Tony (Anton) passed away peacefully with his wife, Wendy, by his side on Monday September 6, 2022 at Mission Memorial Hospital Hospice at the age of 89.
He was born on May 8th, 1933 in Wakaw, Saskatchewan to Paul and Mary Suveges. He was the oldest of three brothers, Gabriel (Ben),Louis and Danny, and 2 sisters, Cecilia and Darleen. He was raised Catholic and was an alter boy for many years. He married Florence Zdrok on October 11, 1952.
He was predeceased by his father, Paul, his mother, Mary, his sister, Cecilia, and his first wife, Florence.
His fondest memories were of growing up on the farm in Saskatchewan. His farming experience enhanced his horticultural skills throughout his life, setting an example for his children and grandchildren.
Tony started working in the lumber industry at the age of fifteen. He increased his knowledge through study and experience. He became an accomplished lumber grader and industrial fist aid attendant. Over the years, he taught lumber grading, and worked his way to management positions in the industry.
Tony’s interests and talents included baseball, bowling, dancing, music, boating and volunteering in the community. He played with the New Westminster Legion baseball team, volunteer work was with Jaycees in New Westminster where he became chairman and Marshall of the May Day celebration committee. He obtained his power squadron certification and became a proctor. He was self taught in guitar, accordion and harmonica.
He married his second wife Wendy Cook on October 6, 2006.
We are and we know, he was thankful to the Mission Hospital Hospice staff during his last few months , where they kept him very comfortable.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy, his children, Cynthia, Nada, Cheryl and Darren, his brothers, Ben, Louis, Danny and sister, Darleen. He is further survived by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of life and spreading of ashes on Saturday, October 1, 2022 in Mission.