It is with heavy saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Casper Johannes Baas on Monday July 10, 2023 at the young age of 86.
Beloved husband and best friend to Bonnie for 38 years.
Loving father of Michael (Michelle) Baas and the late Michele Baas (2020). Step-father of Terry (JoAnne) Rose and Kelly Ryan. Cherished grandfather of Taylor, Jared, Troy, Corey, Jody, Tyler, Owen and Declan. Great-grandfather of baby Casper. Dear brother of Jean Turner, the late Bill Turner (2007) and Netty McEwen. Brother in-law Ronnie Barr. Doting uncle of Sandra Turner, the late Karen Turner (2020), Cindy and Christine McEwen and Blake Barr. Predeceased by his parents Willem and Martina Baas and father- in-law Duddy Barr.
Born in Finland and raised in Holland, Cass and his family immigrated to Canada when he was 11 years old.
Some of Cass’s achievements was being a golden glove boxer and obtaining a pilot’s license to leisurely fly a 2 prop plane. In his younger years Cass would be remembered as the bouncer at Seaway and Happy Valley. Cass worked as an electrician for Ontario Hydro for 37 years and taught safety courses throughout that time. He was also owner/operator of McLaughlin Aerials.
Fifteen years ago he encountered an ATV accident then later a stroke that left him confined to a wheelchair. Even with limited speech and movement, his disability did not hinder his zest for life.
Cass was a dignified man who took things/situations seriously but in a calm manner. Hard work and working hard was his motto, with his strength and determination made it seem easy. A man with integrity always dependable, following through on commitments. With everything he created and built he was very humble. An awesome chef who cooked without a recipe. Cass loved his music…Motown, rock, and rhythm and blues were his favourites. He loved playing Scrabble and Poker with family and friends who were not afraid of losing. He was an avid outdoorsman and fishing was his passion. Most of all, he enjoyed the sunsets from his home at Bonnie Doone.
Cass was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him. Until we meet again.
Special thank you to Bayshore’s awesome PSW’s, VON nurses, Dr. Robert Teasell (Parkwood Hospital), and Dr. Michael Stoesser for all their love, care and support. He will always be remembered as the “Miracle Man”.
Cremation has been taken place. In keeping with Cass’s wishes there will be no funeral but a “Celebration Of His Life” will be arranged at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the D. J Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9. Memories, photographs or messages of condolence may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca