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AUDRETSCH, Anton (Tonny) Peter

October 2, 1929 – Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
May 17, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Tonny beloved husband of Nelly Audretsch of Calgary, AB, passed away on May 17, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Tonny was born in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia moving to the Netherlands after WWII. He received his doctorandus in Geology at Leiden University and soon after married Nelly and immigrated to Canada in 1956. Tonny enjoyed a successful career with Shell Canada for almost thirty years. He was a real family man and nature lover who loved gardening, playing field hockey, collecting and speed skating. Tonny was also very proud to be an official timer for world class national and international speed skating events including the 1988 Olympics in Calgary.

Besides his loving wife Nelly, Tonny is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Douglas Crawford; son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Evelyn Audretsch; grandchildren Meaghan Crawford, Scott Crawford, Angela Owen (nee-Audretsch) and husband Alex, Lisa Sweetman (nee-Audretsch) and husband James, Hilary Audretsch and fiancé Hamish Crerar; as well as his two great-grandchildren, Findlay Sweetman and Archie Owen.

A Celebration of Tonny’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Tonny’s memory to The Nature Conservancy of Canada, 1202 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 5A5, http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/what-you-can-do/donate/ an organization he supported passionately.

Special thanks to the staff at the Rockyview General Hospital’s Emergency Unit B and Unit 93 for their sensitivity and their gentle care and kindness to both Tonny and family.

In living memory of Tonny Audretsch, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. David Johnson :

    I have many fond memories of Tonny. He was exceptionally kind and supportive to me as a new hire at Shell.
    Sorry for your loss,
    David Johnson

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  2. Kevin Bremner :

    Tonny was always a joy to see and talk with at our field hockey events. He stayed in touch with the Saracens teams long after his playing days and I really enjoyed his field hockey stories.
    I am very sorry for your loss,
    Kevin Bremner

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