In Celebration of

Anthony Natlacen

April 18, 1930 -  November 17, 2020

Tony died peacefully at the Montreal General Hospital.

Beloved husband of Suzanne (Piaggi) for 64 years, dear father of Catherine (Brendan Clarke) and Michael (Janik Tremblay) and “Padou” to grandsons Lucas and Noah Clarke. Tony is also survived by his devoted sister Neža Finamore and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Marko Natlačen and Antonija (Vilfan), and his siblings, Stanislas Malec, Vladimir and Bogumil Natlačen, Iča Kren and Mark Malec.

Tony was born and lived his early years in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He made the decision to leave war torn Slovenia by himself at the age of 15 with only a few possessions and mementoes in a knapsack. The following 3 years were spent in a refugee camp in Austria. At 18, he arrived in Canada to begin a new chapter. His first year was spent working on a potato farm in P.E.I. and he then made his way to Montreal. It is here that he met Suzanne on Christmas Eve of 1955 and they were married in Paris in September of 1956.
Together, they lived a joyful and peaceful life. They raised their children in Town of Mount Royal and the family home on Caledonia Road was the go-to venue for many gatherings with family and friends for over 40 years.

Tony enjoyed a fulfilling career at Canadair, and retired as Vice-President of Industrial Engineering. Following his retirement, he consulted for Bombardier for an additional 10 years. These years brought much business travel as well as vacations in his beloved Slovenia, particularly Lake Bled, and Suzanne’s beloved France.

Our family would like to thank the dedicated team at Chateau Westmount who made Tony’s last years the very best possible. We also wish to extend our sincere thanks to the dedicated healthcare professionals, particularly at St. Mary’s Hospital, where Tony always felt he received excellent care.

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Commemorative Services Mount-Royal will webcast the funeral ceremony of Anthony Natlacen on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST.

You can view the ceremony live or on replay at

The ceremony will be available to all without a password.

Le Complexe funéraire Mont-Royal diffusera l'événement funéraire de M.Anthony Natlacen le mardi 1 décembre 2020 à 11 h.
Il vous sera possible de le visionner en direct ou en reprise via

La webdiffusion sera accessible pour tous, sans mot de passe.


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Philippe Ayoub (Godson)

Entered November 24, 2020 from Toronto

Every memory I have of my dear Godfather Tony is a joyful Kodachrome moment from my childhood. I so loved spending time playing with Katini and Michael in the house on Caledonia and listening to stories told by him in his baritone voice.
Rest In Peace.

PIAGGI PATRICIA LAURENCE (cousine germaine de Suzanne Piaggi)

Entered November 25, 2020 from 43 bld Montparnasse 75006 Paris France

Mes plus sincères pensée pour Katimi et Mirko qui ont perdu leur cher papa et aussi pour Suzanne. Très touchée. Sincerement. Patricia

Bert Klotz (Relative)

Entered November 25, 2020 from Saint Eustache

He always had a smile and was a kind man. He loved Suzanne and his children very much.

Sam Kersheh (Friend of son Michael)

Entered November 26, 2020 from Montreal

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dad! May you find strength during this most difficult time! May his memory be eternal!
Sam Kersheh and family

Philippe Mack and Family (Friends of the family)

Entered November 27, 2020 from Toronto

I had the pleasure of spending time with the NatLacen’s over the years and have fond memories of the gatherings and values we shared . Our deepest condolences to the family.

Philippe Mack and Family


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