Tony Lee died on Friday, December 19, 2008 at the age of 79 years.
Tony was born in Muree, India in 1929, to Brigadair General Alister Lee and Barbara Alice Armstrong Lee. He went to school in England as a small boy, and in 1941 came to Victoria, BC to his Canadian grandmother as an evacuee. In Victoria he went to Glenlyon School, then to Ridley College in St. Catherine’s, ON and on to the University of Toronto, graduating with honours in geophysics. Tony met Barbara at U of T; they married in Barbados and went to Pittsburgh where Gulf Oil Corporation had a research laboratory. The next move was to Calgary, and two little girls later Tony joined Tenneco Oil and Gas and transferred to Nigeria. It was an interesting four years for him and the family thrived. Then on to Houston, and back to Calgary for the second time. This time Tony formed a consultancy, A.A. Lee Exploration, a successful venture that took him around the world from Greenland to Iran to Indonesia. In 1975, Tony joined American Ultramar in New York as Chief Geophysicist world wide. In 1978, he moved back to Calgary as President of Golden Eagle Oil and Gas, and returned to New York in 1984 as Vice President for Exploration at American Ultramar. Tony retired in 1989, and wondered how he ever had time to work! Tennis and golf at the Glencoe Club, skiing, gardening, dog-walking, and leisure time in the mountains at Buck Point in Canmore. However, life was not just fun. He became very involved in volunteer work for C.S.P.D., Calgary Society for Persons with Disabilities. Tony served on their board for three terms and simultaneously on the board of the Calgary Chairs Council.
We, Barbara, Katherine and Caroline will love him and miss him ALWAYS
A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Tony Lee, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences