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COE, Everett “Tony” - Former Employee of the TTC. After suffering a recent stroke, Tony passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on May 2nd, 2021 just 6 days before his 88th birthday. 

Beloved husband of Audrey “Babe” (nee Salkeld). 

Dear father of Janice (Jeff) Brackett; Mike (Janet); Bobby (Helen) and Tracey (Bob) Drew-Brook. 

Cherished grandpa of Melissa (Mat), Stephen (Laura), Allison (Jay), Shannon (Chris), Jordan, Jade, Tristan, Dawson, Jenna (Kevin) and Shawn (Kirstie). Adored great-grandpa of Travis, Matilyn, Emily, Alyssa, Emma, Carson and Peyton. 

Tony will be lovingly remembered by extensive family and countless friends. 

Tony grew up in Toronto.  He had four siblings and four half siblings. At 18 Tony met Audrey and they married on his 21st birthday.  Audrey was ‘Babe’ to her friends and family. She was the youngest child. Over the next ten years Tony and Babe had four children.  

A year ago his Tony’s cancer made a reappearance. His children struggled to support them from a distance to allow them their independence for as long as possible.  Recently, their son Mike and daughter-in-law Janet invited Tony and Babe to move in with them and they accepted. They were set to move in May 1st. His chidren were thrilled that their dad would be able to enjoy the rest of his life being cared for instead of being the caregiver.

On April 28th, Tony had a stroke. He died on May 2nd. His family and friends were stunned by his death and saddened that they have not been able to hug him since Covid happened and now would never be able to again.

Tony was an optimist.  His outlook was always positive. He would even see having a stroke as positive because a cancer death would likely be long and painful. Everyone he met enjoyed his company and his smile. He set a wonderful example for his children who will remember him with love for as long they live.  

Due to current restrictions there will be no service at this time, a Celebration of his Life will be held when it is safe to do so.    

Memorial Donations may be made to The Cancer Society.

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