Bassarab, Walter Matthew “Babe”

Regiment: R.C.A.F.
Regimental No.: R60585 and J18428
Rank: Flying Officer
Walter (“Babe”) Bassarab was born in 1921 in Moose Jaw SK. He served as a Flying Officer in the Air Force during WWII. Walter and his wife came to Calais (close to Valleyview AB) on November 5, 1946. They purchased a general store and a cabin rental business. They also operated a fur buying business and a post office. Babe was a school bus driver from 1956 to 1976. They had 5 children: Ken, Robert, Dorothy, Linda, and Brenda. Walter died at the age of 76 on September 24, 1996 in Valleyview.

Source: Valleyview “Where the Red Willow Grew” p. 350
Grande Prairie AGS website – Obituary Index