Benjamin (Ben) Michael Hogan Basha

May 28, 2000 to November 4, 2019

Obituary

Passed suddenly but peacefully at home. Among the wide circle of people who loved and will always carry him in their hearts are sisters Arielle and Robin Hogan, mother Holly Hogan, father Mike Basha, step-father Michael Crummey, grandmothers Mary Basha and Mazie Crummey, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends too numerous to count. Emma MacDonald was his first love, the love of his life.

Ben was many things to many people—a Ravens fan, night owl, ace tennis player, terrible driver, enthusiastic chair dancer, compassionate ear, cookie chef, committed MUN student, prankster, storyteller, a loyal son, brother and friend. He excelled at sports of all kinds, but his favourite sport was making people laugh. His irrepressible love of life touched everyone he knew and made all of our lives bigger.

Resting at Carnell’s funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 12 -2 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Saturday, November 9th.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at The Gazebo at Clovelly Golf Course. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to Epilepsy Canada or Epilepsy Newfoundland & Labrador (www.epilepsynl.com).

 

If a big heart alone was enough to sustain him, he would have lived forever. Hasta mañana, Ben.

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Visitations

12 - 2 p.m. on November 9, 2019

4 - 9 p.m. on November 9, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:30am, Sunday November 10th

The Gazebo at Clovelly Golf Course


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Michael, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. We are sending you love. God bless you.

We send our sincere sympathy at this most difficult time. We didn’t know Ben, but the Basha family has been an important part of our family’s life for many decades and we feel your loss.
Sheilah Mackinnon Drover and Maureen (Tiny) Mackinnon

We send our sincere sympathy at this most difficult time. We didn’t know Ben, but the Basha family has been an important part of our family’s life for many decades and we feel your loss.
Sheilah Mackinnon Drover and Maureen(Tiny) Mackinnon

Holly, Mike and Michael,
We are so sorry for your profound loss.
It was an honour and a privilege to attend the service and the party to celebrate Ben’s life. Your strength amazes me. You lifted everyone up with stories, humour, music and a true reflection of who Ben was. In the midst of your grief you were able to truly celebrate Bens life, and what a celebration it was! Jake & the boys will remember it forever.
We will keep you all in our hearts and will think & speak of Ben often.
Rick, Lisa & Jacob

Holly and family,

Please accept my most sincere condolences on your loss.

I’m sorry for your loss.

Sincere condolences for your profound loss..

Maisie,, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. May God bless you all.

So very sorry for your loss.

Mike, Holly, Maisie and the entire family.
So sorry for the loss of this young light in so many lives. May he Rest In Peace. Take care all.
Derm and Dianne Flynn

Holly and family,
We are shocked by your loss. Our sincere condolences..Our thoughts are with you.

Holly, Mike, Michael, Arielle, Robin and Emma,

I hadn’t seen Ben since he was a sweet little guy. But everything I heard at today’s service painted such a vibrant picture of Ben as a young man that l left the service feeling that I knew him well.. You were all so kind and generous and brave in sharing your stories of Ben and giving us all a glimpse of him at different points in his life. The tears and the laughter were great tributes to the impact that made on this world while he was here. You are all surrounded by so much love and I hope it helps to ease some of the pain you’re feeling in Ben’s absence. Thinking you all.

Mike and family,
So sad and sorry for your incredible loss. Sending my deepest condolences.

Our deepest sympathy to the family ,Rest in peace Ben.
Prayers.& thoughts to the family
From .
The Corey Family.

Holly, Arielle, Robin and family,

It is with such shock and disbelief we are sending this note to express our deepest condolences on the loss of Ben.

Please know we have you all in our prayers and wish we could be there in person, however I am currently away.

We send our heartfelt wishes of strength at this most difficult time. Take care of yourselves.

Sincerely,
Nancy and Wade Clarke

I had the honour of teaching Ben at Holy Heart a couple years back. Always with a smile on his face- such a fine young man! I am shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you all.

Dear Holly, Michael and family,
Our heartfelt condolences to you all in this most difficult time. We are pleased to make a donation to the Epilepsy foundation.
Doug Clark and Janet Dawson

Dear Holly and family,
I can hardly imagine the depth of your loss. Sending much love and heartfelt condolences to all who love Ben.

Dear Mike & family,

Devastated to hear of Ben’s passing. Our sincere condolences.

