Antony Erling Whitelock (Tony): born August 20, 1944 in Chichester, Sussex, England passed away in Trail, BC on Tuesday, July 17 at the age of 67 after many years of poor health.
He came to Nelson, BC when he was two with his family to establish a better life after WWII and to meet up with his dad’s brother, Leo, who lived in Nelson, BC.
When he was about 10, his family moved to Castlegar, where he established a long-time friendship with Larry Webster, who showed Tony all about farm life and Darren and Judy Hackman, who were neighbours and often provided a meal and kept in touch with him throughout his life.
He will be remembered for his on-going desire to “socialize with his friends” at the Crown Point Hotel and the Arlington Hotel in Trail, where he regularly met for a bite to eat and spend time with friends.
He loved animals, especially dogs, cats and horses and usually was seen talking away to them. His family wishes to thank everyone who kept an eye on him and helped him in his latter days of his life.
Tony will be missed by his many friends and family. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Whitelock, his two sisters, Carollyne Tayler and Kim Davis and his son Dennis Whitelock. He was predeceased by his father Edgar Charles (Terry) Whitelock.
Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca