WO Anthony ”Tony” Philip Lee, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Anthony ”Tony” Philip Lee, CD (Ret’d) on 12 April 2016 at the age of 63 after a lengthy illness. Tony was born in Surrey (Red Hill), England and arrived in Canada in 1953 at the age of fourteen months.
While he spent most of his career as a Canadian Military Engineer, Tony enlisted with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse as a Crewman in 1974. He transferred to the Topographic Surveyor trade two years later while stationed in Calgary and became a long-time member of Mapping and Charting Establishment in Ottawa. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1982 and qualified to Trade Level 6B in 1987 based on his field experiences. He also completed a Cartographic Technologist course at Algonquin College.
Among his accomplishments, in 1987 Tony and his small survey crew were responsible for surveying the most northern point in Canada at Cape Columbia on Ellesmere Island. In 1989 he transferred from Compilation Division to terrain analysis. His many trips to the field and work with terrain analysis qualified Tony as sort of a trouble-shooter in the survey end of the business. Tony retired from the Canadian Forces in 1995 and returned to MCE on a contract for a while shortly after he left.
A celebration of Tony's life will be held on Saturday, 23 April 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:30pm at the NDHQ Warrant Officers,' Sergeants' and Petty Officers' Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew, Parkinson Canada, or the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation.
Condolences to: Hulse, Playfair & McGarry www.hpmcgarry.ca