Obituary of Anthony (Tony) Joseph MATERIE
October 3, 1932 – Regina, Saskatchewan
June 23, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta
Anthony Joseph Materie, beloved husband of Bernice Materie (nee Garritty), of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at the Colonel Belcher Care Centre on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the age of 87 years.
Tony was born and raised in Regina, SK. He began his career with Imperial Oil (Esso) and was transferred to Calgary in 1960 where he continued to work for over thirty years.
In his retirement, he wintered in Phoenix, AZ while enjoying the sunshine, golf and beer in the clubhouse. Tony loved photography and took many family photos and home movies over the years. He also enjoyed music, fishing, playing pool and watching sports.
Tony is survived by his wife Bernice and children, Karen, Linda (Jim), Tracy (Ken) and Brent (Jeanette); grandchildren, Ralene (Mike), Chris (Cailin), Lindsy (Kyle), Scott (Megan), Kelsey and Katelyn; and great-grandchildren Connor, Parker, Tessa and Rhett. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. Words cannot express how much he will be missed.
Tony was predeceased by his parents Florian and Julia Materie; and siblings, Rose, Dolly and Jim.
The family will hold a private celebration of Tony’s life. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Tony’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, tributes in memory of Tony may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca, or to the charity of your choice.
“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
In living memory of Tony Materie, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.