- 64 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 24, 1948
- Date of passing: Jan 11, 2013
|Let the memory of Anthony be with us forever|
"We think of you so often Tony, and laugh at the great memories you helped us create on our trip to London. You were truly a unique spirit with a wonderful heart. May God bless you and keep you safe. Tina & Carl Dickens"
""Forever in our Hearts".....Forever in our great memories. Such a Gentle Giant! We just returned from London and your name was mentioned daily. Everywhere we walked...everything we did we remembered you. We miss you Tony..."
"Tony, we continue to miss you all the time. You were an amazing friend and a great person! My return trip to Normandy was incredible, and I owe that to you. I thought of you every single day while touring.
Love to Sheila on this day of remembrance."
"Still missed so much Tony. We think of you often and the happy times we shared with you and Sheila. Love from Margaret and Graham"
"Tony, hard to believe it's been 4 yrs. Things just haven't been the same since your passing. Last March your good buddy Ed left and is now with you. Needless to say I think of you often and your friendship over the years."
"Thinking of you "big guy" and miss you terribly. Undoubtedly a great person and one who is forever missed by everyone. Always in our hearts."
"Another year has come and gone, my dear and I miss you.
My heart still aches with sadness and many times tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you no-one will ever know.
I hold you close within my heart, and there you will remain,
To walk with me throughout my life - until we meet again."
"Well, my dear, I see things have slowed down on this site but I am sure this is quite natural. You have been gone for almost four years now and, although my memories are still so vivid and real, people move on with their lives. I was thinking of you so much yesterday on 9/11. That is another day that is etched in my memories. You had been out in your cab in the morning and had come home for your lunch and "siesta" before going back out for your evening shift. I remember getting a phone call from your friend at the Pentagon, who was due to visit London the following week, and he told me to turn on the TV and that he would get back to us later. I did as he said and could not believe what I was seeing! I ran into the bedroom and woke you up and said you needed to come and see what had happened, not knowing there was much worse to come. We both sat and watched the terrible events unfold over the next hours. When the Pentagon was hit we were so worried about JIm, but he called to let us know he was okay. I cried a lot yesterday. I love and miss you, dear! xxx"
We miss you, dear friend! Thank you for introducing me to the Normandy battlefields in 2007. I am taking a group of four friends there for several days of touring in June, and I dedicate the trip to you!
Steve and Helen"
"Dearest Sheila and Tony,
This is a beautiful memorial! Tony I/we miss you so much! Your handsome smile, your kind ways, your gentle heart and your humor! I know heaven is a better place with you there...Sheila you are being thought of in a more special way on Tony's bday and all of this week! Hope you feel God's special comfort and peace, and Tony's touch. Love you,"
"Happy Birthday Tony. Your good buddy Ed left us March 7. I pray that you two have met up and are enjoying each other's company again. I miss you and Ed. RIP"
"Tony was a wonderful man and we think of him daily and how much we miss him. He was so kind to everyone. Keeping you in our thoughts today Sheila as you treasure the precious memories of your life with Tony. King and I will make a toast this evening to a great man!"
"Thinking of you, Tony, especially at this special time.
Miss you dearly.
Your loving brother and Jenny."
"Won't stop thinking of you Tony. You are always in my thoughts.
We miss you very much, Bro.
Your loving brother, Bob"
""Happy Birthday" Tony...We feel your Spirit every time we visit London. You will forever be missed...and Never forgotten...Such a Gentle Giant."
"Happy BIRTHDAY Tony.
We miss you my friend and never forget you.
"Happy birthday Tony. We miss you. Love from Graham and Margaret."
"Most of the best times in my life have been spent with Tony and you. I miss the thought that I will never see Tony again. He shared his life with so many people and nothing was ever to much trouble. Too many memories to share here. You know Sheila because you shared a lot of it with me. Lots of Love"
"My dear Tony,
We spent lots of birthdays together,
Celebrations which we thought we would share forever;
But time passes so quickly and life deals its cards.
Now life without you, my love, is so very hard!
So, I will raise a glass in a toast to you today
To celebrate with you your 68th birthday.
I hope you can see from up above
How much I miss you, my dearest love."
"Every day I pray for you my dearest friend,I cannot forget you and your real friendship!!!RiP"
"Tony, never a day goes by when we don't think of you and Sheila, our very dearly loved friends. We miss you so very much. Love Margaret and Graham"
"Tony, never a day goes by when we don't think of you and Sheila, our very dearly loved friends. We miss you so very much. Love Margaret and Graham"
"Looking back at all the tributes on this site I am so pleased and thankful for them all. It is comforting to be able to read them all and know that others return and add more posts. Thank you to you all for making this such a wonderful tribute to my dear Tony."
