ADDIS, Anthony, Thorburn (October 9, 1947-June 4, 2016) – Tony passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at the Rosedale Hospice in Calgary, Alta., at the age of 68. Tony had an amazing passion for life and this was evident each day that he lived. He had a great love for sailing and would share many exciting stories of his adventures at sea. He was one of the greatest storytellers and could captivate any audience, especially over a pint of Keith’s at the pub.
His smile was permanent and infectious, as was his laugh. He had a love for the Rocky Mountains and spent many winters racing his daughters down the slopes on his skis. Early in his career, he travelled the world working as a civil construction engineer. Eventually he settled in Canada working as the town engineer in Stellarton. He enjoyed and took pride in his work and everything he did. He made his home in Nova Scotia where he loved to work on his house and in his garden.
Tony was an adoring and devoted father and is lovingly remembered by his two daughters and their husbands Minnie (Rod) and Lucy (Jesse); granddaughter Emily and another grandchild due in July. His joyful, kind, humorous and adventurous spirit will live on in his children and grandchildren. There will be memorial services held in New Glasgow in the fall of 2016 and in the UK in 2017.