Passing of Reg. No. 20191, Tony Roy Wagstaff S/Sgt. Ret’d

Tony Roy Wagstaff, RCMP Staff Sergeant (Retired)
Tony Roy Wagstaff, RCMP Staff Sergeant (Retired)

Tony passed suddenly on Monday, August 14 after leading a full and productive life.  Born in England in 1936, he witnessed first hand the bombing of England in WW2.  Emigrating to Canada at the age of 17, he joined the RCMP where he excelled, serving in Toronto, New Brunswick, the Eastern Arctic and Ottawa.  While serving, he won a spot on the Musical Ride, did high profile detective work and latterly honed his skills in forensics, a brand new field at the time.  Retiring at 52, he began a serial set of pursuits, first totally renovating the family home, then starting his own musical group, then conquering the game of golf, then on to becoming an avid cyclist, then becoming a skilled furniture maker adept at inlay, then rediscovering his love of horseback riding, photography and archery before finally trying his hand at artistic painting.  He will be greatly missed by Donna, his wife of 57 years, daughter Lynn Dee, (Scott) granddaughters Morgan and Willa and son Randy (Wendy).  There will be a celebration of life, Sunday, Aug 20 at 1:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 316 Marsland Drive, Waterloo.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington.

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