Anthony "Tony" Rossong
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, brother, and friend to so many, Tony, better known as the “D”, passed away on Friday, May 14th 2021.
Tony was born in Canso, NS, on Dec 8th 1956 to Doug and Essie Rossong (Murphy) (Deceased).
Tony is survived by his wife of 37 years, Beth; sons, Bobby (Laura) and Ben (Courtney); his beloved black lab, Ruby and grand-pug, Huey. He is also survived by his sister, Polly (John) Hagar; brothers, Gary (Darlene) Rossong and Randy Rossong. He is survived by sister-in- laws, Sandra MacDonald (Murray, deceased), Jackie Matheson (Ross, deceased), Marilyn (George) Milbury; brother-in-laws, Bobby Roach and Gary Breau (Darlene). Tony leaves behind and will be forever remembered by a large group of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews who loved him dearly.
Tony was predeceased by his brothers, Doug (Maureen) Rossong and Bradley Rossong as well as sister-in-laws, Debbie (Doug) MacDonald and Robyn (Gary) Breau.
From the day Bobby and Ben were born their father was there for them in every way. Tony was at every event, football, hockey, basketball and even spent a few years coaching them both in baseball. One of his favorite things to do was play a round of golf with his boys. Tony was a great father figure to more than just his own sons. He was always caring and happy to hear about what was going on in their friend’s lives as well. As soon as the boys and their friends would arrive at our home Tony would begin to do his favorite thing - cooking. It is hard to remember a time when the basement wasn’t filled with food and laughter. Tony always saying “ it doesn’t get any better than this”.
Before retiring Tony spent many years in the oil business both running his own company for 16 years then spending the rest of his working years with Wilson’s Fuels, a company he so enjoyed working for. Making many lasting friends. Once he retired Tony finally got his well deserved time off to enjoy his new home, great neighbors, and the community he loved, Martin’s Point, NS. As much as people loved Tony, it would be fair to say that animals may have loved him even more. He was known by many as “The Dog Whisperer” for the special bond he had with animals.
Special thanks to the Mahone Bay EHS and the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
Due to the current restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal Shelter or a charity of your choice.
“GO LEAFS GO”
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (Tel: 902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca
Please be advised, the office of Mahone Funeral Home is not able to receive memorial donation funds at this time due to COVID-19. Please inform the Family of your memorial contribution through our website. Your memorial donation payment may then be sent directly to a requested charity or charity of your choice.
SHAID Tree Animal Shelter
100 High St., Suite 138
Bridgewater Nova Scotia B4V 1V9
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