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Born: July 29th, 1916

Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: December 10th, 2013

July 29, 1916 -December 10, 2013
After a long eventful life Tony passed away peacefully with his family by his side.
He is loved and will be sadly missed by his wife Patricia (Trixie), his daughter Carole Carroll, Patrick Carroll and by his son Peter Bellos (Leila), grandchildren James Carroll (Jacqueline), Shawn Carroll (Rita), Cindy Hall (Jordan), Ryan Carroll (Alejandra), Damien Bellos (Natasha), Andrew Bellos and Chad Bellos, great-grandchildren Tara Raby, Jaden and Jason Carroll, Alesha and Audry Hall, Anthony, Benjamin and Maximus Carroll. Tony is survived by his brother Tom Bellos of Enumclaw, Washington.
He was predeceased by great- grandson Jacob Patrick Carroll and his half brothers John and Ken Bateman and their sister Marion Mitchell.
Tony was born in South Fort George the year the Grand Trunk Railway reached Prince George, the stage coaches were being replaced with cars, and the fur trade business was slowing down. After a boyhood of adventures including riding racehorses, Tony left home at 15 and headed for the Chilcotin. He cowboyed until the late 30's and during that time met many good friends and interesting people. In 1940, Tony travelled south to Los Angeles and Northrup Engineering school. With the war starting he moved to Montreal to work for the Noorduyn Aviation. He joined the Canadian Air Force in 1941. While serving in England Tony met Trixie and they were married in 1945.
After returning to Prince George, Trixie and Tony started their family and Tony worked repairing Cats, logging and building roads. In 1951, Tony purchased the Willow Ranch south of Kamloops and was back working with cattle and raising horses. In 1960 the ranch was sold and the family moved to Knutsford where they lived for many years. During this time Tony worked as a cattle buyer. He took up oil painting in the 70's and enjoyed deep sea fishing with his cousin Norman Sigmund whenever the opportunity arose. In 1989, Tony purchased his red Murphy Renegade Spirit biplane and had many adventures as he flew the skies over Knutsford and beyond. He enjoyed many days with the Knutsford flying group. He made his last flight when he was 92, but continued to enjoy coffee with the Boys!
Over the years Tony enjoyed his morning coffee group at Desert Gardens and his association with the RCAF Squadron #426 Thunderbirds. Tony enjoyed his many friends, family and was blessed with compassionate care while living at Ridgeview Lodge.
Thank you to Vicky for everything including the promise of Christmas pudding!
The family would like to thank Dana Levere and her wonderful staff for being there for Tony and his family! We would also like to thank Dr. Eccleston for his care and support.
The family would appreciate donations to any charity, especially Ridgeview Family Council and Red Cross.
Schoenings Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com




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