A son of Scotland ... he will be missed

by Sandy Lindsay


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Anthony [Tony] McCann was outspoken and softspoken ... but he always managed to get his point across.


A musician, artist, writer, advocate and activist, he said what he thought when he felt there was injustice.

As editor of Saugeen Times, I was fortunate to be able to interview Tony about his volunteerism and his art and, after that, we often had conversations about both along with politics, the environment and whatever else cropped up.

Formerly of Hyndland, Glasgow, Tony lived for many years in Port Elgin, Ontario where he performed his music, created artworks and opened his home to local musicians.

Tony, who enjoyed life, recently asked me how he could become a volunteer at the local Bruce County Museum.  With a love of history, he wanted to be involved in passing on local history to Museum visitors.

Tony died suddenly on March 15th in Mazatlan, Mexico from injuries sustained in a traffic accident on March 11th.

He is survived by brothers Jim and Stephen, sisters Alice, Anna, Pauline and Cathleen (deceased) and was the proud father of Stephen and Paul.

According to sources, a cremation ceremony took place in Mexico and a commemorative service is expected to be held at a later date.

A 'celebration of life' will be held on Sunday, March 24th at the Blind Badger in Port Elgin.


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Friday, March 23, 2012