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In Memory of Anthony Perron

Anthony Perron died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, August 18th. His loss was unexpected and profound. Anthony grappled with the effects of mental illness for a long time, and that was often the only thing people saw when they looked at him. He was so much more than his illness if you looked closely enough. He was tremendously smart, without even trying. He was incredibly philosophical and would surprise people with his thoughts. Anthony loved passionately. He was a deeply protective son, brother, partner, and father. He was a cherished grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. His absence will be felt by every life he touched. Anthony fought the battles of mental health and addiction so hard, every day, and was still not ready to give up. His strength was undeniable and ever so inspiring. He worked so hard to be a better person for his daughter, Hollie. We are heartbroken that this journey was interrupted.

Anthony, we love you so much and will miss you every day.

“Still ain’t the man I wanna be but I’m still fighting.”

Love, Heather, Wayne, Elliot, Susan, Megan, Erica, and Hollie 

The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd., Orléans, on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

42 thoughts on “Anthony Perron

  1. I was supposed to see Anthony today, he was gonna show me how to play pool. Today has been a tough day for me instead everybody can see it. Very caring & generous friend, he wished me to have a healthy lifestyle as last words so I’m going to honour it by quitting smoking cigarettes and eating a healthier diet for my Crohns Disease. My cat Slow Mu just passed away & Anthony was sad about it, he loved cats as much as I did even though he never met him. My condolences to anybody affected by his loss. Anthony won’t be forgotten amongst me and my friends. Everybody knew he was easy to get along with. How we met is funny I used to see him everywhere and one day I approached him and he was the chillest guy. He was born on the same year as me and the same month. We were so happy we were going to re-unite, this is devastating. Rest in Paradise.

  2. I was with anthony the day before he passed. I am shocked and heartbroken to hear this tragic news. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

    1. Heather so sorry for your loss, Anthony must have been a wonderful son. My thoughts are with you and your family, God bless.

  3. I did not know Anthony directly, but I knew about him through his aunt Natalie. I always asked her for news about him because I knew he was struggling for a long time with mental health issues. I always hoped he would pull through. I want to express my deepest sympathy to his parents, Wayne and Heather, who should never have to live with the pain of losing a child, to his sister Megan, his daughter Hollie, and to everyone in the family that is deeply feeling his loss. Since I found out this morning, I have been thinking of him all day. Some people have short journeys in this world, others live to be very old, but no matter how short or how long that journey is, nobody ever really dies as long as there are people left behind who remember them. Anthony is one of those people, I have known the Perron family for almost 50 years and I know he will be remembered, His absence will be a painful reminder that we are all here temporarily, but a part of him will continue to live through his daughter Holly and through all those who were close to him and loved him. Rest in Peace, Anthony.

  4. Rest in peace Anthony.
    I can’t believe this. I’m at a loss for words. I never thought I would type those words.

  5. I knew you as a teenager when you were visiting my son Adel and I will miss your smile and your friendliness. We will always remember you. My condolences for your mom and your family. We will always love you, rest in peace. Goodbye.

  6. Heather, my heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family. I cannot imagine the impact of losing a child, nor what you must be going through. My and my family’s thoughts are with you.

  7. Dear Heather. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my virtual hug. In friendship- Michelle Gleeson

  8. Wayne, Heather and family
    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, may he now rest in peace.

  9. Heather, Wayne and Megan,
    I am so sorry for your loss. The news was quite a shock and I’m sure you are still reeling from it. My deepest condolences in this harrowing time.

  10. Heather, to you and your family, please accept my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and courage are with you.

  11. Heather, I knew Anthony through our conversations about our sons and their struggles with mental illness and addiction. We shared the pain of watching them have to work so hard to find their place. We shared their wins and their new trials. I know Anthony was a good soul. I know everyone did what they could. And I know that was a lot. I am just so sad that he lost that battle and all of you lost him. I’m having a good long cry for all of you.

    Your family includes the rest of us. We’re here for you.

