ANTHONY – Allison Theodore, 92, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Born in Milton, he was a son of the late Thomas and Lottie (Whynot) Anthony.
Allison left school at the age of 14 to work in the woods with his father and by the age of 17, he was working for Mersey Paper Company. When Allison turned 19, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army Corps and was sent overseas to England then to Italy where he was posted on the front lines. He was wounded twice and taken prisoner of war on December 26, 1944. He was forced to work on the railway lines doing repairs. He returned home on February 9th, 1946 and went back to work with the Mersey Paper Company where he retired after 33 years.
Allison enjoyed working on his property especially the pond., hunting and fishing, telling stories and playing cards. He also enjoyed woodworking making guitars and chairs. He played guitar and the mouth organ and loved singing.
He is survived by his daughter Joanne (Philip) Young of Halifax and his son Tony (Janet) of Halifax. Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His brother Wilson of Liverpool.
Allison was predeceased by his wife Pearl, his son Victor and an infant daughter Patricia Lynn as well as a number of sisters and brothers.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 with a Legion memorial service being held at 2:00 p.m. immediately followed by a funeral service all in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reception to follow. A private family committal will take place at a later time. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Canadian cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Sending my condolences to the family. I enjoyed seeing what he put in the pond each year.
Nora and Ronnie Fancy
Great Uncle Allison your quick wit and charm will certainly be missed. Love to you Joanne and Tony and families.
David Whynott of mersey point
I am so sorry to hear of allisons passing, Allison was one of the most interesting people i have known to talk to I have been fortunate to have spent time with him on many occasions and always interested in his stories.they would sometimes have some wild stories which he would tell to keep you laughing.He would start by saying “you known im the biggest lier in liverpool to get you going.Bless him and his family , he will be missed by many who knew him.
I am so sorry to hear this! Allison was just at my shop two weeks back after I scolded him for not coming by. I got to know him riding my bike on ‘the Anthony Trail’ and he always stopped me on my way past to have a chat or to tell me I look like ‘one of them pros on that bike. Like on TV!’
Our last visit, I showed him the progress on the rock wall and the carving studio and he told me stories about deer hunting and at least two dirty jokes. We had a date for a visit the next time I went riding by. So sad to hear that won’t happen. He was a good neighbour and a friend. Rest in peace Allison.
John & Peggy Whynot
So sorry to hear of Allison’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to all the family.
To Tony and Joanne and families
Our sincerest sympathy is expressed to you at this very sad time.
Only “time” can heal the pain of sorrow you are all feeling right now.
Uncle Allison was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him . Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.
Love Julia & Nikki !
Robert & Linda Trainor
To Alison’s family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Take Care & GOD Bless!
Robert & Linda
Tony, Janet, Joanne , Phillip , Uncle Wilson and the rest of the family,
As you all know … we loved Uncle Allison very much and are going to miss his crazy stories and jokes . He has
left a big hole in all our hearts . But what makes this a little easier to handle is the fact of knowing he is now back with his
Sending you all our deepest sympathy and love ,
Mike , April, Zack and Zoey
Marilyn & Ivan Huskins
To Tony, Joanne & Families
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Allison.
He’ll be greatly missed by all who knew him. You can be
sure there’ll never be another one like him. I’ll miss him especially
when it was time for him to tell you one of his stories. He
was so good at it, that it was so hard to tell whether it was
true or false, cause he could sure keep a straight face.
You’ll always be able to look back and remember the good
times you had together and be able to cherish them forever.
God Bless and rest in peace Uncle Allision.
Love Marilyn & Ivan Huskins
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
We are so sorry to learn of Allison’s passing.
We had many conversations with him. They were always very interesting and we enjoyed them.
His favorite teapot broke and I gave him one like it. He gave me one of the guitars he made.
I cherish it.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Sorry to hear about Allison. Him and my late Dad Max Whynot we’re good friends. I remember talking to Allison while I was working at Whynot’s shell. I always enjoyed walking by his yard and admiring it. My sympathies goes out to his kids Joanne and Tony
Tracy Thistle Samuels
Joanne, Tony and families
Sorry very sorry to hear about your father passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time He was such a funny man and so full of life. I know he will be missed by many.
I am sorry sorry for your loss
Cheryl and Chris Manssfield
Tony, Joanne, and families…
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We always enjoyed our little chats with your Dad. I’d like to think there is a big crib game and some music going on up yonder now that they are all together.
