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