BASKETT, Ivan Dell

BASKETT, Ivan Dell – On Saturday, August 18, 2018, Ivan passed away peacefully at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital.  Beloved husband of the late Norma (Gregg).  Dear father of Brian and Anne.  Cherished grandfather of John (Julie Anne), Eric (Shirlyn), Heather (Stéphan), Kurt, and Brad (Melissa).  Great-grandfather of Johanna, Jillian, Ethan, and Aubrey.  Remembered by his sister-in-law, Dorothy, and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents George and Mildred, his sisters Betty (Jim), Mary (Bill), and Barb (Bill), and his brothers Jack (Jonny), Bill (Bea), and Jake.  A heartfelt “thank you” to the many individuals involved in Ivan’s well-being over the past few years.  Ivan started his career as a cheese maker and he subsequently became a marketing officer for the Ontario Milk Marketing Board where he worked for 3 decades before retiring in 1986.  Over his 97 years, Ivan was an avid amateur radio enthusiast, square dancer, fisherman, and Parkwood Hospital volunteer, as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and Colborne/Empress United Church.  Family and friends will be received on Friday August 24th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll where a celebration of life will be conducted on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Diane Macpherson officiating.  Donations in Ivan’s memory may be made to a charity of your preference.