his children Tina Poulin (Dan – Taylor, Justin, Olivia), Louise Eckles (Scott – Shawn, Jessica), Michael Bastarache (Caroline – Maddix, Kassi), Sandra Landers (Graham – Alicia, Nicholas, Brianna), as well as great grandchildren including Daniel, Savannah, Ava (Justin/Kelsey), Ty (Shawn/Sabrina), Maxim (Jessica/Conway), Keisha (Taylor/Kayla).  His siblings, Ronnie Bastarache (Theresa), Willie Bastarache (Pauline), Alex Bastarache (Bernadette), Marie Bastarache, Annette Gallant, Irene LeBlanc (Alde), pre-deceased Claudette Bastarache, Levi Bastarache (Irma), Lynn Gatti (Larry), Denis Bastarache, Eddie Bastarache (infant loss), Lorette Fougere (step-sister), as well as nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Sam was an incredible man who understood the importance of supporting and helping others.   He was a true entrepreneur, owning several businesses including Nashville North, Pizza King, Don Cherry’s Sports Grill.   He also served several years in the Canadian Air Force (1953-1960) as a safety equipment technician.   He also moved his family to Waltham, Massachusetts in the 60’s to work at Haartz Auto factory.   His passions included playing pool (pool shark), cards, crib, playing and singing music with his brother Willie (Neil Diamond/Waylon Jennings), and most importantly his hockey team, the Montreal Canadians (GO HABS!).

Because of the nature of the current restrictions related to the Pandemic, the Funeral Home can operate to 50% of it’s maximum capacity. A proof of double vaccination, a government issued ID and a mask will be mandatory and ask at the entrance of the Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, February 3 at 1p.m. at Passage Chartersville at 363 Amirault in Dieppe (857-1901).  Condolences to the family will take place from 12-1p.m.  Funeral broadcast will be posted on the website after the funeral for those who are not able to attend. 

In memory of Sam, a donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society as Sam had always hoped for a cure.

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

Funeral arrangements under the professional care of

Passage-Chartersville Funeral Home and Cremation Centre

363, Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB E1A 1G1

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38 comments

  1. Felixine, Sandra and family, please accept my condolences. I am praying for all of you at this time.

  2. My deepest sympathies to all the family. Uncle Sam, was such an amazing man , that would do anything he could to helps others. Fly m’oncle with your family, till we meet again. RIP

  3. Blessings to all family Sam was a very nice boss . I worked for Sam at Nashville North . ❤️RIP

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with Flexine and the entire family during their time of sorrow.

  5. My sincere condolences to Louise and family. Let the beautiful and fun memories give you strength during this painful time and forever. ??

  6. Dear Aunt Felixine, Tina, Louise, Sandra, Michael & Family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers during the sorrowful and difficult time. I am saddened by Uncle Sam’s passing but I’m blessed to have some beautiful memories that will never fade from my heart. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless.

    Madeline MacIsaac & Family

  7. i have known sam most of my life he lived with us back i the 50 tis he was going to school in moncton he lived in lake burn no buses back then my father thought a lot of SAM he used to bring me to the old coliseum for hockey games wrestling my dad told him to stop doing the holds on kids around home he was well loved glad dad passed away last year sad but happy rest in peace you will be missed love junior from all of us

  8. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers going out to all of the family. He will be missed by many.

  9. Felixine. Lawrence & I are sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Our thoughts are with you & your family.

  10. Sincere condolences to all of the family. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. ❤️❤️

  11. My sincere condolences to all of the family. Mike, Caro and the kids, im sending my love during this difficult time ❤️??

  12. The Testing Services and Accessible Learning Family are thinking of Sam’s niece, Madeline, and the entire family during this time. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you. We wish you peace and strength.

  13. To Felixine and Family please accept my deepest condolences on Sam’s passing ,he was firstly a client and then a Friend.I know how much he loved his Family and my wish is that God will continue to provide you and Family comfort and support now and in the future. RIP Sam

  14. Sandra and extended family…..Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God’s Holy Spirit give you Comfort and Peace knowing that he made a difference in the lives of so many people. Blessings and prayers.

  15. Bonjour , mes sincères condoléances et tendresse à toute la famille .Guy bastarache et Johanne Julien de Québec.

  16. To Mike, Sandra and family: I send my deepest condolences. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Nos sincères sympathies à la famille. Nous sommes avec vous en prières dans ces temps difficiles.

  18. We would like to send our deepest condolences to Felixine and all of the family. We were so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you all comfort, peace and strength during this very difficult time and in the days ahead.

  19. Our sincere sympathy to all of you; Felixine, Mike, Sandra, Christina & families for your loss. France & Roger C, Samuel L and Andy W from Donald Cormier Garage & Fils

  20. À toute la grande Famille Bastarache, nous voulons partager votre peine et offrir nos plus sincères condoléances. La Famille Barrieau de Lakeburn

  21. Sandra and family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. Cherish the beautiful memories.
    Carmen Peters

  22. Sam you will be missed My condolences to all the Bastarache family.your loving cousin Betty BourquePaula Bourque and family

  23. Sam was a very good friend of my husband and I.
    My husband worked for Sam in the Electrolux business.

  24. Ma tante Félixine, cousin et cousines,
    Nous voulons vous transmettre nos plus sincères condoléances et nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous. Sachez que nos pensées vous accompagnent pour vous souhaiter tout le courage du monde. Nous prions pour que vous trouviez la force et le courage de traverser cette période difficile .Un ange est parti, il a simplement traversé la porte d’à côté, car il sera toujours avec vous. xx

  25. Ma tante Félixine, cousin et cousines,
    Face à la perte d’un être si cher et si précieux, il est difficile de trouver les mots justes dans de telles circonstances, car aucun mot ne peut exprimer la peine et la douleur que l’on ressent. Acceptez ces quelques mots de soutien comme un baume cicatrisant sur la plaie ouverte par le départ de Oncle Sam. Nous vous transmettons nos plus sincères condoléances et sachez que nous sommes de tout coeur et en pensées avec vous. xxxxx

  26. So sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these most difficult times.

  27. Our deepest sympathies to all of you… It is always sad to see them go…. Sam was a great neighbour in Cap Bimet… I always loved singing for him when there was a party with his family… He will be missed for sure… May he RIP….

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