Rise 1950 – 1956
Died 23 June 2014, aged 77
Tony’s memories of boarding school were always positive. He saw it as a rich period in his life and had no regrets about the time he spent there. He spent most school holidays with an Aunt and made the trek overseas once a year to wherever his parents were in residence and where his father served as British Consul in Spain or Morocco.
After leaving St Peter’s, he went to Bristol University, completed a degree and moved to Toronto, Canada. He worked for the government and met his late Australian wife there, married and moved to Australia. He had three children from that marriage, daughters Susan and Kate, son Peter and five grandchildren.
In Australia he spent most of his career working for the Ford Motor Company. He took early retirement and subsequently was ‘hired’ back by Ford as a consultant. He also worked for several other car manufacturers and in the mid 90’s spent one year in Bombay working for Ford to help them establish a partnership with an Indian car company.
Tony met new partner Lynn 33 years ago and for nearly 32 they lived happily together in Melbourne, although they also travelled extensively. When Tony left Ford he had outplacement counselling and was advised to ignore golf and take up a creative hobby. He became interested in jewellery making, and faceting, working with semi-precious stones. Twice a week he went to a jewellery club to do his ‘work’. He made some beautiful pieces and was very well regarded at his club. The members will miss him as will all of his family and friends.