LCol Anton "Tony" Aspeslet (Ret'd)

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    We regret to advise that Lieutenant Colonel Anton "Tony" Aspeslet (Ret'd) of Lethbridge passed away on 5 May 2007 at the age of 88 years surrounded by his family.

    Born in Shalford Surrey, England he came to Canada with his parents in 1919 and settled in Bruderheim, AB. Tony joined the King`s Own Calgary Regiment and went overseas during WW II. When he returned to Canada after the war in December 1945 he joined the Northern Alberta Dairy Pool where he worked until 1951. He then joined the Alberta Government Agriculture Department as a Dairy Inspector retiring after 32 years. He continued his military involvement, as Commanding Officer of 33 Field Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers and then Commanding Officer of the 18th Field Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel. He was an active member of St. Augustine's Church and very active in the Masonic Order, Past Grand Master of Alberta 1976-1977, 1st Grand Principal of Royal Arch, and involvements in many other areas of the order.

    A Memorial Service was held on 14 May at St. Augustine's Anglican Church, 411 - 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Flowers are gratefully declined but memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.