  12. Heather,
    My heart is sad knowing how hard you fought to have mental illness put on the radar of those who could have made significant changes for not only awareness but changes to the system in which fails many. I know how much Anthony loved you and I saw how incredibly intelligent he was. May he be your guardian angel as well as his daughter’s and sister’s and watch over you. You will see him in the little signs that we too often miss. I am here for you any time, night and day if even just to talk. Anthony, rest in peace my man! Love you! XOX

  13. Heather, my deepest condolences. My heart goes out to you and your family and my thoughts are with you.

  14. Anthony was one of the truest and humble souls I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. He was always there as a friend even if he had a million of his own struggles going on he would drop any of them in a heartbeat just to help someone. He was kind and funny, someone who always knew how to make a person smile. I met him when I was about 14 in highschool, just this care free living life to the fullest, vibrant aura that just made him the most amazing person. He loved animals, his family and his friends.
    His determination and sheer strength to fight his inner demons everyday is inspiring. He will be missed more than words can express. My deepest condolences to his family members, mother and father and daughter Hollie. Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again one day.

  15. There are no words to say at the loss of a child. Anthony was a lovely young man. It gave me great pleasure to have known him. I will remember the smile he always had when I dropped by to say hi. He was a kind and loving soul. I know you will miss him but remember how much he loved you all. Hollie is a testament of that love.

  16. Dear Wayne and Heather,
    My heartfelt sympathy to your families. Words can never express the challenges that face you.right now. Thank God for the wonderful family that you have.

    Sincerely,
    Bunny

  17. Heather we are so sorry for the loss of Anthony. It is especially difficult to lose a child at any age. Know that our hearts go out to you and the family in this difficult time and know that he is at peace with the angels in gods kingdom.

  18. Heather, I wish I had words to lighten your pain but sometimes words are just not enough. I did not have the chance to meet Anthony but I feel like I know him well through our discussions about our grandchildren. A part of him will always be with you through Hollie. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss.

  19. Dear Heather, my sincerest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your son Anthony. May all of your wonderful memories of him be a blessing and support to you through this unimaginable loss. Sincerely, Liz

  20. Heather, my sincerest condolences to you and your family on your loss. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Best regards, Wojo

    1. To Heather, Elliot and Family – We are so very sorry for this tragic and sudden loss. We know how much you cared and loved your son and how you would go to any length for him. I was just thinking of him the other day; wondering how he was doing. You’re in our thoughts.

  21. Heather please accept our heart felt condolences. Though I did not get chance to meet Anthony, but I found Anthony in your voice, your love and affection whenever you talked about Anthony.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sulaiman Nasir & Shahnaz Sulaiman

  22. Heather, my most sincere condolences to you and your family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. I can’t even start imagining the pain and sadness you must be feeling. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sending you strength and comfort in this difficult time.

  24. Dear Heather and Elliot please accept my deepest heart-felt condolences. I can’t even come close to understanding what you are going through. I wish there was a stronger government support and understanding of mental health struggles among our youth. My prayers are with you.

  25. Heather so sorry to hear about Anthony. Our thoughts are with you Elliot and the family at this sad time.

  26. Heather I’m so sorry to hear this awful news . My sincerest condolences to you and your family . Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time.

  27. Heather so sorry for your loss. Marcel and I did not know Anthony but according to memories shared here, he distinctively left a need to be your best with everyone he met. This definitely resonates with us and a keen reminder of what’s important in life. Thank you Anthony. Our thoughts are with you and your family, May the prayers of all the people who love you bring solace to your soul. Sending you the best of our love –

  28. No words can describe my feelings of your passing my dear friend. May your soul rest in peace and my deepest condolences to your family.
    Elie

  29. I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all! I hope you are surrounded by much love in this difficult time.

  30. My deepest condolences To Heather’s and Wayne’s families, my thoughts are with you. I can only imagine the loss of your son Anthony.

  31. Heather and Wayne,
    I have been trying for days to think of something to say that would help you through this difficult time. I have not found the words. So just know that Teresa and I have thinking of you and your family.

  32. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most terrible time. I’m so very sorry you lost your Boy 💙 No words. Just sending peace and light your way 🙏.

  33. Deepest sympathies to Heather, Elliot, Wayne and Megan and to all of Anthony’s family and friends. Anna and I wish to pass on our love and sincere condolences during this most difficult time.

  34. Heather
    We met only yesterday , but in that short moment you shared with me what a wonderful, strong and resilient man your son was. I have been thinking of you ever since and will continue to keep your family in my thoughts as you all navigate your way through the upcoming days, weeks and months. They say that loves last gift is the gift of remembrance and I hope that only the best memories flood your heart snd your mind. Take care.
    Beth

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