"Three years now. How quickly they fly by! I miss Tony so much but it is because of his courage and strength that I have been able to make it through this far."
"I don't know what else there is to say other than I miss my friend !!"
I will never forget you. I'm a better man for having known you.
Until we meet again my friend!
"Dearest Sheila, too many memories to put here, they are all wonderful. Staying with you and Tony for four months and meeting my husband. Everyday with you and Tony was fun, exciting and always filled with love. I will always miss Tony. He was a fantastic man. Always a laugh and a sparkle in his eye. He loved you so much. You both touch the lives of so many people. You never met a stranger. I love you both so much and always will. The world is a little sadder with out our sunshine."
Carl & I were so saddened to read of Tony's passing. We thought perhaps you had moved when we did not receive a response to our Christmas card in 2013. We were thinking about you both over the holiday, and decided to google your names. We were so shocked at the news we found. We have a wonderful picture that was taken of you and Tony standing in our livingroom when you visited us while you were in Texas to spend time with your son. We have such fond memories of how kind Tony was to us when we visited London so many years ago. We have often thought of you both and hoped you were well. Our sincerest condolences on your loss and may Tony rest in peace. Thank you for setting up this tribute page, Sheila. It is wonderful to read how much Tony was loved. And how many lives both of you have touched. May God bless you and your family this holiday season. Tina & Carl Dickens of Norwalk, CT."
"It was five years ago today that we discovered that Tony had cancer. So much has happened since then. Tony fought so hard to beat this terrible disease for two years. It is especially difficult without him at this time of year. So many memories..."
actually we wanted to send you this year – once again – christmas greetings, but we didn´t had your current address. So we decided – first of all – to „consult“ Google … and were very shocked to find the ForeverMissed-site of Tony! We really regret his death. You have our deepest sympathy.
We wish you and your family all the best for christmas and the new year!
Siggi + Mica from Saarbrücken, Germany (do you remember us?)"
"Last week, on 6th October, it was our 48th wedding anniversary. I took a trip to the UK and went to Canterbury where, in front of the altar of the beautiful cathedral, Tony had proposed to me. Later on, when he was doing tours of the Cathedral, he would always take his clients to that spot and tell them that a very important thing happened on that very spot - it was where he proposed to his future wife. He said it went down very well, particularly with the ladies!"
"Tony's kind spirit, wonderful laugh and smiles touched us all. We miss him and send loving thoughts to you Sheila and your family."
"Whilst today our prayers are for Tony our thoughts are for Sheila, as ever it's the ones left behind who suffer the most. Sheila take comfort, if you can, from your friends around the world."
"Thinking of you yesterday, Bro. Miss you."
You were one of the sweetest, kindest, most caring men I've ever known. Your smile and humor were the best!!! I miss you and the loving aura you brought into a room!!! You and Sheila were the best couple together!! We will always miss you, and think of you every day. We try to help Sheila as she continues on this earth without you....Heaven was blessed to receive you, Tony. We love you...Happy Birthday, dear friend!!! XXOO"
"Remembering such a great man...such a great friend. Missing you Tony. Thinking of you Sheila"
"Good to be reminded of such a good man. I am thinking of you Sheila please take good care of yourself.
"On behalf of ALL former Police Officers at The Palace of Westminster, Tony you are still very sadly missed. Rest in Peace Tony."
"Tony, we all remember you with great fondness and we miss you, our dear friend. May you rest in heavenly peace, you are not forgotten by your friends in Texas. We're thinking of you, Sheila, on this special day. With love from Sheela and everyone at British Emporium."
"Missing you on your 67th birthday Tony. You will forever be in our hearts as we remember you each and every day, our dear friend. Our love to Sheila, as always. Love Margaret and Graham"
"Thinking of you, Tony, on the 67th anniversary of your birth. I miss you, darling.
"When I simply say I miss him I really mean I miss his smile, I miss his voice, I miss his laugh, I miss him next to me, I miss his jokes, I miss him holding my hands, I miss him teasing me. I miss him so much that I can feel my heart breaking."
In Loving Memory of My Husband"
"Tony we will be thinking of you and all the Birthdays we celebrated with you and Sheila. You will always be missed.
Love, Ed & Ginny"
"RIP Tony Egerton YNWA"
"I remember Tony with such affection! If possible, I would like to get in touch with Gary and Doreen. I am coming to the UK in about a week."
