Henry Bassen

Henry Bassen

Birth
Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 16 Nov 1957 (aged 51)
Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Burial Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Plot J,07,053
Memorial ID 146312362 · View Source
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Excerpt from The Calgary Herald, Monday, November 18, 1957, pg 1 & 2 (includes photos of Mr. and Mrs. Bassen, and son Dick):

Calgary Couple Lose Lives, Son Injured in Car Crash
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Hank Bassen's Parents Die In Truck Collision On Icy, Fog-Bound Road
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The parents of a former Calgary hockey star, goal-tender Hank Bassen, are dead, and a brother is in serious condition following a highway accident Saturday afternoon.

Dead are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bassen, 219 15th Ave. N.E., whose son, Dick, 15, is in Holy Cross hospital with severe head and leg injuries.

The Bassens were killed when a car driven by Mr. Bassen, 50,, skidded on a fog-bound, icy highway 20 miles south of Calgary and was rammed broadside by a huge semi-trailer truck...

Following the accident Hank Bassen (who played goal for Calgary Stampeders hockey club last season) was notified and flew to Calgary after a hockey game in New Westminster. He is presently goaltender for the Seattle Americans hockey team of the Western Hockey League.

Eye-witnesses to the accident said the mishap occurred when Mr. Bassen pulled out to pass a snow-plow on No. 2 highway and lost control of his car on the icy pavement...

The Bassen's are survived by sons Henry (Hank), Dick and Herbert.

Mr. Bassen was born and educated in Hanover, Germany. He came to Canada in 1930, living in Wolsley, Sask., before moving to Calgary. He married Mrs. Bassen, a native of Austria, here in 1932. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this year.

Mr. Bassen was employed by Calgary Packers as a butcher.


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  • Added: 10 May 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 146312362
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Bassen (16 Aug 1906–16 Nov 1957), Find a Grave Memorial no. 146312362, citing Queens Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Calgary Helpers (contributor 48216210) .