Antonius Maria “Tony” Vanschie

May 31, 1937 – February 22, 2019
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and Debba. After a lengthy struggle with cancer it was a stroke that took Tony peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side.

Immigrating to Canada from Holland in 1956, he spent a short time in Aggasiz before settling in Port Alberni where he established himself as a roofer. He married the love of his life Casey, in 1962 and together they parented their children and several foster children.

Tony was a man of integrity, compassion, work ethic and above all, family. He is well known for his sense of humour, jokes and lightness of life. A true gift to us all, we are so honoured to have had you in our life, you have left your mark.

Survived by his wife Casey of 57 years, children; Mitch, Kathy (Martin), Rick (Stacy), Tammy (Gary), and Deb (Tom), grandchildren; Erica, Harlen, Jarome, Matthew and Tobin, great grandchildren; Levi and Micah, brothers; Cor, Wim, Friet, Bert and sisters; Vera and Ann. Predeceased by his mother; Maria, father; Antonius, sisters; Tina, Riet and brothers; Jos and Piet.

We would like to thank Dr. White, Dr. Johnsen and his amazing palliative nurses. No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ty Watson House.

One last message from Tony, “You can tell everyone you’ve seen me”.

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