October 7, 1949 – October 26, 2014
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of a lifelong West Coast Fisherman. Tony passed away peacefully in the ICU at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with his family by his side. Tony was born in Port Alice, BC. He grew up and lived in Quatsino, BC for most of his life. Tony graduated from North Island Secondary School, and bought his first troller the Storsto when he was 18. He bought the Lawn Point a few years later which he fished for the remainder of his life. Tony married Shirley Botel on February 23rd, 1985 in St Olaf’s Church in Quatsino, BC. They had 3 children, Samuel, Leon, and his dear daughter Maya. The family moved from Quatsino to Grand Forks in August 2004. Tony is survived by his wife, 3 children, and his 2 younger sisters Carolyn and Kathy. Tony was known for his intelligence and wit and was an avid reader. The family would like to express our deep appreciation to all who helped Tony in his final days. No service will be held at this time, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill can hold more than his belican
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I’m damned if I see how the helican
– Ogden Nash