Our heartfelt condolences to you all at this very sad time. Thankfully you will have lots of wonderful memories.
Cheryl (Hartlen) and Chris
Heather A. whynot
So sorry to hear of Allison’s passing. We had many chats as I either walked my dogs or rode my horse down pass his home. He was always outside, weather permitting, doing something around his property or just sitting in his chair in the back deck. He was so proud that at his age he was still doing things for himself and also still enjoying life and making new friends. I surely will miss him and our chats. My condolences to his family.He will be missed by all.
Rest in peace Allison. I will think of you fondly as I walk ‘Anthony’s Trail’ here in Liverpool. My condolences to your family.
My deepest sympathy for the passing of Allison.God bless
Joanne and family my deepest condolences to you and your family on your father’s passing may he rest in peace..
So sad to hear about Uncle Anthony, always loved visiting him when I was a kid, he will be missed.
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
We send our condolences on the passing of Allison .He was an interesting character with many stories to tell. Remember him & keep him in your hearts .
Tony ,Joanne and Family
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Thinking of you at this sad time .
Doug and Sylvia Zwicker, Brian and Kim Mansfield
Sending our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To Allison’s Family:
I would like to send my sincere condolences to you all at this sad time. Allison was always positive and happy – and always full of great stories…….a very nice man! He will be missed.
Raymond and Muriel Whynot
So very sorry to hear about Allison.He was a lovely soul and very kind to everyone.
Tony, Janet, Garrett and family…I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing….I am keeping you in my prayers
Susan and Peter Truelove
To Allison’s Family: We are so very sorry to learn of Allison’s passing. We had the pleasure of meeting him a few different times and always enjoyed the stories he told. A very pleasant and kind soul. Please accept our sincerest thoughts of sympathy as you lay your Dad to rest. RIP Allison.
Susan and Peter Truelove
Margo (Ball) Hanlon
I was so sorry to hear that Allison passed away, I feel fortunate that I got to meet him and hear his wonderful stories while I was visiting my Mom in Liverpool. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Margo (Ball) Hanlon
To Allison’s family.
I am deeply sadden by your loss. He was a very nice man. I enjoyed his stories when he used to visit my Dad. It wasn’t that long ago we were chatting in the doctor’s office. I am sure he will be missed by many .
Joanne, Tony & families: My condolences during this time. I have fond memories of that pond and the jokes, well they always made me laugh. He had a long life and he will be dearly missed. Although this is a difficult time take solace in that he is with your mom again. The video is beautiful, so many wonderful pictures that chronicle his life.
Dear Joanne and Tony,
Sorry for your loss.
Maurice & Betty ( Roy ) Whynott
Dear Joanne & Tony and Family: So sorry at the passing of Uncle Allison. He will be greatly missed, He was LOVED very dearly.. Our PRAYERS are with you all.
Leo and Carole Sampson
To the family of the late Allison Anthony
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at these difficult times.
R I P my story telling Friend
I’ve spent the last few days remembering all the great times I had years ago with uncle allison and aunt pearl.. they truly were my best friends!!! There will always be warm feelings in my heart for them..
So sorry for your loss joanne and tony… as well as the lives of so many they have touched.take care
Shirley and tim
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Allison Anthony. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With sincere sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Tony and Joanne, Very sorry to hear of your loss.I did not know your father well but remember a few visits in my earlier years. He always had that friendly smile and a great story or two.You are in my thoughts at this very difficult time.
Anne Marie Nolan
The Families Of Allison,,sorry to hear of Allison’s passing. Such a wonderful man to know. Many chats we had together and visits to his home.
The stories and jokes he would tell!!!
May his Gentle soul RIP, Fly high my Friend !!!!
Anne Marie Nolan
I only found about Allison passing today 8/12/. I met Allison a few years ago after the mail box was moved near the gas station. One day on my walk to the mailbox I stopped to talk to him while he was in his yard.
I was over to see him a day or two before he passed. He had been cutting the grass on the trail. I admonished him telling him not to do any more work on the trail.
I pulled into his driveway a few times on my motorcycle. He still had the “bug”. It never goes away.
He told me of some of his wartime experiences. His Life as a POW. How he wore the same clothes for nine months. The lice. Hie hand was broken.
Of course, his motorcycle experience in the war. He will be missed. Thanx for his efforts in helping with the war effort.