Edward Basque

Edward Roderick Basque of Navasota/Houston, Texas, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, in Bryan, Texas.

Born in Canada, Edward was the son of the late Wilfred Basque and the late Bridget McCormick of Dalhousie, New Brunswick. He is survived by brothers and sisters: Lloyd (Francine) of Dalhousie, N.B., Shirley (Harry) of Montreal, Qc., Lomer (Sylvia) of Dalhousie, N.B., Dorothy Ann (John) of Halifax, N.S., Franceen (Rod) of Tullahoma, TN, Ronald of Halifax, N.S., Reginald of Ottawa, ON, and was preceded in death by siblings Eileen and Leonard. He also leaves behind cousins, nieces, and nephews who will always remember his kind, loving and generous spirit.

For the past 32 years, Edward had been a proud resident of Texas. He was an accomplished chef, an avid tennis player, a passionate financial investor and, as of late, he was the Ranch Manager of “Myers Cattle and Land” of Navasota. He formed a close friendship with the Carroll Myers family of Navasota and Houston.

There will be a memorial service for friends and family at the Miramont Country Club, One Miramont Blvd., Bryan, Texas, on Sunday, August 1, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association in memory of Edward Basque would be greatly appreciated.


  1. We have been extremely fortunate to have known Edward for a considerable amount of time and we are very sad and shocked that this happened so quickly and suddenly. We will surely miss the good times that we experienced with Ed: i.e., dining, and enjoy the trips that we have made with him. We will surely miss Edward.

  2. What a great guy and we will miss Ed much. I met him where else but on the tennis court. He was a model of sportsmanship, but more than that just a really fun guy to be around. My prayers go out to all his family and close friends during this difficult time. Hal L. Harkey

  3. eb, is what we call him in our circles, the trading groups. Everyone who ever chatted with him, ‘ever’, wanted to be his friend! He was mellow as wine, friendly to a fault, and the list goes on. I told him once he was my Big Brother I always wanted; weather he liked it or not, was immaterial! He said something about stalking and we chuckled. I will miss our long banters. No matter how much time elapsed since the last time we ‘caught up’, we would take off like none had past all. He made you feel like you were life long friends and I was a nobody. I love you Big Brother and will miss you until next time we meet!

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