March 24, 1932 – March 13, 2022
Suddenly on Sunday, March 13, 2022, Tony passed away at home in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Patricia Evelyn. Loved father of Glen, Allison (Chris), and Kevin (Diana), Grandfather of Joseph, Gabriel, Shane, Cassia, Lucas and Seth. Loving brother of Ivan, Predeceased by Scott (Stella), Nicolas (Lulu), Geoffrey (Pat). Sadly missed by his sister-in-law Stella and her family, Colleen (deceased), Heather, Sharon and their families. Missed by cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, he came to Canada in 1954. He was a General Contractor specializing in insurance claims. Tony was an active member of the Caledon East Community donating his time and talents to local projects. He had a ‘passion for life’ and was proficient in woodworking, scuba diving, as a dance instructor and also loved to travel, ski, sail, and golf.
A private family service is being held.
Donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Caledon East United Church. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com
As a member of the Caledon Seniors men’s golf, this is a very sad day for me and many others. We were also members of Caledon East United Church. Tony was so well liked, terrific sense of humour and I so loved being paired up with him on the golf course.
My sincere condolences to Patricia and family, a true gentleman, Tony will certainly be missed by everyone.
I briefly met Tony at our Wednesday golf outings, he was a delight to play with and a real gentleman. Of course I could not tell him that outright, him being from Newcastle and myself from Derbyshire. Once we got the ritualistic humour out of the way we got on well and kept the rest non-northern lot at bay.
Sadly miss his humour and positive attitude, he left owing me a couple of “gimmee” putts but I’ll survive.
My true condolences to all the family.
Our condolences Pat and family. Wayne really enjoyed the times spent at your house playing pool. Sincerely, Ann & Wayne Wood
Only golfed with TONY a few times but had some great conversations my condolences to his family
Tony was the official weatherperson for the Caledon Seniors Men’s Golf Group. He wasn’t the forecaster but the guarantor that we would have good weather every Wednesday. He seldom failed – his save percentage was better than any NHL goalie. We rewarded him with a bottle of wine half way through the season to continue his magic and Tony loved this gesture and gushed as if he had been given a bottle of Dom Perignon. Now that he is in heaven he can speak personally to the Big Meteorologist and remind Her that we still need Tony days on Wednesdays.
A beautiful soul has left us.
Dear Pat and family,
We are thinking of you at this difficult time and extending all of you our sympathy. We are hoping the memories you hold in your hearts will help bring you peace in the days ahead.
Rita Graham and Andrea Judge
On the few occasions that Tony and I were partnered on the blue flag express combined we saved a lot of footwork. He was a fine gentlemen. Condolences to his family.
Terry & Marlne Nelson
Tony was a member of the Caledon Seniors Men’s Golf. Tony never had the longest ball, but invariably had the straightest. It was enjoyable to play in the same foursome as Tony. He had good humour and he was a gentleman.
Tony was very involved the major renovations of the kitchen at Caledon East United Church. He was very knowledgeable in construction and renovations. His personality made the work very enjoyable. Thanks Tony. Our sympathies to Pat and family.
Catherine Maria Pley
Tony was a very special man and I feel privileged to have known him. He certainly had an interest in life and he will be missed by those who knew him.
To Pat and Ivan and Tony’s family, I offer my greatest condolences. I will really miss Tony’s love of life and his always friendly greeting. Whether skiing at Whistler, golfing at Glen Eagle or working to build Abbeyfield Caledon, we always know we would enjoy Tony.
Donna & Chuck Davies
Dear Pat and Family – We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Tony was such a great guy and he will leave an empty spot in our lives where we number our friends. We have so many happy memories of our times spent together golfing, playing cards and getting together at each others houses for incredible dinners. We will treasure even more the wonderful hand-crafted wooden gifts Tony honored us with. You had a long and beautiful life together, building and designing your unique homes. We hope that all of these great memories will be of some help in filling the void that this has left in your life. With love, Donna & Chuck Davies
Tony was an interesting man, and the more I came to know him, the more interesting he became. An accomplished skier, scuba diver, dance instructor, wood worker, pool player ( although brother Ivan was the “shark”), golfer (a great playing partner as many have already attested), raconteur, humorist and bon vivant, Tony was always busy doing something or had an interesting story to tell. He will be sorely missed by all his golfing buddies. My sincerest condolences to Pat and family.
Condolences to the Oliver family on the loss of your loved one.
To Allison and Pat, you have my and my family’s condolences. Tony always had a smile and a welcome whenever we crossed paths.
Tony and Pat were part of our seniors exercise classes.Tony always had a nice thing to say.
Dear Pat and family,
So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs at this most difficult time.
Cheri & Ray Cowan
Memories of you and Tony playing Bridge at St. James (Monday evenings) still remind me of the good times we had with a friendly group. Sorry to hear of his sudden demise. Please accept my sympathies.