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Tony Hadfield

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About Tony Hadfield

Anthony (Tony) James Hadfield, also known by some in his youth as Spid (short for Spiderman), passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024 at the age of 50.

Tony was born in the market town of Ashton-under-Lyne in the North of England to parents Anthony and Jennifer (predeceased). He was always active and adventurous as a boy which continued in adulthood. He enjoyed scouts, climbing, camping, kayaking, octopush (underwater polo), rugby, triathlon and paragliding, to name a few. Later, after moving to Canada in 1999, he also took up snowboarding, skiing, whitewater rafting and mountain biking.

Tony and his wife, Alex, were destined to marry having failed to meet while attending the same university in Aberdeen, Scotland and on a patio in Whistler in 2000 (there is photographic proof they were next to each other). They finally met in 2001 as volunteers for the Whistler Adaptive Ski Program. They were engaged in 2005 and welcomed their daughter Jenny in 2006 and son Lewis in 2009, before deciding to finally get married in 2010 in Las Vegas.

Tony was a professional geologist for most of his career and was genuinely interested in rocks. He would often explain the local geology and collect samples on holidays with the kids.

Intelligent and quick-witted, Tony was greatly admired and loved by his wife and children, his sister Nicola, brother-in-law Daniel, and their children Alfie and Mya.  They will always love and miss him. Tony also leaves behind two pet ferrets, Slinky and Zelda.

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Per Tony’s request, a formal funeral service will not be held. The family asks that in lieu of flowers or the cost of travel to attend, donations may be made in memoriam to HeadsUpGuys, an online resource specifically designed for men and their families, to prevent the continued erosion of men’s mental health.

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  • Tony was one of the team members that trained me when I first started working for the company he was with. The couple days of training turned into a great friendship with years of mountain biking and skiing together when I went to visit him and his family in Whistler. Many fond memories, big hugs to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

    Zac Boerner, Friend
  • My first time ever mountain biking, Tony took me on a black diamond trail in Whistler with lots of difficult features. He was an in-at-the-deep-end kind of guy and will his adventurous spirit will be missed.

    Sophie, Sister-in-Law
  • July 2004. We met up on the Sunshine Coast and enjoyed a few days of hiking and enjoying nature and plenty of beer and red wine. Tony was on great form - his trademark sense of humour keeping us all entertained. Those were good days.

    Sam Rice, Sister in law
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  • Regional District of Central Kootenay

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  • Liz Vinson

  • Kevin Creery

  • Deirdre and Brian O’Ruairc

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Teresa & Jude

  • Stephanie Wilde

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Hels

  • Charmaine Daoust

  • Rachel Frye & Family

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