April 11, 1942 - December 29, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Tony passed away peacefully in his home in Victoria surrounded by his loving family.
Born in the United Kingdom, Tony was the youngest child of Leslie Say and Elsie (nee Hopkins) As a child, Tony was very close to his three older sisters. He was known for his mischievous side and adventurous spirit. He seems to be at the centre of many amusing family stories.
He completed his teacher training at Goldsmith's in London and then taught high school sciences at Rutlish in the bustling British capital for 5 years.
In 1969, Tony married his wife, Viv, and they decided to sign a two-year teaching contract in Canada. They moved to the tiny town of Meadow Lake, a six-hour drive north of Saskatoon in Northern Saskatchewan. Despite freezing temperatures and a drastic change in culture, Tony and Viv fell in love with Canada and two years turned into a lifetime.
Moving to Salmon Arm in 1976 with Viv and their two sons, three more children were soon to follow. Tony became an active member of the community in the Shuswap for over forty years.
Known for his commitment, passion and keen sense of humour, Tony was a Biology teacher at A.L. Fortune from 1976 to 1983. He then taught at Salmon Arm Senior High School until he retired in 2006.
He is survived by his loving wife (Viv), sons David, Barry (Iris), and Rick (Kim), daughters Carol (Tim T), Jana (Tim K), and eleven grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held in Salmon Arm at the First United Church at 1:30 pm on May 25, 2024.