APPEL; Anthony Joseph (Tony)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tony on January 1st after a 3 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 61 years, Ann, sisters Mollie, Pat and Margaret (Tom), brother Don, sister-in-law Dyanne, nephews Les, Greg, Chris, Joe and Frank, and nieces Marlene, Debbie, Willie, Patsy, Debi, Dawn Lynn and Marie, several great nieces and nephew, cousins, Ann’s cousins and many great friends. Predeceased by parents Frank and Edith Appel, sister Madeline, brother Francis and nephew Cyril. Tony was born on April 14, 1933 on a farm in Agassiz, BC and graduated from Agassiz High School where he excelled in business and sports. After graduation he moved to Vancouver where he attended UBC and attained the degree of Certified General Accountant. He began his career at Canadian Sumner Iron Works followed by Laurentide Financial and finally Crippen Consultants. After retiring he began a new career in the storage locker business. Tony and Ann spent their retirement years travelling and especially enjoyed their cruises to many parts of the world. They were members of the North Shore Winter Club for 50 years enjoying curling and tennis and making many lifelong friends. Tony also golfed for many years, belonging to the West Point Golf Club, then Seymour Golf and Country Club where he played until recently. He also Loved to play bridge and enjoyed his Thursday night men’s bridge for 30 years and our mixed bridge club for almost as many years. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Klimo and Dr Shaw and the Palliative on 7W at Lions Gate Hospital for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers,please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. A Celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, January 30 at 2pm at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.