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Charles Antony “Tony” Short


Charles Antony “Tony” Short

It is with great sadness the family announces the death of their beloved husband, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle in the palliative care unit of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Saturday, March 7th after a brief illness. Tony was born on April 5th, 1940 in Bournemouth, England, son of the late Dr. John and Anneliese Short.

At the age of 11 he moved to Toronto, Ontario where his father was invited to take over as minister of St. Georges United Church on Lytton Blvd. Tony attended Upper Canada College for most of his high school. However, he made many close friends from his year at Lawrence Park Collegiate and they remained close until his death.

Tony graduated from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) with an undergraduate and Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering (BScME’64 and MScME’67). He was a member of a small class who were close and supportive of each other. Over the years, Tony helped organize class reunions every five years to celebrate their friendship. The latest reunion was their 55th held in in September of 2019. Following graduation with his masters, Tony worked for Federal Pacific Electric in Toronto. In 1969, Dr. Eric Wheatly invited Tony to return to UNB to teach mechanical engineering, first in the Mechanical Engineering Department, and then in the newly formed Department of Forest Engineering where he also served time as department chair.

Tony is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Penelope "Penny" Jane (White) Short; beloved son and daughter, Dr. Christopher Ian Short (Katrin Jacob), Halifax, NS and daughter, Kimberly Joanne Short, Vancouver, BC; sister, Muriel Munro, Inverness, Scotland; brother, Alastair, New York, NY; beloved sister-in-law, Dianne Clairoux (Richard), St. Stephen, NB; brother-in-law, John White (Rema), Edmonton, AB; and two nieces and a nephew. Predeceased by his parents; brother, Norman (Rosemary); and brother-in-law, Ginger (Muriel).

A memorial service for Tony will be held later in the spring. Donations in Tony’s name can be made to UNB’s "Class of 64 Eric E. Wheatley Memorial Fund in Mechanical Engineering", the "Canadian Cancer Society", or the "Stepping Stone Senior Centre".
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Service Time
In the Spring

To be announced in the spring

Requested Charity
Eric E. Wheatley Memorial Fund in Mechanical Engineering, Canadian Cancer Society or Stepping Stone