Dr. J. A. Grogan (Tony)
Passed on June 5, 2020
November 24, 1935 – June 5, 2020 In a peaceful and serene moment, while holding Renate’s hand, Tony smiled at a joke only he could hear, and took a last calming breath. Tony was born in 1935. He went to school at St. Aloysius College in Glasgow, before attending Medical School at Glasgow University. While working at Glasgow Infirmary, a young Nurse caught his eye, and he was on a mission! He finally wore her down, and Tony and Renate were married in 1962. Over the next 5 years they had 3 children, Alastair, Peter and Marion. In 1969, the Family moved to Bothwell, Scotland, where they lived until immigrating to Teulon, Mb, Canada in 1980. Tony’s deep love of sailing, flying and of all things Scotland, never left him. He was an active and proud member of the Robert Burns Society of Winnipeg; the Robert Burns Society of North America; and was especially proud when, in 2018, was honoured as a Life Member in the St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg. Tony’s achievements were many, but he was probably best known for his sense of humour and practical jokes – to which NO ONE was immune. He felt it was especially important to make his Patients feel comfortable, and took immense enjoyment from finding new and creative ways to put them at ease. Tony and Renate made many good friends after moving to Canada. He held you all in the highest regard. And although thousands of miles apart, Tony and Renate maintained a close relationship with their lifelong best friends, Vincent and Margaret Madill, and visited and travelled with them at every opportunity. Tony was fiercely proud of his Kids, Alastair, Peter and Marion; Grandkids, Morgan, Adrian, Kate, Alexander, Tessa and Colin; and Great Grandson Théo. He took great pleasure in their every achievement, and was most happy and content when surrounded by his family. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private service will be held. We know Tony has touched the lives of many. The family invites Friends, Neighbours and former Patients who wish to offer condolences, or share a “Tony story” with us, to drop by at an outdoor, Socially distancing compliant come-and-go between 4-6 on Wednesday June 10th at 137 – 5th Avenue SE, Teulon.
So sorry to find out Tony has passed away. My Dad, Peter, cousin and Mum.Maureen have had me trying to find information after not receiving the usual Christmas letter. Please send love to Renate. In our thoughts and prayers
My sincere condolences Marion on the death of your Dad. I can still remember the Teulon clinic but I can't remember if it was your Dad or Dr. Baron who used to walk through the clinic with their pipe upside down. Memories.
Jan Matthews (Gluchi)
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