"Tony took great care of my Mother, Sister, & me when we visited London in 1998. He was a highlight, a treasure,,,,,,RIP, Dear One!"
"Tony, Sheila, and to all your family and friends. I miss you Tony! I still laugh how you came in your taxi to rescue me when I was lost and driving all over London and could NOT find my way home!!! We had some good laughs about that one!
I'm proud to call you my friend.
"Tony, you are so sadly missed. Not a day goes by when we don't think of you and Sheila and the good times we shared. Sleep tight good friend.
Love from Graham and Margaret"
"Dearest Tony. Two years, and not a day goes by without we don't think of you. We miss you and your big smile so much, bro.
Bob & Jenny"
"Tony was a man I was honored to call my friend. The kindness he and Shiela showed my wife and I on our trips to London was wonderful. Although I did not get to see Tony as much as I wanted, but he was a great and humble man and I am forever in his debt. We think of you often, and know you are with god."
"Not a day passes by Tony, Gary's Big Brother, when you are not mentioned or are in our thoughts. You are sadly missed.
Gary and Doreen"
"Tony, today, on the second anniversary of your passing, I have been looking through all the wonderful tributes to you on this site and shed a tear of two. You were a truly amazing and wonderful man and I miss you so much. There are still times something happens and I forget and think, "I must tell Tony." xxx
"Sometimes memories leak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.""
"Gone 2 years but still fondly in our thoughts. The Reds won yesterday too Tony! God Bless & YNWA"
"Hi Tony, We were all thinking of you on your birthday yesterday. Miss you Bro, and love you dearly. Devotedly, Bob"
"King and I will always remember Tony's smile, great personality and love of life and his kind nature. Also we remember all of the fun times we had with both of you Sheila. We are keeping you in our thoughts today along with the rest of your family as we remember Tony on his birthday."
"Tony was my best friend--which is strange, a Brit and a Yank. I think of all the good times we had here in the US and in old England and on the Continent. I miss him greatly!"
"We miss Tony greatly. He helped to create many great experiences and memories in the too few years that we knew him!
Much love to Sheila on this day."
"We are thinking of you today Tony , think of you often when we go to The Buttermilk Cafe,lots of good memories .
Love Ann& Bill Charles."
"We miss you Brother Tony. I attended your service with a smile on my face as I know you wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
I don't feel pressure to get over your leaving us, just to cope with it and remember the good times we all had together and the many ways you touched so many lives, including mine, in a truly wonderful way!
I'm a better man for having known you.
Sheila, we pray that you will find strength and peace.
All our Love!
Dave and Kearstin Meadows
"Hi Tony. Remembering you and all the fun times we had. Happy Birthday....."
"Happy birthday, darling! So many happy memories. I love and miss you more than you can ever know."
"Happy Birthday Tony. You are missed by so many people. Have many happy memories of you and me watching so many exciting games involving our beloved Liverpool Football Club."
"Tony I look forward to the day I arrive at Heaven's gate, as I fully expect you to be standing right there as the official greeter and tour leader. That you will be making us feel right at home and being sure we
don't miss a thing.
Tony had that rare gift of never meeting a stranger. No matter how many balls he might be juggling, he always went out of his way to make you feel like you were the only person he was helping, and doing all he could to make your visit to London even better than you could imagine it would be.
And Sheila you we're always so kind and never complained about having to share him with all of us.
Tony you showed us your kindness and gave us your most precious gift, your time and we all owe a great debt of gratitude and love. You have served your brothers in law enforcement well and we will miss you."
"It has been a little over a year since both Tony and my wife have passed away. I still cannot look at photos or travelogues of London or England in general without thinking of the many good times my wife and I had with Tony and Sheila. I will treasure those memories as long as I live. I hope Sheila will, too."
"This last year has been missing something - our dear friend, Tony. Our prayers are with you Sheila, and the rest of the family as you continue to mourn his loss. He was a great man, and his memory lives on in all of us. I am going to look to see if I can find a picture of our time together in London. We will cherish that time - and Tony - forever."
"Sadly missed by all at Christies!!!
Was a gentleman to the end!"
"One year passed and you're still deeply missed, Bro. Bet you're organising a few things where you are right now, my beloved brother. Miss your smile, your stories and your humour. Thinking of you always.
