It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of dearly loved husband, father and grandfather Tony O’Donohue.
He was born in Co. Clare, Ireland and received his Civil Engineering degree from University College, Galway in 1954. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Aldona of 62 years. His cherished and devoted son Daniel and much loved grandson Andrew and his mother Agnes O’Donohue. He is survived by his sister Marie Dwyer (the late Owen), dear brother Desmond (Kathleen), Brendon (Catherine), P.J. (Marie), niece Anne (Rodney), nephews Derek (Katie), Raymond (Sandra), Peter (Rhoda). His brother-in-law Algirdas Gvazdaitis (the late Paulette), niece Christine (Andrew), nephew John (Lorine). And many more nieces and nephews in Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. He is predeceased by his brother Stanley and his wife Christine.
As a Professional Engineer, Tony has worked in Britain, the Middle East and Canada on mining oil and gas exploration, waste disposal, water supply, energy production and energy efficiency. He served on Toronto City Council and Metropolitan Toronto Council for over 25 years. He has Chaired most of the major Committees of these Councils and taken a special interest on all environmental issues. He was a member of the Board of Commissioners of Toronto Hydro and Commissioner of Toronto Transit Commission. He was Chair of the Toronto District Heating Corporation and Chair of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund. He is the proud author of Front Row Centre which provides a perspective on his life, politics and the environment. He is also the author of The Tale of a City which discusses the re-engineering of the urban environment.
Tony was a great friend to many and always had a way to connect with everyone. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.