March 4, 1924 – June 02, 2007
It is with great sadness that the family of Captain Tony Peterson announces his passing after a long illness at age 83. Born in Middlesborough, England, Tony went to sea at age 16 with the British Merchant Navy serving during World War II. After the war, he continued in deep sea trade with Constantine Shipping through ports of Europe, Africa and the Americas. He came to Canada in 1955 and tried his hand at farming in Grande Prairie, Alberta. In 1956 he joined the newly formed Northern Transportation Company and was one of the early navigators moving supplies up the Mackenzie River into the Canadian Arctic. Tony met his wife of 48 years, Margaret, on board the Empress of Britain returning from England to Canada. They settled in White Rock and raised four children. A member of the Company of Master Mariners, Tony operated his own business for many years before retiring in 1992. Tony is lovingly remembered by Margaret and their children, Austin, Mary (Marc), Greg (Anne), Catherine (Rod); his grandchildren Michelle, Kate, Emma, Rebecca and Matthew; nephews Mike, Tony, Martin and their wives and children. We wish to specially thank Drs.Darby and Gayton, and the staff of 6th floor PAH. Donations to Parkinson Society Canada or PAH & Community Health Foundation appreciated.