Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

William Bast

Male 1903 - 1953  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name William Bast 
    Born Feb 1903  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1911  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-201038 
    Died 17 Jan 1953  Brooks, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried West Zion Mennonite Cemetery, near, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I201038  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father George E. Bast,   b. 5 Jan 1862, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Schrag,   b. 28 Mar 1860, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1926  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1887  [3
    Family ID F20829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Myrtle Buschert,   b. 20 May 1908, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1987, , Orange Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Mar 1942  [2
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F12168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Bast, --- William, was born at Wellseley, Ont., Feb. 7, 1904; passed away at the Brooks, Alta., Hospital, Jan. 17, 1953; aged 48 y. 11 m. 10 d. Death came as the result of an asthmatic condition from which he suffered the greater part of his life. In March, 1942, he was married to Myrtle Buschert. He farmed in the Cartstairs community until 1949 when he with his family moved to Duchess. He united with the Mennonite Church as a young man, later reconsecrating his life to God, and remained a faithful member until death. By his friendly disposition he accumulated a wealth of friends. Surviving are his wife, 3 children (Delmare, Mary, and Ronald), and 5 brothers (Solomon, George, Simon, Aaron, and Moses, all of Ontario). One brother (Amos) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the West Zion Mennonite Church, Jan. 21, with C.J. Ramer and Linford Hackman in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 9 - March 3, 1953 --- page 213, 214

  • Sources 
    1. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 10 Page 9.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of William Bast - March 3, 1953 --- page 213, 214.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Anna Schrag - December 9, 1926 - pp 798-800.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Feb 1903 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 1953 - Brooks, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Zion Mennonite Cemetery, near, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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