In Memory of
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday April 28th, 2019 at the King City Community Centre, 25 Doctors Lane, King City, ON., from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
Anthony Eric Baxter
August 27, 1944 – March 29, 2019
Tony passed away peacefully on the evening of March 29, 2019 at his home in Beeton at the age of 74. He was surrounded by family. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 45 years Marieanne Baxter (nee Matysek) and his children Kelly Jo (James), Jennifer (Mark), Kimberly (Justin) and Allison. Loving Pappy to his grandchildren Cole and Rhys, Carter and Avery.
Tony was born into a military family where he spent his childhood on airforce bases. He was the oldest of four children. Growing up, Tony had a passion for music, sports and anything that involved using his hands – mechanics, woodworking, welding etc. Tony went on to graduate from teacher’s college and worked as a teacher with the York Region Catholic School Board. He met the love of his life Marieanne and they were married on October 27, 1973. He continued teaching, completing his Masters and went on to become a Vice Principal and later Principal retiring at the age of 55.
Throughout his life Tony belonged to a number of sports teams including hockey and baseball. He continued to play hockey until his final weeks and was a true competitor in every sense of the word. He loved his guitar, his motorcycles and later in life, Tony took up the hobby of range shooting. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, summers at his cottage in Ladysmith, Quebec, backyard barbecues by the pool and many nights spent in his workshop listening to music while fixing things. Tony was rarely seen without a beer in hand, occasionally accompanied by a cigar.
Tony’s sense of humour and quick wit was with him until the very end. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and especially his family. Cremation along with a private family service will take place at Rod Abrams Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow on Sunday April 28th, 2019 at the King City Community Centre, 25 Doctors Lane, King City, ON., from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
“Have a drink and be somebody. And, while you’re at it, sit down; you’re making the room look untidy”. Tony
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