Sadly I have learnt that Tony passed away on 13th November 2015. My sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues at this time. Tony will always be associated with Glasgow where he was a key part of the team rising to Station Superintendent and then Station Manager. He worked for BUA and BCal and was there at the introduction of the 1-11 InterJet services between GLA and LGW. I know many will miss Tony, myself included and the letters and emails we exchanged over the years.
Tony's service was held in Paisley, details below.
Tony's service was held on
Thursday 26th November 2015
The family kindly extended an invitation for Tony's friends and colleagues to join them at the service
If you would like to leave a message in remembrance of Tony please drop me a line anytime - email@example.com
|Tony - 1971 at GLA
||Tony - 1975 Mtg of Station Managers
||1978 Tony and Miss World
||1979 - Tony at GLA
I found some photos of Tony in the archive, some of him at work and one meeting Miss World too.
From Ian Colgan
So sorry to hear of Tony's passing, I started what was to be a long career in the airline industry as a raw summer temp at GLA under Tony or "Mr E" as we always called him. They were some of the happiest times and I learned more about customer service there than I have learned anywhere else since-it was very much muck-in and get on with it. After a few weeks he said "Why is he not doing load sheets yet-get him trained up" in Tony's inimitable style!
From Moira O'Reilly (Irvine)
Tony Elfverson employed me in January 1966 when BUA started the BAC1-11 InterJet Service from Renfrew to Gatwick. As a manager Tony was fair, considerate and as employees we were committed to making BUA a success, ensuring our passengers had the best service we could offer. Tony appreciated our dedication.
It was a truly incredible time to be part of BUA and resulted in enduring friendships. The people and the memories from those days will always be a very precious part of my life. May Tony rest in peace knowing he made a very positive difference to my life and that of many others.
From Tony Plumridge
I was very sorry to hear of the death of Tony Elfverson last month. I spent a number of happy times visiting GLA, often to setup and run local training courses. Tony was always helpful and encouraging, and loved to poke fun at the English from the South. Thank you, Tony, for all your wisdom and guidance which helped me more than I realised.
From Eddie Rumsey
I was very saddened to read of the passing of Tony last November. I had the pleasure of knowing him since Glasgow Airport opened in 1966. I found him to be a great ambassador not only for BUA/BCAL but also for Glasgow Airport. I was working with British Eagle in those early days and Tony with BUA, when Eagle went into liquidation I joined Caledonian/BCAL at LGW. On my visits back to Scotland I would often bump into him at the airport; taking time to have a chat and get an update on what I'd been up to.
In later years I returned to Glasgow as Monarch Airlines Regional Manager. I also took on the position of chairman of the Glasgow Airports Airline Operators Committee; and had Tony as the AOC secretary. (he had devoted many years to the Glasgow AOC also serving as Chairman). We remained involved with the AOC for many years and this is when I really got to know him, I learned so much from him. He was a true professional in the aviation world, had a great sense of humour and was a pleasure to be around. He will be missed by so many and I was proud to call him my friend.
From Neill McMullen
I was very sorry to read recently of the death of Tony Elfverson. I am proud to have been part of the small team, under Tony's guidance, at Renfrew Airport in 1966 at the start of BUA Interjet services to Gatwick. I was also in digs with him and his family, and remember fondly his wisdom, guidance, and great sense of humour.