Canadian Medical Association

New Glasgow, NS; Dalhousie University, 1979; general surgery. Died Nov. 10, 2017, aged 71. Survived by his wife Sandra, 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. “Dr. Cole represented his school and the island of St. Vincent in football tournaments. He later obtained a scholarship to attend Dalhousie University, where he led the football team as the first black captain. He decided to follow his dream of being a physician, and returned to Dalhousie University in 1972. [After his graduation and post-graduate training], Basilon chose to come to New Glasgow, where he dedicated his life and skills to helping people at the Aberdeen Hospital for 37 years.”