Vale Tony Giles

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Tony Giles early yesterday morning following a short illness.⁠

Adored by many and a friend to all, Tony was without doubt one of the greatest stalwarts to pass through both the St Mary’s Junior and Senior Football Clubs. ⁠

Collectively, Tony was involved with both clubs for approximately 25 years, and along with his late wife Marie, was the face of the canteen and many a social event. They both went on to be awarded Life Membership at the Junior Club and became founding members of our Senior Club.⁠

“Big Tone,” as he was affectionally known, loved to make people laugh and was always cracking a joke. His big beaming smile was his calling card just before he’d say “G’day Mate” or “G’day Cobber.”⁠

Born with the biggest of hearts, Tony always did the jobs around the clubrooms that no one else liked doing, and he simply set about doing them on his own without any fuss or seeking of recognition.⁠

Outside of St Mary’s, he was only too happy to help anyone who needed it, such was his warm nature. ⁠

Tony’s long-standing commitment to St Mary’s and his passion for the club will forever be remembered. He was the epitome of what it means to be a great clubman and his shoes will be hard to fill.⁠

We pass on our deepest condolences to his daughters Candice and Hayley and their families and send our love and thoughts during this difficult time.⁠

Farewell mate⁠
Vale Tony Giles

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