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HEDGE, Anthony Charles Covell (Tony)

August 23, 1934 – St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
June 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

With profound sadness we share the passing of Anthony Hedge, beloved husband of Patricia Hedge of Calgary, AB. Tony passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Tony joined the Royal Air Force and was sent to Canada in 1952 to train to be a Navigator at Summerside, P.E.I. and Winnipeg, MB. After two years Tony returned to England and won a State Scholarship and Open Exhibition to Queen’s College, Cambridge where he graduated with Honours in Law. In 1957 he emigrated permanently to Canada and joined National Trust where he held many positions, ultimately rising to Senior Vice President. In 1958 he and Pat were married in Toronto, ON and they lived in several cities across Canada before settling in Calgary in 1980. Tony enjoyed many sports including rugby football, tennis and golf. He also enjoyed wine, he was the President of the Opimian Society of Canada, many of his favoured holidays were visiting vineyards around the world. An astute investor, Tony shared his expertize by serving on Investment Committees of the Alberta Cancer Foundation and Hull Services and seven years on the Board of Directors for Momentum Community Economic Development Society.

In July 1957 the Headmaster of his school wrote “He is a young man of impeachable character, pleasant personality, undoubted ability who should go far.”

Tony is survived by Pat, his wife of fifty nine years; sister Sheila Baldock; nephew Simon (Angie) and their twin sons of Marlborough, England.

He was predeceased by his parents, Eric and Mildred Hedge and brother-in-law Jack Baldock.

Celebration of Life will be held at Calgary Golf & Country Club (1 block west of the intersection of Elbow Drive & 50th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Momentum Community Economic Development Society, 16-2936 Radcliffe Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2A 6M8

In living memory of Anthony Hedge, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Pat, I’m so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. I always enjoyed spending time with him tasting wine with the rest of the Wednesday Winos. He was one of the good guys!

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  2. Lawrence Bogdon

    I’ve known Tony for many years. He was an early inductee to the WEDNESDAY WINOS. I kibitzed with him frequently, particularly about his lack of interest in White Wines–drinking a beer while the rest of us sipped our Bubbly! Also his preference for French Cabernet Sauvignon over American. I never let him forget that when I did a Blind Tasting of high end Cabs his FAVOURITES were Californian!!! It was nice knowing Tony and he will be missed by All. Sincere Condolences.

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  3. We were so very sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Tony was a true English gentleman and we enjoyed spending many Christmases with Pat and Tony along with the MacDonald clan. Happy, happy memories. Rest in Pace Tony.

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  4. Maria Rampling

    I have very fond memories of uncle Tony. Auntie pat and uncle Tony would come over each year and stay with us at my mum and dads (Pam and peter) in England. I used to watch uncle Tony light his pipe take a few puffs then have to light it again and sitting with him in the garden as he wasn’t allowed to smoke it in the house. As we grew up I remember him getting me to taste red wines but he never converted me I’m still a white wine drinker. We had 3 children of our own Jaime Daniel and Lucy which they both enjoyed getting to know from babies to teenagers and hearing all about their progress and antics. I hope the day goes well on the 28th and sorry we can’t be there but will be in our thoughts and please raise and drink a glass of red from us love and thoughts Maria David Jaime Daniel & Lucy and a big hug from us to auntie pat x

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  5. Joseph De Angelis

    Thank you Tony for so many great Wednesday Night Winos together. You will be greatly missed.


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  6. Pat, I was so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Tony was a great golfing buddy of Bill. We will always remember that he showed extraordinary kindness to Bill in his later years.
    My deepest sympathy to to you and your family.

    Jean Toole

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  7. Dear Unflapple Tony,
    Errol and I so enjoyed our connection through Opimian and the adventures we had in wine regions around the world. Your guidance through difficult times was much appreciated. Our sincere condolences to Patsy.
    Sandra and Errol Dimock

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