Michael and family,

We are shocked and saddened by your loss. Our deepest, most sincere condolences to you and your family.

So sorry to hear of your loss. Mike, I know it has been a long time but know that you are in my thoughts today. I hope you are pulling through ok and that we get to see each other soon. Take care my friend. Barry and Boys. Sydney Australia. amyrden@bigpond.net.au

Dear Holly, Mike, Michael, Arielle, and Robin,
I am so saddened by the news of Ben’s passing.
My heart goes out to you all.

Much love
Sky

Dear Holly, Mike, Michael, Arielle and Robin and all of those who love Ben;
Much sympathy and love to all of you. Our hearts are with you.

With love, Sandy and Cathy

Ms. Crummey, Michael, Holly and family,
May beautiful memories and the love and support from family and friends bring you comfort and strength during your time of sorrow. Sincere sympathy.

To Holly, Michael and family:
Sincere condolences in the passing of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Lorna and Melvin Crewe

Maizie, Michael, Holly and family,
We are so sorry to hear your terrible news of such a handsome young man whose light has been extinguished much too soon. Sincere sympathy to all of you.

Dear Holly, Michael, Ariel & Robin, Mike and all of your family. I am so deeply sorry to hear of your profound loss. I send all my love, all my thoughts, all my sympathy to you. May you find strength and comfort in each other, and from those who surround you with their love.

Dear Holly, Michael, Arielle and Robin,
I am so sad and sorry to hear about the passing of Ben. My deepest condolences. I am holding you all in my heart.

I taught Ben in 2018, he was always laughing and worked hard every day. I loved teaching him, he made our classes better. Very sad to hear of his passing. Thinking of your family.

Heidi Kavanagh

Holly, Michael and families

There is nothing that one can say to ease the hurt at such a difficult time. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

The Bruces

Maizie ( special Friend) , Mike’s, Holly & families

My sincere sympathy on the passing of your beloved Ben.
Thoughts & prayers with you at this very difficult time.

By. Midge

Holly and family,

Words are insufficient in the face of the loss of your precious son. Simply sharing my most heartfelt condolences,

Clare

Holly – you and I met many years ago in Ottawa – and I learned about your boy on Facebook from an old high school friend who knew Ben. I am so very sorry for this heartbreaking loss. I am keeping you and yours in my thoughts. Take care old friend. KPB

There are no words to convei the loss of such a sweet, kind and loving soul as Ben. Mike , Holly and both families our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Found memories of ski trips /New Years Eve spent with Ben and Family.
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Holly, Michael & Mike & families,

We are so saddened by the loss of Ben. He was always a pleasure to have in our home and lives., never without a smile.. Words cannot express our sympathies but please know how much he was loved by all who knew him and what a wonderful friend he always was to all of the kids. He will be deeply missed.
Our thoughts are with you all,
Laura, Craig & Seamus

We are very very sorry to hear of your very sad loss and you are in our thoughts just now.
Our deepest sympathies

Holly and Michael, we’re shocked and indescribably sad to learn that your beautiful Ben has gone. With deeply heart-felt sympathy, Ane Christensen and John McClusky

Holly and family,

We are broken hearted to hear about the passing of your beautiful Ben. Know that we are holding you and your family tight in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love from all of our family to yours. Jennifer, Gary, Jacqueline & Mike, Jackson, Isabel xxxxooooo

Maizie and the family of Ben,
Sending our condolences and love on the passing of Ben. May all your beautiful memories bring you peace.

Holly (Michael), Mike and families. We are so saddened and sorry for the loss of Ben. He was such a terrific kid who grew up to be a wonderful young man with traits that everyone will remember him for. Always a smile and hello and so polite. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. We will always remember Ben as an extraordinary young man who we had the pleasure to know. We share in your sorrow and hope you will find comfort in the wonderful memories your son left behind for you and all who knew him.

Our hearts are broken for your family. In times of sadness just remember to open your bank of wonderful memories.

Sorry to hear about Ben’s passing, Ben spent plenty of time at my house with m son Parker, great kid and very respectful. Thinking of you all..
Rhonda Stone

I knew Ben as a student at Gonzaga where he treated all with respect and kindness. – everything and more you would hope for in a young man.

My deepest condolences.

