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.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to www.stmaryshospitalfoundation.ca
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 https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/20142.
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 https://funeraweb.tv/fr/diffusions/20142.
La webdiffusion sera accessible pour tous, sans mot de passe.