Anthony “Tony” Wartnaby
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
A Royal Canadian Legion Service will be held prior to visitation at 6:45 PM.
A Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday August 17, 2023 at 11:30 AM at the Lucknow Chapel.

South Kinloss Cemetery
In Memory of
Anthony “Tony” Wartnaby
November 13th, 1938 - August 11th, 2023

Place of Death

Wingham & District Hospital, Wingham, Ontario


Tony Wartnaby of Lucknow passed away at Wingham Hospital on August 11, 2023 at the age of 84. He was the beloved husband of Diane for 38 years.
Missed by his daughter Dianna Wartnaby and granddaughter Samantha Wartnaby both of Missisauga. 

Tony was born in Rotherham, England to his late parents Gertie & Sidney Wartnaby. After immigrating to Toronto, Tony worked for Bell Canada for 31 years. During his time there he met Diane and they married. When it came time to retire in 1990 they both wanted to leave the city. Tony made many trips all around Ontario searching for just the right spot. He found the perfect place with lots of trees to please Diane in Lucknow. During his time in Lucknow he made an impact as a long-time Legion member where he volunteered countless hours, doing maintenance, helping with the Seniors Dining program for 24 years and washing loads of dishes!

Tony was a master of all trades and loved to keep busy.
His busy hands will be missed at the Legion and around Lucknow.


Please select one of the family's preferred charities:

  Wingham & District Hospital Foundation

 Lucknow Legion Br. 309 - Kitchen Fund

 Red Cross - Atlantic Canada

You can also select the charity of your choice below:

Message from Patricia Weir2023-08-22 17:36:28
Sincere condolences to the family on the passing of Tony.
Message from Della Vanderhaar 2023-08-16 23:35:36
Diane, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Tony. You are in my thoughts.
Message from Greg Field/ Cathy Hill2023-08-15 11:32:35
Tony has been a friend, a best friend, laughing in the morning, when we would meet for coffee or when days where needed to fix up the lawn mower. His phone calls to the house will be and are missed, it was unusual not to hear from him almost daily. Hearing his English accent on the phone, reminded me of home, as I grew up with very English relatives. Greg and him shared stories in there many visits together, Thanks Dianne for letting me share his final days
Message from Leonard and Wilma Clarke2023-08-15 06:20:44
Hugs to you Dianne. So sorry for your loss.
Message from Ruth Buchmeier2023-08-15 00:59:43
Tony was a dear friend and I will always remember the good visits we enjoyed together. Big hugs to you Diane, sending my deepest sympathies.
Message from Sue Riley,Past President2023-08-14 17:54:15
Our deepest sympathy to the family on behalf of Hensall Legion Branch 468.
Message from Leonard and Wilma Clarke2023-08-14 12:30:45
Hugs to you Dianne. So sorry for your loss.
Message from June Gilchrist and Family2023-08-14 11:54:41
To Diane and Family we send our sincere condolences and know we will miss his friendly face and visits especially when Bob was around. So happy to have had you for our nieghbours. May he rest in peace!
Message from Maureen Ford 2023-08-13 03:54:16
Soo told me your sad news - sending love Dianne to you and family - you’re in my thoughts and prayers Lots of love Mo xx
Message from Soo2023-08-12 23:01:47
Always in our hearts xxx
Message from Lorraine Clark2023-08-12 09:18:23
Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. Our condolences to you Diane and all your family.
Message from June and ed pyette2023-08-12 08:41:06
Tony was a good friend and will be very missed. He and Diane worked very hard for the legion and the town.miss you already tony
Message from Lisa Downs2023-08-12 08:11:36
My condolences to Dianne and the family. Tony will be missed by many.