ANTHONY “TONY” W. FEREGOTTO
(1945 – 2015)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anthony William Feregotto of Coleman, AB, beloved husband of Beverly, brother of Rocky (Iris) and brother-in-law of Deanna Vare. After a courageous battle with cancer, he was called to be with our Lord on August 10, 2015, his 70th birthday.
Tony was born on August 10, 1945 in Blairmore, AB to proud parents, Martha and Anthony Feregotto. He was raised to be a hard worker and also to take every opportunity to enjoy life. He grew into a strong, handsome young man who won the heart of a lovely young lady, Beverly George. They pledged their love for one another in holy matrimony on September 30, 1972. They were blessed with forty-three years of marriage during which they made countless beautiful memories.
Tony was employed by B & L Explosives at the mines in B.C. before taking early retirement. At this point, he took a part-time position with Volker Stevin driving a plow truck. Tony had many hobbies throughout his life such as camping, snowmobiling, playing pool and taking stunning photos. He and Bev travelled extensively and logged many miles going to antique car shows with his 1954 Ford Glass Top. At these shows he met and made life-long friends. His passion for antique cars led him to be an active member of the Crowsnest Antique and Classic Automobile Club and Nifty Fifty’s Car Club of Calgary. Tony could often be found spending time with their dog, Max whom he loved very much or indulging in his favourite food: pasta, pasta and more pasta! Tony also enjoyed coffee breaks with his buddies, and he spent many happy hours helping to build Rocky’s first 1956 Ford Victoria. He was well known for his wonderful sense of humour and for being a “fix-it” man who could always be counted on to lend a helping hand. Tony was a very special husband, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed, fondly remembered and remain forever in our hearts.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life are his wife, Beverly; his brother, Rocky (Iris); his sister-in-law, Deanna Vare; his nieces and nephews, Marcy (Jeff) McIver, Stacy (Flo) Delepao, Melissa (Len) Sparks, Collin Vare, Duane Vare, Terry “T.J” (Megan) George and Ashley (Travis) George; his extended family; as well as a multitude of friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Martha and Anthony Feregotto; his uncle, William Sherring; his father-in-law, John George, his mother-in-law, Jean George; and his brother-in-law, Gary George.
A Memorial Service was held at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel (13461 – 20 Ave., Blairmore, AB) on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 1:00pm with Rev. Nicky Keyworth officiating. Donations in memory of Tony will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation “Palliative Care Program” (P. O. Box 510, Bag 1, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.