BASIL MASSON HALL 1923 - 2014 Basil passed peacefully in his 91st year. Survived by son Gordon, daughter-in-law Dorothy, grandson James, step-daughters Donna Seymour, Katherine Allen and families. Predeceased by parents Thomas and Laura, second wife Muriel, step-daughter Linda Fletcher, sister Nadine Brothers and brothers Fergus, Kenneth and Clayton Hall. Special thanks to his dear friend Bertha Paton. Bas thrived on work beginning with three daily paper routes as a child. During WWII he served with the RCAF at Trenton Camp X before being stationed in Halifax. A few jobs followed until his employment of 33 years with Lennox Industries as supervisor of the parts centre. He was proud that he never missed a day off sick. Away from the job, he was a sports nut. He fished, hunted, played floor hockey and pitched ball at Christie Pits. He held Leafs season tickets at Maple Leaf Gardens and attended many Argos and Blue Jays games. His greatest passion was being president of "The Sixers" bowling league, running tournaments and banquets. He always loved to have fun; always on the go. Bas had a lifelong positive outlook with his huge sense of humour and twinkling blue eyes. Sociable at heart, he was a great storyteller. Many benefitted from his kindness to lend a hand. He would act on matters that he could effect and worried not on trivialities. He preferred things short and sweet. Apart from his long life, it describes him as well. Basil was the last one standing. Private cremation and burial. There goes "The Kid".
Published in the Toronto Star on June 14, 2014