Sharp, Anthony Cormick 'Tony'

Anthony Cormick Sharp of Meaford died peacefully at the age of 90, on Thursday, April 20, 2023, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Anthony was born in Wolverhampton, England in 1932.

He was a Professional Engineer who loved sailing, birding, mountain climbing, nature and travel. Husband of Beryle, Father of Louise (deceased), Emma (Tony) and Jonathan (Noreen), Grandfather of Sarah (Dave), Meghan, Tasha, Rachel, Amanda, and Melissa, Great-Grandfather of Charlotte and Grayson.

Anthony studied science at school and was fascinated by chemistry and physics. Joined the Royal Navy as an officer in the electrical branch. After coming to Canada, he continued in the Naval reserve and became commodore of the sailing club. After obtaining his Professional Engineering designation he earned his Master’s of Engineering from the University of Toronto. As a development engineer and owner of a design business he was granted 11 US patents.

As your expression of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.



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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Krystyna Haraburda
    Saturday, April 22, 2023

    I’ve met Tony for the first, and only time, at David and Sarah’s wedding. During Covid 19, he wasn’t afraid to fly across Canada to attend his granddaughter’s ceremony. He was enthusiastic and full of energy. He wore a big, beautiful smile all the time and his face beamed with happiness for his granddaughter and grandson-in-law. That’s how I will remember him. Sarah, my daughter-in-law, told me that her grandfather Tony was a great inspiration in her life. What a great gift to leave to someone!
    Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. May wonderful memories of Tony be a great source of comfort, strength and support to you now and in the future.

    Krystyna Haraburda

  2. Evelyn Luongo
    Saturday, April 22, 2023

    Our condolences to Beryle and the family. He was a good man and will be remembered fondly.

    Tino and Evelyn

  3. Aoife Humphreys
    Sunday, April 23, 2023

    As a friend of Emma, I had the pleasure of visiting with and meeting Tony and Beryle a few years ago. I was struck by Tony’s great outlook on life, enthusiasm and pride in his wife and family. A lovely gentleman. My thoughts and sympathy are with you all at this sad time.

    Aoife Humphreys

  4. Al @Verna Juniper
    Sunday, April 23, 2023

    What a wonderful gentleman Tony was. Allan and I have been so fortunate to have him and Beryle as our neighbours. We will miss him, and our chats with him. Our condolences to Beryle and all his family.

  5. Colleen McKenna
    Monday, April 24, 2023

    Of all the places to meet – I met Tony and Beryle in an elevator in Shanghai quite a few years ago, and by the time we had floated down from the top floors of the hotel, we had become friends. I had a car and driver waiting to take me around the ‘sights’ so I invited Tony and Beryle to join me. We have been friends ever since, with me visiting Canada and them visiting Australia.

    Tony was an outstanding and remarkable gentleman who will be greatly missed. He possessed a rare wisdom and insight, and a drive for life that was infectious. His kindly nature and good humour was valued by all who knew him.

    “Fair winds and following seas” dear friend.

    Colleen and Tony McKenna. Melbourne, Australia.

  6. Allan Nolan
    Thursday, April 27, 2023


    My condolences on your father’s passing. Thoughts are with you during this time.

    Allan Nolan

  7. Miriam Imrie
    Saturday, April 29, 2023

    My thoughts are with you. Both Beryl and Tony were so kind on my many trips to Canada. I miss those days. Beryl, please keep in touch. Tony was the most wonderful, generous and interesting man.

  8. Bob Lank
    Monday, May 15, 2023

    Today Heaven is a brighter place and Tony will be missed by those of us left on the dock!


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