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Tony Finn

Tony Finn R.I.P


I remember the day more than 40 years ago I first met Tony Finn.  I was getting started in Border Canaries and Tony was one of thetop men in Ireland at that time.  He   told me all about the Irish Border Club and when the meetings were on. And our friendship began.


Tony was always a great ambassador, and showed great leadership for the Irish Border Club.


He was our Show Manager or many years and all of his family were always on hand to help out. From his late wife Marie to his daughters Carol, Debbie, Sinead and son Anthony. When his grandchildren came along, he had jobs for them too.

After a long stint as Show Manager, Tony was elected as Chairman of the club. Tony was a great chairman, very fair minded and a good listener.


Tony was a great supporter of all shows in Ireland and attended many shows in the U. K. a great Man to go to a show with and talked to everyone.

Tony eventually stepped down as Chairman and became President of the club. He was honoured to be our President and always wore his chain of office with great pride.


Tony will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. The club will always be indebted to Tony and his family for all the work they did for the Irish Border.


Enjoy the show, Tony.


It’s probably fitting that the Memorial show for Tony coincides with the75th Anniversary of the club he held so dear.  


You could write a book on Tony’s life in border canaries some fantastic memories. He really enjoyed our weekends away in the UK., and all the banter at the shows. He attended North Staffs, Merseyside, North Wales and the British Border on a regular basis and we had a ball.


John Furley, Chairman



Irish Border Fancy Canary Club


It’s with great sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of our President Tony Finn.

Tony has been the cornerstone of the Irish Border Club for many years and was very well respected in the Border world.

Tony held our club together through years of good times and bad times. It was always the whole family we got when Tony was involved. His daughters and grandchildren were always involved in running our annual show with all the catering and tickets selling not to mention the numerous trips to the airport.

Tony will be sadly missed.

Our condolences to Anthony,Carol ,Sinead Debbie and his Grandchildren.


John Furley


Green Cimmanon & White


It is with deep sadness that we hear of the passing of Tony Finn, a gentleman and a friend. Deepest sympathy to the Finn family from the GCWBFCC.

R.I.P. Tony.


John Cummingham





Cleveland Border and Fife fcc are saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Finn.

Tony was a gentleman with a great sense of humour and loved going to shows and chatting to all his friends which were many .

The hobby will be a poorer place without him.

RIP from all at Cleveland.


Ronnie Sillitoe





The Committee & Members of Merseyside Border & FFCC offer our sincerest Condolences to all members of the Irish Border Fancy Canary Club on the sad loss of your Club President Tony Finn

Sincerest Sympathy to all of Tony’s Family.

RIP Tony.


Al Brown



East Antrim Border


It was with deep regret that we heard of the passing of Tony Finn and we extend our sympathy to the family at this sad time. Tony was a character and a true fancier who contributed so much to the hobby. He will be missed by all who knew him.


Wilson Beggs



British Border


British Border Fancy Canary Club would like to send our deepest sympathy Tony’s family at this sad time.

Tony always supported the British Border over many years and rarely missed coming to our Open & Club Show’s.


Tony was held in high esteem by all the officials of the BBFCC and will be sadly missed by all his friends in the Border Canary world.


R S Norman.

Secretary, BBFCC



Northern Ireland Border Fancy Canary Club


It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Tony Finn.

Tony was a true gentleman with a great sense of humour and an ever present welcoming smile that lit up every room

He will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate to know him.


Jackie Patterson

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