Obituary: Tony Eng lived a magical life

Victoria Times Colonist: Obituary: Tony Eng lived a magical life

"A meeting of the Victoria Magic Circle last night turned into a memorial for one of its most accomplished members, Tony Eng, who died Sunday at the age of 61."

So sad. :-(

Tony is a legend in Victoria. I went to school with one of his nephews (if I rembember correctly, it might have been his son, but I'm not 100% sure) and I remember going to Tony's Trick & Joke shop downtown with my him to buy tricks.

The one I remember most vividly was the little plastic pellets that were meant to go in cigarettes to give the smoker a terrible taste. I put them in my mom's cigarettes when I was about 14 or so... man, did I get in trouble! Mom said her taste was screwed up for weeks, LOL!. I guess that was my guerilla warfare tactic for getting Mom to stop smoking at the time. ;-) Didn't work then, but she did eventually stop.

R.I.P. Tony, you were amazing, and we'll miss you.

Written on May 9, 2008