Passed away peacefully July 2, 2020 at McKenzie Health, Richmond Hill, in the presence of family. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Elsie (Bolam) for 67 years. Loving Father of Scot (Lizzy) Grant (Christine) Mike (Karen) and Kirk (Anna). Loving Grandfather of Christina, Andrew, Sarah, Elizabeth, Graham, Ian, Alex, Dan, Colin, Nicole, Lisa and Katie. Loving great Grandfather to Tristan, Olivia, Hudson, Ella, Cohen, Olive, Malone, Noah, Aidan, Kieran and Catalina
Beloved son of Fred and Mae Bashford, Brother of Ross. (predeceased)
Brother in law to Molly (Jim)predeceased, Margaret (Jim), Robert (Sharon)
Uncle and great uncle to many
Born in Toronto October 11, 1931. Dad loved his family and reveled in their presence. Working his whole life in advertising as a writer and creative director he loved creating ideas to sell products. Dad had many hobbies and interests which he shared with his friends, family and especially his grandchildren. He was incredibly inquisitive his whole life and always had a new project on the go. He loved the arts and science and as a writer he read extensively. Some of his many hobbies included, gardening, music (in his 70s he built his own full size xylophone in the basement) sailing, writing poetry, painting and drawing, archery, making rock sculptures, cooking and his all time favourite hobby making his home made wine. In retirement Dad and Mom traveled in their camper van and spent time in Florida.
Dad had a great sense of humour and lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed and remembered by all. The stories are many and varied. As one of his grandsons pointed out there are not enough words.
In lieu flowers and donations, well wishes to the family would be appreciated.