This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Basil Vokey. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Obituary for Basil Vokey

Basil Vokey
Recently Basil and Rosanna (Rosie) Vokey passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord – Basil on March 1, 2017 and Rosie on May 18, 2017. There will be a memorial service held for them on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle. Prior to that there will be visitation at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue. The visitation will be held on Sunday, August 13 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at that time. There will be a committal at a later date at the St. John’s General Protestant Cemetery on Waterford Bridge Road following a family service. Thank you for your prayers for the Vokey family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Daffodil Place or a charity of your choice.

VOKEY, Basil Pippy-
On March 1, 2017, Basil Pippy Vokey passed peacefully away at home surrounded by his family. Basil was just a few months short of his 95th birthday. Basil was pre-deceased by his mother Ettie Vokey, father George R. Vokey and step-mother Gladys Vokey. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Rosanna (Baggs); his children and their spouses: Stuart and Jeanette Vokey, Carol and Harry Granter, Gayle Vokey Hiscock, Dawn and Bob Warr, June and Cal Anthony, George Vokey, Gladys and Gary Noseworthy, Krista and David Sing and Dave and Camille Vokey (Newbury); more than 40 grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Due to Rosanna’s own health challenges, and as per wishes of the family, Basil will be cremated and a celebration service of his extraordinary life will happen at an appropriate time in the future. On behalf of the family, we cannot say enough regarding the support of exceptional people who helped us through these difficult times. Namely Dr. Kathrine Stringer and Denise Cahill PH-ND MN of Ross Family Clinic and Judy Kirby and staff of Meadow Creek Retirement Home. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.
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