Anthony Louis Danby Warren (6233), aged 82
24 May 2021
Anthony was the eldest child of Lou and Moira Warren. He was brother to Wendy, Jillian, Fay and David, father to David, Geraldine and Anthony, and grandfather to Harriet and Ethan.
A proud Cantabrian, and Cathedral Grammar and Christ's College pupil, he was also a sportsman, achieving success in Formula 2 and Formula 3 car racing. He also enjoyed running, cricket and club golf, maintaining his passion and interest in sports, particularly golf, until the very end.
He loved his work, and his colleagues became firm friends. His inquisitive mind enjoyed the opportunity to have a coffee while discussing business, world events and other people’s viewpoints. Anthony was circumspect, and compartmentalised what people knew about his extraordinary life and travels.
He was a proud father, always letting his children know how much they were loved. His cancer, though tragic, typified his character and resilience. He certainly didn’t go quietly into the night. To paraphrase the exceptional carers at Shalom Court (Auckland), Anthony was a fighter with boundless determination and courage, and despite the pain, he rallied time and time again, until he could no more.
Perhaps more important than those he leaves behind, are his legacy of memories and teachings. His emphasis on doing the right thing and the importance of going to sleep with a clear conscience will always be remembered.
Anthony has gone for a long sleep now – pain-free – with a clear conscience and the knowledge that he is loved, remembered and missed. He rests with his parents at Onewhero Cemetery.