In loving memory of the late Francis (Tony) Bason who sadly passed away on 12th January 2015.
Tony Bason, beloved husband of the late Vera Bason (nee Galley) died peacefully in his sleep at Primrose Nursing Home. He leaves behind his son, Mark Bason, his daughter-in-law Maud Bason, and his granddaughter Nathalie Smerdon (nee Bason).
For the bulk of his working life Tony was a publican and ran the Jolly Sailor Public House in Ramsey Cambs. In the nearly 40 years he was the landlord he established a deserved reputation for a well-run traditional-values pub.
In his early life Tony was an accomplished jazz drummer and played many of the popular dance venues in and around Peterborough. Tony was a keen amateur rugby union player, playing for Peterborough Rugby Club. Unfortunately, his playing days were prematurely curtailed following a bad leg injury. Tony was a dapper dresser and regardless of the weather would always be smartly dressed when working behind the bar. Born between the years separating the two World Wars, Tony exhibited the morals and standards in his working life associated with that era. He worked hard and when he could, played equally as hard. It is testament to him that even after more than 20 years following his retirement as landlord of the Jolly Sailor, Tony continued to be associated with the pub.