Dear Mike, Holly, Michael, Arielle and Robin,

Ben’s spirit is a reflection of you. The love he received from you, was shared with others. HIs beauty is a result of his family. He will live on in the hearts and stories of all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Lots of Love,
Dave and Sabina

So shocked and saddened to hear this news of Ben. Our sincere condolences to all of his family & friends.

Tim & Dianne Anderson

So sorry to hear about Ben . Thinking of the family during this difficult time. Take care.

Mike I am so saddened to hear of your son’s sudden passing . Thinking of you and all your family during this difficult time . May he Rest in Peace.

Holly Micheal and Family , our deepest sympathies to you and your family .. sending you love and strength to help you get through this difficult time .

Jane and Brad Davis

Holly and family.
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Ben. Our prayers are with you.

Dear Holly and Michael,

I am so sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. Words cannot express your loss. May you have strength to get you through this difficult time.

With love,
Shelley

Mike and Holly, I can’t express enough my condolences to you and your family. Ben always brought joy and laughter to those who were fortunate enough to be in his presence. He was a terrific kid and had grown into a wonderful young man. I hope you can find comfort in the warmth he brought to those who knew him and embrace the terrific job you did as parents. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Terry

Holly, Arielle and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother Ben. My thoughts are with you at this very sad and difficult time.
Jeanne Power (Hunter)

We are so saddened by the loss of Ben. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. I’ll never forget his infectious smile and friendly ways. Thinking of all the family at this difficult time.
Paula and Jim Coughlan

Holly and Family
I am so very very saddened by your devastating loss. My hope for you is this…. that the memories of your beautiful Ben and the love of family and friends will hold the pieces of your heart together until (one day) it can smile. Hugs.

Dear Holly and Michael and family,

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I’m sending you all the love and comfort in the world, and I’ll be holding you in my prayers.

Katie Adams

Dear Holly, Michael and family,
Heartbroken for you at this unthinkable loss. Sending love and my deepest condolences to you, and all Ben’s family and friends.

I am so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Dearest Holly, Mike and family,
Our deepest condolences.
We are completely heartbroken. Ben had a beautiful spirt and a heart of gold.
We watched him grow over the years into a wonderful young man. Many wonderful memories. He spent so many nights at our house….sleepovers in the bonus room…..the four boys were like brothers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Holly i am so sad to hear about your beloved son. You and your family are in my thought and prayers.

Mike and family,
So deeply sorry to hear about your loss.
Sending my deepest sympathy for you and your family.
Barry

Rest in peace my friend..!

There are no words to express our feelings for the loss of Ben. Our memories of him and the stories we have heard from his many many friends have touched us deeply this week. Despite only seeing Ben once or twice a year, we have been able to see him grow into the man he has become. Ben Basha will live on in our hearts forever.

Tom, Jacqui, Jamie and Jorja, Richard and Andrew, Joanne, Marvin, Shae and Alli and Mary Basha

Holly and family, I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of your son! My thoughts are with you and your family.

Holly we were so saddened to hear of Ben’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family.

To all that knew Ben.
He will be deeply missed. Let us always carry his smile in our hearts.

Holly
I am so sad to hear of your son’s passing. He will live forever in your heart.
My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ellen Thompson

There is meaning in all things, obscure as it may be. Holly, Mike, Michael, we are so sorry for this terrible loss. We wish that we could be closer, to share at least a small part of this heavy burden. You have our love and our deepest sympathies.

To Ben’s family and friends

My deepest condolences to you all. I know Ben has left beautiful memories of good times with you. Such a difficult loss for everyone to take in.
Sincerest sympathy from your Gonzaga family.

Kim Templeman
Staff GHS

Holly, Mike and family
I had the pleasure of meeting Ben as he played tennis with my kids. He was cheerful and full of energy.
May your memories of Ben help you each day
You are in our thoughts
Jackie White
Garrett, Samantha and Nick Vincent

Holly and family, Clare Wallace and family,
What a tragic loss. So sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you all, Anne Ryan Drover and Brian Drover

Mazie and family,

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Holly, I am shocked and heartbroken to hear of your loss. Praying for you and Mike (B and C).

Holly, we are so sorry to hear of Ben’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Holly, Micheal and family:
We were so so saddened to hear of your loss! Our prayers and love go out to you all at this very difficult time! Hold the wonderful memories close.
With love and hugs
Sarah, Devon and Kathleen

Dear Holly, Michael and Family
So saddened to hear of Ben’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. No words will take away your grief but know you are always in our prayers. Cousin Wayne and Janice Sydney, NS

So sorry to hear of your loss Holly & family. Our sympathies and prayers are with you at such a difficult time.

