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Anthony (Tony) Sibilio Frary

June 19, 1945 - February 1, 2022


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tony Frary – brother, father, grandfather, uncle, friend.

Born in Los Angeles, CA, to parents Ralph and Mary Frary, he grew up in Visalia, CA, with his sister Florence and brother Ralph. After graduating from Redwood High School (1963), Tony furthered his education at the University of Notre Dame (1963-67), UC Davis, and University of Toronto (1976) where he received his Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning. After meeting and marrying Candace in Toronto, they traveled around the world visiting and living in New Zealand, Asia, and Europe, before settling in Kaslo in the late 1970s and raising their three children.

He had many jobs over the years spanning from communications officer in the US Navy (1968-1974), urban planner, Realtor, B & B owner, English teacher in South Korea, and vehicle transporter to name a few. He volunteered many hours to improve the community of Kaslo, served as a councillor in the 1990s, and was an active legion member. Tony had a love of travel, adventure, and foods of all kinds. A dreamer and an optimist, he loved to talk about politics and current events, and to plan adventures with family, friends, or solo.

His greatest love and proudest accomplishment were his children (Lindsay, Heather, and Christopher), and 8 grandchildren. A true gentleman, he will be remembered for his kindness and generosity.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, April 23rd, at the Kaslo Legion Hall, between 2-4 pm.


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From: Andy Harrell
Relation: I knew him as a student at Redwood H.S., as well as when he was in Canada, including his move to Kaslo.

My condolences to Tony’s family and his many friends. He led an adventuresome life, inspiring us all. He will be missed.

From: Glen Drake
Relation: brother of a wonderful family friend - Florence (Winkie) Evans

Thoughts and prayers to the Frary and Evans family for this loss. He certainly was a warm and kind individual who was well loved by his family! We grieve with you all.

From: Kathy Abercrombie
Relation: Very Old Friend

Jim and I were sad to receive the notice today of Tony’s passing. So many wonderful memories flooded back from years ago which feature Tony. Most of those are memories which feature high school such as swimming, going to Prom, hanging out with the young people we grew up with in Visalia. Many others feature his beautiful wife, Candace, and their darling children in Karlo. We send our deepest sympathy to Tony’s family and his friends from all of his adventures and travels. Love, Kathy and Jim Abercrombie

From: Nelly Edmeads
Relation: long time friend from Kaslo and the Caribbeans.

Yes it was a wonderful celebration with all ages represented. What a joy to see those little kids running around. Tony would have loved to be there and in some way he might have been. In our hearts certainly. Thank you for having organized this gathering of old and young souls. Wonderful to have met some of the younger generations of relatives to see how life extends out in all directions and with so much love.

From: Nelly Edmeads
Relation: You know who I am, much love to you.

most tender thoughts and condolences to you all, Candace, Lindsay,Heather,Christopher and all your close partners and children.

From: Lisa Bramson
Relation: friend

Heather, Lindsay and Christopher…Thinking of you at this time of adjustment. Your Dad was always so interested in so many things, had a great memory for details, and could hold his own in any conversation. I’m sure you will miss him

Lisa and Gusti

From: Murray Shaw
Relation: Colleague in Korea. Friend in Canada.

Condolences to Tony’s family. You were always kind, funny and interesting Tony. Thanks for taking care of me when I first arrived in Korea. Rest in peace.

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