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DR. J. A. (TONY) GROGAN
Born: Nov 24, 1935
Date of Passing: Jun 05, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
DR. J.A. (TONY) GROGAN
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 five years they had three 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. Andrew's 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 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10 at 137 - 5th Avenue, SE, Teulon.
Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 09, 2020
Condolences & Memories (12 entries)
Condolences to the Grogan family, be assured that Tony is up there sitting beside The Big Man, looking down and with his ever present smile knowing that he touched everyone who had the privilege to know him, and I'd like to think that while beside The Big Yin, he'll be cheering on the 10 in a row. Tony, you'll be missed. Hail Hail. - Posted by: Jim Doherty (friend) on: Jun 13, 2020
My condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Grogan family. Tony was always kind and pleasant. I know he will be missed in the community. - Posted by: Maryam (Dosch) Wiens (Family Friend) on: Jun 11, 2020
Sending our condolences your family and hugs to you, Marion and Robert and your Mom Hopefully, we’ll see you this winter and share a joke and a toast to your dad. Dave and Heather - Posted by: Dave and Heather Gillam (Friend) on: Jun 11, 2020
I first met Tony in Gunton, Manitoba at a Robbie Burns Supper...one of the best I’ve ever attended. When I was asked if I would like to join the Robert Burns Club of Winnipeg, I accepted, where I got to Tony better. Tony was a also involved with the St Andrews Society and a few other Scottish Organizations. Tony and Renate along with Donald and Dianne Rennicks used to come out to Dinners at the Keg with us, always enjoyed those. The St Andrews Parades were always fun, listening to Tony’s version of how things should be done or said. He will definitely be missed by a lot of People involved with the Scottish Community. Rest In Peace, Tony, I will miss you. - Posted by: Charles H. Cameron CD (Friend) on: Jun 10, 2020
Condolences to Tony’s Family on behalf of the Winnipeg Celtic Supporters Club. .........Hail Hail - Posted by: Archie Kane (Friend) on: Jun 10, 2020
Renate, Alastair, Peter, and Marion. I am so sad to hear of the passing of your husband and Dad. I still remember him sitting at home putting up with us. I remember him and his excellence as a Dr. Always in good humour and liked immediately by everyone he met. I truly wish I could be there for you and with you in your time of sorrow. My deepest condolences to you and your families. Go with God Tony. - Posted by: Quentin Dosch (Family Friend) on: Jun 10, 2020
Dear Renate and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Tony's death - my heartfelt sympathy to you all. Remembering all the good times we had when you lived in Bothwell when we were young. Take care. - Posted by: Hilary Gloyer (Friend) on: Jun 09, 2020
I first met Dr. Grogan at McPhillips walk-in clinic when I went in for a minor ailment. I immediately liked him! When I met him again, I remembered him well. He was still the same. Very sweet and friendly, quick with the one liners, and made me feel at ease. Such an amazing doctor...truly have not met one like him since. Condolences to the family. He will be missed. - Posted by: TRACY (PATIENT) on: Jun 09, 2020
On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Scottish Heritage Council of Manitoba we were very sorry indeed to learn the sad news of former director Tony Grogan's death last week. He was a vital and influential contributor to the Scottish diaspora in Manitoba and beyond. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Renate and the Grogan family in their bereavement. - Posted by: John D Perrin (Colleague, President, The Scottish Heritage Council of Manitoba) on: Jun 09, 2020
For as long as I can remember, Tony could be relied upon to make me smile either at Church or at the clinic in Teulon. In more recent years he carried on this tradition with a high-five and a playful smile with my own girls from the pew in front of us at Sunday Mass. Someone who could always be relied upon for kindness, sincerity and a laugh! Our deepest sympathies to Renate and family. Tony will be missed by many. - Posted by: Alan & Alycia Campbell (Family Friend) on: Jun 09, 2020
Our sincere condolences go out to Renate and ALL of Tony’s family and friends. It was a real joy to have had Tony in our lives. We all saw examples of how Tony was a Christian first and foremost showing his love of God and his neighbour. The pew behind us will be bare and we will miss his presence. - Posted by: Barrie and Joanne Carman (Friends and fellow parishioners) on: Jun 09, 2020
Renate and family! My most sincere sympathy in the loss of Tony. Tony was an amazing man and he will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour and stories. I feel very honoured to have known him. Hugs and prayers to you. Love, June - Posted by: June Letkeman (Friend) on: Jun 09, 2020
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