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Reta (Elyea) Basso

October 23, 1924 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 97)


Of Penetanguishene and formerly of Sundridge (nee Elyea)
The last surviving member of her family of 10.
Peacefully at Georgian Village in Penetanguishene on Saturday November 20, 2021. Mrs. Reta Basso, beloved wife of the late Samuel Wesley Basso, was in her 98th year. 
Dear mother of Wayne Twigger (Joanne) and Bonna Bryan (the late Michael). 
Stepmother of Jim Basso, Barry Basso, and Kenneth Basso. Proud grandmother of Suzanne Woodman (Ivan) and Patricia (Luke).
Great grandmother of the late Rachael Woodman, Max Woodman and Lilly Woodman. 
Dear sister of 9 siblings (all deceased): Edna, Gordon, Wesley, Dorothy, Verna, Harold, Russell, Donald, and Orville.  Fondly remembered by her favourite niece, Sandra Ruppert.
The family will receive visitors at the Opatovsky Funeral Home-Moore Chapel, 9 Paget Street in Sundridge on Thursday November 25, 2021 from 11am until 1pm. 
A service to celebrate Reta’s life will follow in the chapel commencing at 1:00pm with Reverend Steven Smith officiating.
Interment of ashes later in the Strong Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed, and registration may be completed on the obituary page at  If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

PLEASE NOTE: As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, COVID-19 protocols are in place; masks and social distancing are mandatory. Registration for the service/livestream is required, please RSVP/register at or call 705-384-5802
Capacity for the service is limited to 50 people

To send flowers to Reta's family, please visit our floral store.


November 25, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Opatovsky Funeral Home - Moore Chapel
9 Paget Street
Sundridge, ON P0A1Z0

Funeral Service
November 25, 2021

1:00 PM
Opatovsky Funeral Home - Moore Chapel
9 Paget Street
Sundridge, ON P0A1Z0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 people. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their place

Video is available for this event

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