Arthur Hensley Bassett

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    We regret to advise that  Arthur Hensley Bassett passed away peacefully October 25, 2005 at Westside Care Center.

    Born in Vancouver in 1914 and raised in Richmond, Art served with the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War, then returned to Richmond and served there as a municipal clerk and later as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Richmond School Board. He later moved to Santa Barbara, California, where he served for many years as Administrator to the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation. On his retirement in 1980 he took up lapidary and silversmithing. Art returned to Canada and made Westbank their home in 1997.

    A Celebration of Art's Life was held on 29 October 2005 at Westwood Arbor Chapel, Westbank. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.