Bob & Jenny"
"As strange as it may sound, Tony was my best friend. My career as a 35 year veteran US Immigration Officer initially brought me into contact with Tony at DFW Airport when he worked for the old Braniff Airlines. This relationship blossomed into a friendship that lasted through the years--as Sheila and my wife Ginny became good friends. We enjoyed many good times in London and France together. I could continue on for hours! I miss him dearly."
"A year is such a long time and yet passes in the blink of an eye. To my 4 year old daughter, Heloise, (who has little idea of the concept of time)it seems such a long time to Christmas. My baby boy on the other hand will be celebrating his first birthday in a month and to me his first year has literally zoomed by!
However it came as a shock today when I realised that it had been a year since Uncle Tony had gone. I meant to write something here so many times and it never happened. I wondered why my dad was a little short tempered and sad today too.
Uncle Tony was my Godfather and had an amazing ability to put anyone at their ease. He could ask anyone for anything without fear or embarrassment and when asked in return would always endeavour to deliver. I remember most fondly how tall a man he was and how fond he was of such tiny dogs too, somewhat comical when you saw them together. He also had a keen knowledge of history and was inspiring when he took you on a tour.
When I had my baby girl he came to see me and waited so patiently until I had got up from my nap. He cooed over her but didn't dare pick her up.
I often look back at the pictures of him at my wedding and smile. Not one for dancing, his smile was enough to light up a room and it was so lovely to see him and Auntie Sheila on that happy day.
I will always have a place for him in my heart and if I were to mention one specific positive to have come out of his death. It would be my closer relationship to Auntie Sheila. I am keeping an eye on her Uncle Tony, she is doing ok, you would be proud!
Love you Danxxxx"
"Tomorrow will mark the one year anniversary of the day Tony died - 365 days of widowhood - 12 months, 8760 hours. Will I ever stop missing him, his smile, being loved?
He was an inspiration to many, the way he handled his treatments, the chemo and radiation, the loss of his hair, the party he threw before his surgery, which was a great success and on many of the reports from his team at M.D. Anderson he was referred to as "a very pleasant gentleman". He made friends easily and because he was so good at it, I just coasted along - can I learn now to do it on my own?
Although he was a fighter, the cancer was very aggressive and I had no wish to see him struggle on any longer and so I accepted his passing and live with the loss of his loving presence in my world. There are days I feel Tony's presence holding my hand and encouraging me to move on. I try to do that for him but question if I will ever feel whole again.
I have been saying, get through this first year and I will be able to move on and be whole again and ready for the next chapter in my life. But the closer I get to this first anniversary, the more I realize how unrealistic those expectations are. What I didn't understand is that moving through grief is not the same thing as finding a door at the end of a dark tunnel and walking through it - no, it doesn't work that way. I acknowledge now that the second year of widowhood is not going to be a sunny stroll on the other side of a tunnel door that I had imagined. It is going to be a step by step climb as I rebuild my life and find "me" again. The woman who is sometimes wise, sometimes silly but always wanting to honor what Tony and I had together by striving towards being as upbeat and lacking in self-pity as he was.
And the first year I just came through? What was it all about? I would answer, it was all about survival."
"Last Sunday, October 6th, would have been our 46th wedding anniversary. It was a difficult day to get through but spent reliving so many wonderful memories. Now, today, it's nine months since Tony passed away - I miss him so much!"
"I was so pleased and very touched today to see that people are revisiting this site. Thank you everyone and I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!"
"Today I uploaded some pictures that Dave and Jean Bourn shared with me. I still have a few more to do. They were such happy times!"
"Ray Edwards asked me to post this on his behalf:
"I knew Tony from TDJ, Palace of Westminster and IPA. He was a GOOD man. There aren't many people you can describe as such, but Tony was.""
"Tony had a great sense of humour. It was whilst we staying with him in Texas that he decided to broaden our knowledge of the Lone Star State. We were travelling in his car when he stopped and asked us to follow him. He threw a stone into the undergrowth and then proudly informed us that in Texas nothing smells as bad as an angry skunk and do you know what, he was right! RIP Tony."
"We all meet someone at least once during our lives who makes a serious impression. Tony was one such person, a very good friend to all whom he met. Generous, helpful and charitable. He made my transition from Policeman to London Cab Driver seamless. Thanks Tony for all your help."
"Tony was one of the few people I have known who I feel is worthy of being described as the epitome of Goodness. He was good in his warmth of heart, in his measured reason, his love of family and his care for others. The goodness of his religious faith never impaired his friendship for those of us who might have none, since he believed that the only way to have a friend was to be one."
