JARRETT, Anthony (Tony)
March 18, 1930 — August 23, 2017
Died peacefully on August 23, 2017 at the age of 87 surrounded by family and lifelong friend Hugh. Survived by his dear wife Ruth; children Kirsti (Roy), Ingrid, Roland (Emma) and Lisa (Terry); grandchildren Dylan, Sean, Emma, Amy, Hanna, Kari, Megan, Liam, Freya and Elliot; brother Michael (Rae); and sister Mary (Colin). Predeceased by his brother Dick (Irene). He will long be remembered by our extended family, the Hopkinsons, and many good friends. We will all miss his generosity of spirit, his optimism, his curiosity and zest for life and his wisdom. He loved the outdoors, sailing, skiing, bird watching, music, travelling, playing bridge, fishing, reading and good conversations. He was our “handy guy” and could fix anything. Skiing became a passion soon after his arrival in BC. In the 70’s the family VW van was regularly filled with his children and their friends on a slow trek to Big White; this was the start of becoming a role model to many of his children’s friends which is carried on in the memories of many. His lifelong love of sailing started as a young boy in England, continued in Kelowna racing his Fireball dinghy and culminated with many years sailing in the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia and the coast of BC. Tony spent many hours of his time at the Kelowna Yacht Club volunteering with the local sailing races. He was educated at Oxford after which he married Ruth, whom he met in Norway, came to BC and worked in the forest industry in the Cariboo, Golden, Revelstoke, the Lower Mainland, Kelowna and Kamloops. Our family is grateful to Dr. Michael Appleby for his care. Tony was deeply committed to supporting and thoroughly enjoyed the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. Memorial donations may be made to the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, www.okanagansymphony.com/support.
A Celebration of Life for Tony will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at the Okanagan Mission Activity Centre, 4398 Hobson Road, Kelowna, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”
The service for JARRETT, Anthony (Tony) is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.