Webster, Dr. Anthony Cooper - died peacefully in his 85th year with comfort, grace and dignity in the embrace of his loving family at University Hospital in London, Ontario on June 5, 2011. Tony is survived by his beloved wife Evelyn of 55 years and his sister Sheila Nutting of Haverford West, Wales. Loving father of Christine, Andrew (Sally-Ann Main), Valerie (Peter Macpherson) and Sheila (Alan Vihant). Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Marissa, Melanie, Evan, Sean, Logan, Matthew and Teddy. Tony will also be missed by his cousin Joyce, nephews Simon and Jonathon and extended family in England. Tony was a dedicated physician with a career highlighted by numerous professional accomplishments but, more than anything else, he loved his family, friends and sailing Felicity on Lake Huron. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday June 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London with a reception to follow at the London Hunt and Country Club, 1431 Oxford Street West where family, friends, colleagues and crew members can regale each other with stories and fond memories of a life well lived. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the London YMCA (where Tony spent countless hours swimming lengths to keep fit) would be appreciated by the family.
June 7, 2011, 9:23 am
I knew Tony through the medical business over a 20 year period. Tony always took a moment to make me feel welcome. He took a novel idea and ran with it; publishing several papers in peer reviewed journals. I was never on his yacht but heard stories of residents swabbing the deck as part of their training!
I have tremendous respect for Tony. Please accept my sincere condolences. Will Stewart, Toronto
June 7, 2011, 12:48 pm
Dear Evelyn and Family:
I'm sorry that I'm out of
the city and not able to attend Tony's service. I do
remember him as a valued
colleague and dedicated
advocate for your health
and welfare Evelyn. A
privilege to have known
him. May he RIP.
June 7, 2011, 5:19 pm
The "Skipper" will be missed by everyone. He enhanced the quality of my life and I know he has been a good father, husband and freidn to many, especially my father.
My thoughts are with the family through these trying times.
June 7, 2011, 7:24 pm
Dear Evelyn, Christine, Andrew, Valerie and Sheila (plus all the rest of your family), This is terribly sad news as one of the longest lasting and closest friendships of my parents passes and creates a considerable void in their lives. To me also, I will miss Tony's cheer and enthusiasm, not to mention the thought-provoking discussions in which I was privileged to be included. His never ending care for my parents is so much appreciated and the common roots made us all seem like family. He will be greatly missed and I deeply regret your loss. Our deepest sympathies. Greg, Dianne, and Lily
June 8, 2011, 7:59 am
Sheila, I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your father. He sounds like a wonderful man who lived well. He clearly has a loving family. If you inherited as much of his spirit as you did of his looks, then in addition to being good looking, he must have been fun, smart and irreverent. My condolences to you and your family.
June 8, 2011, 8:57 am
Dear Sheila and family
We are thinking of you at this time.
Marcia and Jack
Angus Hunter & Family
June 8, 2011, 11:39 am
Andy, Thinking about you and the extended Webster family at this time. I have a fond memory of your father dating all the way back to public school and playing pool in your basement on Doncaster Place. Your Dad came downstairs to see a bunch of us youngsters hacking around the table and your Dad picked up a cue and cleared the table. It was the first time I met him. I've never forgotten the moment. He had quite a presence!
June 8, 2011, 2:48 pm
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to sheila and her family.
Brian and Anne Johnston
June 8, 2011, 3:13 pm
Dear Christine and Family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish all the beautiful memories.
June 8, 2011, 4:05 pm
To Sheila and the entire Webster Clan, my deepest sympathy. Just last night I was asked if I had ever been sailing. With that simple question, not only did my memories of having been privileged to be aboard Felicity come flooding back but so did so many of my other childhood memories. Only this morning did I learn of Dr. Webster's passing. It saddens me immensely that such a vibrant, unique individual is no longer with us. You have always had such a close knit and loving family. Be strong for each other. My thoughts are with you.
June 9, 2011, 12:34 am
I'm saddened indeed to hear of Dr. Webster's passing and offer my condolences to all the family. Tony was indeed larger than life: as a student and then colleague in the 1980's his vibrant image and intelligent, constantly questing mind is enshrined securely in my memories.
Best wishes to all.
June 9, 2011, 6:24 am
I would like to extend my
deepest sympathy to
Dr Webster family. It was always a pleasure to work
with him in the O R
June 9, 2011, 8:23 am
Thinking of you and your family today. Pam
June 10, 2011, 12:03 pm
Sheila, thinking of you and your family during this sad time together. God Bless.
Lorna Hunter Macaulay
June 12, 2011, 5:16 pm
Sending my deepest sympathy to the Webster Family. I enjoyed working with Dr Webster for many years in the PACU at St. Joseph's. He was a dedicated, compassionate professional. A great teacher and role model never to be fogotten by the many students, nurses, and physicians who had the priviledge of working with him. Above all, he was a family man, always speaking glowingly about his wife and children. I am sorry that I was unable to attend his service. From what I hear, it was a very fit tribute to a wonderful man. You are in my thoughts at this sad time. Lorna
June 14, 2011, 9:13 am
Elenor and I would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. I had the opportunity to work with your father and we co-authored a paper. I appreciated the enthusiasm he continued to bring to his practice as a senior colleague.
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