"I was lucky enough to meet Tony in 1988 when I rented his flat in Barking during my attachment to the MET. It was a great pleasure to meet him at work in the House of Parliament. Your friend from Switzerland, Chris"
"I first met Tony during our Traffic Patrol days. I'm not sure If I followed him or he followed me into Parliament later .It was during this time his IPA 'skills' were used. Through his many contacts we were able to take
our wives over to Germany several times.He was also responsible for
getting the minibus. What a talent. Rest in peace mate."
"So many memories,who could forget the Corinth Canal before we had breakfast on the mornng of your 25th Wedding Anniversary,the ladies in their cocktail dresses & you and I in tuxedos on an after deck with a
steady flow of alcohol. The start to a memorable day.So many more so
little space to mention them all.Rest in peace mate."
"I have been too much at a loss for words to add to this memorial to Tony. I deeply miss my young bother; his humour; his cheekiness; his kindness; and his bravery. The occasions that we were together, especially with Alan, Gary and all our wives, are etched in my memory as a major part of my life. Tony enhanced our lives in many ways. I (we) love and miss you dearly, Bro. RIP"
"Tony. A gent from the old school."
"Tony will always be in our hearts. We had such fun and many memories of good times with you and Tony."
"I have many happy memories of Tony. We first met when he transferred to TDC in 1986 and we remained friends ever since. He was very involved with the IPA and he donated many of his souveniers and put them on display at TDC. I still have manyhappy memories of our visit to Germany.
It is so sad he is no longer with us. A real gentleman."
"Ray and I spent many happy times with Tony and Sheila. Tony was always there to help, even down to taking 4 of us from The Tower of London to Heathrow airport in a Gas fitters van, he had borrowed, whilst he was working at the Houses of Parliament He was the most likeable man you ever wished to meet, A true Gentleman.Sadly missed ."
"Big 'A'; and I sailed a small dinghy on a gravel pit. On reaching the shore Tony fell into the water EVERYTIME which ever way we arranged things - happy days. I remember you with great affection and get those tours of heaven underway."
"A great guy and a good friend, we will miss you Tony.
Harry & Eleanor"
"Every time I think of London I will think of Tony. The many good times my wife and I had there with him and also with his wife Sheila. He was also a fellow military historian and we visited the beaches at Normandy twice. He was a good friend, and, more importantly a great human being. I will never forget him. I know God has taken him into His arms."
"I first met Tony about 25 years ago as a friend of my Dad's. Over the following years I met Tony and Shella on many occasions and they always had an open hart.
The one main thing I can say about Tony was he was a true Gentleman in ever way and it was an honour to know him.
God bless mate"
"Tony became a friend as well as an employee of Christies, he is sadly missed by me and my colleagues that knew him. He was honest , loyal and a complete gentleman, a great loss to Sheila, Vicki and all the familly and friends that knew him.
It was an honour to be his friend,God bless."
"I have many happy memories of Tony, he used 2 visit my house with his brothers in the 60's & 70's when I was a small boy and he was well loved by both myself and my parents. Although he lived in London for most of his life he had Egerton "Scouse Blood" in his veins & when I go 2 Anfield next on 19th May I shall make sure a suitable tribute is left for him at the Hillsborough memorial RIP"
"Tony Egerton was a tribute to all mankind. He always greeted you with open arms. On my first visit to the Mother Land (England) Tony made our trip the most memorable trip of a lifetime... in the years past I have visited England well over 20 plus times. It was because of Tony and all the "Knowledge" he had made my love for our Mother Country even more vast. We miss you, Tony"
"Without a doubt Tony was a person of the highest order, one of the truly genuine souls I have ever met. Intelligent, kind....an honest man with a keen sense of humour. He never met a stranger and I'm sure he's up in heaven making new friends. I miss him so much, especially on match days, RIP my friend! YNWA"
"A true & loyal friend. Our closeness came from sharing the same
birthday and due to the many hours we patrolled together,knew how
each other would think and act. I am already heavy of heart that
the phone will not ring and I will hear his voice. RIP"
"It has taken me a while to actually start on this memorial as I have so many memories but it was just this week, with the passing of Maggie Thatcher, that I got to thinking of Tony now getting to meet all the wonderful people from history that he knew so much about. He was also a big fan of Richard Griffith and loved watching the Pie in the Sky series."
"Today would have been Tony's 65th birthday. I miss him dreadfully but by chance today I found this web site and thought what a wonderful memorial it would be to him. His life was so full and he was loved by so many people all over the world that, together, we could really honor his memory!"
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