WWII Veteran Basil C. Brosso

18 Jul 21

Basil C. Brosso
02 May1921 – 18 Jul 2021

Proud Veteran of WWII, Member of Branch 560 Royal Canadian Legion, Army Navy Air Force Club Martello Unit 337,  Signalers Club of Canada,  4th Degree member Knights of Columbus Council 11886 Kingston Mills, Retired architectural draughtsman, surveyor C.E.T. Canadian Forces Base Kingston

Basil Conrad Brosso, at 100 years of age has completed his earthly duties, to be re-united with his God, returning to His Eternal Kingdom, in joyful reunion with his beloved wife, Monica. Basil, a long time resident of Kingston Mills, entered into rest at Fox Run Retirement Residence, Gananoque on Sunday July 18, 2021.  Devoted father to Brian (Karen) of Perth and Gerard (Cheryl) of Gananoque. Deeply cherished by grandchildren Michelle, Andrew, Christopher and Emma along with Ryan (Stephanie), Adam and Kevin. Pre-deceased by his wife Monica (nee Scott) his brother Leon and parents, Leon and Emma Brosso (nee Maharg of Larne, Northern Ireland). Basil attended Queen’s University, served with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers during World War II, training for them with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. He was part of the Canadian forces that liberated the Netherlands. Post-war, he was employed by the Dept. of National Defense at CFB Kingston as an architectural draughtsman and surveyor and was an honourary member of the 1st Battalion, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders. He was president of the Canadian Homebuilders Co-operative at Kingston Mills, a development spearheaded by the late Father Joseph P. Anslie St. John’s Parish Kingston and the late Msgr. T.J. Raby, formally of Holy Name Parish, Kingston Mills. Basil designed and assisted in the construction of Holy Name Convent, a facility that housed the Sisters of St. Martha of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island who taught at Holy Name School for many years. He was also chairman of the local catholic school board prior to amalgamation under the jurisdiction of the former Kingston and District Roman Catholic Separate Board of Education. A Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 11886, he contributed to a wide variety of church activities and projects over the course of his 66 years as a parishioner.  He was also a supporter of the Kingston St. Vincent de Paul meal preparation program, providing for the less fortunate. Our family wishes to express sincere thanks and deep appreciation to Heather Howard and the staff at Fox Run Retirement Residence for Dad’s comfort along with the many doctors and nurses who provided medical care over his lifetime. The family received friends at the Central Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 49 Colborne Street (at Clergy) on Sunday between the hours of  2-5 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 950 Old Kingston Mills Road on Monday, July 26th at 11 a.m.  Rev. Father Wes Chochrek Celebrant.  Rite of Committal with prayers to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Donations may be made to Campaign Life Coalition.