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Charges laid in Muskoka deaths of Anthony and David Lash


Lash SUV on left with damage to driver’s side. right in ditch, Varey SUV

An 18-year-old Oakville man, Roderick Varey, has been charged with careless driving and driving to the left of the centre line on a curve in connection with the deaths of Anthony and David Lash on July 11, 2015. The father and son were headed to a family cottage on Peninsula Road north of Gregory Road in Muskoka Lakes Township. A young member of the Lash family in the rear seat survived. At the time of the accident, OPP said the other driver escaped nearly unharmed. The two men were the founders of Leaside’s Beacon Wireless on Laird Drive, a firm manufacturing fleet GPS devices. The senior Mr. Lash also had a distinguished career in technology in earlier firms with his wife Marion wo died in 2011.  The defendant will appear in Provincial Offences Court in Bracebridge on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  An Internet search finds a Paul Varey who works as a yard worker at Pride Marine Group in Muskoka. Previous


Obituaries of Anthony Lash and David Lash published

The following notice was published today in the Globe and Mail  Founders of Leaside’s Beacon Wireless killed in crash 

LASH, Anthony Baldwin
and LASH, David Marshall Casey
Tony and David died Saturday July 11 in a car accident close to their family cottage on Lake Rosseau. David’s daughter Samantha was travelling with them and is recovering from minor injuries. Tony, age 76, was an incredibly kind and hard-working man. The loving husband of Marion Marshall Lash (1941-2011), Tony is survived by his two sons Peter and John, daughters-in-law Geraldine and Susan, and his grandchildren Stefanie, Michael, Samantha, Tanis, and Thomas. Family and friends are welcome to stop by his home in Toronto on Saturday, July 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m. David, age 49, was the youngest of three brothers. An avid fisherman, hunter, golfer, and skier, Dave will be remembered as a kind and generous friend to all who loved him. He is survived by his daughter Samantha and her mother Paula and his brothers Peter and John. A celebration of Dave’s life has been organized for Saturday evening, July 18. Please contact his closest friends and family for details. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a fund for Samantha. Please contact samanthafund22@gmail.com.

Founders of Leaside’s Beacon Wireless killed in collision

The two men killed Saturday in a collision in Muskoka are Anthony (Tony) Lash, 76, and his son David, 49, co-founders of Beacon Wireless at 206 Laird Drive in Leaside. The high-speed crash on Peninsula Road near Bracebridge injured a 13-year-old passenger in the Lash vehicle. She is said to be in satisfactory condition at Sunnybrook Hospital. The driver of the other car had only minor injuries. The senior Mr. Lash had a distinguished career which in 1974 involved he and his late wife Marion founding TIL Systems Limited. That company designed the first electronic terminal for the Toronto Stock Exchange. In 1992, Tony and David Lash founded Beacon Wireless, a company which provides on-road (truck) and marine monitoring devices so fleet owners can keep track of their vehicles and ships. In February 2012, Mr Lash’s wife, Marion Marshall Lash died during surgery at the age of 70. The account of her death describes the couple as having three sons, Peter, John and David. Toronto father and son killed in Muskoka head-on 

Toronto father and son killed in Muskoka head-on crash

muskoka 500A Toronto father and son have been killed in a high-speed head-on collision between two SUVs on Peninsula Road north of Gregory Road in Muskoka Lakes Township. A 13 year-old girl riding in the same vehicle was airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital with injuries that are said to be not life threatening. The dead men are Anthony Lash, 76, and his son David Lash, 49. They are believed to be residents of mid-town Toronto. The crash scene is about 35 kilometres northwest of Bracebridge.


The Lash vehicle was headed north when it collided with a southbound SUV sometime before 4.30 Saturday afternoon. The description of the timing suggests it may have been a few minutes before the crash was discovered. The driver of the southbound car is said to have only minor injuries.  Police closed Peninsula Road for what is expected to be a long accident reconstruction investigation. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.