Holly,
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.. My sincere condolences.
Rachel Gautreau

Maizie ,
Saddened to hear of you grandson’s passing ,
Sincere condolences and love .
God Bless.

Holly: Linda and I were very saddened to hear of Ben’s untimely passing.. Our thoughts are with you and your family as you deal with this tragedy. Pkease accept our sincere condolences.

Holly, so sorry to hear this sad news, I’m lost for words…deepest sincerest condolences to you…

Holly, Mike and family :
We were so saddened to learn of your sons passing . Our deepest condolences to all of you at this saddest of times.
Dave and Mary Wall
Neighbours

Holly, Mike, and Family – I am so profoundly sorry to hear about your loss of Ben. I am thinking of you and send you my deepest sympathies.

Dear Holly, I am so saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful son Ben. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and take care, Maria

Holly, Mike, and Family — I simply have no words to describe my profound sorrow for you all at the loss of Ben. I will forever remember him very fondly.
Deepest, deepest sympathies.

To Michel and Holly and family , our hearts are touched by your very deep loss. Hold him close .He will be forever young .Take care of each other. Ralph and Ethel Hiscock

Holly and family
So sorry to hear of your son’s passing. Remember the good times.
Emily Dyckson

Holly, please accept my deepest condolences. This is such tragic news and my heart breaks for you and your family.

Verry Srry for your loss Mike here for you buddy

Sending my heartfelt condolences. to you both, Holly and Michael. Can’t stop thinking about you.

My heart goes out to you Holly. May your memories of Ben and the love of those around you help you through this sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dear Holly and family. I am so sorry to hear of the great loss of your beloved son. I extend my condolences to you all and hope that treasured memories help at this most difficult time.
Carolyn Emerson

Or thoughts and prayers are with all of your families. Love from Lucy and Jim

There is no greater pain than the loss of a child. My heart goes out to all the family. Thinking of you all.

Pam Head

Holly and Michael,
As a parent I can’t begin to understand how you are feeling at this time. My family and our office family are simply crushed by this news today…our hearts and prayers are with you and we are here for you guys for anything you need.

Aaron

So sad to hear of this terrible loss to you and your family. We are heart broken for you and our thoughts are with you .hugs to you all

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our sincerest condolences to you. and your family.

My condolences to the family and to all who knew Ben. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Ben was an imp in my grade ten class and a friendly face to me in his grade twelve year as I walked the halls in my new school. I enjoyed those welcoming encounters and chance chats.

He was a joy to teach, that irrepressible goofiness and keen wit ever present.

My condolences to you all; such a loss.

Maggie Heneghan

Sending so much love and light to you Holly, and to all your beautiful family. My heart is broken. I hope you can find some comfort in the memories of this sweet, funny young man and feel how much he was loved, as are you.
I am here for you……
Much love

Our deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. Ben was a wonderful young man and I considered it a privilege to coach him. He will always be remembered for his smile and sense of humour.
Tom, Vanessa & Christian

Holly, I am so saddened by the news, a devastating loss. Thinking of you and your family and holding you close to my heart.
Tammi Whiteway

Thinking of you guys 24/7. Degan and I are both so deeply sorry.

Remembering Ben’s big smile, sense of humour, interesting conversations, passion for sports and special way coaching young kids. He was a very special friend to so many. We are thinking of his family and friends during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing so many have you in their thoughts and prayers. With sincere condolences, Kent, Stephanie, Ethan and Lauren

I am shocked and deeply saddened. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ben and his family. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to him as well as those he leaves behind.

So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family during this time.

Krista Vokey

So very, very sorry for your loss.

Krista Vokey

Oh my…so very very saddened by this .such a super kid, very talented and great to coach.. ..my deepest condolences to Ben’s family from his football family.. Coach Tim 😥

I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. I’m holding you all in my heart.

i have no words to describe how saddened i am to see ben go, he was the best big cousin i could ask for, i remember once we were throwing the football back and forth and i thought that the football was supposed to spin on its own and ben laughed at me, he was incredibly kind, funny and a gentlemen, he was so great at sports and i remember going to one of his games when i was little, he loved his family so much, all though i could stay here writing lots more, i just want to say that ben is in heaven probably playing football with jesus and his old doggy. much love ❤️

Holly, Mike and family, Thinking of you all and holding you in my heart. Prayers and Love to you all.

