We are saddened to announce the passing of Anthony Bastone on Friday, February 26, 2016. Born October 27, 1948, the eldest of eight children, to Rosina (Fata) and Luigi Bastone, in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. Anthony was predeceased by his father in 1998 and is survived by Maria, his loving wife of 40 years, and precious daughter, Michelle; his mother, Rosina; siblings Maria, Teresa, Gina, Lucy (Marco), Rita (John), Franco (Susan) and Gino; in-laws John and Emilia Pulice, Louie (Sylvia), Franco, Rita (Derrick), Dina (Terry), Lisa; 18 nieces and nephews; 4 grandnieces and loyal sidekick, Charlie.
Anthony has left us with a void in our hearts and countless cherished memories. He will be lovingly remembered for his quick wit, sarcastic comments, a warped sense of humour, often inappropriate jokes and that mischievous grin. He loved classic cars and shared his passion for music with anyone who would listen. Most of all, Anthony will be remembered for his easy going nature, the love he had for his family and his quirky way of showing it. Rest in peace, Tony, you will be sorely missed.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at St. Augustine's Church, 2028 W 7th Ave, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC/Yukon Chapter of the Canadian Liver Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
"Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic."