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CARNEGIE, Basil

CARNEGIE, Basil


Basil Carnegie
1923 - 2019

Basil was one of nine children born on the farm in Saskatchewan to Robert and Elizabeth Carnegie. He is survived by his two brothers Murray (Bert) and Bill (Lorena); five children Eileen (Dave-deceased), Earl, Ed (deceased) Wendy, Leslie (Jacquie), Sandra (Miles); fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Basil joined the army at 18 years of age and served overseas in England, Italy and Holland. The one true strongest trait of Basil was his love for his country and being so proud to have served Canada in WWII to keep his country free. He married Doreen Dring in England in 1945. He moved his family to the Okanagan in 1966 and loved the Okanagan. After retiring from the Okanagan School Board Dad spent his summers golfing, fishing and watching baseball, the winters in Yuma, Arizona also golfing and enjoying meeting so many new friends. Right up to the end he was still asking for a beer. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com


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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 17, 2019
    My condolences to the whole Carnegie family. I wish I knew you all better but I am sure I met some of you at the Fraser reunion in 98. God bless you all from Karen Fraser, Niagara Falls ( daughter of Roy Fraser)
  • Jan 16, 2019
    Eileen, Earl, Les and Sandra,
    I'm so sorry to read about your Dad's passing. I have fond memories of him, he was such a character and always made me smile. I remember how he made me feel very welcomed in your family. May his soul rest in peace.
    Carol
  • Jan 15, 2019
    We knew Basil for a number of years as we worked with him at the school district.
    Rest In Peace, our prayers are with the family at this time.
    Sylvia and Rene Rufli
  • Jan 15, 2019
    I am saddened to hear of Basil's passing. I met him about 8 years ago when I started working at the Chatsworth. I always remember his smile and loved listening to him and his friend Lawrence banter back and forth when they would come and sit by the front desk. He would always say to me every time I sneezed... "I bet that felt good" haha. He was quite the character. He's back with Lawrence again having fun. Rest In Peace Dear Basil, you will be missed.
    Kathy Brunsdon
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Mr. Carnegie was a wonderful hockey coach. I have fond memories of Basil coaching us teenage boys at the Memorial Arena with Les. He let us play and scrap.
    Gary Feeny
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Sandy, so sorry to have seen your father passed away. All my love to your whole family.
    Cindy Rantucci Warrilow
  • Jan 13, 2019
    My deepest condolences Les,Jacquie,Tyrell and Rylan..Love Heather.
  • Jan 13, 2019
    My sincere condolences to the family. I enjoyed my time at Hudson Road with Basil, many fond memories, great neighbour!
    Monika Smith
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Sandra and Eileen. We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our Dad, Lawrence Bouvette and Basil spent many an evening together solving the problems of the world and enjoying their private happy hour at Chatsworth. Their friendship was very special and Dad missed his buddy every day when he had to move to VMC. I remember when Dad had a serious health scare and we were moving his things out, Basil asked for the little man Dad had outside his door, he was so sad his buddy was so ill. When Dad survived and was wondering where it was, he had a laugh and was pleased that Basil was enjoying it. Basil was a unique character and we enjoyed him very much. Treasure your memories.
    Denise and Dan Butticci, Len Bouvette and Joanne Gray and families
  • Jan 12, 2019
    My deepest Condolences to all the Carnegie Family, including my Children Teresa and Robert Carnegie. As an ex daughter-in-law, I have many, fond memories. He made me laugh lots.
  • Jan 12, 2019
    Basil and my Gran Nora Smith spent many hours over many years volunteering for many projects for our Canadian Legion. You will be missed. John Jefferies