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Anthony Tony Quibell

June 6, 1960 - June 12, 2013


Anthony (Tony) Arnold
June 6, 1960 – June 12, 2013

Tony Quibell, 53, of Nelson, B.C., died June 12, 2013 in a plane crash near Crawford Bay, B.C. Tony was born to Lee (Pocha) and Arnold Quibell in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 6, 1960. He graduated from Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon in 1978.  Tony worked as an equipment operator and foreman for Quibell Trenchways from 1978 to 1987. During this time he got his pilot license, bought his first airplane and became certified as a scuba diver. In 1987 his father started Western Canada Wholesale Motor Products where Tony worked as a manager and mechanic.  In 1988 the family moved to Edmonton where Tony worked for Whissel Construction and Sunrise Trenching.  He continued to be involved with aviation by flying for the Vermillion Parachute Club where he also obtained his sky diving certification. In 1989 the family moved to La Ronge, Saskatchewan where he apprenticed as an aircraft engineer at Norcanair/Athabaska Airways. In 1993 he obtained his Aircraft Mechanical Engineer certificate in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. He continued to work in La Ronge for Athabaska Airlines, Canadian Lake Wild Rice and Northern Air Operations. In 1999 the family moved to Nelson, B.C. He worked as a pilot and AME for Nelson Mountain Air, Babin Air in Invermere and Selkirk College in Castlegar. In 2004 he obtained certification to work on rotary wing aircraft. In 2005 he established Southern Aircraft Services offering aircraft charter services and a Transport Canada approved aircraft maintenance facility.

His passions were riding his 1979 Kawasaki 1000 MK11 and skiing in the fantastic conditions Nelson offered.

Tony is survived by his parents, Lee (Dave) Galbraith and Arnie Quibell, his sisters, Valoree (Keith) Barwell and Donna (Dean) Wright,  his brothers, Shawn (Stacey) Quibell and Darren (Maxine Hadubiak) Quibell, his children Andrew (Lacey MacMillan) Quibell, Ryan Quibell and Jamie Quibell, their mother, Alana Armstrong-Quibell,  his love Wendy Baker-Konkin and her children, Cole Baker, Roxanne Baker and Marina Baker.



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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Karen Lefurgey
Relation: Cousin

Our deepest condolences and prayers to Anthony’s loved ones and friends. May your memories comfort you at the very difficult time.
Our thoughts are very much with you, and we share in your loss.
The Lefurgey Family – Edmonton.

From: Cheryl Clark
Relation: Friend

I offer my condolences to the entire Quibell family. You have lost a son, a brother, a father and an Uncle and your very best friend. My heart goes out to all of you.

Love Cheryl

From: Reg Thomson
Relation: Family relative

Condolences to Anthony’s family.
Sorry for your loss
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Reg Thomson and family.

From: ChrisHemphill
Relation: family friend

Tony’s family and loved ones – our sympathy and thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Chris and Janine Hemphill

From: Irene Sampson
Relation: Friend of the Family

I am very saddened to learn of your recent loss of Anthony,
and would like to express sincere condolences to the family

Irene Sampson, Martensville. Sask.

From: Karlene Gibson
Relation: Long-time friend

My deepest sympathies to Tony’s entire family and all who loved him as I did. My ties to Tony go back forty years to our old neighborhood in Saskatoon where we both grew up. We spent a lot of time together as kids and later when we were both living in La Ronge in the 90s. Tony was a great man and a wonderful friend who had a tremendous impact on my life. I will miss him deeply.

From: Stephen Schaap
Relation: Co-worker

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tony’s family. He was a great guy to work with; I respect his honesty and integrity. He will be greatly missed!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 5, 2013
Beginning at 2:00pm

Lakeside Prestige Resort
701 Lakeside
Nelson, BC Canada

701 Lakeside
Nelson, BC Canada

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