July 23, 1946 – August 24, 2012
Anthony (Tony) Alexander Reddy was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was the sixth child of Edward and Philomena Reddy’s eight children. He will be sadly missed by his wife Marjorie, daughters Fiona, Karen, Kendra and Emily, his son Kevin and step children Cheryl (Wade), Chris (Charmaine), his siblings Marie (Noel), Jim (Joy), George (Carmel), John, and Ann (Michael).
A master chef, Tony successfully completed his apprenticeship at the Royal Hibernian Hotel in Dublin. After receiving his papers, he immigrated to Canada, and worked in Bermuda for two years then returned and settled in Canada. He created culinary works of art in some of the finest restaurants, hotels, and was employed at colleges in Ontario, Fort MacMurray and Terrace.
Tony retired from The Northwest Community College in 2009 after 20 years of dedicated service. His philosophy regarding his work at the college was “the students come first”. He worked many extra hours for the good of the students, and the College, and because it came to be known that “Tony would get it done.” Tony worked with the First Year Culinary Arts Program and then went on to play a major role in implementing the Second Year Culinary Arts Program. Tony loved being there for the students and made it possible for them to travel to the culinary arts competitions which were offered out of town. The Fine Dining Night at the College was also implemented by Tony and was another example of how Tony showcased the student’s talent. Two days after he retired from the College Tony and Marj were on their way to Mexico for three months and returned every year after to enjoy the friends they had made and the relaxed pace of life by the pool.
Tony will be remembered for his wonderful tales that were so full of colourful details and infectious humour, that by the end of the tale, one never knew if the story they’d just heard was factual or another one of Tony’s yarns. Tony had the unique ability to draw you in and hold a captive audience.
Tony was sixty-six years old when he passed away from cancer, in his home surrounded by his loved ones; far too young to lose a person so full of life and love. Tony is greatly missed and there are no words to describe the sense of loss we all feel. We will remember that his presence here on earth was profoundly felt by all who knew him. We love you Tony. You will be Forever in Our Hearts.
Memorial services were held on September 6th, 2012 at the Sacred Heart Parish and the Royal Canadian Legion in Terrace.