Tony died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family at age 84. Born and raised in Toronto, he completed his education at Ryerson Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto and went on to a successful career in construction project management.
Tony was dedicated to family and friends and enjoyed nothing better than sharing good food, drink and time with them. During their lives and wherever they lived, Tony and Ruth gathered around them a network of friends and community beyond compare. Your friendship, love and support is cherished.
Tony loved the outdoors, either capturing it on canvas or being active. Earlier days included canoe trips in Algonquin Park with his great friends and life on Healey Lake. To the end he was an avid golfer, fisherman, skier and artist.
Tony is survived by Ruth, his loving and devoted wife of 61 years; children Karen Valentine (Ted Braun), Kathy Valentine (John Frazer), Ken Valentine; grandchildren Caitlin Braun, Thea Braun, Brandon Best, Casey Best, Sara Valentine, Alexis Valentine, Samuel Valentine, and Emily Frazer; his sister Shirley Robinson (Paul Robinson) and nephews Michael Robinson (Shannon Robinson) and Tim Robinson (Elizabeth Plowright). Tony was predeceased by his granddaughter Rhiannon Valentine.
As per his wishes a send-off and celebration golf tournament will take place in Spring 2016, once the greens thaw out.
In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Tony’s involvement in the community, donations of remembrance may be made either to the charity of your choice or to the Invermere Health Care Auxiliary, Box 571, Invermere, B.C., V0A 1K0 to support ongoing improvement of health care services in the valley.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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