It is with much sadness and a very heavy heart that I write this message. Our beloved “Tony”, Anthony Johnson, passed away on September 5th 2012 at the LaSalle General Hospital. He entered the hospital a month earlier after breaking his hip, and there were several complications that followed. As many of you may have known, Tony, while he has always kept a strong smile, had been dealing with health problems throughout the last few years.
This came as quite a shock to us, and I assume it will come as a shock to many of you. To be honest, I am at a loss for words, except to say that I will miss him, his smile, and all his well-timed witty comments dearly. Having worked with him for over 8 years, he had become a “staple” in my day and his loss will be felt. Tony was a huge part of our House and an important member of our Benedict Labre family. We know that he touched the lives of many of you, whether it be through a weekend meal service or throughout the week, he was in many ways the face of the House to volunteers, guests and really anyone who walked in. He will be greatly missed.
We will work with his family to organize a memorial service in the coming days. I will send further details as soon as I can.
Please feel free to forward this news to others.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~From a headstone in Ireland