Funeral Service for the late Dr. Thomas Bastian OBE, JP, aged 82 years, of Muirfield Drive, South Ocean Village and formerly of Sugar Loaf, San Salvador, will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at New Covenant Baptist Church, Independence Drive. Officiating will be Bishop Delton D. Fernander assisted by other ministers of the Gospel. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, John F. Kennedy Drive.
Due to current Government regulations in respect of Covid-19, masks and physical distancing are required. Graveside attendance is limited to thirty (30) persons.
Thomas is preceded in death by his Father: Irvin Bastian; Sons: Melford, Collin, Darren, and Daron Bastian; Grandson: Desmond Key; Sisters: Bernice Major, Coralee Black, Fredrecka Rahming, Iva Poitier and Sybil Johnson; Brothers: Gilbert, Frederick and Herman Bastian and Thaddaeus Mackey.
Those left to cherish his memories are his Mother: Sarah Williams; Life Partner: Sylvia Wallace; Children: Shervin (Donna) Bastian, Christine D. Key and Kevin Bastian; Grandchildren: Demetrius Bastian, Donervin Bastian, Latherio (Detra) Bastian, Latheria Bastian, Latisha Bastian, Colesia Bastian, Parris Bastian, Liam, Jermaine (Ronique) Key, Jamaal Key, Latasha Durham, Kaveka Bastian, Kevin Bastian Jr., Katrina Bastian, Shandy Bastian, Nevaeh Bastian and Davon Bastian; Great grandchildren: Kai, Kellen, Knoa, Latherio Jr., Lathari, Lazari, Latisha Bastian; Desmonique, Desmond Jr., Deshae, Desron, Shyann, Jireh, Jania, Jamal Jr., Jasmine, Jazzaria Key; Malik Durham, Jakai and Jayllin Bastian; Great great grand: Heavenly McKenzie and Ocean Mckenzie; Daughter-in-law: Karen Bastian; Step Children: Marco Wallace, Roselyn (Billy) Elliott, Gina Wallace, Sean Lightbourn, Yasmin Orlando and Edward (Cassandra) Orlando; Step grandchildren: Nine (9) step granddaughters especially Marquel (Randy) Culmer; Three (3) step grandsons; Nine (9) step great granddaughters and One (1) step great grandsons; Sisters: Adelaide Braynen, Shelease Davis, Jestina Newbold, Ernestine Williams, Catherine Johnson &Terrymae Huggins; Brothers: Thaddaeus Williams, Maurice Williams, Virnest Williams and Wesley Williams; Sisters-in-law: Betty Bastian, Florinda Williams, Carolyn Bastian and Malthina Bastian; Brothers-in-law: Luther Major, Ernest Rahming, Earl Davis, and Anthony Johnson Sr., Nieces: Marva Bastian, Cathran (Larry) Albury, Manessia (Phillip) Smith, Zina (Glenville) Pratt, Deborah Johnson, Gina Johnson, Margaret Lightfoot, India Dean, Miriam Major, Ruthmae (Antonio) Thompson, Naomi (Philip) Curtis, Elizabeth (Tyrone) Archer, Tina (Dennis) Cole, Marissa (Winston) Culmer, Sharon (Ricardo) Major, Janice Fitzgerald, Marva Williams, Monette (Alkana)Cartwright, Daphne Rolle, Cindy Williams, Millicent Beard, Sherene (Marvin) Johnson, Vanessa Williams, Ashley Williams, Joanna (Alexander) Bain, Lindanecia Williams, Vernessa (Sergei) Kulikov, Verdessa Williams, Clarissa Williams, Carlissa Williams, Vandia Williams, Andrea Cole, Shereese Willams, Janesta (Kedron) Nairn, Javonda (Lionel) Harrison, Shakera (Winton) Sears, Carmel Williams, Shantika McQueen, Alexandria Williams, Kadeisha Williams, Kendisha Poitier, Jasmine Johnson, and Tearielle Huggins and Tenecia Huggins, Minister Uleane Bastian, Vernice (Cyril) Morley, Ursula Nairn and Christine Dean; Nephews: Kelsey (Sherryann) Major, Keran Bastian, Irvin Bastian, Orson Johnson, Elvis Bastian, Kirk Bastian, Gregory Bastian, Gilbert Bastian Jr., Emery Black, Dave Major, David Green, Sean Williams, Dario Williams, Allison (Georgian) Williams, Mario Williams, Micah -Williams, Trevor Williams, Quincy Williams, Darcy Williams, Tamiko Williams, Ian Williams, Dan (Dianne) Williams, Dominique (Chandra) Williams, Vansenelio Williams, Denveron Williams, Verneski Williams, Edward Williams, Vancas (Monica) Williams, Santino Williams, Vicardo Williams, Devanti Williams, Justano (Maria) Williams, Javon (Amy) Williams, Demeko (Trishtika) Williams, Sennico Williams, Ernesto Williams, Coran Williams, Denrielo (Adama) Williams, Denero Williams, Denicco Williams, Devardo Williams, Wesley Williams Jr., Anthony Johnson Jr., Jamal Johnson, Terron (Victoria) Williams, Gregory, Elvis Bastian, Clayton Bastian, Carlton (Bridgette) Bastian and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces, especially John Minns; Special Friends: Harold Gray of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Arnold and Pam Sterling, of West Palm Beach, Florida, Ronald and Peatra Jones, Raphael and Elrena Whyms, J. Barry Farrington, Obie Ferguson Jr., Fred Munnings and Tyrone Rock Morris; Relatives and Friends: The family of the late Veronica Rolle, especially Jenny Anderson, The family of the late Corrine Parker-Colebrook, New Destiny Baptist Church Family, The Wallace Family, Alicia Storr, Thelma Saunders, Iris Paul, Leo Douglas and Family, Pastor Luden and Judith Gibson, Roslyn Dames, Daisy Armbrister and family,, Bishop Ross and Althea Davis, Shirley Lockhart and Family, Sybil Hanna and Family, Charles Albury and Family, Rodney Collie and Family, Pastor Gary and Rochell Hanna, Ivy Minns and family, Shelly Mosely, Remilda Dean, Alma Mills, Monica Reckley, Geraldine Bethel, Quebell Rolle, Cynthia Davis and Family, Barbara Dureny Grazette, Min. Maxine Minns, Pastor Inez Pinder, The Progressive Liberal Party, Union colleagues, Communities of San Salvador especially Sugar Loaf, Elvis Charles, Wilson Venisinor, Gladys Ferguson, Jean (Alex) Louis, Cecelia Bastian, Bettymae Mader, Kenneth and Lisa Elun, Wendy Humes, Cindy Roberts, Pearl Henfield and many others too numerous to mention; Special Thanks: Dr. Robin Roberts, Dr. Patrick Whitfield, Dr. Conville Brown, Brenda Forbes (Caretaker), Bishop Delton Fernander and Dr. Randy Culmer.
May His Soul Rest in Peace!
Friends may pay their last respects at the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union, Tonique Darling Hwy (Harold Road), on Friday October 22nd, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and at Bethel Brothers Morticians & Crematorium, #44 Nassau Street from 1:30p.m. to 5:00 p.m.