Holly & family.

I’m so saddened and sorry to hear of your loss.

I’m so sorry, my prayers are with you

Hi Holly,

Just a note to let you know that you are not alone & I, and many others, are thinking of you & your family at this time.

I hope to talk to you soon,

Rick

hey Holly., Michael and family

yes BIG hearts like Ben’s are truly something rare, something gifted, and something that you have been so privileged to share. Please carry gift ftom Ben forward for him, for you and for all of us.

We’ll be seeing you.,
Bill and Janet Montevecchi

I am so very saddened to hear of Ben’s sudden passing. I had the pleasure of working with Ben who was a very fine and personable young man. My sincere condolences and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. May your special memories help to ease your pain.

Was saddened to hear about Ben , may you have strength through this difficult time, from Shae, Alli, Marvin, and Terry

So deeply sorry for your loss 💔

Holly, so very, very saddened to hear the news of your son’s death. I would like to express my most heartfelt and sincere condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Jack Cossar

Ben’s friends and family,

I remember a wonderful young man with great friends. May you all find comfort in one another as you mourn Ben’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

No words can express, how sorry we are for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time.

I would like to extend my condolences to Ben’s family. I had the pleasure of meeting Ben through my daughter Stacey at the school Proms. He was sweet boy with a big, big smile. May he rest in peace.

God bless
Jackie Snow.

Mike and Holly
Zack and I are so saddened to hear the news of Ben’s sudden passing. He certainly was a great young man with a wonderful personality. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers .
Tina McWilliam

There is an extra star up in the night sky. There is a hole in the heart of every one of you that loved Ben . Be prepared to find him in every kind of beauty that there is in this world.. He was a gift .One that is never-ending. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Dear Holly and family, we are so very saddened by your sudden loss. Thinking of you all. Lisa baker and Fiona and Elizabeth

Holly and Michael,
I am so sorry to hear about Ben. I am thinking about you and your family .
Tonya

Mike, Holly (Michael) and family
We will always remember Ben by his beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humour. We are so deeply sorry for your loss.
Richard, Tanya, Jack and Ethan Haywood

Holly
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family..
Phil and Sue Morris

I am so deeply sorry for your loss Holly and family
May god bless you and give you strength

Mike, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I haven’t seen you or Ben in a few years but remember our chats well. God bless you at this heartbreaking time. Hugs

I am so very sorry for your heartbreak on the loss of your precious son . Please accept my condolences

Our family is so saddened by your loss. Our prayers and warmest wishes are with you all.

Sincere condolences from the McNeil family who lived across the street from you when Ben was born. We remember him in his little rubber boots at 18 months old. Sympathies to Holly, Mike and all the family take care
Harry and Angela Mcneil

Our sincere condolences to the family & friends. We are so sorry for your loss.

To the Basha family. My deepest condolences in the passingof Ben.
Frances Drover and family

I have fond memories of young Ben.
I trust all those who loved him will find strength in their own good memories of Ben.
god/s-speed…

my heart goes out with heartfelt condolences to everyone for your loss. may Ben S.I.S. (soar in spirit) & may our memories help ease our pain. lovingly, terry

Life is such a mystery. Ben was so well loved and so loving. It is hard to understand why his life would be over when his years were so very young, and he had much to offer the world. May his death bless everyone with a deeper gratitude for being alive.

Holly/Mike,

I have no good words to put here. I love you both, I’m devastated for you loss – I have old but fond memories of Ben – I’m sure he will be missed.. Biggest of hugs and love from all of us here.

XO

There are no words… my heart breaks for all who knew and loved Ben. Our thoughts are with you all.

Sincerest condolences, Holly 💔

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my heart Please know we are here. Whatever you need.
Didi & darryl

There are no words to console anyone on the loss of someone so young and so loved. We are thinking of you with very sad hearts. Love you all.

Ramona, Tony, Ruth, (Jane), Bethany, Patrick, Braelyn, Ainsley

Mike and family,
Sending heartfelt condolences for your loss. Ben made a huge impact on the lives of those that knew him and we hope that those memories will provide comfort in time.