Born in Hampshire, England, Tony spent his early years living on air force bases (RCAF) in Europe before ending up in Ottawa with his parents and two sisters (Janette & Lynda). Despite losing his father at the age of 13 and facing other family challenges, Tony persevered and went on to University at Carleton where he obtained a Masters Degree in Economics. This paved the way for a very successful career in management consulting (EY & Accenture), which landed him on complex projects and took him to destinations around the globe.
Tony had a lust for traveling the world and learning about other cultures. Known for reading books that weighed as much as a small child, he had a deep appreciation of history. His passion for knowledge and understanding was a driving force in his life, establishing himself as a true rock for his family.
Tony was a hugely-caring and generous family man. His four children (Natahan, Ben, Jacob, Rebecca), two stepchildren (David, Peter), their spouses, and his 13 grandkids adored him. Whether it was building skateboard ramps, embarking on adventures, or bouncing babies, Tony did it all.
He was everything to his wife, Anne Joynt. The two were inseparable for their 39 years together. They lived a fabulous life, traveling the world, building homes and cottages, playing golf, hosting dinner parties, drinking fine wine, and spending time with friends and family.
Tony will be remembered for the amazing man he was. Funny, wise, thoughtful and loving. He will be missed dearly by all those he impacted throughout his life.
In lieu of flowers, do something nice for your loved ones. Donations to the Ottawa Hospital, where he received outstanding care, are also appreciated.