Dr. Tony Frederick Wallace Embleton, FRSC

1 octobre 192913 novembre 2020

On Friday, November 13, at his daughter’s home in Woodbridge, surrounded by family, with his daughter and granddaughter holding his hands, after a month of complications in a 7-year battle with various cancers. Born in Hornchurch, Essex, England, October 1, 1929, he earned a PhD in physics in 1952 from Imperial College London. A one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the National Research Council in Ottawa turned into a four decade career there. He also taught occasionally at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and MIT. A former President of the Acoustical Society of America, its Standards Director, and associate editor of its journal, he was recipient of the Society’s Bruce Lindsay Award, Silver Medal in Noise, and Gold Medal. He was active in the Institute of Noise Control Engineering and International INCE. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and served as its Treasurer, as well as a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering. He retired to Nobleton in the early 1990s to be near family. Husband of the late Dr. Eileen Embleton for 62 years (deceased 2016), father of Dr. Sheila Embleton (Dr. Wolfgang Ahrens), and grandfather of Anne Ahrens-Embleton (Cai Durbin). Predeceased by his parents Frederick William Howard Embleton and Lucy Violet Muriel (Wallace) Embleton. Survived by two brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, greatnieces, and greatnephews in England, Australia, and Switzerland. There will be a private family funeral, to be followed in post-covid times with a celebration of life (contact embleton@yorku.ca). In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Embleton Award for Women in Science and Engineering at York University (https://giving.yorku.ca/EmbletonAward), the Royal Society of Canada (282 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J6 (613) 991-9007) or a charity of your choice. Our thanks go to Dr. Sridhar and her team at Princess Margaret Hospital (Drs. Solow, Stecca and Alt; Nurse Wilson and Administrative Assistant Paquette). Nobody fought harder for him, especially in the last month, than Dr. Sridhar, except of course Tony himself.


Dr. Tony Frederick Wallace Embleton, FRSC


Dr Elwood Hurst

15 décembre , 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. We so appreciated Tony (and Eileens ) friendly , kind manner ! We welcomed them to our Dental clinic regularly for 25 years. We will miss them! We extend our condolences to the family. May the memories of good times help ease your grief. Our thoughts and prayers. DR Elwood Hurst and Associates , Nobleton Dental Clinic.

K. W. Michael Siu

26 novembre , 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of Tony. Although we never overlapped at NRC, I have come to appreciate Tony's achievements through Sheila. My thoughts will be with you and your family.

Nicholas Sylvestre-Williams

23 novembre , 2020

On behalf of Aercoustics Engineering, please accept our condolences.

I had the great opportunity to meet with Dr. Embleton during my Masters research in Acoustics. Dr. Embleton took a day to talk with me, go over the history of his work and explain it to me, assisting in my work.

It was because of him I got more involved in the ASA and really understood the work he and other Canadians did in the field of acoustics.

He was a true pioneer for the field!

Alan & Nancy Hopkinson

21 novembre , 2020

Tony was a supporter of Nobleton Alert when we were fighting against bringing the big York Durham Sewer system to Nobleton. We won that fight and managed to get a local treatment plant instead.
We never actually met until Dec. 2018 when the Nobleton Lions Club held its annual Senior's Christmas dinner at the Nobleton Arena. We talked a lot about his work as he was still busy flying to the U.S. He had just come in from Hawaii.
He was a wonderful, gentle, unpretensious man and we were hoping to see him at the next Ch,ristmas Dinner. Alas, he did not seem to be there.