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Anthony James Taylor

"Nothing on earth will ever replace the sound of your voice, or the smile on your face."

Date passed: 2nd of January 2020

Funeral date: 21st of January 2020

“Nothing on earth will ever replace the sound of your voice, or the smile on your face.”

Tony, also known as “Tote”passed away at The Douglas Macmillan Hospice on the 2nd of January, aged 70 years.

“Tote” was born on Wednesday, the 4th of May 1949 to proud parents Eileen and Jim. He spent his formative years enjoying the wide open spaces of Madeley.  After finishing school Tony went to Newcastle to study hair styling. Once he had finished his apprenticeship, he joined Rolls-Royce, perhaps being attracted by the good money at the time. Tony spent 21 years at there before opening his own barbershop in Earl Street, Crewe, (T.Ts) which traded for six or seven years, before Tony decided to go to the Hair Company in Silverdale. It was from here that he retired aged 67 years. He built up a faithful clientele and was  missed after his retirement. Tony liked to play darts, dominoes,,snooker and pool. He was an avid Liverpool fan and enjoyed great holidays to Spain. The joy of his life was his son Lee who was born on the 15th of May 1974, Lee with his wife Debbie and his grandchildren Ellie Mai ,Tom,Daniel and Alex have all been an important part of his life. He was very close to his cousins Angela Julie and Cheryl. Tony seemed to know everyone and everyone only had good things to say about him. Tony was good to be with, a loyal friend and a real character. Lee and Debbie with all the family mourn his passing, but have an ocean of memories to hold onto, as they say goodbye to a dad, grandad and a truly lovely man .

Tony’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 21st January at Bradwell Crematorium, Newcastle-u-Lyme at 1.20pm, followed by cremation.

For any further information please contact our funeral home on 01270 584447.


20 Condolences

  1. Lauren on January 3, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    What an amazing top guy helped my dad so much in his time of need rip tote ❤❤❤

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  2. Sara Morrell on January 3, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Tote you were always there supporting us when we sang, never missing a trip to Blackpool with the entourage. Since, we have enjoyed many a night reminiscing about those times with people we are close to. You will be greatly missed. Sleep tight “darlin”, lots of love xxxx

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  3. Jo on January 3, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    😢😢 it’s with great sadness I’m writing this tinker was one of the most amazing people I knew I have so many memories with him and the tricks we played on him I’m so sad your gone tink but I know your not suffering anymore x there will always be a empty space in my heart such a great loss, love you Tinkerbell May you rip xxx

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  4. Joanne Welsh (little jo) on January 3, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Where to start.. Tony you have been a massive part of my life, I’ve had the pleasure of working beside you and I’ll never forget the pranks we pulled on each other making the salon roar with laughter. You’ve seen me qualify, married and become a mother and supported us every step of the way. You will always hold a special place in my heart I’ll never forget you xx rest in peace Tinker xx

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  5. Soapy & jill on January 3, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    So sorry to be taken to soon a very very great friend to not just myself and partner but a hell of a lot more people to R.I.P tote lad top top man god bless

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  6. The chells on January 3, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    A great loss to family and friends he will be missed x

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  7. The chells on January 3, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    A great loss to family and friends thinking of the family at this time . xx

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  8. Rob Hedley on January 3, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    RIP tote , lovely guy another legend of the village gone too soon 😥

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  9. Zoe Booth on January 3, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this, I remember Tote well from the old Madeley working men’s club. He was such a gentleman. Sending you my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. With love xxx

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  10. Maggie Law on January 3, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Such a lovely lovely man, so many good memories going back years and years. One of my dads very best friends. Tote, you are a top bloke, so much love for you and your lovely family. 💕xxxx

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  11. Lisa on January 3, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Such a lovely man. Your going to be missed by so many tote. We’re all going miss you in the club. Thinking of Lee, Debbie and all the family. RIP tote 😢😢😢

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  12. Alexander Bell on January 3, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Lee, it was a pleasure and an honour to meet up with your Dad, he was a wonderful person who was always open and honest, he will be greatly missed at the club and I know that you will miss him terribly, however he is now at rest and my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

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  13. Deborah Doig on January 4, 2020 at 12:02 am

    So sorry for your loss lovley bloke

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  14. Ricky Bowyer on January 4, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Very sad to hear of your loss such a lovely man will be greatly missed only had the pleasure to go to madeley a few times to see him on his home turf a gentleman and great host .x one of the best my friend

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  15. Pauline Law on January 4, 2020 at 8:33 am

    So sad to here of Totes passing ….. he was a good friend to my husband Ken Law (dec), and was always welcome in our home. Please accept my condolences.

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  16. Suzanne Whittle on January 4, 2020 at 9:09 am

    My uncle Tony
    You fought hard but now it’s time to rest. You were a kind man and much loved. May peace be with you.
    Love Suzanne, Rob and girls xxx

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  17. Zoe Hayes on January 4, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Tony, Tony was such a lovely man with a great personality.. I only looked after Tony for a short amount of time but he certainly made an impact.. after several chats I realised Tony was very very proud of his lovely family, he shared many stories with me about them.. I am sending my condolences to all Tony’s family and friends at this time…. xxx

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  18. Michael Tarrant on January 4, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    I had the privilege to know Tony for nearly 30 years. My deepest condolences go out to his son Lee and all the family at this sad time. Tony will be missed by all. R. I. P

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  19. lisa hadgett on January 4, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    So sad news,just a lovely man, loved having a good chat with Toto, Last time we had a little chat i gave him a lift home in my VW and he said that he felt like i was his chauffeur, rest in peace, lots of love Xx

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  20. Helen Brindley on January 21, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Tote, you always talked to me about my mum and when you were all younger, I’ve known you many years and you always had time for a chat and a smile on your face. The turn out today was just a small insight into how many lives you have touched and what a great guy you were. Fly high up there and party hard with those who no doubt were waiting to greet you. X

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