Wharton (Tony) passed away peacefully at the Toronto General Hospital on Thursday, January 4, 2018 with his family in attendance, shortly after an enjoyable lunch and bridge game. Loving father of Ginny, Adrienne (Edward Cole) and the late Douglas. Husband of the late Mary (nee Emmett). Stationed in England during World War II, he returned to Canada and joined the Independent Order of Foresters, ultimately assuming the role of Vice President and Executive Secretary. Retirement brought the joys of country living and travels around the world on a variety of extended voyages as a passenger on cargo ships. Most recently, Wharton lived at retirement home, Bradgate Arms, where he developed many new friends; the family would like to thank all the Bradgate staff for their compassionate care over the years. We owe particular gratitude to our friend, Mary Musgrave, for her warm and kind assistance in ensuring that he got out to his various appointments and sharing a laugh or two with him over many coffees. Also, special thanks to Veterans Affairs for their support over the years and to the wonderful staff at Toronto General Hospital during his last hours.
Cremation has taken place and we will hold a small gathering for family and friends later in the summer to celebrate what would have been his 98th birthday. If so desired, a memorial donation can be made to the Canadian Hearing Society (271 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2V3) https://chssco4294.thankyou4caring.org/donation-form-in-memory, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.